- There aren't a lot of classes & tutors.
- Work schedules get in the way of classes that do exist.
- Korean's want to speak English with you.
- Korean isn't supposed to be spoken in classrooms.
- Most foreigners don't aren't learning Korean so you don't have study buddies.
So I've had to tie back into home roots.
Pull myself together,
and teach myself.
Pulling from a the following resources I've managed to build a language plan:
- Foreigners studying at Universities.
- Co-teachers and students.
- iPhone apps of all shapes and sizes.
- Old text books from former teachers.
- Free classes near my town and in Seoul.
- LiveMocha whenever I have a minute.
- Designing my own study plans
As always, coffee shops provide the place to pull all these different threads together.
the struggle has been worth it.
Each week I accomplish something new.
Each week everything around me becomes easier.
Each week my experience in Korea grows more dynamic.
I agree with you! Learning Korean in Korea is so difficult. Many people are surprised that my Korean ability is quite poor despite the fact that I've been living here for 4 years.
No matter how hard I study I never make the progress that I'm hoping for. Since this post I've learned so much, but I still feel the same way.
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