Would you like to come along for the ride? Hear my funny anecdotes? And my horrible butchering of a beautiful language and culture... Listen to comical commentary on how this all got started...and the pitfalls along the way? Sure? Why not?
So here are the ground rules:
I have the summer to learn a language that is thousands of years old and completely foreign to me, (up until March of this year, when I watched my first KDrama, but more on that later),
I can't take any formal classes and must only learn from online resources or by watching more KDramas or listening to KPop... But if I am fortunate enough to find a tutor...that will be allowed.
I HAVE set daily goals, lessons and actually try to learn the language.
I have to blog or Vlog about it at least once a week.
I have to learn more about South Korea and their culture.
I have to start using Korean in my day to day life, as practice and to watch the responses of those around me.
I must go to an event or location that is for Korean speaking people. (like the local Korean Baptist church.)
I must find someone to have at least one conversation in Korean before the summer is over.
That is pretty much it... I hope you enjoy watching this process... I hope I can actually learn something along the way... and I hope I don't make to big of a fool of myself...
And to the people of Korea, your language and culture, thousands of years in the making... I am truly sorry.