Hey guys - looking for some suggestions on what to do.
A part of me thinks that I just need to be patient, and trust the process and keep going as incremental progress/consistency will compound.
The other part of me thinks I could be better spending my time, just not sure how.
I know about 1500-2000 (not really sure tbh) words in Korean, but not sure as I spent a year there and learned through just listening to my korean friends talk.
My current studying workflow looks like this
- Study my daily anki (usually around 150 review and 30-40 new) cards
- Write down the lyrics, and interpret a song in Korean (add new words to deck)
- Chatting with my girlfriend or Korean exchange students
But I feel like I've stagnated. I want to work towards the TOPIK and general fluency (more the second, than the first) and just not feeling like my studies are making a difference.
Any suggestions? Should I swap from picture word flashcards to all purpose? Should I focus on grammar (I haven't even formally learned grammar rules tbh)
Thanks In Advance
are you still translating (Korean to English, then back) before replying in conversations?
@Ryan, I'm not sure where I may have led you to think like that... but no. I can think and talk 100% in Korean and hold a conversation very comfortably. Speaking is my strongest skill by far.
@Nigel right on, so what do you mean by plateau? you want to know more / fancier grammar? improve your accent? do you ever write in Korean, e.g. blog posts or stories?
1. I write daily in Korean - messaging friends, my daily journal, and writing korean lyrics before translating them to english.
2. By plateau, I just don't' feel like I'm getting better in Korean - specifically I want to improve my TOPIK scores and I guess to get around to learning grammar.
I'm learning more complex words now and want to know what the proper flashcard and setup would be to use as well.