I can order food, sure. I can swear a little and sing a rough translation of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.”
That’s about the gist of it.
I’m on my second teaching contract in Korea, a nation whose culture and people I adore. And yet, my Korean language skills are, to be frank, pitiful.
I’ve hit the expat plateau, that stall in language learning. I have just enough Korean to get around, and too many shitty excuses for not studying more.
This year, I want to work harder and be more receptive to the local language of a nation I like so much. What better time than the New Year? This year, I will make five resolutions for my language learning. Not vague “read more, speak more” common sense resolutions, but real focused goals that are, I hope, attainable. Struggling to study a new language too? Join me.