This is like the most asked question. How many hours a day are needed to learn Korean? How much do you study Korean every day?
It’s entirely up to you, of course. You get to decide that for yourself. I think the more time you invest, the quicker you’ll master Korean, but you don’t want to make yourself burn out, you don’t want to make yourself allergic to the language that you take very long breaks in between. I think it’s safe to say 15 minutes to 2 hours every day will suffice. By studying, I mean to really sit down and study, with your books open and Naver online dictionary ready.
But I don’t include the hours I listen to K-pop and any other form of Korean entertainment I enjoy whenever I get the chance during the day.
I stop studying the moment I see my word list reaches 50, more or less. I tell myself, it’s enough studying for today, now get up and go do something else. Fifty is my limit. And there are days when I just memorize 5 new words and nothing more. But I never take a day off. That’s because I don’t think of studying Korean as a chore. I think of my study time as an escapism, a thing I do to take a break from other things in life. Motivation and discipline is never an issue because studying Korean is an escapism for me, like coffee. Who needs motivation and discipline to drink coffee?
By the way, I memorized 53 words from this picture book today. 53. Wow. I just feel very good about myself. ;P
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