Author Archives: Young

20 Reviews

I finally got my 20th review on Amazon. It’s actually not many at all, but it was something nice to discover since the 10th review was written almost two years ago, in August 2015. 4.6 out of 5 is a … Continue reading

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Taking the TOPIK II

On Thursday, I got my results for the TOPIK II I took last month. The TOPIK II is for levels 3 to 6 (intermediate to advanced) and the best possible score is 300—100 points each for Writing, Listening, and Reading. … Continue reading

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My Korean Language Journey

For a unit on language acquisition this past week, I asked my students to share their English language learning journeys. Because the class was for our near-fluent students, there was a greater variety of answers in comparison to answers given … Continue reading

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Lesson for the new year

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but for those of you who do, here’s a lesson I re-learned since my last post: If you want to accomplish anything, keep that shit to yourself. Here’s a short TED video that explains why. … Continue reading

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No, I’m not in a coma

I realize it’s been a long time since I’ve written on this blog. Actually, I only realized it the other week. It’s not that I haven’t written any posts. I’ve actually written at least five or six posts that I … Continue reading

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An Expensive Lesson

How much is an idea worth? How much are the words that I write worth? How much is an hour of my time worth? As with many people, I greatly overestimate the value of my time and ability. It’s one … Continue reading

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Print News Interview: The Korea Times

This is two weeks late, but I finally managed to get an article in The Korea Times, thanks to Sam Paterson. It was in the July 23-24 weekend edition and the July 22 online edition. Photo courtesy of Frederic Ojardias, one … Continue reading

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