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2014-08-17 My Korean Teacher!

Yes, it is true, I now have a private tutor! We are both busy people, but will do our best to meet a certain number of times per week (which I won't mention, because no matter which number I mention, some will say, "that not enough").

Anyway, she is nice enough to take the time to come see me. Although she admitted at the session where we met a few weeks ago that she will use me as one of her guinea pigs.^^

She has an incredible story, which I won't tell, but it is really interesting that she is now willing to take the time to teach me.

I have four other teachers I will meet occasionally, but of course, as soon as I decided to study Korean more seriously, some huge unanticipated projects popped up/re-emerged.

I will never have 17 teachers like my colleague Yeonmi Park has, but I will meet at least one or two teachers regularly...

It was a great moment--we had five people eager to study Korean, and five South Koreans eager to teach them, as volunteers.

I post this at the risk of knowing that people will be asking me, the next time they see me, "Are you fluent yet?" Just like when someone starts working on a book, "Have you finished it yet?"



하이, 선생님. 대단히고맙습니다.^^ She's my main teacher, we have set a regular schedule, and she is going to make me stick to it! 


I organized this session helping beginners and fake beginners who want to learn/improve their Korean. 5 teachers, 5 students. And the tall guy in the back isn't standing on a table, he is really that tall.

She promised me that she can meet often...

Good guy, he took on several students. I will be meeting with him soon.

She also teaches Chinese...but it will be enough of a challenge for her to improve my Korean, I won't even amuse her with my lousy Chinese

I did my best to look bored, yawning, kept looking at my phone...it didn't matter... Ginny Min-Jin Song was determined to push some Korean into my head, even teaching me on the bus going back from Yeoju


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