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2019 Progress Report (Better Late than Never)

When I first typed the title of this post, I typed “2018”….apparently I’m a bit out of touch haha.

New Year’s Eve/Day was two weeks ago, and I still haven’t taken the time to reflect on the past year. (Last year I posted my 2018 progress report 3 weeks into the new year — the trend continues!) Today I’m finally sitting down to look back at my goals for 2019 and to see how well I managed to fulfill them.

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Posted in Korean Learning Log, Life in Korea

High Pressure Listening Dysfunction: Daegu Edition

I would say that overall, my listening skills in Korean are pretty good. The past two years of my closest friends being Korean naturally boosted my listening skills, as I was surrounded by Korean for at least part of the day almost every day. I would listen to my friends gossip, banter, argue about a variety of things, and for the most part I would always know at least the general topic they were talking about, and often I would understand almost everything being said, minus a word here or there.

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Goals for 2019

Here we are, almost 3 weeks into the new year, and I’m just now getting around to posting my goals for the rest of the upcoming year. I’m finally emerging from the stressful, procrastination-driven thesis-writing vortex that I’ve been in for the past month (although it’s not quite over yet), and I can finally start focusing more on other things, like my language learning goals for the upcoming year.

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My First TOPIK Results!

I took the 60th TOPIK back in October, and it was quite the experience.  I didn’t really spend very much time preparing (or really any time at all), so I walked into the test quite unprepared.

I tried to make up for this failure to prepare by telling myself that this would give me a more realistic picture of my current Korean ability, instead of an inflated score due to last-second cramming.  As it turns out, it was very stupid to be unprepared, at least in one particular subject: the rules of the test itself. Continue reading “My First TOPIK Results!”