Vocabulary @ Yonsei KLI

Studying for Vocabulary test

Studying for Vocabulary test

It’s been a wild ride since the beginning of these 4 weeks at the Yonsei regular program. I’ll be elaborating on the program as I can but at this time I’ll talk specifically about how we learn vocabulary.

Vocabulary is the foundation of most languages. Think of vocabulary as knowing the meaning, sound, and writing of the word/idea.

For the beginner in any language one of the first problems to overcome is learning a whole new set of words for that new language. How can you learn the grammar when you don’t know the words to write? Here in Yonsei the students start learning vocabulary right after a phonetics introduction (about day 3). Book lessons usually include 2 or 3 sets of grammar rules and 10-15 core vocabulary words. The pace at the program is quite fast as every week a student is required to learn 100-120 words, besides the grammar rules. (more…)

The Art of Noodles

Shin Soup
Shin Soup

Korean Ramen Soup

Korea is the mother of all instant foods (or at least soups). When I go to the supermarket I can find nearly 2 corridors of instant soup. It hilarious! and also really cheap! I found them delicious (so far…) and really nice to eat in these winter times (you have to boil water so hot soup is really nice). Anyway my favorite is Shin soup I had tried it several times before coming to Korea. (more…)