Today I was supposed to write the second part of my podcast post. However, I got to have a really meaningful conversation with people earlier today so I would like to write about that. I recently joined a website named "Conversation Exchange." It is a website where you can share your own skills and in return get others' help for free -- yes, it is your typical language exchange website. Since I joined, I have gotten tons and tons of messages from people all around the world asking me that whether I can help them learn Korean. I honestly did not expect people to barrage me with messages. Maybe it is because my self-introduction text that captured the people's eyes. So, I started my conversation with two different people today. At first I worried as most of Korean language learners are fans of K-dramas/K-pop and I am not so big of a fan of them, but I met a person who is a fan of quite an old idol group, and she was very respectful so we could continue having a conversation highly comfortably.
What's more, I have taken up a reality Netflix show titled "Trigger Warning with Killer Mike." Hosted by one of my favorite hip-hop duo's member, it has been a while since I was excited over a reality show this much. Killer Mike is also an extremely progressive political activist, had a talk with Bernie Sanders of US Senate of all when he was still running for President back in 2016. There is some controversy regarding him as he also went onto the NRA's tv channel to talk about his gun ownership, but I honestly do not blame him for liking guns as a person of colour born and raised in the South. You have got to have something to protect yourself against violence, do you not? I digress. So, the show is about him experimenting with things and the first episode was him trying to "stay black" for three days. What I mean by that is that he was trying not to spend any money on non-black produce, products and services. As a big fan of Killer Mike and Run the Jewels, I thouroughly enjoyed the show. The second episode, which I am still watching is about vocational training, but I'll talk about it in another post.
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The learners ability to use nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. correctly in sentences, using verb tenses accurately, and having the correct agreement between subjects and predicates. For instance, one would say "they were" instead of "they was."
There are 3-4 grammatical errors
There are 0-2 grammatical errors
There are 5 or more grammatical errors
The learner's ability to use certain marks to clarify meaning of their writing by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases.
There are 3-4 errors in capitalization and punctuation.
There are 0-2 errors in capitalization and punctuation.
There are 5 or more errors in capitalization and punctuation.
The learners' ability to form words with the correct letters in the correct order
There are 3-4 spelling errors
There are 0-2 spelling errors
There are 5 or more spelling errors
The learner's ability to tailor the written work to fit the specific context, purpose, or audience
Mostly understandable. However, there are a few errors which cause confusion.
Easy to understand. Writing flows and keeps reader engaged.
Quite hard to understand.