Friday, July 10, 2009

My new Korean friend!!!

I'm so excited that I'm jumping out of my skin! Ok, so yesterday I found a website where people from around the world can help each other learn new languages. There is a section where you can take language classes, you can chat with people from other countries and it's really fun!

So this morning I met a woman who lives in Seoul and we had a voice chat! She is SO nice and it was so much fun! She speaks pretty good English and she helped me learn a little Korean. We talked about Seoul and about Korean food and about the US. She helped me pronounce Clarissa's Korean name and told me a little about Korean culture and it was awesome!! We may meet up while we're in Korea! It was so neat to be able to talk to someone who is in the same city as Clarissa right now! What a nice woman!

We have plans to chat again later. I'm going to work on my Korean a bit and come up with questions to ask her next time. How fun!! I've been wanting to make a Korean friend and I'm so happy that I found such a nice one! She also has two boys and it sounds like we have a lot in common!

YAY! I'm grateful for the internet that makes it so easy to connect with people on the other side of the world. Amazing! :)

5 comments:

Jeni said...

Yay! Does it make it seem like Clarissa is closer now that you have a connection to where she is at! I think it would for me. Thanks for sharing what you can and I can't wait to read more as it gets closer!

진수 said...

Thanks I read your writings about me. I'm so happy to hear that. I think we can be best friends and also teach us each other with our language. I was so excited to talk with you. see you soon...

진수 said...

Hi this is jennifer. I just use my sons name on. Dont be so confuse with it.

Alicia said...

Have you tried Rosetta Stone? I heard that works great for learning a language

Wendy said...

I did Rosetta Stone for a few months and I really liked it at first, but I gave up on it after a while. Their theory is complete immersion, so there's not a single word of English anywhere in the program. It was fine in the beginning because they would show me a photo of something, tell me the Korean word and I would repeat it.

But then they started moving on to sentences and without an explaination of sentence structure and things like that, it just got confusing and frustrating and I gave up.

I'm tempted to try again now that I have a Korean friend to help me though! :)