I’ve completed the 1st level and am now in the midst of the 2nd. The lessons are progressing further and it’s becoming a little tougher with each passing week.
For our previous lesson, we had a mini kimbap making session which we all enjoyed. Not only was it fun and scrumptious, we were introduced to the culture and cuisine of Korea, allowing us to have a better understanding of the language.
It’s enlightening how a country’s language alone can reveal so much depth about their culture.
I can hardly quell my rising excitement and eagerness to kick-start my Korean learning and have enrolled for basic Korean lessons at a local university.
The course begins on the first Friday of May. Self-learning was advancing at a snail’s pace so I am confident that attending classes taught by a native speaker would propel my faint grasp of the language much further.
I can’t wait!
With the lack of internet connectivity in recent weeks, I have been spending my free time exploring the various gadets and accessories that came along with the basic computer.
I found this tool (called Tablet PC Input Panel) where there’s a panel for writing on which it then converts into typed text. It tickles me to see how
handmouse-writing looks on the screen, and I was flabbergasted to see it’s able to recognise several other languages as well, including Korean.
So this not only allows me to be able to write Korean on the computer, it might also serve to be a handy tool for checking whether I’ve written the characters correctly. Perhaps someday I’ll have a Korean penpal to converse with, when I’m more familiar with the language.