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 Books and Reviews, Korean Learning Log, Reading, Weekly/Daily Goals

Summer Goals – Reading Galore!

May is already over!  My “Month of Reading” wasn’t the smashing success I had hoped it would be, mostly due to my own lack of effort.  My life is on a different schedule once again due to my moving home for the summer, and I just never formed good study habits once that happened. Continue reading “Summer Goals – Reading Galore!”