I never tried writing paragraphs in korean. I’m too scared to write since I don’t know a lotof grammars and vocabulary and maybe that’s one of the reason I never improved.
So far, I learned that flashcard dont help. I tried doing flashcards, memorizing during my free time. No luck. I dont remember a word from it. The words that was contributed to my vocabulary knowledge, were i used when I was using the hellotalk app. So, I guess more on writing helps a lot.
Reading in reddit (www.reddit.com/r/korean) is what I do during my free time. Ok. I have a lot free time these days, cause its 1 week vacations, and i only have 3 days left. I got to maximize it by doing research in korean. Hoho.
What I found out in reddit is some tips like listening to a kpop song then write what you heard and dont look at the lyrics just write what you heard. This is somewhat increases your ability in listening skills and writing in correct spelling. I tried this, but it consumes a lot of time but it works. I tried to write The lyrics of a song that i already memorized without actually knowing the lyrics. Skip the rap part. Too fast. Then, when i checked, i have a lot of known common words but wrong spelling. Then i looked for the english translation of the song and tried to analyze the lyrics.
For example. (Hug me – crush)
what i heard: 난 니를 바라보면 난 드거워죠
What the lyrics is: 괜히 널 바라보면 낯 뜨거워져
Translation: I get shy when I see you for no reason
New words: 괜히(for no reason), 낯뜨겁다(shy)
I learned the words without looking in the dictionary.
now, I know the spelling and I learned some new words. Dont know about my listening skills if it will improve. So, when I hear the song again, I remember the translation and the correct spelling.
I also read some tips that listening to a podcast (in korean not english teaching korean) helps a lot. So, I tried to look for a podcast and i havent found anything in my level yet. I dont want to listen to radioprograms, it’s too advanced. I guess iyagi is the best option. I travel 2 hours going to school and 2 hours going home. That’s 4 hour free time to me. Mostly I sleep during my travel time but now I have something to stay me awake. I can play the iyagi for like 30 times a day. I just hope that it wont be lullaby.