As far as making sample sentences, I’ve been doing poorly ㅎㅎㅎㅎ I always forget about it…
I’m working 3 days this week with 2 closing shifts so I’ll probably get nothing else done ㅠ.ㅠ I’m really scared about closing shifts because I feel like I haven’t been trained enough. 잘할게~~! 화이팅~!!!!! ^^
– 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)
– 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 ^^
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:
Update Lang-8 with examples on tenses
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.
Nothing, I was too busy and tired ㅜㅜ
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.
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?
While on a trip to Korea Town a few days ago, my girlfriend and I were discussing the easiest way to learn. She believes that I need a set schedule everyday. I would agree. However, I’ve never been that organized with how I learn. I don’t even know how I learn. So I think that’s why I find myself so disorganized.
So in response to her advice, I want to gather resources that will give me a comprehensive style of learning. I thought about spending at least an hour a day on the main parts of Korean (writing, grammar, vocabulary, speaking, reading etc.)
Following this plan will require me to gather more resources considering I only have my Ewha textbook and workbook and my KGIU. Ewha is broken up into these sections but I doubt it’ll be enough. I really hope to find websites and/or ebooks that will help me to have a more complete understanding of Korean. I’ll update when I get my resources and schedule complete. Wish me luck! I think I’ll need it!! ㅎㅎㅎ