Learning log

Time for a new learning log!

Lately I’ve been listening to TTMIK grammar podcasts quite a bit. I’ve got some extra commuting time now since I cannot bike after a small accident with some boiling water last Friday that left me with two second degree burns. (It looks a lot better now, but I need to use a different bag for my uni books to not disturb the healing, and I cannot bike with that). That means that I get to walk and listen to TTMIK – looking at the bright side…

Also I’m keeping my eyes open for when the LP programme starts at my uni. They should open for applications quite soon! This semester I would like to write more essays like I did with my first two partners, since that allows me to really work with the grammar and develop my vocabulary. It has worked quite well for me before so I should probably get back into that habit again.

Yesterday I had my first Japanese lesson, which was a general introduction to Japanese and to kana. We have started learning hiragana, which means that I’ve got a AIUEO, Ga Gi Gu Ge Go… song for children stuck in my mind.

Today will be my first Italian class in YEARS! We’re reading Il Giorno della Civetta, and honestly I don’t feel ready. I haven’t had time to sit down and work through the readings with a dictionary, so while I know what the story is about, I haven’t understood all the details.

Wish me luck, I’m going to need it…


5 thoughts on “Learning log

  1. lisalearnskorean

    Woah, are you working on three different languages?!? That sounds so complicated.

    At one point I tried to start learning Japanese but didn’t keep it up because I couldn’t keep up the motivation to learn kana by myself. Boo. I feel like I will always remember the AIUEO sounds though. I’ll randomly say them in a day and be like “whaaat?”. 😄

    Anyway, I hope all your classes and language-learning go well for you!!!

    1. koreanlearner Post author

      Yeah, it’s a bit of a mouthful. Basically my Italian studies so far comprised of four weeks in 2005, and four months in 2011 where I worked a LOT. This class is at C1 level, which is a *bit* beyond my comfort zone; I understand 98% of what is going on in class, but I lack words when I need to speak. We’re reading about organised crime in Italy, so it’s super exciting, which is of course another reason to work a lot.

      Studying kana alone sounds overwhelming. In this class I think “oh, I can do that!”, but if I had done it at home, it would have taken me a lot longer.

  2. Hyeyoung

    안녕하세요, M님!

    저는 영국에 살고 있는 한국사람입니다.
    블로그 구성이 정말 알차고 유용해서 감동받고 몇 자 남깁니다.
    한국어에 관심가져 주시고 좋은 정보를 여러 사람들과 공유해주셔서
    감사드립니다. 앞으로도 계속 잘 부탁드려요 ^^ 화이팅입니다!!

    1. koreanlearner Post author

      안녕하세요? 혜영씨
      제 블로그에 관심을 가져주시고 코멘트를 남겨주셔서 정말 감사합니다.
      많이 감동했습니다.
      제 포스팅을 계속해서 읽고 즐기시길 바라고, 제 글에 대한 제안이나 고칠 부분이 있다면 알려주세요.

  3. 혜영

    You’re very welcome ^^
    I’m enjoying a lot of your blog already as I also have a language exchange partner but I’m not fluent in English so that your blog is quite helpful to me, thanks! If you don’t mind then I’m willing to help you out, however, I don’t think it’s a good idea to give you a correction by the comment. What is your opinion about it?


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