Announcing: A Free 2-Week Course to...
...and unlock fluency in conversation!
I know, I know...sounds exhilarating! But the fact of the matter is:
The ability to conjugate Korean verbs effectively and with confidence in various sentence structures and tenses is an incredibly important skill to help unlock fluency in conversation (if not the most important - for real though, approximately HALF of all sentence structures you will ever speak will require it).
Unfortunately for nearly all of us...
(me as well when I was "taught" this stuff)
Most people get taught by someone who just grew up knowing the language and therefore can never seem to provide any kind of a system or much insight into how it all works.
It mostly just gets explained with a whole bunch of "if this then do this" commands (like, tens if not hundreds of different situations, whereas we break it down to only two), very little of which lends itself to any kind of "understanding" of how it all works, and forces you to rely far too heavily on rote memorization of ALL the different situations and "if/then" situations that apply.
Please excuse my bluntness, but it's terribly ineffective, and quite frankly, it'd be silly to learn it that way once you know there is a better way. A MUCH better way...
Fortunately for us, there is in fact a system to all this. A system that once (easily) learned, will help you master Korean verb conjugation and significantly shorten your path to conversational and fluency.
'Cause the reality is, this skill will be utilized for ever and for always moving forward as long as you're speaking Korean, so you might as well spend a bit of time getting it down good and solid. And if that's the case, you might as well do it an effective manner that will actually help you make significant improvement in your ability to speak the language (since that's your goal), and not just create more confusion down the road when trying to recall and use this stuff in conversation, which is exactly what happens when rote memorization far outweighs understanding and insight.
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Here's a taste of what you're about to get...(and did I already mention? Totally free!)
LESSON 1: The System, and...
I've said it before and I'll say it again...there IS a system that governs conjugating Korean verbs, and in this first lesson I'm opening the kimono and giving it to you. Specifically we will talk about the six different types of "regular" Korean verbs in which most Korean verbs belong and how to recognize verbs and which category they belong to. Then we'll look at the simple rules that govern conjugation of each one (this is called "The Clock Theory"), and is the basis for this entire series.
LESSON 2: Our second group of verbs
In this lesson we will do a quick review of "The Clock Theory" and then cover our first official group of verbs as well as all three sub-categories within that category (which apply to all the other categories as well). We will also see these verbs applied in the past, present and future tenses so make sure you download the "Language Booster Pack as in there you will be given verbs from this category to practice with.
LESSON 2: Our second group of verbs
In this lesson we will take a look at our second group of verbs and by doing so and practicing further in the workbook, hopefully the pattern explained by "The Clock Theory" will start to emerge for you.
LESSON 4: Our third group of verbs
In this lesson we will cover our third group of verbs and hopefully by now you will start to see and understand the pattern that is unfolding, explained by The Clock Theory, and just how simple conjugation can be. This group also contains a special group in it that often trip people up, but hopefully after diving into it a little bit it will all start to make better sense.
LESSON 5: Our fourth and fifth groups of verbs
By now the pattern of The Clock Theory should be pretty clear and so this time we actually cover our next two groups of verbs, their sub-categories, as well as a few details we need to know.
LESSON 6: Our sixth and final group
This lesson will round out our six groups of regular verbs. Because the pattern is pretty well laid-out for us, I will also use this lesson to introduce a new sentence structure in a further effort to illustrate exactly why knowing how to conjugate (using The Clock Theory) is so important.
LESSON 7: One "extra" group of verbs
While this group of verbs is not considered "regular", it is easily the most common group of verbs and so we will spend a lesson learning and practicing this one. You will also get an extra workbook packet to download and practice with, as well as a few closing comments and insights on how to best move forward with this information to make sure you do indeed "master" it and enable significant improvement in your speech.
And on top of all that you're also getting, totally free,
over 50 pages of workbook exercises to practice and perfect!
Over 50 pages of workbook exercises to practice and perfect!
- examples upon examples of everything you learn so that you can practice, perfect and achieve a deep understanding and true mastery
- further examples using the verbs in real sentences so you don't just learn the skill of conjugation, but learn it in context to improve your conversation
- links to further supplemental videos explaining other key concepts in the language that will help you improve your ability to speak Korean
Rob Julien, KoreanDigitalAcademy.com
Rob Julien is the creator and owner of KDA.
First entering the classroom as an English teacher in 2003, Rob quickly moved up and began teaching at the university level in 2005 where he was voted "most popular" teacher for two years running. It was around this time that he also began teaching Korean to his fellow expats living in his city who all seemed to be running straight into the very same struggles he faced as a beginner a few years prior.
After marrying his wife "Renee" in 2008, they opened up what turned out to be a very successful English hagwon (language academy) teaching English to Korean students, and at the same time Rob turned his Korean course into an online program allowing him to help thousands more people than he could reach in his city alone.
Outside of teaching and hanging out with his family, Rob can be found trotting his way down a rugby pitch in summers or carving his way down a mountainside in winter, or relaxing in a pub with friends regardless of the season.
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Rob, The Clock Analogy is AMAZING! I'm pretty sure that 30 second explanation just saved me years of time. Thanks! Nate Finch
Just watching the first three explanations on clock theory helps soooooo much. I am not naturally a language learner but your teaching is making it fun! Amanda Hill
Thanks a lot! Your videos are very good and you explain everything extremely well. Laura
I'm watching the videos on your site and I'm telling you, you teach this stuff better than anyone. Ahuva
Rob, your ability to simplify and clearly explain concepts is undoubtedly a gift and a sure winner. Thanks for your valuable pointers and the energy and passion that you put into your instruction. Audley Anderson
I’ve learnt Korean from other websites before. They taught the same concepts but the way you do it makes it easier to understand. The way it's conveyed is just better. Rammya
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