I think these 3 words basically sum up my Korean learning journey these days. I can’t remember the last time I studied hard for Korean. Not in the past 1 year plus or so. D: Having reached a level where I’m more or less comfortable with the language (in daily life) and being able to watch dramas without subs etc, I tend to get a little complacent.
Not complacent in the sense that I think I’m better than other people, but that I stopped pushing forward and get too contented with my current proficiency. As I’m not taking classes, I don’t have targets to work towards, no tests to determine my standard and generally no motivation to work hard.
I thought I have covered most of the grammar points by now as I no longer come across structures that I’m unfamiliar with – most of the time vocabulary is what I’m focusing on. Not necessarily a bad thing but I stopped studying grammar.
Trying to prepare for TOPIK today and using one of my grammar books. It’s then that I realize I still have a long way more to go. Grammar points that are not that often used in daily lives but nonetheless still very important.
I think I shall work harder on grammar these days. But I see no books (none on hand) that deals with those grammar points. I don’t like studying grammar from grammar textbooks. So annoyed.
Not a day goes by that I am not awed by how far I have come so far. Even though this blog is used to record my learning journey, I find it hard to believe that I have been studying for 4 years already. And I wonder how I managed to come this far.
I am at a bottleneck right now but I will break through it. Must keep reminding myself that I am nowhere near being proficient!