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