4 In Korean learning journey (:

Milestones: 2008-2011

‘Revamped’ my 자기소개서. All I did was to change a few figures and sentences here and there. Will sit down to write a new, proper one after the exams. While reading my old introduction, I was suddenly reminded of a few significant events in my learning journey. I just wanna write them down here, in case the memories become more hazy next time. Some of the ‘milestones’ are just rough gauges, I can’t remember when exactly they happened. Probably my archives will be a more accurate and true record (:

Nov 2007: Started to fall in love with Korean dramas, learned the korean alphabet and started to consider taking korean classes

Jan 2008 – Jun 2008: Beginner Korean classes at SES

Apr 2008: Started to self study Korean

June 2008: Started hangukdrama

Oct 2008: Took KLPT and obtained Level 2

Jan 2009: First msn convo in Korean

Feb 2009: Started Naver blog

June 2009: Started to translate kpop news

Sep 2009: Took TOPIK and obtained level 4

Oct 2009: Took KLPT and obtained level 5

Nov 2009: Took part in the 5th Korean speech contest and came in 3rd place

June 2010: Took Advanced 2 Korean classes in 연세 summer school

Feb 2011: Created a language exchange group with a few friends

By Apr 2011: able to watch korean programs without subs – to various degrees

  • modern day dramas: 93% and above (mmm!)
  • sageuk dramas: never tried!
  • variety shows: ~ 80%
  • medical documentaries: 85% and above
  • movies: it varies

There’s alot of missing milestones in my timeline, mmm my memory is failing me. 😀

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    8 May, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    you know i started following your blog 3 months after you created it. you did a lot of studying and look where it took you! The best reward ever for your hard work!

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      8 May, 2011 at 7:27 PM

      yeah you were one of the first few friends i knew through this blog ^^

      thanks alot!!

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    11 May, 2011 at 3:13 AM

    It is AMAZING that you started to really study Korean in January 2008 and attained level 4 in TOPIK in September 2009. I’ve never heard of anybody progressing so fast. (Certainly my classmates and I haven’t!) You should feel proud of yourself for accomplising so much. Good luck with your exams!

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      12 May, 2011 at 9:08 AM

      Thanks!! (: I hope to return to more frequent blogging after the exams :/

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