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 […]

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 […]

5 Weeks to Fluency Challenge

Hello there ^_^ I know I haven’t updated in almost a month but I have been going through some things that have been weighing on me mentally and to just be completely honest, it left me unmotivated and my language studies got placed on the back burners of my mind. But I am back! (no […]

[Korean] Week 7 in review

This update will be fairly short. I only studied 2 days out of this week for a total of 2 hours and 20 minutes. I am disappointed with that, but I do have some good news. I got a job for the Summer! And although I just started and only met a few other employees, […]