I’ve decided that if I don’t release the e-book in parts, I’ll never get to the end of writing it. hahaha.
I need some drive and motivation to write on and also, I’ll like to hear some feedback and comments! ^^
Also, I’ve been getting many queries on learning Korean these days, especially from beginners. I’ve covered many relevant topics in this version, so hopefully it will be helpful.
Okay there are so many ideas floating around my brain right now, it’s hard to be coherent.
First, the book.
The book idea is simple. I just want to share my experience of self study Korean and also to offer some tips and methods to help everyone self study Korean more effectively.
VERSION 1 covers topics from the very beginning to the beginner stage. The final work will definitely be much more than this and will cover from beginner to advanced stage.
As I’m writing this book, I came to realize that writing is not easy and it’s hard to put everything in coherent and chronological writing. Very different from blog writing. I didn’t want this book to be an authoritative kind of HOW TO book, and I struggle very hard with trying to put that across in my writing – but failing badly. I tend to slip into that kind of writing style, with the authoritative tone. YOU SHOULD DO THIS. YOU SHOULD AVOID THAT. That is not my intention, and I definitely think that language learning is a fun process that you should explore and try out and find a learning style that is suitable for you. My method is not the only method but I just want to share my experiences to help everyone find their learning style. I can’t emphasize that more.
Writing this brings back many memories but sometimes I struggle to find back that original feeling. I try my best, but sometimes I tend to forget how it was like as a beginner and that sense of loss, uncertainty and the problems I faced back that. Looking at past entries helped, but sometimes it feels like I’m writing from the point of view as an advanced learner, and thus may have missed quite a number of important issues beginners faced.
I try to write from someone who have walked the path (hahaha), yet remember how it was like back then. ^^
In any case, I hope everyone will find this a good read and I will really appreciate comments / ideas on how to make this better.
- my writing style (and my terrible grammar)
- sections to include
- issues you want me to talk about (in the beginner section)
- issues you want me to explore next time (for beginner / intermediate / advanced etc)
- sharing your experience
- general comments etc
Everything will be much appreciated.
NOTE: Please do not re-upload this to anywhere else. Always point people back to the original download link here. Also, please don’t steal my work -____- unfinished work doesn’t mean you can take the idea and claim that it’s yours.
NOTE: Photos are also MINE. I’m so scared to use any photos / logos because I’m not sure if that’s allowed or not. ><;; sorry for the lack of visuals!
I’m not sure how the final product will be (or if it will see the daylight lol). But I am hoping this book can be a project that you guys can have a part in, not just solely my work. I want to have fun with this, and hopefully inspire more people to take up foreign language learning and to see that self studying Korean is not impossible!
Being an incredibly unpragmatic person, money making is not my priority, but I really hope to see it published (physical) next time 😛 Seeing my work in the bookstore is something that I really really want. Any publisher contacts, help etc will be super appreciated!
Let’s make this work ^^
DOWNLOAD THE E-BOOK VERSION 1 HERE (Scribd) (link not available as I’m updating the draft ^^)
ABSOLUTELY FREE since all that went into it is my time and effort ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ (and this is a draft)