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by leosmith
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Slow-cooked Korean
Replies: 178
Views: 4921

Re: Slow-cooked Korean

I think that the main problem with learning (in general) is that many people don't know how to use the material they have at hand or don't optimize their use. I agree it's a problem, although I wouldn't call it the main problem. I would also say it's not qeadz's problem. He's a very sharp guy with ...
by leosmith
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Slow-cooked Korean
Replies: 178
Views: 4921

Re: Slow-cooked Korean

I'm not saying that language learning became intrisecally easier, but that now there are more possibilities to find the resources we need, even if we don't move to the TL's country. But this doesn't yield better results, or "set the bar higher", as far as I know. I'd be interested in read...
by leosmith
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Your Language Learning Strategy...In 50 Words or so
Replies: 33
Views: 1603

Re: Your Language Learning Strategy...In 50 Words or so

1.(a) Learn alphabet, pronunciation of phonemes and words, start listening. (b) Do Pimsleur: learn sentence pronunciation, read transcript, learn vocabulary doing scriptorium with sentences via anki after lessons. 2. Converse daily, anki review vocab and sentences after lessons, read on lingq, do a ...
by leosmith
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Learning Japanese: What to do after having learnt the Kana
Replies: 79
Views: 1275

Re: Learning Japanese: What to do after having learnt the Kana

Call-Me-Captain wrote:I'm currently trying to learn Japanese, by spending about 30 minutes a day

Some will disagree, but I don't think it's enough.
by leosmith
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Slow-cooked Korean
Replies: 178
Views: 4921

Re: Slow-cooked Korean

AndyMeg wrote:in this global age I think the ceiling is a lot higher that one may think

If you're saying that people learn languages better, more effectively or to a higher level on the average today than in the past, I'd be curious to know what your source is.
by leosmith
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year
Replies: 67
Views: 2840

Re: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year

*poke* Whats happening in the world of Leosmith Korean From Scratch? I'm rather curious myself. Wow, 2 months later...haha. I had a month of personal health issues, followed by a month of recovery. I finally feel back to normal. I didn't get much done in that first month, or I should say, not as mu...
by leosmith
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: LIE to a Polyglot
Replies: 30
Views: 2302

Re: LIE to a Polyglot

It seems a bit circular, so that is why I was thinking maybe a concrete example of what you had in mind would be useful for me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Sorry for the late response. You're absolutely right, it is circular. I'm now using LIE as more of guiding principal that a method. I hop...
by leosmith
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Slow-cooked Korean
Replies: 178
Views: 4921

Re: Slow-cooked Korean

qeadz wrote:It makes me wonder, just out of interest, what the rules are in Korean for word splitting. I'm sure Google knows the answer somewhere...
Does this help?
by leosmith
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year
Replies: 67
Views: 2840

Re: Korean - from scratch to B2 in one year

I haven’t been posting much lately because not much has changed, or not much has been worth noting lately. But I did want to mention that I decided to buy something from TTMIK to show my support. In step 1 I listened to their podcasts and watched their videos every day. Now I’m reading and listening...
by leosmith
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: The Great Korean Spiral Arm: A Hitchhiker's Excursion
Replies: 120
Views: 3651

Re: The Great Korean Spiral Arm: A Hitchhiker's Excursion

I must say I am quite displeased with Click Korean and Korean from Zero in that they completely neglected what to me is always an essential pattern for beginners of any language: to like + verb (to like to do something: sleep, drink, eat, play, etc). Neither book one, nor what I have seen of book 2...

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