Independent Language Study Strategy

The fact is, keeping up foreign language skills and continuing self study without any opportunity for a structured class is quite difficult. Making sure the content of that self study and its application are effective is even more difficult. Up until today, I have always just gone with the flow and tried to study when I can, take a class when I can, dedicate time when I have some time, &c. But frankly, I don’t think this is actually very effective at all. It’s sort of like someone saying, hey, I’m going to learn how to play the piano but I’m only going to practice when I have free time.

Nope. Sorry. Doesn’t work that way. If you want to learn more than just Hot Cross Buns, your going to have to block out some time, figure out some sort of scale-based exercises, and, essentially, develop yourself a curriculum.

This morning I came to the realization that developing a Korean language study strategy and self-study curriculum is critical. It would be the best way for me to actually make progress in my Korean rather than just trying not to forget what I’ve learned. I don’t want to struggle to stay standing, I want to be taking steps forward.

Hopefully, I will have a solid plan by the end of the day. Time to hit the drawing board.


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