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Learn a new language more quickly by focusing on pronunciation first

"If we train our ears for a few hours before diving into vocabulary and phrases, learning a language can become easier than we ever imagined."


Le petit prince in Japanese! Finally ready to tackle this one. 


~(으)세요 when added to an action verb indicates a command in the polite style.

내일 7시에 오세요.

Please come at 7 tomorrow.

교과서를 읽으세요.

Please read the textbook.

여기 앉으세요.

Please sit here.

한국어를 공부하세요.

Please study Korean.

사진: 연세대학교 (Yonsei University)


Mount Holyoke College Students: The Language Learning Center extends an invitation to you for video submitted content. We would like to feature short (1-2 minute) video interviews and video snapshots of students that are currently abroad or that have recently participated in work or study abroad. For some inspiration, or more information about what we are looking for check out this video by

Use Ask Me Anything to send us a link to your video content, or to receive a direct email for more guidance. We’d like to feature your experience so that other students can be inspired! 


In the American English website, teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), can find a wealth of information and engaging material about American language and culture to use in their classrooms. Teachers can register to the website, find and organise resources in lists, participate in the community discussions, read interesting articles from the English Teaching Forum Journal, and much more.


20 Of The Best Language Learning Quotes

Here are 20 of the best language learning quotes to motivate you to pick up a new language or learn at least a bit before your next trip.


  • 起 音:キ 訓:お・きる、お・こる wake up,get up, happen
  • 風 音:フ、フウ 訓:かぜ Wind
  • 呂 音:ロ、リョ Spine (風呂ーふろ bath)
  • 御 音:ゴ、ギ Govern,honorable (御飯ーごはん meal)
  • 反 音:ハン 訓:めし food,meal,boiled rice
  • 堂 音:ドウ Temple,palace (食堂ーしょくどう Cafeteria,dining room)
  • 飲 音:イン 訓:の・む Drink
  • 帰 音:キ 訓:かえ・る Come home,come back
  • 達 音:タツ 訓:たち Indicator for the plural form (私達-we, 友達-friends)
  • 電 音:デン lightning,electricity (電話ーでんわ phone)
  • 話 音:ワ 訓:はな・す talk,conversation
  • 寝 音:シン 訓:ね・る sleep
  • 面 音:メン 訓:おも、つら face,image,surface (面白いーおもしろい interesting)
  • 働 音:ドウ 訓:はたら・く work
  • 仕 音:シ 訓:つか・える serve,take action
  • 入 音:ニュウ 訓:はい・る enter 


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개구리 = frog

창개구리 = tree frog

올챙이 = tadpole

개골개골 = croak (onomatopoeia)

수련의 = lily pad

파리 = flies

연못 = pond

= marsh

습지 = wetlands

뛰다 = jump

뛰어넘다 = leap (over)

뛰어들다 = dive (into)

울다 = cry/howl/wail

개구리는 늪과 습지에 살아요.

Frogs live in marshes and wetlands.

밤에 개구리는 개골개골 울어요.

Frogs croak at night.

개구리가는 파리를 먹어요.

Frogs eat flies.

저 개구리가 물속으로 뛰어들었어요.

That frog plunged into the water.

이 개구리가 수련의 잎에 앉아요.

This frog sits on the lily pad.

초록색 개구리가 통나무를 뛰어넘었어요.

The green frog leaped over the log.

올챙이는 연못에 사는 것을 좋아해요.

Tadpoles like living in ponds.

창개구리는 나무를 올라요.

Tree frogs climb trees.

개구리가 뛰고 있는 것은 재미있어요.

The jumping frogs are funny.

사진: 경주 개구리 집 (Gyeongju Frog Houses)