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Reflections on 2010

I know that it’s still a little too early to write my end of year reflections. But with final exams exactly a week away and ending just before Christmas, I foresee a lack of time to blog ):

2010 has been a rewarding year in some ways. 2010 summer will probably be the best summer of my life, seeing how I get to spend 7 whole weeks in my most fav country. I could see the jump in my Korean proficiency and thereby have to humbly conclude that self-learning in a foreign environment is limited. My vocabulary (especially the more specialised ones) greatly increased during the yonsei Korean classes. The interactive nature of the classroom makes everything easier to learn and faster to pick up. I’m currently using the same textbook on my own. The classes take around 2-3 lessons to finish one chapter and I’m taking weeks. :/

But on some aspects, I felt that I could have done much more. I didn’t work hard enough for Korean. I’m nowhere close to completing a TOPIK advanced paper. And the most horrible thing, my naver blog is in shambles. I haven’t logged it there for months and the last time i posted was probably post-Korea trip.

Hopefully 2011 will be a better year and that I will finally get my TOPIK Level 6! 😀 😀

How has 2010 be for you? And for your Korean learning journey? ^^

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    12 December, 2010 at 6:13 AM

    In 2010, I felt like there was never enough time for me to devote to Korean—just like I felt in 2009! I graduated from university a while back so I now work full time, have a husband and a 7 year old son. By the time I’ve done everything I absolutely need to do each day it seems like I don’t have enough good quality time for my brain to learn Korean. I bring Korean stuff to work so I can study during my lunch break, but still I really need more time. I would love to know how other people in similar situations manage.

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      14 December, 2010 at 11:05 PM

      i keep telling myself that once I graduate, I’ll be able to have more time for Korean. But I guess new commitments will just keep piling up. >,<

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    5 February, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    2010 was one of the best years for me. It was the year I went back to school and met a lot of other people who are into learning Korean. I met a lot of Korean friends from the uni too. Had my first overseas travel and I get to meet Kim Sun Ah in person and she recognized me ^^. And I get to talk to her in Korean (a bit). It was my first time to attend a formal Korean class. I improved a lot in my Korean. And I even get to take TOPIK. 🙂 I simply love 2010!

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      6 February, 2011 at 1:10 PM

      i’m glad 2010 was such a good year for you! hope 2011 will be an even better one!!

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