GMS Korean: Day 1

GlossikaKoreanI just finished today’s study block for the Glossika Mass Sentence course for Korean. I feel kind of tired right now.

What did I do?

From 5:03 – 5:13pm I listened to the sentences while looking over the pdf.

Then I did dictation and went over all of them again until 5:50. This was the slowest and hardest part. I found myself making lots of mistakes, but I understood my mistakes. Korean isn’t always written like how it is actually pronounce. There are many words that you simply must know and can’t just write it down without knowing the spelling.

After dictation I listened to the GSR Day 1 until 5:56.

And then I read over a few more things in the PDF to see what to do next and set up my recording software to record my voice. Before I recorded, I went over the whole GMS day 1 again and tried to mimic/shadow the Korean. Then I recorded. I did it three times, but I kept the 2nd one. By the third one I was way too tired and quit half way.

Looking back on today’s work, I should take short breaks between each step. I shouldn’t plow through the whole thing, or I’ll burn out.

Here’s my recording for today. Not bad, but I know where a lot of my mistakes are. I still have trouble with ㅡ ㅓ and ㅗ sometimes.

6 thoughts on “GMS Korean: Day 1

    • Gotta start using them. Just plan out some time today. 30 minutes today is better than 2 hours tomorrow.

      No, I haven’t been using the Volume Method lately. I’ll have to get back on track.

    • No I haven’t been using the Volume Method lately, but I think it would be a good idea to start back using the German Volume Method soon. I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t had any time to do much at all. Day 1 was good, though with Glossika.

      • Can the volume method be combined with other methods? I am probably going to do it from the beginning of 2015 but I don’t want to commit to something I can’t maintain just yet. I get the impression that it is very effective but I’m interested to hear how far you think it could take you?

  1. Yes, it can be combined with other approaches. But you’ll want to maintain it everyday, so it should be your main focus. Just like the Glossika Mass Sentence approach.

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