Posted in Korean Learning Log, language exchange, Weekly/Daily Goals

My First italki Experience

In my post about my fall goals (here), I mentioned that my main goal was to find a language exchange partner this fall.  Even though I’ve made several pretty-close Korean friends, I never established any sort of “language exchange”-like relationship with them, we just hang out and study and eat food together. Continue reading “My First italki Experience”

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Posted in Korean Learning Log, School/Life, teaching

Teaching Calculus in Korean

The odd mixture of my educational background and future goals often causes people to misunderstand what exactly I want to do with my life.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education and I’m currently working on a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).  When people ask me what I want to do after I graduate, I usually mention that I want to go work as a teacher in Korea. Continue reading “Teaching Calculus in Korean”

Posted in Korean Learning Log, language exchange, Weekly/Daily Goals

Fall Goals — Speaking!

In the past three weeks, I’ve moved to a new city and started grad school.  As a graduate student, I am not only taking Applied Linguistics classes–I’m also required to co-teach an introductory English Composition course for international students as well as work as a writing tutor in our university’s Writing Center.  It’s been a whirlwind, but after two and a half weeks of classes, I’m finally settling into my new routine.

Now that I’m adjusted to my new schedule and responsibilities, Continue reading “Fall Goals — Speaking!”

Posted in K-pop, Random

Cute Videos – ToppDogg Trying to Pronounce Western/English Names

I ran across these videos on Youtube a while back and thought I’d share them here.  They’re both from February of last year, and they’re videos on Megan Bowen’s (aka MigookSaram) Youtube channel.  She posts a lot of cool videos about Korean life/culture/stuff in general, so I would recommend checking it out.

These two videos feature K-pop band ToppDogg trying to pronounce Western names. Continue reading “Cute Videos – ToppDogg Trying to Pronounce Western/English Names”