TOPIK II & Language Studies(언어 학습, 토픽 II)

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of taking the TOPIK II test.  After taking TOPIK I last spring I was happy to know that my comprehension skills were surprisingly high for the TOPIK I test. My score was actually above average range for level 2 (score earners) giving me a strong  idea that my…

Speaking Korean in America (미국에서 한국어를 말하기)

How many of you speak a second language not native to your home or present country of residence? This is a snippet of my daily life.  Since I’ve been back state-side I’ve been trying to upkeep my Korean language skills not only in convos and vid-chats with my BF and Korean friends, but also in…

Learning Korean: Highs, Lows, and Motivations

Over the past year since I left my ESL teaching position in Korea I fell into a mild language rut. It might have been due to not being surrounded by my students, or being inside my hagwon’s main office where 2/3 of the staff were Korean and knew little or no English. It might have…