Mission Acquisition: February Language Goals

It's Aquarius season! Well, technically Aquarius season starts in January but my birthday is this month so that's all that matters. :P Despite how busy I was, I managed to get in a decent amount of studying last month. And I put everything in a super awesome chart because I'm a nerd like that. As you can see I spent most of my time on input (listening, reading) rather than output (writing, speaking). If it weren't for my exchange partner…

Mission Acquisition: January Language Goals

Welcome to 2019! *fanfare* A new year means new opportunities to improve my languages and add a couple new ones along the way. The past 6 months or so have been difficult because of life things, but I’m ready for the fresh start that only January can bring. I don’t want to do too much this first month and wear myself thin though, so my goals for January are going to be simple. Before I get into what I'm doing…

Happy Hangeul Day: Why You Should Learn Hangeul

This Tuesday, October 9th, was "한글날," or Hangeul Day! In celebration, we're going to talk about the awesomeness of Hangeul and why you should give learning it a try, even if you hadn't thought about studying Korean! It Has a Rich History Hangeul has an amazing backstory. Way back during the Joseon Dynasty, before Hangeul was created, the Korean language was written using classical Chinese characters. As you can imagine, this isolated knowledge to a select few, almost exclusively those…