It’s already a week into the new year, but I’m just now getting around to posting my language learning goals for 2018. Even though I mentioned in my last post that my goals tend to change a lot throughout the year and that’s why I didn’t meet my original goals for 2017, I still enjoy the process of setting goals. It’s fun to have something to work towards throughout the year, and I enjoy looking back through old posts and seeing what goals were important to me in times past.
That said, here are my goals for the remaining 51 weeks of the year: Continue reading “Language Goals for 2018”
At the beginning of the year (which seems like an eternity ago), I set several language learning goals that I hoped to accomplish this year (read them here). In hindsight, this was a rather futile quest since my interests and focus have shifted several times throughout the year. I thought it would still be fun to reflect Continue reading “Looking Back: 2017 Progress Report”
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”
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”
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!”
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”
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!”