Language goals for February. Yaaaaaay! Now that I’m settling back into my study rhythm I’m excited to progress.
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:
- Copy down the sentence (in hangeul)
- Write down any vocabulary I don’t know and look up the definitions
- Write down my best shot at a translation of the sentence
- Write down translation of the sentence from a native speaker (I want to see how close I can get)
- 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!
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?