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Hello fellow language learners and language enthusiasts!
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
I am Koen from Koensworldblog. I am self-learning Korean. So here I am sharing my language learning experiences via this blog. Through this blog, I share some of the fun ways, resources, tricks and methods to learn Korean on your own. I am learning Korean in Nepal as I am a Nepali. So as a self-learner, studying a foreign language not in Korea, I often come across fun and somewhat quirky ways of brainwashing myself into learning the new language (that my brain tries its best to reject). So I want to share some of those with you so that some of you, who are struggling with your own language learning journey, can have a go at them too.
Korean is the first language that I am studying as an adult. I am fluent in Nepali (of course) and English (we learn English since Kindergarten in Nepal). I can speak Hindi and Newari (another sub-caste language of Nepal, Nepal has multiple languages) fairly well too.
Unlike serious language learners, I started Korean simply as a hobby one random term break in late 2014. So I am really surprised that I am still into it. But I am really lazy compared to other great learners out there (그들은 대단해요! They are just incredible!)…………………………
……………………………………………………….. Fast forward three years. My! It’s 2018! I am 29 (30 by Korean Age! ) That was my introduction back in 2015 when I first started this blog (after completing my masters and was basically 취업 준비 중). And I did post for a few months back then and I really enjoyed the whole blogging experience.
But, then I got a job in like late 2015 and I swear I just blinked once! OK! May be a few times! And it was 2018! THREE YEARS Just Whoooooooooh! GONE!!!
So, anyway in the three years, I literally didn’t study Korean at all! There were some passive actions like watching videos in Korean, watching some shows, etc. But they don’t really count . However, the love for the language was still there! I just procrastinated my Korean studying until I was full of regrets and I hated myself (btw, watch this GREAT TED video about PROCRASTINATION! by Tim Urban, I cannot believe how true this theory is! 완전 제 이야기입니다). Also, since I did not do any studying, there were no improvement in my language skill levels. So, I am still lower intermediate. Only my listening skills have improved a lot!
Anyway, after three years. I am back again to hopefully restart my Korean learning and blogging of course. Just like three years ago, I still don’t really like to “study” it. I am still a big time visual learner. SO, books and “all text” are just still not my cup of tea. I prefer more of an audio-video kind of materials. So my definition of studying is watching YouTube videos, K-dramas, K-shows, chatting with Korean friends at HelloTalk Language app, learning a few vocabulary (only when I feel like it), listening to a few Korean songs (very few), doing write-up exchanges with Korean friends at Kakao or HelloTalk etc.
And Yes I’ve still got a looooooooooooonnnnnnnggg way to go! (Added some more “o”s and “n”s there this time, because of all the things I missed out.)
Therefore, I am here to get and give some motivation (more like get at this point of time) to all the Korean language learners out there!
Lets upgrade to the next level together! ♥ ♥ ♥
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I also started my first Korean blog called “코인의 코너 (Koen’s Korner/Corner” where I write posts about my language study and other interesting stuffs in Korean. It is an attempt to improve my writing skills in the language. So, please check out my Korean blog too! Here!
I would love to hear from you guys. So feel free to drop a few words.
CHEERS TO ALL LANGUAGE LEARNERS! 화이팅!
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