4 Tips to Learn Korean Much Faster

by Ceylan J. Morgan
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01. Learn Korean from watching K-Dramas/Variety Shows

We learn our first language by hearing, speaking and imitating of what we are exposed to. Although a lot of people say that it’s not possible to learn this way in adulthood, my experience has proved to me twice that learning a language naturally, is indeed possible for adults as well.

Initially, I started out picking up Korean not by learning Hangul, colors or numbers first, but I started out learning phrases by watching Dramas. Although it was unintentional in the beginning, when I noticed that I could understand the some scripts without the subtitles, I decided to learn Korean intentionally. Later, also in support of Korean learning books.

Tip! Your psychologic state does play a very big importance. If you try learning Korean by watching movies and dramas, you should stay calm and think it’s easy. Don’t doubt yourself, and have fun, I think its a way to keep the brain open for more information. Try to see yourself as a little child who is learning its first language by hearing. You can write down some vocabulary, even if you don’t know how it’s actually written but best is, you do this in support of your study material for writing practice. Generally, you might be able to pick up vocabulary fast this way, but this method only takes into consideration, listening and speaking practice. Otherwise, you might end up being good in speech but weak in writing skills.

A very recommendable source for learning Korean is https://talktomeinkorean.com.

02. Watch translated songs on YouTube

I bet you like listening to music. For writing practice, find your favorite song, and write down the Hangul lyrics while translating some words. You don’t need to necessarily understand all of it, however you’ll be able to catch new words and expressions this way.

This is really helpful, especially with songs you listen to more often, because repetition is key. So when you listen to the song, you should try to remember the meaning of the words you learned.

03. Compare it with your own language

Maybe you can find some words which are similar to the words of a language you are already fluent in. This can help you memorize even more.

04. Travel with your language studies in your bag

This is for the very dedicated. I used to always have books in my handbag, which I took out when I was on a bus, train or elsewhere. My main reasoning for that was that I wanted to be able to speak Korean as soon as possible, but I have also realized that I could memorize things even faster when I was walking. It could be a bit inconvenient to have to write when traveling, but you could just focus on memorizing your vocabulary while traveling and work on your lessons when at home.

I hope this helped. If any Questions? => Comment

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