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.
Continue reading “2019 Progress Report (Better Late than Never)”
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.
Continue reading “High Pressure Listening Dysfunction: Daegu Edition”
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.
Continue reading “Goals for 2019”
2018’s been a crazy roller coaster year for me, but throughout it all I managed to learn a bit of Korean along the way. I thought I’d try something new this year and post about the biggest highlight and the biggest disappointment of 2018.
Continue reading “The Biggest Highlight of 2018”
What a year! It’s hard to believe that another year has already flown by, but here we stand at the beginning of 2019. Before I set my goals for the upcoming year, it’s time to look back at my goals for the previous year and see how I managed to do. Continue reading “Progress Report: 2018 in Review”
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!”
Three weeks ago, I finally fulfilled a long-time dream of mine — I took the TOPIK (the Test of Proficiency in Korean). And even though this post is a little delayed, I still wanted to share all the details about my TOPIK preparations and test experience. Continue reading “My First TOPIK Experience”