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The new year has got me thinking about my goals for Korean. I’m considering the pursuit of a level 3 pass in TOPIK later in the year but do not want to enter that goal naively. I’m well aware that the chasm-like jump of difficulty between the beginner and intermediate TOPIK exam, so will begin with baby steps ^^
Firstly, I’m taking some inspiration from M at koreanstudentblog, who periodically does a past exam to monitor her progress, and plan to do a past exam monthly to start with. Seeing material proof of your own improvement is always a motiviation booster!
One of my favourite non-Korea related blogs, A Beautiful Mess, advocates the use of activity orientated goals rather than outcome based.
Here are my activity based goals…
ONE: Speak more Korean. I need to get more comfortable with speaking and have the perfect (almost ;)) practice partner at home.
TWO: Be patient. Stop trying to rush through the learning process. Slow down to enjoy the process and put in quality study time.
THREE: Do a little each day. From little things, big things grow ^^ I’m going to start with reviewing one past TOPIK question each day in depth.
Another great post on goal setting at Pick the Brain.
What are your Korean goals for this year?