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Tips for beginners with learning vocab

So lately I have been reading lot’s of articles and websites on how to memorise vocabulary better and I have made a list of tips I picked up. I hope these can become useful to you as I have found them very useful myself.

1. When memorising vocabulary, try to make the words relevant.
What I mean by this is, although all those programs where you get emailed a new word daily seem like lots of fun and a great way to learn vocab, it’s probably not working. Try to cluster words into different themes that are relevant to you. For example if you like to cook, you might want to learn the words for fruits and vegetables, or knife/fork/spoon etc.

2. Retaining previous information is important, yesterdays vocabulary is more important than today’s.
To transfer words from short term memory to long term memory you must make sure you revisit the words you have already learnt. Whether this be through flash cards, or reading something, just make sure you review often. If you don’t you are very likely to forget what you have learnt.

3. Set realistic goals.
So many of the articles I have been reading saying its possible to learn 100+ words in just one week. This may be for some people who have lots of time but as for me and most other people, time is precious and hard to come by. If you focus on a realistic amount of words, say maybe 10-20 per week, you will A be more likely to achieve this goal and B know these words inside out.

Hope these are useful, they definitely helped me! Please email me with your questions or just leave a comment 🙂

Korean Overnight

Okay so recently I discovered this website Korean Overnight, and straight away I was intrigued by his method of being able to understand Korean. When he stated that its possible for me to understand 100 words in just one night by doing nothing I was completely sold! By reading the comments and reviews also I definitely think that this could work. I’m definitely going to give it a go, I’m thinking of choosing the travellers vocab one, the other two don’t really relate to me.

Once I’ve given it a go I’ll post my thoughts on it. Fingers crossed it works.

Check out the video below of they guy behind it all!

REVIEW – Korean For Beginners – Mastering Conversation Korean

REVIEW: Mastering Conversational Korean – Korean for beginners

Amazon Link: Mastering Conversational Korean – Korean for beginners

I thought for this review that I would do a pros and cons list, then underneath that I will go more into depth about the textbook and my personal opinion on it. At the bottom I included the contents incase you were interested.

Just as a disclaimer, this is completely my own opinion and you do not have to agree or disagree! Feel free to leave your opinion in the comments or email me 🙂

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Im just about to complete my textbook review on Korean for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Korean so that should be up by the end of the week. I know it has taken so long but I want to make sure that it is a quality review with lots of information.

Anyways I have found some more websites and pdf’s to be checked out!!

Cyber University of Korea
Cyber University of Korea

Wild Korean:Audio Files
Wild Korean

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – This is fully in Korean!
J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 

Teach Yourself Korean – Not the best quality but still worth a look
Teach Yourself Korean



Ahhh I’ve got so much homework I’m struggling to find time to study Korean properly!! I need to stay motived though, I also hope everyone else out there is too! Even if it’s not learning Korean but just with anything that you are doing or attempting to do I guess. YOU CAN DO IT!

My favourite quote:
“People say nothing’s impossible, but I do nothing everyday” – Winnie the Pooh

Kind of relevant hahaha

Text book review on Mastering Conversational Korean coming very soon!

Textbook Pdf’s


Hope everyone is doing well! I found a pdf version of  Korean Through English! Although its not the best copy, I’ve had a chance to flick through it and it actually looks very useful. It teaches Hangul in the beginning and then doesn’t use romanisation throughout the rest of it. I honestly prefer it this way, it teaches you to not rely on romanisation. Korean Through English 1

Another one I’ve come across is Using Korean A Guide to Contemporary Usage. I have barely look at this one yet as I don’t believe I’m advanced enough but thought I’d include it anyway. It does not teach Hangul or basic grammar as it says in the start that this is for those “who have already acquired the basics”. It does look really well set out though and when I get up to this level I will definitely be using it!! Using Korean A Guide to Contemporary Usage

More free resources

Hi all! I have found some more free resources for those of you learning Korean. Some are just links to websites and others are pdf’s of textbooks, enjoy!

My Korean 1 textbook pdf/audio files
My Korean 1 | Monash University

My Korean 2 textbook pdf/audio files
My Korean 2 | Monash University

Korean from Zero textbook pdf
Korean from Zero

Fresh Korean | Free Resources (There are so many on here!)
Free Resources

The Mimic Method (helps with pronunciation)
The Mimic Method

Because Korean language self studying isn’t that lame, right? (Just a great blog)
Because Korean language self studying isn’t that lame, right?

Dirty Korean (Korean Slang)
Dirty Korean

Hope these will be helpful, when I discover some more I’ll be sure to let you guys know 🙂


WOW. It has been soooooo long since I’ve posted. I am rather disappointed in myself for not do another post sooner actually. I have been very  busy with Christmas, my Birthday, News Years etc. but I feel like thats not a good enough excuse haha.

To give everyone an update: Although I haven’t been posting on here I have been keeping up with my Korean. I am doing it for a project at school so I pretty much have to stick with it. Im glad I choose to do it on this though because I am really enjoying doing the homework. Weird, never thought I would say that. Although I’m are on our summer holidays, its expected of me too finish half of it before school goes back. Which is actually a lot to ask for 😦

I recently purchased a Korean textbook from my local book store, although you can get it on amazon, Shipping is so expensive to Aus :((( So far I am enjoying it, i bought it on Boxing Day (my birthday lol) and I’m already past the halfway mark. Continue reading