I’m writing this with Korean learners in mind and any resemblance to real life characters is purely coincidental.
A #notserious post.
1. The “you mean you dunno this” annoying type
Ever met someone who try to say something to you and when you go ???, they be like “what? You mean you dunno this? Oh man I’m better than you!” You remain politely puzzled and until you found out that you didn’t understand cos the person has bad pronunciation -.- and you have to bite back the retort.
Funny how some people just can’t see the possibility that the fault lies with them
(I’ve met many!)
2. The spoil market, overly humble type
The kind who keep on saying that they are terrible at the language and just when you believe them, you find out that they are actually fluent and competent. You are envious and annoyed at the same time. Because.. If they are terrible, then you wonder about what you are.
My yardstick is longer than yours.
3.The can read but cannot speak type
The ones who just won’t open their mouths. And you wonder why it’s so hard to verbalize it when they are perfectly capable of writing you an essay.
But you have to be in the situation yourself to know what it’s like. Speaking and reading are two different skillsets. I myself havent managed to hold a proper Japanese conversation.
4.The “I wanna learn enough to watch k dramas” type
They probably won’t be korean learners for very long. Once they realize that the statement entails being a very competent learner with a wide range of vocabulary and great listening skills, they would want out. But I guess there are exceptions.
5.The “fangirl” type
It’s all for the oppas :p nothing wrong though, fangirling is the single most powerful motivation to learn a language for a long time.
They are the ones with the most updated vocab/slangs.
On a side note, i dunno why people will write or tweet to their idols in 반말…..
6.The “buy and hoard textbooks” type
Everytime you see a new textbook, you will be tempted to get it. You feel that there will never be enough textbooks and you feel the need to get all of them in order not to miss out anything. You feel insecure when you feel like there are no more textbooks for your level. Then again, you buy a lot but dont finish using them.
7.The “stationery lover”
You need all your notebooks to be neat and pretty. You codecode your notes and will even rewrite them to make sure that they are neat and organised. You love shopping for new stationery and spend more time doing up your notes than learning the language.
8.The “I wish I can be better but Im still not putting in effort” type
This describes all of us to some degree.
which type of language learner are you? Or should I ask which is your dominant type?
Feel free to share more types (: