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Last week I had a couple goals set. Unfortunately, I actually didn’t pay attention to how many pages were left in the book I was reading, so that messed things up a little. Also, I had three tests that took up most of my time studying and then I had a meeting with the transfer admissions representative for UCLA and got some bad news. The bad news is that I must have at minimum a full year of academic coursework in Korean to apply for the three majors I wanted to apply to. Between reading the last 300(not 100) pages of the book, studying for my tests, and trying to figure out a way to get a year of academic coursework in Korean (which there is no way for me to do before I apply to UCLA), I ended up having no time for learning how to talk about what got me interested in going to Korea.

Now I am going to do Monday to Monday. My goal for this week is to learn how to talk about what got me interested in going to Korea, since I didn’t get around to it last week.


Thanks for reading.


First week finished

I just got home from school a little while ago, and I am extremely tired, but I had to post my video for my first week. It isn’t as good as I hoped since I am extremely tired and I just want to go to sleep, but it is me asking the two most common questions I will probably be asking in Korea as well as answering them and saying a few things about myself.

Week 1 goal

For my second week, I will finish the last 100 pages of the book “Roadmap to Korea.” So far it has been very helpful in learning the history of the Korean language, and some basics about what the language is based around. Also, I will be able to tell at least a minute worth the story of how I became interested in Korea, in Korean.

Thanks for watching!


PS If I made any mistakes in my video, please let me know!



My name is Aaron and I am 22 years old. The only language I speak is English and I have never been out of the country. I am currently going to a community college and I plan on transferring to either UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, UC Berkeley, or USC. My backup schools are UCSD, UCI, and UCR. I am planning to major in Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures.

I have been accepted into a scholarship program to teach English to elementary school students in Korea for 6 months. This program is sending me to Korea in the first week of August (less than a month and a half away). I am starting this blog to hold me accountable for the goals I have in learning Korean and other languages. My long-term goal is to be fluent in Korean by the time I come back to United States. In order to accomplish this, I will be setting weekly and daily goals.

Goals for Thursday June 23- June 30, the start of my first week:

1. Be able to introduce myself, including age, school year, where I am from, where I will be staying in Korea, why I am in Korea, sports I play, my hobbies, my interests, and say that I don’t drink alcohol.

2. Be able to ask the following questions: How old are you, what is your occupation/school year, do you have any brothers/sisters, what is your phone number, where do you live, do you play sports, what is your favorite sport, what are your hobbies, and what are your interests.

I will be back next week for the update on this short-term goal and to post my next goal.

Thank you for reading! Have a great week.