How To Improve My Korean
There comes a time for all language learners where your rate of progress slows down and you don’t feel yourself moving forward anymore. Don’t worry, there are things you can do to help overcome this and continue with your learning.
Here are some handy tips that you can use to help you improve your Korean.
Learn Korean Online
There are loads of ways you can practise Korean online and even some that you can find for free. There is a great collection of learn Korean websites that you can use to whatever level you need. You can work your way through the material at a pace that works for you and the best thing about learning online is that you can do it pretty much wherever you are. You simply need an internet connection.
Find A Korean Language Partner
Another thing you can do to improve your Korean is to try and speak as much as possible and a great way to do this is to find a Korean language partner. Using websites like italki or hello talk you can search for Koreans who want to learn English and organise language exchanges with them so you practise your Korean and English at the same time.
Start A Korean Diary
One of the things people often have trouble with is writing. People can normally read much better than they can write. This is common and there’s nothing wrong with it, but to get over that intermediate plateau and to improve your Korean you will need to improve your writing skills. And a great way to do this is by keeping a diary. If you write in a diary every single day then even if you’re not talking about anything interesting, you’ll find that your writing improves dramatically.
Watch Korean Dramas
Korean dramas are famous worldwide and watched in many countries outside of Korea. They’re dramatic, fun, filled with beautiful people and most useful for you, they speak Korean. Start watching Korean dramas every day even if just for ten minutes and your Korean skills will slowly start to improve, at least your listening skills will. You’ll also get to immerse yourself in Korean culture while you’re learning which is an incredibly important part of language learning.
Find A Book You Love And Read It In Korean
If you’re not quite ready to read Korean books yet why not find a book that you already love and know the story of and read it in Korean. That way you’ll know what’s happening and you’ll be able to work out what a lot of the words mean based on the context and your knowledge of the story. This is a really useful way to improve your comprehension skills and you’ll also find that you enjoy revisiting these stories that you know and love so much.
No matter where you are with your Korean it can be common to get to a stage where you feel like you’re not moving forward anymore but don’t worry, you can still improve you Korean, you just need time and persistence and sometimes to try something new.