Han Kang has been one of my favourite authors since I first read her novel on the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, Human Acts, two years ago. A harrowing, painfully poignant tale about those whose lives were shattered, or as she put it in this book, irreversibly altered by the tragedy; people who had at one time […]Read more "흰: A Tribute to All Things White"
So, for the past 11 months or so, I have been self-studying for CATTI – China Accreditation Test For Translators And Interpreters. I want to take on Mandarin-English translation work eventually, so I need some sort of certification for that. Plus, it would be a good way to brush up on my Mandarin skills, which […]Read more "Reviewing All My CATTI Books"
This article is part 2 of a series called Hanja for Beginners, 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 […]Read more "Hanja for Beginners: 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 Hanja for Beginners – 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 […]Read more "Hanja for Beginners: 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"