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”
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”
In my last post (see here), I mentioned that I really wanted to make Korean friends in order to practice my Korean speaking skills, and that I had already been texting someone through HelloTalk that I had hoped to meet.
Well, it’s been almost a month since then, and a lot has happened!
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!”
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”
It just hit me a couple days ago that we’re already over halfway through the year 2017. Crazy how time flies.
I thought I’d look back at my original goals for the year (found in detail here) and check in with how things have turned out after the first half of 2017. Continue reading “Goals Update — Beyond the Halfway Point”
Hey, guys! Long time no post, I know. I don’t even have an excuse. I had plenty of time over the past month, but I’ve been feeling lazy. 😛
Today I finally felt like writing a quick post detailing some of my future plans for the next several years. Continue reading “My Graduate School Plans – Applied Linguistics/TESOL”