Yesterday I went to Book-Off (again)!
I found a great site for reading practice.
Basically, it is an online graded reader made for students, starting from elementary and continuing through high school, so you can start from the beginning of your studies.
It starts off with just learning how to pronounce the 한글, then it moves on to vocabulary and eventually sentences and short stories. It even starts including Hanja, the Chinese characters used in Korean.
You can check it out here.
If you can’t yet read Korean, click on where it says 초등학교 (elementary school). It should be the second item in the menu at the top of the page. You can just start there and move through the items at your own pace. Then you can move on to 중학교 (middle school)and 고등학교(high school).
This is a great resource for anyone using the “pure” tadoku approach.
Reading in a foreign language can be an intimidating task for any language learner, regardless of level. There will always be harder material to read. Extensive reading is a staple of language learning for a lot of people, and it is gaining popularity through the web. And what better way to kick off the new year than with a month of extensive reading?
So, I didn’t make a pre-Tadoku post like I usually do, so here’s a 多読コンテスト中 post. This one is actually 2-week experiment, and our total page count won’t be affected by this contest. But that’s no reason not to sign up. Registration is still open(and will stay that way until the 24th, so get on it!) Details below.
It’s time for the first round of Tadoku: 2012 Edition.
I already know I won’t be reading much because I’ll be too busy practicing my speaking with my host mom, dad, and several strangers. And possibly a takoyaki stand owner, but that’s a story for another post.
Still gonna try to shoot for the goal I set for myself at the end of the last round, 4325.18 pages(!!).
That’s a lot of manga reading to and from school.