Different methods and materials to learn Korean?
I have been using many websites and apps to help me learn Korean more effectively for the past month, such as memerise, HelloTalk, eggbun, etc. However, I was wondering what sites, applications, or textbooks you guys use to study Korean. For the people who have been studying for a while, what's worked for you so far?
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I have 3 books called 'Learn Korean From Zero' 1 2 and 3 i find these books very helpful
I have done the following:
- HowToStudyKorean & Learn Korean w/ Go Billy + writing in a notebook
- YouTube (cooking channels purely in Korean (I like food), reading the comments in the comment section that are in Korean (mixed results), Korean channels that provide Ko-En subs, among others.)
- Listening practice videos on YouTube (Go Billy's channel has them, as well as Conversational Korean, Prof Yoon's Korean Language Class (from TOPIK))
- Dramas (notably, writing down new words or phrases that were not understood in the notebook)
- Proper usage of translators (Papago): i.e.: Not typing an entire sentence in to the translator. Whenever something comes up in conversation or my head, given that I have time to think about it, I think about how it would be said in Korean. If I cannot figure it out, I break the sentence down into simple pieces and translate piece by piece.
Immersion is really important, so hearing, writing and even just thinking about Korean daily will help you learn.
Find a book written for Korean children and read it multiple times, trying to memorize and say without looking words, then sentences, then paragraphs. There are many books with multiple short selections . An old one I like is 행복한 뿡어방. For a bit more of a challenge, you might try 돌아온 진돗개 백구. It's based on an actual event of a dog being sold and then returning a great distance to its original owner, and is narrated beautifully by the dog:)
The Jindo temperament is fiercely loyal and brave. Jindos form very strong attachments to their family members and their home. In fact, according to the United Kennel Club, some Jindos have traveled long distances to return to their original owner. The Jindo dog personality is extremely faithful, alert and careful. They are considered to have a calm, confident nature. They can be very watchful and territorial around other dogs and suspicious around strangers. Jindos are not very vocal dogs and rarely bark without cause.