How does one go about developing a voice in a foreign language? I don’t recall actively developing a voice in English. Looking back now, I think I was mostly concerned with expressing myself or communicating my ideas in a natural, grammatically correct way. Not once did I stop to ask myself whether I was writing […]Read more "Finding My Voice in Korean"
I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently. Specifically, what it is that I want to achieve with Korean. It’s been 6 years since I started studying Korean. Not a terribly long time, but long enough for me to have moved the goalpost several times. When I was just starting out, all I wanted was […]Read more "What Do I Want Out of My Languages?"
It occurred to me the other day that I’ve never really written an article like this. I’ve shared my Korean and French learning routines in an older article where I talked about how I balanced studying both languages at the same time, but routines are temporary (at least for me), and it was more like […]Read more "How I Study Korean These Days"
We’ve all heard of the Intermediate Plateau. That stage in language learning where you’ve mastered enough grammar and everyday vocabulary that textbooks alone are no longer enough to keep you engaged, yet you feel like you’re never making enough progress. You understand so much more than you used to, but at the same time, there’s […]Read more "6 Ways to Spice Up Your Studying Routine as an Intermediate Learner"
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"