It was during my college years that I started to watch Koreanovelas.
Later in my working days, during my idle hours in the office, I spend my time watching Korean series.
And since the Korean culture has boomed and been influential especially to the Philippines, it has been a trend to catch up with Koreanovelas and get fond of the "Oppas". (Ji Chang-Wook fan here!) HAHAHA!
Not to mention the food influence it has made to the Filipinos, too.
Since reading the subtitles can divide the attention to the show itself, I got curious about studying the Korean language. And these are my self routine studies in learning Korean.
1. Google Translate
Whenever I catch something really interesting phrase, I pause the video and try to google translate it to Korean. And then I play it again to get familiar with the phrase. (Though google translate does not always give you the exact translation, but it can be very useful.)
2. I take down notes.
When usual words or phrases come to the script like "Hi!" - "Annyeonghaseyo!" or "Thank you!" - "Gamsahabnida", I put them in my notes. This way, I can always go back and re-read the words. (Since I'm not very good at memorizing words.)
3. Use the words in your everyday conversations and routines.
In order to get more familiar with the words, I practice to use them every day. I use them to speaking with my friends and family. Plus, it also benefits the person I'm conversing with.
4. Language Tools
And of course, this site is also very useful to learn the language. Aside from this, it's very easy to use, too.
These are some of my self-study routines in learning the Korean language. How about you? What are your routines in learning a language? Any tips to learn Korean?