It’s so funny, but I do notice a pattern. There are times when Korean books are harder to find in the libraries, I get more emails / enquires about learning Korean, people comment a lot more. And strangely, these times all collide with holidays. It feels like there is a peak and off peak season for language learning ><;;
I’ve heard / read so many people telling me that they will use the holidays to do intensive language studying and they can’t wait for the holidays to start so that they can get started. Nothing wrong, I look forward to the holidays too. So that I definitely can spend more time on languages. But sometimes I wonder if languages should be something that is ‘reserved for the holidays’.
It’s now the time of the semester where all the students are getting super busy, yours truly included. I’ve been dealing with essays, my thesis and all kinds of crap. I do lament the lack of k-studying time and like many others, wished that there is 24 more hours a day. However, time management is very much up to us and I still try to do something Korean and Japanese everyday. Consistency and conscientiousness help a lot when it comes to language studying. It’s not about intensive studying in certain periods and absolutely nothing in other times.
Textbooks are not everything. Just spending an hour listening to a podcast while doing something helps. Watching an ep of your fav drama helps you to relax and learn the language at the same time. Read a news article if you are one of those that likes to be updated about the current affairs. Do something everyday.
It’s the time of the semester where everyone is getting unmotivated, depressed and what not. Me included. So let’s encourage each other 😀 Often, when we are in a funk, all we need is for someone to extend their hand, to offer some kind of inspiration, comfort, encouragement or simply understanding what we are going through. I do very well when I’m provoked or motivated ^^;;
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Let’s get through this time together and holidays will be here… soon 😀