Bunnychu's Korean language log (for now)

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Postby tarvos » Wed May 16, 2018 10:33 am

What teacher are you using for Korean? I can't seem to find one that suits me or isn't outrageously expensive. I'm at a lower level in Korean too.
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Postby Bunnychu » Wed May 16, 2018 11:40 am

tarvos wrote:What teacher are you using for Korean? I can't seem to find one that suits me or isn't outrageously expensive. I'm at a lower level in Korean too.


Current teachers:
I've tried a lot of teachers so far, but the one that pushes and challenges me is this teacher. It's a bit on the expensive side but I like that she's strict and cares about accuracy.
I'm also using this teacher mostly for speaking but she taught me grammar points as well, and in general she's very friendly and it's comfortable talking with her. I actually look forward to her lessons because she's full of energy and very funny.

Other teachers I've tried (in random order):
1. Danny Park - at first he was a community tutor and his rate was 8$/h but now it skyrocketed to 20$/h. He follows Sogang books and rarely switches to English, which I liked. The rate got way too high for the feedback I was receiving so that's why I stopped taking lessons. I like knowing where I stand in my language acquisition journey and I like to be challenged.
2. Zean Yoon - got a really good impression from her. From the first lesson I could see that she knows what she's doing. She's on the expensive side and I probably would have stuck to her before discovering my current professional teacher but I was left with a bitter taste after I booked 1h lesson and did only 30 minutes remaining to do the other 30 at a later date she chose. I was left hanging on Skype because she didn't show up which I wouldn't have minded if she said she was busy or that something came up. Maybe it was just a mishap but she didn't respond to my message afterwards either.
3. Nyota - a very friendly teacher. Even though it says on this course "Having Free conversation with native Korean in Korean" that it doesn't provide learning materials I was actually learning grammar points from her. The reason why I didn't stick with her is because I already had a teacher for speaking and I was looking for someone that looks for accuracy and is on the strict side.
4. Danny Jihoon Yeon - I felt like I was talking to a robot and he was writing everything he said. For some people this might work but to be honest I don't see myself reading the conversation again after the class for reviewing. It wasn't really my style and I didn't get any feedback from it.
5. Heeyoung - nice for speaking. I tried her one year ago so I'm not sure if she has the same teaching style as she did then. From what I vaguely remember she was teaching grammar points too.
6. Seulgi Lee
7 Sejin Summer - the last 2 teachers are good for speaking. Both were positive and friendly but again I didn't feel like I was getting any feedback and only praise. I want to know what my weak points are so I can improve, I don't want to be falsely praised.

The Korean professional teachers seem to be on the more expensive side than other teachers. If you don't want to spend more than 20$ on a lesson I think from the professional teachers Nyota is a good choice, otherwise if you don't mind community tutors I think you can try Leti Jang and specify on which areas you'd like to focus more. I focus on speaking with her but she's really good at explaining grammar points and she's very organized.
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Re: Bunnychu's Korean language log (for now)

Postby tarvos » Wed May 16, 2018 12:44 pm

Nyota I have tried. Don't know the others. Thanks!
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Postby Bunnychu » Mon May 21, 2018 6:17 am

A new week, a fresh start ...:mrgreen:
Last week I took a break and basically didn't do anything except reviewing my anki deck and watching variety shows. I was actually inspired by AndyMeg to watch them without subtitles and I was actually surprised I could understand so much. It definitely gave me a boost of confidence that I'm getting something out of my studies.
This week I plan to focus on grammar and reading.

Monday, May 21 - Sunday, May 27
This week's goals
1. Study the next 4 lessons from Korean Grammar in Use Intermediate book
2. Read and transcribe the next 4 chapters from Yonsei Korean Reading 2
3. Add in Anki the words I gathered last week in Naver wordbook
4. Do the homework for my italki lesson
5. Write 1 text and post it on lang8 for correction
6. Everyday review 60 words (20 new) and 10 sentences from Subs2srs deck
7. I bought this book "2. 얼굴을 도둑맞은 젊은이·신기한 인연·하늘나라에서 온 소년: 신기한 이야기" and I plan to finish it this week

Planning
Monday, May 21
At work:
- listen to a podcast/Iyagi/audio book
- review Anki

After work:
- homework
- add the words gathered in Naver wordbook to Anki

Tuesday, May 22
Before work:
[5:00 - 7:00]
- 1 KGIU lesson

At work:
- listen to a podcast/Iyagi/audio book
- review Anki

After work:
- 1 chapter from Yonsei Korean Reading 2
- review the words for italki lesson

Wednesday, May 23
Before work:
[5:00 - 7:00]
- italki lesson
- 1 chapter from Yonsei Korean Reading 2

At work:
- listen to a podcast/Iyagi/audio book
- review Anki
- at lunchtime write a text to post for correction on lang8

After work:
- 1 KGIU lesson

Thursday, May 24
Before work:
[5:00 - 7:00]
- 1 KGIU lesson

At work:
- listen to a podcast/Iyagi/audio book
- review Anki
- at lunchtime write a text for italki lesson

After work:
- one hour and 15 minutes language exchange [cancelled]
- 1 chapter from Yonsei Korean Reading 2

Friday, May 25
Before work:
[5:00 - 7:00]
- 1 chapter from Yonsei Korean Reading 2
- italki lesson

