“The language called to me.”
For this year’s Mother’s Day we asked our Instagram followers to post a video or photo of themselves speaking/writing about their mothers in their target language.
Here’s the winning video from Chlöe, a LingoDeer user. Her speech about her mother addiction to K-drama will make you smile.
LD: Tell us about yourself and how you got into Korean?
C: Hi! My name is Chlöe and I’m a cat loving, K drama bingeing pet portrait artist from England.It’s always been my dream to be bilingual but I’m so interested in everything I kept getting distracted. Then last July something amazing came into my life…Korean dramas! It started with Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.
Things were pretty hard at the time and K-Dramas filled me and Mum’s world with light! We watched it, then we watched it again! And again! When Dad commented we were watching too much TV Mum said “it’s only Tv. It’s not like I’m having an affair!” and soon he was just as obsessed too!
I was entranced! The language called to me. I immediately started reading about Korean culture and fell in love. I knew I had to learn it. I researched for the best ways to learn Korean which is how I found LingoDeer.
LD: Name 3 things you want to do with the Korean language
C: I think the dream of all language learners is to go to the country where it’s spoken. So I want to go to Korea, see all the amazing places, talk in Korean visit JeJu Island and probably come back with a tonne of merch (and maybe my favourite actor Lee Jong Suk, if he agrees. 😆
So many interviews with our Korean idols don’t have subtitles and I always see comments begging for an English translation. So I would love one day to be fluent enough to translate the videos on YouTube. I want to do it for all the fellow Korean lovers who don’t know the language.
And 3. I’ve always felt like I learnt Korean for a reason. Like it’s a path I’ve always been meant to follow. Haha, destiny! So I’m really excited to find out what is on that path.
LD: How did you complete the challenge? How did you feel after you completed it?
C: I desperately wanted to win. I was also excited to see if I knew enough words to talk for two minutes. I felt so nervous like I was going to perform on stage.
All night I kept dreaming that the LingoDeer teacher was saying how bad my pronunciation was.” Haha as you can see it really meant a lot to me. I’d wake up thinking “ahh I said half past Saturday! Idiot Chlöe!” So I just kept my fingers crossed. When I won I smiled all day and just walked around in a daze not knowing what to do I was so happy.😄
LD: How do you stay motivated? What do you do when you feel stuck or frustrated by learning?
C: My sheer love for the language motivates me and I love creating K-Drama drawings for my Instagram. Creating my account was the best thing I’ve done. I’ve met such lovely people who inspire me on a daily basis with their motivation and love of languages.
If I’m stuck and feel I’ll never ever be fluent I’ll watch a K drama and feel the love of language rushing back. I’ll watch my favourite idols or listen to music.
Children songs are great to learn from (mainly because they get stuck in your head) Baby shark…
If that doesn’t work I’ll just do something that isn’t related to language. But K-Dramas are usually the answer.❤
Now Korean fills my every day and I’ve happily let it take over. I feel so lucky to have found something that I love so much (even though I accidentally bowed to a non Korean and replied in Korean too. I’m excited to see where the language takes me.
LD: What’s your Korean learning routine these days? How do you use LingoDeer?
C: I study for half an hour at the kitchen table when I wake up with a big cup of tea and I make sure I write everything down. It’s so important to have a routine with learning a language, like brushing your teeth, so I also study Lingodeer when I’m brushing my teeth! My teeth get super clean.
I love LingoDeer because it pushes you in the deep end with the grammar but in a way that you think you’re in the shallow end. Before you know it you’re talking in sentences from the off and I always want to unlock the achievements and keep my study streak up. Each lesson is the perfect length, not too short or long so I can do a quick lesson wherever I am. I try and do all the lessons for each unit everyday, but it’s so addictive, sometimes I do more. Spelling is my weakness so the spelling test at the end helps so much. When I get it wrong and LingoDeer cries, my heart breaks too.
안녕하세요, my deer!
Is it also your dream to learn and eventually speak Korean?
While learning Korean full-time in Seoul would be the dream, most of us just don’t have the means or time to put study or work on hold right now. But that doesn’t mean we have to settle for ineffective methods or resources!
If your goal is to understand Korean and speak it in your own words, the easiest and most convenient way would be to complete all 200+ Korean lessons in LingoDeer that were created to bring a complete beginner to an independent user of the Korean language.
As you can see from the trial lessons and lesson catalog, LingoDeer teaches you Korean in a structured and comprehensive approach, which is normally only accessible through in-person instructions.
Because we saw many people struggle with using particles and speech levels, concepts that are hard to understand without explicit teaching, we decided to incorporate detailed explanations in each lesson.
To make sure you can practice speaking and listening with the best examples, we found two amazing Korean native speakers to record authentic, clear audio.
So we want to invite you to learn Korean with us and express yourself in Korean at the end of this year! Yes, if you complete just 2 lessons a day, you will become an independent user of the Korean language in 6 months.
And since you’ve read it this far, we prepared a little special thank-you for your support.
When you purchase the Lifetime Plan (now $99.99
$159.99) today, you will receive one year’s free access to LingoDeer Plus (regular price: $40/year), our vocab and grammar practice app. What’s more, if you purchase through lingodeer.com, you can enjoy our risk-free 14-day money-back guarantee.
To benefit from this special offer, please take a screenshot 📷 here right now and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org after completing the purchase. (Don’t forget to mention your LingoDeer account.)
We’re ready to hear you speak Korean by the end of this year. Are you?