The Korean challenge

Next week we will launch Korean at LingQ, I think. If we do, and the chances are high, I intend to spend a fair amount of time on Korean, at least an hour a day, mostly listening for at least the next 6 months. I won’t drop my Russian and Portuguese but I will add Korean. My goal is to see how far I can get in 6 months. In December I will record a skype conversation with a native speaker.

About 4 years ago I put in about 6 months of listening and reading to Korean, using Teach Yourself, Colloquial and some other college text books I was able to find. I abandoned Korean because I got tired of the boring content that was the staple of the books and CDs that I had bought. I am hoping that with Korean available at LingQ, my Korean learning will be rekindled.

At this point I can say a few things in Korean. I can read simple texts with difficulty, and understand hardly anything when native speakers talk to each other. I am hoping to be able to hold a meaningful conversation on a wide range of subjects by December, just using LingQ.

I invite others to also join this Korean challenge, to see who much we can learn or improve in 6 months.

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