March 26, 2010 | Korean
Korean Pimsleur: Status Report
I am falling further and further behind.
Things are continuing to look pretty grim for my goal of finishing all 60 available Pimsleur Korean lessons by April 1. I tried hard today, but I guess Korean tried harder.
Part of my problem is that I kept falling asleep during the lessons. But really, I was awake for plenty of hours and should have been able to do better when I was not actually asleep.
I am still redoing each lesson multiple times. I made my way through lesson 16 (Level II) today, but I have not succeeded in mastering 17 sufficiently to move on, despite multiple efforts. I did the lesson in bed, I did it while stretching after a run, I did it while walking through Central Park to the New York Road Runners Club to pick up my race number for a race on Sunday.
I know it didn’t help that as I walked in Central Park, I kept taking pictures. Photography is on my list of activities incompatible with serious language learning. I really wanted the pictures, though.
Fourteen lessons left. And five days to do them in. I will have to suddenly become better at Korean, or the lessons will have to suddenly become easier. (Intentional split infinitives there, and they are totally legit, regardless of what your English teacher may have told you back in the day.) Maybe I will get lucky and both will happen!