Welcome to SofieToKorea! Here I blog about my Korean language journey, my favorite Korean dramas, my favorite Korean beauty products, and my favorite Korean stars. Hopefully, by following along you will feel motivated to stick with your Korean studies, maybe stumble across a new drama, or just feel entertained by my Korean ramblings for a few minutes.
So, who am I?
My name is Sofie (my Korean name is 소희) and I work as an economist at a university in Denmark, where I teach economics and do various economic research. As a way of counterbalancing all the number crunching, I have a strong passion for languages, foreign cultures, performing arts, and above all: Korea.
I’m a polyglot speaking a number of languages aside from my native Danish including English, German, Swedish, Italian, and now Korean. I study Korean through self-study with great help from all the free resources at Talk To Me In Korean. I further rely on Italki to have regular Skype lessons with native Korean speakers to improve my conversational skills. You can read more about other useful and highly recommended resources for self-studying Korean here.
I started learning Korean in July 2014. Since then, I cannot believe how far I come, or how far I have yet to go depending on how you look at it. I made my first trip to Seoul in December 2014, and my ultimate goal is to someday live and thrive in Korea.
Stay tuned for more posts, and don’t give up on studying Korean.