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by leosmith
Thu May 25, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year
Replies: 103
Views: 4832

Re: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year

One of the things I'm doing now almost every day is targeted grammar study. For this I use the nicely organized TTMIK grammar lessons. I like them for this particular task because they are free, conveniently online and for the most part you can choose to study/focus on a single grammar point, which ...
by leosmith
Tue May 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year
Replies: 103
Views: 4832

Re: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year

Xenops wrote:Did your approach to Japanese pretty much mirror your Korean one?

Not really, I was far less experienced then. Started in 2005.
by leosmith
Mon May 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year
Replies: 103
Views: 4832

Re: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year

Xenops wrote:Congrats on getting that B2 in Korean. :) Did you ever happen to make a log recording your Japanese learning? I'm not finding it here nor on the HTLAL site.

If you're talking to me, I haven't reached B2 in Korean yet, but I still have 4 months to go. I don't have a Japanese log.
by leosmith
Sat May 20, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: The Big Three East Asian Languages
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: The Big Three East Asian Languages

If it's a lifelong dream of yours, make it happen! It will certainly take dedication, effort, and time, but assuming you have those things, there's no reason you can be one of those westerners who speaks all three. :) Thanks! Actually I already do, although I want to get my Korean up to B2 shortly....
by leosmith
Fri May 19, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year
Replies: 103
Views: 4832

Re: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year

How do you use the Iyagi series? Do you add them to lingq with the audio and do L-R? 1) listen to the audio 2) read it with lingq 3) listen to the audio again I don't suppose your uploaded Iyagi course is shared somewhere on LingQ? I've never made anything public, but I don't have a problem doing i...
by leosmith
Fri May 19, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year
Replies: 103
Views: 4832

Re: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year

Finally finished TTMIK's iyagi 100 the other day. That's a bit of a landmark, although there are 149 in total. Since I have nearly 4 months to go, I'm doing one iyagi every other day. I use the news and drama scripts to make sure I get in at least an hour of reading every day. At this point I have 1...
by leosmith
Wed May 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Sol's New Russian & Korean Log
Replies: 66
Views: 1331

Re: Sol's New Russian & Korean Log

Sol wrote:the supposed 2400 needed to become fluent

Where did that number come from?
by leosmith
Tue May 16, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Sol's New Russian & Korean Log
Replies: 66
Views: 1331

Re: Sol's New Russian & Korean Log

Maybe they're not listed as subs? Viki calls it Learn Mode. Are these real subs, or are they auto-generated? You can use the Hola extension to view those blocked shows, it's what I'm doing with The K2. Thanks for the tip - I'll try it out! Viki is absolutely terrible here unfortunately. It used to ...
by leosmith
Tue May 16, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: The Big Three East Asian Languages
Replies: 11
Views: 516

Re: The Big Three East Asian Languages

why not just say "CJK languages"? In my mind Mandarin isn't synonymous with Chinese. Plus, I like "the big three". What other east asian or south east asian languages could topple korean from among the holy trinity? Maybe vietnamese, given how it is also one of the languages of ...
by leosmith
Tue May 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Sol's New Russian & Korean Log
Replies: 66
Views: 1331

Re: Sol's New Russian & Korean Log

Sol wrote:it's available for the more popular ones like 도깨비 yeah

That's interesting. Here 도깨비 is region blocked by Viki, but I see the only subs listed are partial english subs.
Sol wrote:Isn't Chinese TV subbed in both English and Chinese by default?!

Chinese hard subs only for most shows.

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