Failing at language learning.

Hello again language friends. As always, it’s been a while. I have just been feeling really negative about learning Korean lately. I mentioned in another post that living in rural Korea completely turns me off to actually learning Korean. My little town is unmotivating in every sense of the word, and the stuff I do […]

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 […]