Monthly Archives: July 2014

7/10 – 7/21

10 일 (목) – 12 일 (토)

– I didn’t do any work due to being obsessed with watching kpop collection videos and making lists of what I want to buy when I get a job. I’m kinda prone to obsessive habits like that. I usually get stuck on things for a few days or until I think I’ve found everything thing I can find out. I did that for like 2 weeks before I started learning Korean. Anyway…next

 

13 일 (일)

-TTMIK Level 2 lesson 9 (counters) and half of 10 (Present Progressive)

 

14 일 (월)

-TTMIK Level 2 Lesson 10 continued and 11 (self-introduction)

 

15 일 (화)

-TTMIK Level 2 Lesson 12 (What date is it?)

-KGIU: Unit 3 (particles) Section 1 (N이/가), 2 (N은/는), 3 (N을/를)

 

16 일 (수)

-Penguin Loves Mev 123 and 124 화

-총리와 나 episode 8 and 9

 

17 일 (목) – 19 일 (토)

– I didn’t get the chance to do any work because I suddenly got a job interview that I was really nervous about. It ended up going well and I have another one next week. Also on Saturday, I had to take my cat to the vet and later in the evening I went to a Sara Bareilles concert that was amazing! She’s really awesome. Check her out!

 

20 일 (일)

-총리와 나  ep 10

 

21 일 (월) ?

-KGIU: Unit 3 (Particles)

-총리와 나 ep 11 – ?

 

I haven’t really been following my schedule. I think part of that is because I found out that I choose things that were beyond my level. It’s hard to find resources outside of textbooks. I do intend on buying reading and writing textbooks when I save up money (they are so expensive). So for now I think I’ll stick to TTMIK, KGIU, Penguin Loves Mev, and a drama that I find interesting.

 

I hope those of you that are a schedule are doing better than I am ㅎㅎㅎㅎ ^^

Learning Log

6일 일요일

  • KGIU: Unit 2- Negative Expressions
  • Practice PenmanshipTo practice my penmanship I printed out lyrics and traced it. I feel like my handwriting is too blocky and I want it to be pretty ㅎㅎㅎ here’s an example:

    SPICA – Tonight lyrics

 

7일 월요일

  • Update Lang-8 with examples on tenses
  • Practice Penmanship
  • Readings from Fresh Korean (X)

I had a serious problem reading the story from Fresh Korean. It was way beyond my level so I pretty much failed ㅎㅎㅎ so I think I’ll just do Ewha that day or find another website to use. I was thinking about Sogang.

8일 화요일

  • Nothing, I was too busy and tired ㅜㅜ

9일 수요일

  • Basic Conversations from Fresh Korean
  • Update Lang-8 with examples on negative expressions
  • Read ebook (?)

Because I skipped yesterday I had to double up today. I decided to do the all the Basic Conversations instead of the Extended ones from Fresh Korean. I found that there were sentence endings that I haven’t seen before, which kinda sucks. I tried looking it up but I couldn’t find anything. I might read Penguin Loves Mev today if my brain isn’t too fried in a few hours.

So, so far my new schedule is working really well. It’s been less than a week but I have already noticed a momentum building. I’m excited everyday to complete a milestone or to just check something off my list.

Until next time! ^^

Weekly Schedule

Korean Schedule
Monday:
-Reading-
Korean story plus worksheet from Fresh Korean

Tuesday:
-Reading-
Extended conversations from Fresh Korean

Wednesday:
-Reading-
Find an ebook or webnovel
update blog

Thursday:
-Listening-
Podcasts List from Hanguk Drama

Friday:
-Listening-
watch an episode of a drama without subs then with subs

Saturday:
-Grammar and Vocabulary-
Complete a few lessons from TTMIK (level 2)
update blog

Sunday:
-Grammar and Vocabulary-
Complete a few pages of KGIU: Beginner

I realize that there is a lot of focus on reading but that’s because I feel like that is my weakest point. I hope that this will make me more comfortable in recognizing the vocabulary that I have learned already. There aren’t that many resources in Fresh Korean but I think it’ll buy me time to find more things to read. For an ebook or webnovel, if I can’t find one then I’ll probably read Penguin Loves Mev. I want to find a drama that I’m really interested in, if not I’ll most likely rewatch 별에서 온 그대.  I want to do around 2 or 3 lessons in TTMIK a week, maybe more if they are related or if I learned it already. For the KGIU, I want to do a section of a unit a day. As for updating this blog I plan on doing that twice a week, just small posts on anything that confused me or if I want to review anything. I really hope I stick to this schedule! I’m usually not good at schedules but I do think that I love Korean enough.

Do you guys have a schedule? Was it hard or easy to stick to it? Did it help you be more organized in your learning? 

Have a good weekend ^^

Ewha Exercise

Just a short post about another exercise that I completed in the Ewha workbook. I was finishing 제5과: 하루 일과 and I figured I would post it to monitor my progress better. I tend not to look back in my notebooks or textbooks. Anyway, here goes:

엘릭 씨의 하루 일과

엘릭 씨는 아침 6시에 일어납니다. 그리고 6시 10분에 세수합니다. 6시 45분에 아침을 먹습니다. 식사 후에 학교에 갑니다. 엘릭 씨는 영어 선생님입니다. 7시에 학교에 갑니다. 9시부터 12시까지 영어를 가르칩니다. 12시부터 1시까지 점심 먹습니다. 1시에 퇴근합니다. 퇴근 후에 스포츠 센터에 갑니다. 2시부터 4시까지 운동을 합니다. 운동을 후에 샤워합니다. 7시부터 9시까지 한국말을 배웁니다. 보통 10시에 집에 갑니다.

Have a nice week and study hard ^^