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"
As the title suggests, this is a language learning guide for introverts from a fellow introvert.
But before we start, let us first examine the definition of an introvert.
According to most psychology experts, introverts are people who prefer calm, minimally stimulating environments. They are more internally focused, and are more prone to overstimulation when exposed to external stimuli, including social interactions, for a prolonged period of time.Read more "Language Learning for Introverts"
I started learning French in January 2019. Taking into account of the 3-month hiatus I took later that year, as of today, 13 September 2020, I’ve been studying French for about 1 year and 6 months.
This post outlines the major milestones of my journey so far, as well as the resources I’ve been using. I’m documenting all this mostly for my own sake – in case I need to revisit all this information some day – but also to provide some ideas for other aspiring francophones out there.Read more "How I’ve Been Studying French"
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"
Or more specifically, growing up in your target language.
The other day, I was watching a video on one of my favourite Korean learning channel. It was an interview with Lindie Botes, a polyglot content creator I really enjoy watching. They talked about various aspects of the language learning process, but what stood out to me the most was the host’s story on how differently he feels about English, a foreign language he speaks fluently, and German, the language he’s actively studying at the moment.Read more "Growing Up in A Language"