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I have 4 big languages left on my lifetime must-learn hit list. Portuguese, Italian, German and Korean. Of course there are others I want to learn, but those 4 are the most important to me.
I’ve been dying to start Korean now for 2 or 3 years. I’ve got lots of reasons, as usual…I never lack motivation. Maybe most importantly, I know it will take a long time to reach C1, which is my goal. Probably more than 5 years. I’m not getting any younger, so if I want to enjoy the language before I kick the bucket, I need to start soon. How soon depends on my Russian. When I can understand Russian TV shows 90%+ I'll feel comfortable starting Korean. It will probably be about a year or so.
I’m going to use the Synergy method, of course. I’m doing my pre-learning research to pass the time when I get wander lust. Here is my plan so far.
Step 1 – Isolated pronunciation and orthography...