Inspiration (Paraphrase from Fluent Forever. I had the same experience.) As a kid, I loved math because everything was connected. If you memorize 3 x 4 = 12, then you know 4 x 3 = 12, and you start to realize that ANY number in multiplication is interchangeable like that. This pattern becomes more subtle […]
Inspiration An accurate accent is powerful because it is the ultimate gesture of empathy. It connects you to another person’s culture in a way that words never can, because you have bent your body as well as your mind to match that person’s culture… People with strong foreign accents are frequently treated as less adept […]
Inspiration Korean has three consonants that could be mistaken for a t: ㅌ as in tan, ㄸ as in Stan, and ㄷ, which sounds something like a cross between a t and a d.Fluent Forever Over the next few days, we’ll look at the following methods to dramatically increase your language learning ability: Ear training […]
We are interested in learning what your experience with learning Korean is. My wife is doing her Master’s degree in Teaching Korean to Foreigners and is particularly interested in teaching Korean to English teachers (and other foreigners) already in Korea.
Please take a moment to fill out this (short) 16-question survey and then PASS IT ON to other people you know who also study Korean and share it on social media.
Even if you are not in Korea, or are not an English teacher, we’d love to hear about your experiences learning Korean.
Thanks in advance!~
We will accept responses until July 6.
Inspiration No one can give you a language; you have to take it for yourself. To succeed, you need to actively participate. Each word in your language needs to become your word, each grammar rule your grammar rule. – Fluent Forever All our talk about flashcards and Spaced Repetition Systems has been good, but brings […]
Inspiration In previous posts, I’ve gone over the first 1-3 points in the following list. Today, we’ll tackle number 4-5 with Spaced Repetition Systems (and after learning about SRS, I am MOST excited about getting started with it myself). In review, for language learning, we want to: Make our memories as deep and multi-sensory as […]
Inspiration When I was in university studying for a Computer Science degree, there was a pretty common expression that almost all of us in the COSC department were familiar with: A good programmer is a lazy programmer. Why? The FIRST reason is simplicity and it’s multifaceted: If good code already exists, use it – don’t reinvent […]
Inspiration Over the next few days, I’ll be taking notes (and issuing Challenges) based on the following 5 principles of memory found in Fluent Forever: Make memories more memorable Maximize laziness Don’t review, recall Wait, wait! Don’t tell me! Rewrite the past Today’s post will discuss the FOUR Levels of Memory and How to Make […]