Mission Acquisition February 2018

February 1, 2018

Language goals for February. Yaaaaaay! Now that I’m settling back into my study rhythm I’m excited to progress.

 

Language goals for February 2018

 

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted my goals. I’m glad to get back on track this year. This month I’m back to focusing on Korean exclusively because I want to test a new study schedule! So let’s get to it.

Language Study – Korean

I found a cute little web drama on youtube that I’ve been using to pick up some new vocabulary and grammar points. The best part is that it has Korean subtitles! I only do a sentence a day because I’m very much still a beginner. I want to make sure I fully understand the grammar concepts especially. I break study down into smaller activities:

  1. Copy down the sentence (in hangeul)
  2. Write down any vocabulary I don’t know and look up the definitions
  3. Write down my best shot at a translation of the sentence
  4. Write down translation of the sentence from a native speaker (I want to see how close I can get)
  5. Write at least 5 sentences using the new vocabulary

I’m still debating whether or not to add a spoken component because I’m still shaky with my pronunciation.

I use the Naver Dictionary to look up the words. It’s an amazing resource for studying Korean. So amazing that there’ll be a guide up on it soon. 😉

I’m also diving back into my textbooks! I miss them. I know not everyone does well learning that way but it’s my preferred method. The attempted study schedule for the week is:

Monday – Friday: 이화 1-1 Textbook and workbook | Korean Grammar in Use: Beginnning (Use Pomodoro method to split time evenly between the two).

Sat: Korean Made Easy for Everyday Life

Sunday: Korean Made Easy: Vocabulary

In case you haven’t noticed I’m mad obsessed with Darakwon books. They’re so well written.

Last but not least I have a language exchange with my Korean teacher on Sunday afternoons. We’ve taken a new approach: I write “Diaries” and he translates them into Korean. It makes learning vocabulary and grammar much easier seeing as I already know what the topic is…because I wrote it!

What I’m Reading

Not sure if you all have heard of Gary Vaynerchuk but he’s a pretty awesome businessman and motivational speaker. The only problem is I can’t actually listen to him speak. Listening to him literally gives me anxiety, which sucks because he has such great advice. Lucky for me he had a new book, Crushing It, come out at the end of last month. So now I can absorb his wisdom without needing to decompress afterward. Wooo!

Updates

I’ve finished my language coaching class and my mock first session. A couple more weeks and I’ll be a certified Neurolanguage coach! *happy dance* It was a lot of hard work but also a great investment of my time and energy. I can’t wait to start applying some of the new skills I’ve picked up.


What about you guys? What are your goals for this month?


 

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