On Monday, I talked about the need for planning in order to effectively study Korean. Today, I’ll go into further detail about S.M.A.R.T. goals, and how they relate to my life and plan for studying Korean because without goals, we just float though life as it slowly carries us out to sea. What things go […]
Anyone who’s used a Korean-owned computer in Korea (say, in an Internet cafe, school, or private abode) probably has noticed that a good number of them (particularly when using Internet Explorer) have a nifty little Translate feature that pops up a little Tool Tip bubble when you hover your mouse over a particular word. Usually […]
Here is the complete collection of vocabulary papers from the Low Intermediate Class (including a few hundred words in the Complete TOPIK Guide book). The total amount of vocabulary contained here is 1260 words. So, including the additional 900 words contained in the Beginner class vocabulary list, you’ll be well on your way to passing the TOPIK test with 2160 words total.
There are 72 words per week (12 per day for 6 days) over the course of 15 weeks.
For grammar that is covered on the TOPIK Level 1-2 test, please check out Low Intermediate Class Resources page.
So, you’re considering taking the TOPIK test? Here’s a breakdown of the evaluation policies and expectations posted on the StudyTOPIK website. Think of these as your developmental milestones along the road to Korean maturity. (Or unlockable achievements in the video game of 한국어배우기): Level 1: Beginner (초급 50%) Can you: Introduce yourself Check prices and […]
By now, you should hopefully have: A passion for Korean A practice method Perseverance in your practice Developed your practice into a habit So now, it becomes time to talk about creating a plan for your study. No one ever gets very far along their journey without a plan. One well-known idea about planning can […]
Transfixion is quite possibly my favorite Korean rock band. But a lot of their good stuff can only be found on YouTube in the form of live club recordings taken with smartphones – as is evidenced by these videos. This song is one of my absolute favorite Transfixion songs (the music and lyrics are incredible). But, […]
If you can identify the right cue and reward—and if you can create a sense of craving—you can establish almost any habit. … Craving, it turns out, is what powers a habit. – Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit The last Motivation post on here talked about habits, particularly about the power of habits and […]
This morning I redesigned all the Low Intermediate grammar points into a full-sized A2 poster! The intention for this poster would be to print it out, and stick it my wall (or inner closet door) for quick and easy reference.
What do you think? If we found a printer and made these available for printing and shipping, would you order one?
I spent some time last night redesigning all the grammar rules I’ve taken notes on for the Low Intermediate course to fit on a 5-page PDF. There are two weeks of grammar rules per page.
How best to use this PDF
The best way to use this PDF is to practice with it. I plan to go back over all the grammar rules and try to write out between 5-10 sentences for each rule. The best way to memorize grammar and get it in your head is to use it.