G’day from Korea!
I thought I’d share a very quick ‘first week in Korea’ update with a video of my tiny apartment for anyone interested.
I’ve been here in Gumi, South Korea for a little over a week now adjusting to a new lifestyle, new apartment, new job and of course, a completely new language.
So far I’m loving it.
It’s been an intense yet very productive first week – even though I’ve been working normal 8 hour days since I arrived with limited opportunities to get out and explore, I’ve been able to experience and observe many elements of Korean culture and have been able to learn lots of the language already.
I’ve been spending two 15 minute study periods a day gradually working through two books – Teach Yourself Korean and Elementary Korean – while using the rest of my time to practice around the neighbourhood and at work.
Remember that it’s very important to limit your time studying because the more you try to cram in, the less you’ll retain.
One great thing about where I’m working is that I’m surrounded by native Koreans all day who are more than happy to help me (I’m constantly firing off questions while taking notes) and lots of children who as I’ve said before are often the best people to learn from.
I’ll be starting to post progress videos over the coming weeks so make sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel and keep checking back here as well.
Video of my apartment in Gumi (구미), South Korea
This was written by Donovan Nagel.
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