Hey guys. Welcome to another OddLearning post!

This time we want to share our thoughts on a basic Korean Language Learning Kit we bought.

A hobby, or more like a passion of mine is to learn new  languages.

Language allows us to tell others what we want, what we feel and what we think.

It also lets us understand others and their perspectives.

Don’t you find it fascinating knowing there is nearly 7,000 languages spoken around the world?

If you have the opportunity to learn another language…TAKE IT!

We will continue to write about other languages we had the opportunity to learn and interact with, but for this post Let’s learn Korean!

No, seriously. Thats the name of the Learning kit 😉

Let’s learn Korean by Laura Armitage and published by Tutte editorial .

A very useful tool when learning a new language is Children’s books

Learning Materials meant for children often contain the most concise and clear information.

And i found this kit to be very resourceful!

This kit includes:

64 Flash Cards:

  • About numbers, colours, going places, and more.
  • Some examples shown in the pictures above are;
    • 머리 – Head. (meori)
    • 기자 – Train. (gicha)
    • 할아버지 – Grandfather. (haraboji)
    • 할머니 – Grandmother. (halmoni)
    • 가동자 – Car. (jadongcha)
    • – Bread. (bbang)
    • – Feet. (bal)
    • 잠자다 – Sleep. (jamjada)
    • 우유 – Milk. (uyu)
    • 비행기 – Airplane. (bihengi)
    • And more…..
  • Also, everyday sentences at the back of each card, using the respective word to help children (or you) learn naturally.
  • Example;
    • The back of the card 잠자다 – Sleep shows you three sentences using different variations of the word.
      • 잘자 – Sleep well (good night)!!  (Informal)
      • 안녕히 주무세요 – Sleep well (good night) (Formal)
      • 우리 아빠는 잠잘때 코를 골아요 – My dad Snores when he sleeps.

These flashcards teach you everyday vocabulary, necessary for communicating while improving your language skills.

(Please forgive the low resolution of the photographs, as i did not have better ligh when taking them.)

Audio CD:

  • With native pronunciation of the korean words, sample sentences and songs to help with learning.
  • The Basics like;
    • – Yes. (Ne)
    • 아니요 – No. (Aniyo)
    • 안녕하세요 – Hello, how are you? (Annyonghaseyo)
    • 감사합니다 – Thank You. (Gamsahamnida)
    • And more…!
  • The Songs are;
    • Happy Birthday (생일 축하합니다)
    • Sun is Up (둥근해가 떴습니다)
    • Head, Shoulders, Knees and Feet (머리 어깨 무릎 발)
    • Airplanes (비행기)
    • Three Bears Song (곰 세 마리)
    • Alphabet Song (한굴)
    • I Have Twinkle Eyes (사과 같은 내 얼굴)

Color wall chart:

  • Includes all the new vocabulary of the flashcards in one big poster. Very useful to keep at sight while memorizing the words.

Learning guide:

  • Includes Hangul / Korean alphabet.
  • Exaplanation on how the 24 letter Korean Alphabet works.
  • Lyrics to the songs we mentioned above.
  • Activities and games.
  • Learning Tips and Strategies:
    • Start with whatever topic interests you, your children or students.
    • Learn one word/category at a time. Learning a word together with a group of similar words can help make learning easier.
    • Be a model! Try using the Korean words and phrases everyday, as often as you can; focus on trying instead of worrying about your pronunciation.
    • Practice speaking with native speakers. Make some effrot to find some korean speakers near you.
    • Attend and Particiate. There could be many Korean cultural events near you, make sure to check them out!

So, what do you think?

To be honest, I wasn’t sure whether i would buy this kit or not. Since i bought it online the only information available about it was the size and the price. I had no idea how the contents would look like, or if it could contribute to the resources i already had.

Not to mention it did not have any reviews back then.

As we have bought many, and i mean MANY different books to learn languages, with different learning strategies, we are happy to say we give this Learning Kit a:

4.5 out of 5*

If you are looking for a basic tool to help you start your path learning korean language, then  we do recommend it!

We hope this review is useful to you or someone you know! 😀

If you have any questions feel free to drop a comment below, we will be happy to respond!

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Since we are talking about Learning in our site called OddLearning, we woul like to share some of our favorite LEARNING quotes.

We hope you like them.

“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
― Voltaire.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi.

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
 B.B. King.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin.

“A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.”
― Sophocles.

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”
 Confucius.

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”
― E.M. Forster.

“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”
― Aristotle.

“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”
― C.S. Lewis.

“There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin’. The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
 Will Rogers.

“Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.”
― Plato.

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.”
― Dalai Lama XIV.

“Love, too, has to be learned.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche.

“To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher.”
― James Joyce.

 

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