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, School/Life, Weekly/Daily Goals

Making Korean Friends – Update

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!

Continue reading “Making Korean Friends – Update”

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Quarterly Report – I’m still alive!

되게 오랜만이죠?  ^^

This is definitely the longest I’ve ever gone without updating this blog.  Over 3 months!  I’ve been neck-deep in my teaching internship these past few months, and have been busier than I ever expected to be.  (Hence the lack of recent posts.)

I’m still alive, although I’m sad to say Continue reading “Quarterly Report – I’m still alive!”

Posted in Korean Learning Log, Random, School/Life

To 누나, From 바보

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  I’ve been enjoying my break off school, and in one week I’ll be heading off to my internship orientation for next semester (my last semester of undergrad!).

During the 2.5 weeks I’ve already spent on Christmas break, I’ve not only been studying Korean (almost) every day, but I’ve also renewed my efforts to teach my younger brother Korean.  I wrote a blog post about teaching him how to read Korean a while ago (here), but in the 9 months since then, I hadn’t taught him much more than that. Continue reading “To 누나, From 바보”

Posted in Japanese Learning Log, Korean Learning Log, Mandarin Chinese, School/Life

Learning 3 Languages at Once — Will I Survive?

This semester I am taking a Japanese language course and a Chinese language course through my university, and I am also continuing to study Korean on my own.  When I was registering for classes, this seemed like a good idea.  I thought it would be fun.

After my first day of classes, I’m realizing this may not be that fun after all. Continue reading “Learning 3 Languages at Once — Will I Survive?”