Korean Dialects

When I first moved to Korea, I thought Korean was Korean. No matter where in Korea I was, the Koreans would be speaking Korean and it would all sound the same. I have no idea why I thought that. After all, does everyone sound the same in America when they speak? Of course, English in […]

2018 Year-End Review

Wow…2018 is basically over. A part of me wants to say that it flew by, but in my opinion, it really didn’t. I finished up a graduate degree, I worked, I made some scary decisions, and now I am living and teaching in South Korea. I wish I could say I am proud and happy […]

Small Language Victories

It’s been a bit of a while since my last post and things have been hard but I am making some language gains, however small they might be. Living here in rural Korea has been a huge struggle for me and I am still not really acclimated to my new environment. One of the most […]

Korean Writing Practice

안냥하세요! 저는 셀리나입니다. 반갑습니다. 미극 사람이에요. 저는 보성고등학교에 영어선냉님이에요. 한국어를 배우예요. 이름이 뭐예요? 어느 나라 사람이에요? 아녕히 가세요. Translation: Hello! I am Celina. Nice to meet you. I am American. I am an English teacher at Boseong High School. I am learning Korean. What is your name? Which country are you from? Goodbye.   It’s […]

My Struggle With Korean Listening

So far in my beginner stages of lesson learning, the biggest issue I have been running into is the ability to listen. Being able to read is not a problem for me even though I don’t know what is being said; I’m still able to read. But I struggle with listening skills. Like….struggle. In my […]


Hello friends! I have no idea if anyone still reads this blog but I am alive, lol. This past month and a half has been the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. I never thought I would be one to experience picking up my life and moving to a different country, but […]

Big Updates!

Ok, so wow! I’ve gotta stop starting my blog posts stating how long it has been since my last update, but I swear I have a reason, lol First things first, the whole 5 weeks to fluency challenge was a complete fail. I studied the first two days for a total of two and a […]