6 In Japanese learning journey (:

일본어 ノート

Sorry for the codeswitching here. xD

I think I have sort of establish a routine for my Japanese study after a few trial and errors. For me, a routine is important as it gives me some kind of ‘grounding’ that I need to be able to progress. It’s just my personality and own preference. So here’s a sneak peak at my first notebook for Japanese! ^^

Right now, I have no plans to be fluent in Japanese. Actually, I have no plans at all. I’m just gonna go with the flow and see where this takes me. And of course, enjoy the whole learning process. For me, Japanese is different from Korean. I’m not that invested into the language yet.

hahaha actually I have nothing to blog about today. Pictures should be more interesting than my writing >.<

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    Margo
    22 June, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Hello~ I’ve came across your blog few weeks ago and keep checking the updates from time to time.
    This comment will be a bit off-topic, I hope you’ll forgive me.
    I’m a self-studying Korean right now with help of some friends and I find your blog really motivating and useful! So thank you. 😀
    You do a lot of reviews about textbooks, but I was wondering actually what was your study routine for Korean when you were just beginning.
    Right now I’m a bit torn apart between all the things that I have to work on. Such as grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading,etc. So often I try to do everything, but mixing all the tasks together feels like I keep on wasting time, without really progressing much.
    So I was wondering which goals did you set up for your studying in the beginning, how did you accomplish them, what strategies, if any, did you use. How did you divide your studying time? When did you study? Where?
    Sorry for so many detailed questions, but since you’re such an accomplished learner, that means you’ve been doing something right. So I’m curious. 🙂

    Please reply when you are not busy or maybe send me a link if you already talked about that. ^^

    (Since you talked about Japanese study routine in this post, I decided to write this comment here. XD)

    Thank you ^^~

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      hangukdrama
      22 June, 2011 at 2:41 PM

      Hello! ^^ Thanks for leaving a comment (:

      Have you ever taken any beginner courses at all? I find that it’s easier to start if you have at least a basic concept of the language and it might be daunting (not impossible though) to figure everything out by yourself.

      Don’t think about progressing or ‘seeing results’. What’s more important is to enjoy learning and you will see yourself progressing without even realising.

      I think I’ll do up a post on the questions you have asked ^^ Should be done within this two days (:

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        Margo
        22 June, 2011 at 10:01 PM

        I really want to take Korean classes, but I live in Toronto, Canada. There are only two places where I can take ACTUAL classes, both are offered from universities. One is allowed to be taken only by the students of that university, which I’m not. -_- The second is also not my university, but they offer these courses to the public, but with these ones I don’t like the price(it’s too expensive for transfer students) and I’ve bought their textbook, which is first book of Integrated Korean and to be honest, wasn’t that impressed by it. I find that I learn the least with these one, and so currently most of the time I’m using other two resources.

        Unfortunately Korean language isn’t that popular here, really, but we have crowds and crowds of Korean exchange students. XD So I can sort of use it to my advantage..xD

        Gonna read the post now! 😀 Thank you!!

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        hangukdrama
        23 June, 2011 at 8:37 AM

        I didn’t really use (or like) the Integrated Korean beginner series but the intermediate (and beyond) ones are really good ^^ Most of the Koreans I’ve met are really helpful when they see people who are interested in Korean. If you have a chance, get to know them ^^*

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