I cannot believe we are getting to the end of the semester! It’s crazy to think about all we’ve covered and how much I’ve learned about the Korean language!
So far, I had the chance to check out a couple apps like Duolingo and Quizlet, lots of Youtube videos, and a really great website called www.howtostudykorean.com. In one of the Youtube videos I watched, the girl mentioned another app that she really loved, which I hadn’t tried yet. So this week I decided to check out the app Memrise.
My first impressions of the app, were that I really loved the look of the app and it seemed fairly easy to navigate. As I started the lesson, I was a little disappointed because I though I would only be going over the consonants and vowels, which I already know. I couldn’t find any option to skip ahead, so I didn’t think I would enjoy this app very much. However, right away they started introducing simple but important phrases, which I didn’t happen right away in Duolingo. They also had video of different people saying the words which was really fun.
After spending about a half hour on the app, I already learned a few phrases like 노래방 (karaoke room) and 사랑해 (I love you). And I could return to the list of words to review, when I forgot what they were. I also started learning some grammar, but didn’t get too far in that section yet. The only issue I have is that I’m not sure if I can go too much further without paying. The next section is ‘locked’ and the only way to move forward seems to be to subscribe for a full year. I have to look into it a bit more!
I also watched a great Youtube video with some tips for learning Korean. A couple that stood out to me were:
- Practice reading Korean along with song lyrics (I’m excited to try this one out!)
- Ask people to correct you. (My husband is great at this lol!)
- Talk to yourself in Korean (I’m not quite at the level, but I think this would be helpful.)
- Write in Korean (I want to start doing this more)
- Go to Korea (We were supposed to go at the end of the month, but covid happened😔)
That’s all for this week!