This article is part 2 of a series called Hacking Hanja, where I attempt to explain some of the most commonly used hanja in Korean and how they’re used. If you haven’t seen part 1, here’s a link. Today, we’ll be looking at 10 hanja characters, all of which are tied to the theme of ‘space’. […]Read more "Hacking Hanja: Places & All Things Spatial"
More specifically, as a non-native Korean tutor. It’s been around two years since I started teaching Korean, but less than a year since I started doing one on one lessons. Before that, I taught at a local Korean language school, where I was put in charge of small classes of beginners and lower intermediate students. […]Read more "Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a Non-Native Language Tutor"
Hi! Welcome to Hacking Hanja – a series where I attempt to cover some of the most commonly used hanja in Korean and explain how they’re used. The idea for this series came to me during a lesson with one of my students, who’s currently preparing for TOPIK II. We noticed that as we switched […]Read more "Hacking Hanja: People, Dimensions & Modifiers"
I love bullet journaling. I’ve always had the habit of planning things out ahead, even before I discovered bujo – I loved filling up my diary planners with to-do lists, ideas for future projects and random thoughts that I found worthy of noting down. Ever since I started learning languages, however, I’ve been trying to […]Read more "Bullet Journaling in Korean"
Reading is probably one of my favourite things to do in the world, and I try to read something in my target languages everyday, whether it’s an article, a chapter of my favourite webtoon, or if I happen to have a lot of free time that day, a book. It used to be a lot harder to find reading materials in Korean, but it’s 2020 and these days you can pretty much find anything you need on the internet.
Unless it’s Korean books – but we’ll get to that later.Read more "Korean Reading Resources: A Personal Masterlist"
Two weeks ago, I took the TOPIK II test for the first time. I had a year to prepare for it, so I got to experiment with all sorts of exercises – reading news, listening to radio, writing articles – with varying degrees of success. In this article, I’ll be talking about the ones that I found the most effective.
I also wrote an article on the test-taking strategies that I used during the exam, which you can read here.Read more "How I Prepared for TOPIK II"