It really is a blessing to be learning languages in 2020. There are interesting, entertaining videos in all sorts of languages on Youtube, and never has it been this easy to access native content in our target languages. The tricky part is finding the ones that suit our needs. This is especially true for intermediate learners, who find themselves in a position where they’ve outgrown the boring textbook dialogues, but are not yet advanced enough to understand content targeted at native speakers without some help.Read more "Korean Youtube Channels: My Personal Recommendations"
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"