How long does it take to learn a new language: How is my Korean(한국어) progress?
Well, few points first:
The date written in the top left corner of my Korean notebook's first page is 6th April 2021.
Today is 10th May 2023.
I am on a 200 day streak on Duolingo, earlier was on 46th, when I wrote this blog on how to learn your first - other language.
I have written 5-6 songs in my Korean notebook-copied lyrics, not that I wrote them on my own, lol.
I have attended almost 30-50 Korean-English language exchange meetups.
Helped 2-3 Korean people with English.
I am good at Korean Jumble words, fill in the blanks, complete the sentence type of exercises, thanks to Duolingo.
I understand the context when I listen to a Korean dialogue or a song. Focus needed.
Still can't properly roll my tongue or sculpt my lips to pronounce the words. On no.
Brain still gets weird and forget English and Hindi grammar sometimes and I end up making mistakes like using 3rd form of verb with "did". Embarrassing moments.
Set a deadline. I just don't want to be draaaaging this for too long. What's the end goal? Maybe I need to book a ticket to South Korea and then upload a vlog in the native language with native people.
Streak must not break. Keep going on.
Write, write, write. Write more, learn more.
Start reading short - children stories out loud. Ofcourse to myself.
Find a language partner. A genuine one.
Conclusion: Learning a new language takes a looong time, if you are pursuing it as a hobby.
Until next time. 안녕