At work:
- listen to a podcast/Iyagi/audio book
- review Anki

Saturday, May 26
- 1 KGIU lesson
- review Anki

Sunday, May 27
- review Anki words
- chill :mrgreen:
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Re: Bunnychu's Korean language log (for now)

Postby Dak » Mon May 21, 2018 6:34 am

Bunnychu wrote:1. Study the next 4 lessons from Korean Grammar in Use Intermediate book

How do you go about this, do you have a specific way that you study the grammar points? Do you do the exercises? I have all the KGIU books and what I do is just read the explanations and example sentences.
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Re: Bunnychu's Korean language log (for now)

Postby Bunnychu » Mon May 21, 2018 7:54 am

Dak wrote:
Bunnychu wrote:1. Study the next 4 lessons from Korean Grammar in Use Intermediate book

How do you go about this, do you have a specific way that you study the grammar points? Do you do the exercises? I have all the KGIU books and what I do is just read the explanations and example sentences.


I usually do it in the following way:
1. Listen and transcribe the example sentences without looking in the book and try to guess the meaning of the grammar point
2. Verify if my guess was indeed correct
3. Write a summary of the grammar point (rules, exceptions etc)
4. Listen to the example dialogue and transcribe it
5. Do the practice section

I might go a bit overboard but it helps me remember the grammar points. I also have books for grammar practice so I might try a new approach and write less with KGIU. Will see how that works. ^^
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Re: Bunnychu's Korean language log (for now)

Postby eido » Mon May 21, 2018 4:33 pm

I agree that your log is very inspiring. I might want to take up the study of Korean again one day so it's fun to read how other people do it. You're very organized and seem to try hard, and that's nice to see.

I don't like that this site logs you out after a certain amount of time even if you're actively writing a post. (This is in reference to one of your previous posts.) What I do to combat this since I like to rant too is I constantly copy my work to the clipboard, and if necessary save to a Word doc. If you're on your phone you could save it to a Google doc. Saving a draft on LLORG itself is another option but is less reliable since you never know when it's timed out. I actually don't know the window it gives you before the session expires. But time tends to get away from me anyway so at this point it doesn't matter.

Anyway. I'm done. :lol:
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Re: Bunnychu's Korean language log (for now)

Postby Bunnychu » Mon May 21, 2018 6:06 pm

eido wrote:I agree that your log is very inspiring. I might want to take up the study of Korean again one day so it's fun to read how other people do it. You're very organized and seem to try hard, and that's nice to see.

I don't like that this site logs you out after a certain amount of time even if you're actively writing a post. (This is in reference to one of your previous posts.) What I do to combat this since I like to rant too is I constantly copy my work to the clipboard, and if necessary save to a Word doc. If you're on your phone you could save it to a Google doc. Saving a draft on LLORG itself is another option but is less reliable since you never know when it's timed out. I actually don't know the window it gives you before the session expires. But time tends to get away from me anyway so at this point it doesn't matter.

Anyway. I'm done. :lol:


Haha, I learned my lesson. Now I open notepad or a Google doc and write there before submitting. :lol:
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Re: Bunnychu's Korean language log (for now)

Postby Morgana » Tue May 22, 2018 4:45 am

Bunnychu wrote:
eido wrote:I don't like that this site logs you out after a certain amount of time even if you're actively writing a post. (This is in reference to one of your previous posts.) What I do to combat this since I like to rant too is I constantly copy my work to the clipboard, and if necessary save to a Word doc. If you're on your phone you could save it to a Google doc. Saving a draft on LLORG itself is another option but is less reliable since you never know when it's timed out. I actually don't know the window it gives you before the session expires. But time tends to get away from me anyway so at this point it doesn't matter.

Anyway. I'm done. :lol:


Haha, I learned my lesson. Now I open notepad or a Google doc and write there before submitting. :lol:

Maybe an unnecessary suggestion, since you’ve found a solution, but I just hit “Preview” periodically as I write, that seems to keep me logged in!
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Postby Bunnychu » Tue May 22, 2018 12:13 pm

@Morgana:
Oh, I didn't know that hitting preview will do that. Thank you for the suggestion. ^_^

I was looking for a book I bought from TTMIK in my inbox and I also found a course I bought last year from them "Listening Practice In Slow Korean (Stories + Lessons)" and I have to say it's quite nice. For me it would have been better if the speed of the stories was normal but the video lessons afterwards refreshed my memory and helped me review a lot of grammar points. I totally forgot I had this course because when I bought it I was still a beginner so it was slightly above my level of understanding the fine grammar points. I'm half way through it and I think I will purchase "Story Time in Korean - Learn Real-Life Korean through Short Videos" when it's on sale. I'm guilty of buying too much content for learning (as you can see I even forgot about this course) but I'm thrilled to bits when I discover things like this. I feel like a kid again :lol:

작년에 TTMIK의 '한국어로 천천히 말한 듣기 연습 (이야기)'라는 강좌를 샀는데 아직 초급이라서 안 들었어요. 솔직히 말하면 샀다는 것을 잊어버렸거든요. 근데 오늘 드디어 들었는데 아주 많이 도움이 돼요. 특히 설명이 정말 좋아요. 다시 아이같은 느껴져요. 이런 강좌를 찾아서 정말로 행복하거든요. 세일 중이라야 'Story Time in Korean - Learn Real-Life Korean through Short Videos'라는 강좌를 사려고 해요. :mrgreen:
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