Korean Listening Practice – should you slow down the audio?

Korean listening practice

One of the biggest challenges when you start on a Korean language learning adventure is finding resources for Korean listening practice. It’s not that there’s a shortage of things to listen to. Rather, the difficulty lies in finding something that is not just instructional (i.e. podcasts teaching verb conjugation) while also being at an appropriate …

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How to Practice Speaking Korean (even if you’re scared)

How to Practice Speaking Korean (even if you're scared)

This world really accommodates extroverts, which can make practicing a language daunting for introverts. However, you can still practice speaking Korean with a little creativity and maybe even by stepping out of your comfort zone. If you’re willing to risk a little discomfort, you can do this! Back in June I participated in an online …

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Cooking with Gom-Gom: Budae Jjigae Recipe (Korean Army Stew)

Budae Jjigae recipe/부대 찌개

One of my favourite sections of the Korean Cultural Center of Canada’s website is the webtoon Gom-Gom’s Journey to the K-Food. It features delicious food and teaches you some cultural background at the same time. Recently, Gom-Gom taught us a Budae Jjigae recipe and I immediately knew I wanted to try making it. History of …

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Not Taking the TOPIK Exam – you may not need it!

Not Taking the TOPIK Exam

There are many arguments for not taking the TOPIK exam – and it’s entirely possible that you may not need it. Let’s look at some reasons it could be unnecessary for you. What’s in this post: What is TOPIK? Are you planning to move to South Korea? Are you applying to work for a Korean …

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2022 K-Dramas, Movies, and Other Shows watched this year

K-Dramas, Movies, and Other Shows I watched in 2022

I wanted to keep track of all the different things that I watch this year. I don’t know about you but sometimes people will ask me, “what have you seen lately that was really good?” Even if I KNOW I’ve seen some great stuff, sometimes I will draw a total blank. So I am going …

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Allowing Yourself to be Happy – How I’m Pivoting my Blog

Let go and be happy

Have you ever started a blog and after a few years (or maybe not even that long!) realized that you’re not writing about things that truly fuel your passions? It’s happened to me before and it happened again recently! In fact, the feeling caused me to stop writing here at all – it’s been over …

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