12 Jul 2011
Why I'm learning Korean
Listening to Korean
I’ve been listening to groups of Koreans speaking for almost 12 months now. So, lately, I’ve been more and more annoyed that I haven’t been pushing myself to learn. I have so many resources at my fingertips.
I see learning Korean as another challenge to pick up and run with. I don’t tend to master my challenges when learning languages but learn enough to get around and carry on a good conversation.
What did I start with and where am I now
When I first started, I purchased a book and two dictionaries. But nowadays, I mostly listen in on Korean conversations when I’m enjoying a Korean meal at the small restaurant. I also watch alot of Korean dramas, though I’ve drifted from that in the last month. My next interest is following along at http://talktomeinkorean.com.
I used to watch dramas without taking note and I watched alot of dramas so I’d forget which ones I did watch. So I started keeping a list of what I watched and then a friend of mine wanted to watch one and I wasn’t able to recommend something to him, that wouldn’t offend him. So I started to rate the dramas I watched by using the American TV ratings or writing from the perspective of a parent who didn’t want their young ones seeing something bad. I say that I rate them from innocent eyes. I do my best.
On this link which I started in 2007, you can also see movies I have watched (though I don’t have everything from my entire life), links to sites that host links, my favorite actors and actresses, and a total count from each sheet.