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…)