30-Day Challenge: Day #30 – Giving a foreign language speech is the ULTIMATE test of your language ability

← Day #29 30-Day Challenge Home Base BONUS → Inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/benjaminball/so-you-are-giving-a-presentation-in-english The ultimate test of your foreign language skills is in giving a presentation or speech in that foreign language. Giving a speech in your native language may be challenging enough, but changing the language can almost be like inviting a train wreck. If practice […]

30-Day Challenge: Day #29 – Why reading aloud and dramatizing your speech can improve your Korean

← Day #28 30-Day Challenge Home Base Day #30 → Inspiration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGvEVU5PTac The above video looks like it features the current head of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO): Charm Lee. Mr. Lee is fluent in at least 3 languages – as he was born in Germany in 1954, became a naturalized Korean citizen in 1986, […]

30-Day Challenge: Day #26 – Ordering food in Korean is completely mindblowingly awesome

← Day #25 30-Day Challenge Home Base Day #27 → Inspiration The title of today’s post comes from this video on Arirang TV starring Simon from EatYourKimchi. Here’s the first video EatYourKimchi made about ordering food in Korea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdnADF0Aa4I Ordering food to your home in Korea is easily one of the most wonderful and useful […]

30-Day Challenge: Day #25 – Practical Application: Learn how to read Korean nutrition labels

← Day #24 30-Day Challenge Home Base Day #26 → Inspiration Are you familiar with this thing? (Americans) It’s recently morphed into this: Those diagrams show the past (and present) USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) daily recommendations for food portions (and it turns out they’ve been giving recommendations like this for almost 100 years!). […]

30-Day Challenge: Day #24 – Practically practice Korean by reviewing Korean movies (in Korean)

← Day #23 30-Day Challenge Home Base Day #25 → Inspiration http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-dX1gjtop8 The above movie preview is from 은밀하게 위대하게 (“Secretly, Greatly”) and was the top movie in Korea from June 6, 2013 to June 15, 2013. What is quite possibly the cheapest and most exciting form of out-of-your-house entertainment on the planet? Movies. According to […]

30-Day Challenge: Day #23 – Practice your Korean language flow and fluency by remaking a TV advertisement (광고)

← Day #22 30-Day Challenge Home Base Day #24 → Inspiration http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tImQi0cCJqE Yesterday’s post was all about learning a Korean dialect. So, I thought it would be fun to issue a Challenge to remake the commercial above with your voice (or choose another Korean TV commercial). Here’s the how and the why of this Challenge: How: […]

30-Day Challenge: Day #22 – Increase your enjoyment of Korean by learning a dialect (사투리)

← Day #21 30-Day Challenge Home Base Day #23 → Inspiration http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mSHa22hyWNk The video above is a documentary (entirely in Korean – though also entirely subtitled in Korean) from MBC about different Korean dialects. Watch a bit of it (or all of it) and see how much of the dialects you can understand. There are […]