How can I talk more good?
August 27, 2012 12:56 PM Subscribe
Can you give me some resources and tips for improving fluency in a language I can speak, but not speak well?
posted by peachfuzz to writing & language (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I apparently spoke Korean before I learned English (I was born in the US), but I've lost a lot of it. I'd like to speak in easy, fluent, nuanced Korean now, as an adult. My current level is pretty low—mostly fine in normal conversations but not able to express particularly complex thoughts. My vocabulary is pretty small, and my grammar is not great.
I'd love to be able to immerse myself—I remember how great my Korean was when I was in Cheju-do for a month as a teenager—but I now live far, far away from my family or anyone else I know who speaks Korean. My parents and I talk on the phone, but it's not regular enough to be a primary practice resource. What's the best way to go about making the leap from okay at a language to being really great at it, without two-way feedback?