It’s been 2 years since I started learning Korean. It took me 23 years before I really got down to learning Korean! And it didn’t disappoint (:
I have completed 6 levels of Beginner Korean @ NUS Extension. Spent a total of $2500. Intermediate Korean Level 1 starts on Wednesday and I have yet to decide if I want to take the class.
Like I said in my previous post, I can’t converse in Korean yet. I can decipher Korean words but it will take me quite a while. I am by far…the weakest in my class. So, should I continue?
This one month break from lessons has made me realised something.
I enjoy having the time to myself again. It has somehow become a habit for my sister, my mum and I to go to the market for dinner on Wednesdays. My mood is better on Wednesdays. The nagging voice in my head constantly asking me to do my homework and practice is gone.
But at the same time, I miss Korean. Seeing the random tweet by Elaine, by Siwon and realising that, “HEY! I UNDERSTAND!” makes me don’t want to stop learning. Because look at me now. I’ve picked up a new language! Who knows how soon it will be before I can start conversing? There’s so much more room to improve.
I don’t know. Maybe I just need some time (maybe a semester) away. Take a step back. Give myself some space.
Then again, if I skip this semester, I will have to take the class alone in the future 😦 Decision decision.
I miss the culture factor in lessons. We used to play games and wear hanbok. But now, there’s no games…In their place, we have teachers sitting in.
몰라! 몰라! I guess I won’t know till Wednesday. Till then, I might be quite emo as I always am when I can’t decide about stuff 😛