Back in June I decided that I wanted to start learning Korean. I know 3(ish) languages and I decided it was time to challenge myself with something totally different.
Since my school (or most schools) don’t offer Korean classes, I knew I would have to self-study it. Even though this would require more work on my part, it would also allow me to develop my own routine that was flexible and effective.
So in this video I’ll be telling you first, about what online tools I study from: There are so many apps and websites out there for studying Korean (and, of course, textbooks, but I’m a Gen Zer ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). There’s no “best” option, it all depends on what you’re looking for. I tested a couple of different apps and websites and finally settled on just ONE that I’m focusing on because it has pretty much everything I want to know about Korean vocab and grammar. You’ll have to watch the video to find out what it is!
Then, I’ll give you a tour of my Korean notebook (which I am very proud of). It holds all of my notes, a list of all of the vocabulary I’ve learned so far, and helpful phrases. I’ll also tell you about my highlighting system, and how I organize my notes!
I’ll show you my flashcards, which I use to drill vocab.
And then finally I’ll tell you about my daily study routine! How long I study, what I focus on during each session, etc.
I hope these tips help you whether you’re learning Korean, another language, or are looking to start another language! Don’t forget to share the video with a friend if they do :) I wanted to create this video because I really believe that knowing multiple languages opens so many doors and improves our cultural understanding.
Let me know! What language(s) are you currently learning or would you like to learn?