Yesterday I posted a question on an internet forum for Korean learners. I wrote that I’m self-studying and I wanted advice on which textbook I should get for level 5. I got many replies, and based on the replies, I decided on Ganada Korean Advanced 1, but the problem is the book is not available anywhere (품절=sold out) so now I’ll just wait for the revised version to be published and finish Yonsei’s Korean Grammar Practice for Foreigners – Advanced first. ↓
One thing that I like about the internet forum is that nobody scolds me for not relying on teachers and schools. Most people in the forum are self-learners, just like me. They’re really nice and eager to give advice to each other.
This is really different from an internet forum that I was a member of, where some random people always tried to convince me that my effort in self-studying was useless. They laughed at me and got furious, even.
Sometimes I think that school is like a religion for some people, they truly believe that you cannot learn a foreign language without attending a school or having a teacher teaches you. And because I don’t believe in the same religion, they call me “stupid” and “arrogant”. They probably think I’m attacking their belief or something. I don’t know.
We call people that don’t share our religion and beliefs as “arrogant”, I guess that’s just what humans do.
Well, they can keep their religion, I’ll keep mine. My religion says you can master Korean on your own by studying in your bedroom.
My point is, I guess you need to choose people you spend your time with, even on the internet. Hang out with nice people. 😀 ###