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I'm a writer and teacher. I teach English to Korean students, Korean to foreigners. My experiences have taught me that Korean grammar is very difficult for non-native speakers of the language. Of course, almost nobody likes grammar, especially the grammar of an exotic language like Korean.
But learning how to use grammar can be fun, if you use the right methods. When we think of grammar, we usually think of difficult terms and complex rules. We blindly believe that by memorizing such terms and grammatical rules, we can use grammar proficiently. Unfortunately, however, that's not the case. This is mainly because grammar is not about complicated rules, but about how to interpret our experiences and express them in a particular way.
If you are a beginning student of Korean, you may know that Korean is a subject-object-verb (SOV) language. This is because we Koreans think highly of the relationship between a subject and an object. In other words, Koreans interpret someone's relationship with another person or thing as more important than what they do. That is why Koreans think about subjects and objects before thinking about verbs. In order to use Korean grammar effectively, you need to understand how Koreans interpret and express their experiences. My thoughts and methods have been inspired by cognitive linguistics. However, this innovative linguistic movement relies too heavily on abstract concepts and "rules."
My project is aimed at producing an easy-to-understand grammar book for non-native speakers of Korean. Korean grammar can be fun to learn if you use effective methods. Such methods will allow you to interpret your experiences just like Koreans do. In fact, that is the whole point of learning a foreign language: learning how to think in that language.
Doesn't this project sound like fun? I really hope people can change their attitudes toward grammar and learn Korean grammar in a fun, innovative way.
You can help me either by donating some money to me or asking me questions about Korean grammar. Depending on the amount of your donation, you can share the profits generated by the sale of this grammar book. Of course, I will acknowledge everyone who helps me in some way.
As William Zinsser, who happens to be my favorite writer, clearly pointed out, writing is "hard and lonely." Well, with your help, this hard and lonely process of writing can be a little fun^^.
Bye for now. I look forward to hearing from every one of you.
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