It’s been exactly two weeks since my partner and I started to learn Korean. I’m so excited about this language. I don’t think I’ve ever been that excited about anything actually. I wonder why’s that? 😀
We haven’t been over much grammar yet, although we have learnt a couple of basic phrases like saying Hello, Thanks, etc. Our primary goal was to learn to read. And so in these two weeks we put all our focus into that. We’ve been reading some Korean texts that we’d found online, and although we didn’t understand anything, it was still a great way to practise recognising letters and improving our reading speed. It’s still a bit slow, but there’s definitely some improvement. 🙂
So, now that we know how to read, we’re going to start working on some grammar points and try finding some native speakers whom we’ll be able to chat with and practise what we’ll have learnt by then. In the beginning, we’re going to work with a couple of books and courses and those include:
1.) Colloquial Korean
2.) Teach Yourself Korean
3.) Beginner’s Korean
All these books and courses have been praised a lot in the forums and websites we’d read about them so we’ve decided to work with them first. We’re going to go approximately over 1 lesson in one or two days, depending on the amount of new vocabulary to acquire and/or grammar points to comprehend.
We’re also going to use the TalkToMeInKorean website since we find it very interesting and helpful with full explanations and understandable content provided by native Koreans. The website can be found here: http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/
That’s all for now folks. Stay tuned for the next update which will most probably be posted very soon.
감사합니다 and take care! 🙂