Foreign Language Tip |Quick Top for Learning Korean on Your Own

Just about everyone will tell you to listen to Korean daily, use it in a practical way with everyday sentences, etc. However, everyone isn’t able to do that. You probably don’t have a lot of places to go that are Korean or even know a lot of Korean people to talk to on a daily basis. And though those are the best ways to learn, another good way is to write it out.

Start a journal that’s strictly for use in Korean and at the end of everyday, write in Korean what you did, how you felt, who you saw, what plans you have, etc. Use simple or conversational sentences and write it however it comes to your mind. This isn’t an essay that has to be graded so don’t worry about grammar too much. Do this everyday and it’ll help you use Korean in a practical way daily while also allowing you to see your progress.

It’s very similar to the advice of “thinking” in Korean or talking to yourself in Korean. To “think” in Korean is literally translating your thoughts in Korean. Like if you’re hungry, you think “oh I’m really hungry.” And then you translate that sentence to Korean. “오, 너무 배고파…” But you don’t say it aloud, you’re just thinking it. Or if you do say it aloud that would be the other advice of talking to yourself in Korean. It’ll feel crazy at first but it helps. Just maybe try not doing it in public if you’re shy.

So that’s the quick tip for today! I hope it was helpful.

What are some ways you’re practicing Korean on your own? Let me know in the comments below!

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