Speaking a language fluently is the main goal of all language learners. In order to do that, one needs proper knowledge and practice. So, how can you practice?
Well, the best way to speak a language faster is to practice the language properly. There are some things in the world that you can’t manhandle. Speaking Korean is one of them.
If you want to make your way out of speaking Korean using brute force, you’ll simply fail or worse, lose motivation. That’s why proper planning is a big MUST.
In this article, I’m gonna discuss with you the best ways to practice speaking Korean by yourself. The ways helped a lot of people including me. I hope it will help you too. Let’s get to it.
7 Best Ways to Improve Your Korean Speaking
With a simple click on the internet, you’ll find a lot of options to try with your Korean practice. But I’m only gonna give you the suggestions that worked for me. If something works for me, it will work for you too.
1. General People Buy Courses, Smart People Buy Courses and Make Friends
If you don’t practice speaking Korean from the word go, you won’t be able to learn it properly. Having native Korean-speaking friends can help you to do it. For this reason, it’s vital to make some friends whom you can talk to in Korean.
In order to do that, buy a Korean course and make friends who are purchasing the same thing. This will allow you to make the most of your course materials.
2. Use Social Media The Best Way
There are too many Facebook groups, SubReddits, and Forums on the internet for almost everything. What you can do is to find these internet groups and be a part of them.
These internet communities are a great place to make friends. On top of that, group members frequently share quality information. This means you can both find Korean chatting partners and the necessary data for your learning phase.
Another important thing about these groups is that you’ll find success stories of different people. This will motivate you from time to time. As a result, you won’t give up on your quest.
3. Read Aloud
Reading means you can understand a language’s alphabet. And when you read aloud, your brain remembers those words better. For this reason, try to read twenty to thirty Korean sentences in a day.
If you’re following my instructions, you’re already in some Korean-speaking communities. So, finding Korean texts isn’t hard for you. Also, you can look into newspapers, online portals, books, or magazines.
4. Start Writing and Listening to Korean Everyday
After you’re done reading Korean sentences aloud for two to three weeks, it’s time for you to start writing and listening to Korean every day. How to do that? Let me tell you.
You’re reading aloud twenty to thirty Korean sentences a day, right? Take a pen and paper and start writing those sentences. Try to maintain every order right. You can ask for professional help in this part.
When it comes to practicing listening, youtube is the best place to do so. Believe me, you’ll have fun and learn at the same time.
5. Virtual Role Play Can Be a Good Option
Maybe you won’t believe it, but virtual role play is one of the most effective ways to learn Korean. It is the most used technique applied in Korean classrooms.
To arrange a roleplay, you can both ask for someone to join or do it alone. Don’t get offended when you hear “Alone” right away. Alone means to be both first and second person.
Suppose, you’re planning to do a shopkeeper and customer roleplay. Rather than asking for someone to be one of the characters, you are both.
6. Don’t Forget to Use Movies, Series, and Music Theory
When you’re kind of intermediate in Korean, you can start watching K-Dramas. Believe me, Korean Dramas and movies are the world’s best. The movie Parasite won the 2019 Oscars. So, you can understand their screenplay quality.
If you watch K-dramas, and movies, and listen to K-pop, you will enjoy and learn at the same time. This way, learning will be more fun for you.
7. Don’t Lose Hope and Continue
When somebody starts to learn a language, the “Interest” curve remains high. As time progresses, the curve starts to shape in a decaying exponential form. Because most people lose hope on the way.
Yes, learning Korean is not easy. But if you stop doing that, it’ll be a big waste of your time. So, don’t lose hope and continue till the very end.
Korean is one of the most difficult languages in the world. However, sheer hard work and sticking to a plan can help you learn this language in several months.
In the above article, I’ve given you a few suggestions by which you can carry on your quest of learning Korean. I hope all the ways can help you achieve fluency in the language more efficiently.