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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby The Real CZ » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:10 am

I go to Naver, and then click 뉴스. You can also click 연예 on the front page as well. If there's a drama you're watching, there's a bunch of news articles about each episode. That is a good way to quickly learn vocabulary because for example, if you read articles about each episode, and usually at a minimum there's 16 episodes, you'll quickly see a lot of words repeated and will consolidate words that you learned from articles that you read about the first few episodes. Depending on your level, you should have about a 90% comprehension level for articles about that drama.
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:05 pm

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Ps: I stumbled upon a site with Korean schoolbooks on it that can be read on the site itself. I thought I had it bookmarked but can't find it anywhere. Now I wonder if perhaps someone here has shared it or know it and would like to share the link here. It's an legal site, by the publisher of the schoolbooks, they have books from primary school all the way to high school.


Have been and still am quite busy with uni so haven't studied Korean since my last update.
I found the site I was looking for though. http://jihak.co.kr/ if you click on 교과서 you can select whether you want to browse books from primary or secondary school and then select different school subjects to read books on.

On a different note, I have decided to change my study routine. Instead of finishing all those stories that were in my signature I think it makes more sense to finish Yonsei Reading and Essential Korean reader in order to prepare for Topik. I will try to read Dana in Korea on the side. Secondly, I think I will not start on Active Korean 4 after finishing book 3 this week. Book 4 is supposed to be for high intermediate students, even though I think the content of the book doesn't seem to be very difficult.

Tbh, I think at my pace it doesn't seem realistic to aim for Topik 3 this November. If I read one chapter a week I will only just have started book 3. And I'd also need to make time for writing and listening skills :shock: Perhaps I just shouldn't try to add every new word I encounter into Memrise. That would save a lot of time. But then I wonder if I'll be able to actually remember everything. Haven't figured this out yet. Will just see how things go.


Additionally, I want to share a few books that I want to buy someday in the far future. They way too difficult at the moment, but it's nice to hope. Found on Heyeonni and some other sites. Has anyone read any of these books, in Korean or other languages? What did you think?

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

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Paulo Coelho's Tweetbook

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My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

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I want to die but I want to eat tteokbokki

And some poems
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A Woman's Heart - Beautiful classics from Korea's women poets
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:03 am

Christi wrote:Has anyone read any of these books, in Korean or other languages? What did you think?

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared


The book was a big success in Sweden, as was the audiobook (the narrator even got an award). I've only seen the movie. The author himself used to visit the town library (=my work place) and write for hours.
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby tarvos » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:14 pm

You got me that book in Swedish, Jeff. Didn't you give it to me when I was at the library?
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Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:35 pm

I think you're right! Someone must have given it to me at some point, but I never read it before forwarding it to you.
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:05 pm

Have been ill the past week. Still don't feel entirely better, but I really need to start studying for uni again so figured I might as well spend some time on Korean too. I read one story from my reader today, but the chapter I read wasn't complicated at all! Out of approximately 40 words I only encountered 8 new words...I took a peek at the 3rd chapter and again I mostly saw familiar words.. Apparently the book is supposed to help lead students all the way to somewhere at the B1 level. The chapters from 7 onwards seem to be more complicated so I'm definitely going to finish this book. I think I will try reading another chapter of the book this week.

I also got my hands on Darakwon's 2000 beginner words just to cover all my bases and to also slowly get started with Hanja. Has anyone tried studying with this book before? I'm unsure how to use it since it's mostly just a list of words with example sentences in Korean and 5 questions at the end of each sub-chapter. Have just been putting all unknown words into Memrise so far. Perhaps I'll try creating my own sentences with them.

Also, being ill caused me to miss my Korean exam and there are no other opportunities to take that test again. Guess if I really want a certificate I should really try to pass Topik level 3, but that seems like such a daunting and impossible task :|
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:32 pm

Okay, bad news: apparently Memrise is going to ditch their user-created courses and move them to a new website. Since there's the risk of a bunch of things going wrong I am now in the process of exporting all my courses to Quizlet....which is very laborious so I think this week, and possibly the next, I'll only do some reviewing.

Mood: angry at Memrise :evil:

Good news: Ewha and Sogang are hosting a speaking competition in my country. Am thinking of participating if I can get half the day off. Don't think it will be possible, but I can still try.



Resources I found and want to buy in the future:
Generation Gap and Other Essays: Readings in Korean Culture Series for Intermediate and Advanced Students

Modern Korean: An Intermediate Reader

The Routledge Intermediate Korean Reader (Routledge Modern Language Readers)

Has anyone tried one of these books?
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:13 am

I downloaded an app called Todait to keep track of my learning. Since I was ill for a bit I only studied for 9 hours and 20 minutes. This week I haven't studied at all. Got home around 10 pm often this week. Today is my day off, but I will spend the day writing an essay. Same goes for the weekend.

I mostly studied from my course book for grammar, it also contains reading, writing etc exercises but I don't log those separately. Same goes for reading. If I use a graded reader those also contain exercises but I just log them as reading since they are in Korean anyway.

For tonight I will try to finally do a writing assignment from my reader. And continue uploading my courses to Quizlet... such a hassle. I also really miss Srs options on Quizlet and the fact that it's not possible to review several sets at once instead of per set. But so far I haven't found any better options so I'll just have to make do.
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby Christi » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:08 pm

Brief update from me. Haven't done any studying at all since my last update. I've been busy house-hunting. I was succesful and got myself a little studio, so have been busy moving and assembling furniture. I still need to fix up my bookcase and get myself a table so I actually have somewhere to sit and study.

I've also been trying to teach myself some basic programming skills to see if I might be able to turn this into a job (if anyone has some advice for me, please let me know!). I think teaching probably won't work out... Am still going to try so will be making long hours in the library for these last few months and putting Korean on the back burner for now and will only do some reviewing and occasional reading.
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Re: Christi's Korean studies

Postby ロータス » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:53 pm

Christi wrote:I've also been trying to teach myself some basic programming skills to see if I might be able to turn this into a job (if anyone has some advice for me, please let me know!). I think teaching probably won't work out... Am still going to try so will be making long hours in the library for these last few months and putting Korean on the back burner for now and will only do some reviewing and occasional reading.


Depends on the langauge and what you want to do in it. This for web dev or app dev?
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