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how to improve English writing???[Serious question for me] park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:11 UTC+1 No.14269639 Report

Hi I am a korean male who work for coal plant.

In my work, I need to paper on journal properly because it define my position in company..

But if you read this thread, My English really suck ??.

Of course, reading is OK, But Writing is nearly kill me...

I know that silly question in 4chan site.

But is there anyone who could give advice?

Thank you
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:13 UTC+1 No.14269642 Report

so wait...you need to learn how to write English well? is that your problem?
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:14 UTC+1 No.14269645 Report

Read more books. Don't watch TV series, it really fucks with your English.
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:14 UTC+1 No.14269646 Report

read, read, read.

just read english all the time, news, video games, subtitles, etc. Just read and read english
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:16 UTC+1 No.14269650 Report

you want to submit a scientific paper to a journal?
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:18 UTC+1 No.14269654 Report

yeah especially writing ^^

Thank you for your answer
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:19 UTC+1 No.14269656 Report

Really I spend almost time to watch Drama like a "cold case"

Thank you for your reply
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:20 UTC+1 No.14269657 Report

yeah you are correct

I need Sci paper to my career

is there any good site or book for writing ?
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:22 UTC+1 No.14269659 Report

Why not watch korean programs with English subtitles?
You'll be able to learn the English better because you know what it means in Korean.
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:22 UTC+1 No.14269661 Report

Thank you for your answer

but to improve writing skill, I think I need more specific training
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:25 UTC+1 No.14269666 Report

where in korea do you live? I am an english guy living Seoul
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:27 UTC+1 No.14269669 Report

If I were you I would read the journals relevant to your field. They would give you the best idea of what kind of writing you need to do and you'll also be learning things relevant to your work.
If you can find a native English speaker who is willing to talk to you that would be the fastest way to learn, but I doubt you'd be asking us if you knew someone.
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:28 UTC+1 No.14269671 Report

>Why not watch korean programs with English subtitles?

Hmm... I think watching English program with subtitles is better than watching korean program..

korean language and English is really different from Sentence structure. So if I watch something, It should be English program

this photo is for you thank you for answer ^^
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:30 UTC+1 No.14269674 Report

I live in suwon near seoul

Are you English teacher?
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:32 UTC+1 No.14269677 Report

I know it, I live in ???

Yeah, I am an English Teacher, but I teach kids but I can strill try and help you
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:34 UTC+1 No.14269682 Report

yeah I don't have native friend ...

But making a friend for my career is not good.

Thank you for your answer ^^
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:36 UTC+1 No.14269686 Report

Well I don't mind, you can help me with my Korean in return if it bothers you. email me or add me on kakao, mitch91 if you want
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:38 UTC+1 No.14269692 Report

>watch English shows/videogames/movies with Korean subtitles
Fuck that, none of that ever helped me when I was learning Spanish. What you really need to do is find a website that allows you to speak with an actual english speaker so you can get sentence structure down.
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:38 UTC+1 No.14269696 Report

I know ???

it is near the suwon. you are really kind person

my Email is


if you have margin for your time, send me a mail ^^ thank you
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:41 UTC+1 No.14269698 Report

You're welcome and hwaiting! ( what I learnt from watching Korean Dramas :)
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:41 UTC+1 No.14269699 Report

yeah I agree with you saying

But actual English speaker friend is not common.

Anyway thank you for reply
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:44 UTC+1 No.14269704 Report

Are you ????

I confused 4chan ID system->really suck

why don't make user ID
??? 05/16/14(Fri)13:46 UTC+1 No.14269709 Report

yeah, mitch91 is ??? guy
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:46 UTC+1 No.14269710 Report

Not really relevant...But how hard is learning Korean in comparison to another language like Japanese?
(Only because I want to be able to watch kdramas without relying on slow fansubs)
??? 05/16/14(Fri)13:48 UTC+1 No.14269714 Report

I haven't learnt any other languages and my level is still beginner so I ca't say but I have heard it is one of the hardest languages to learn for native english speaker. Getting to intermediate won't be too difficult (but will still be hard) but anything past that is really hard)
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:48 UTC+1 No.14269716 Report

it's a fuckload easier to read and write.
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:49 UTC+1 No.14269718 Report

In my think, both difficult for English user
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:51 UTC+1 No.14269722 Report

Play video games with english speakers and try to type frequently.
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:52 UTC+1 No.14269724 Report

But in korea, white people can learn English language easier, Because korean people really like white people seriously
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:54 UTC+1 No.14269726 Report

read Sci papers.
Copy them writing. You will pick up the language fairly quick.
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)13:54 UTC+1 No.14269727 Report

>But in korea, white people can learn korean language easier, Because korean people really like white people seriously
??? 05/16/14(Fri)13:54 UTC+1 No.14269728 Report

yeah, it can make me uncomfortable at times haha
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)13:55 UTC+1 No.14269731 Report

will it be easier if I'm a fluent Viet? I have noticed some similarities in the language, but guess it's not that much a deal. I just want it for watching dramas :p
That's true
??? 05/16/14(Fri)13:56 UTC+1 No.14269733 Report

dunno anything about viet but I have heard of other asians learning it much quicker, but part of that is because they usually learn many languages anyway so are more used to it
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)14:05 UTC+1 No.14269742 Report

White man person here, if I go to Korea will I be swimming in pussy?
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)14:08 UTC+1 No.14269750 Report

What I was saying was that there are websites that allow you to talk with English speakers from all over the world on a webcam (if you want). You don't know them offline or anything and there are a few free ones out there that are pretty helpful.
park sangbin 05/16/14(Fri)14:13 UTC+1 No.14269757 Report

maybe you're not
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)14:15 UTC+1 No.14269761 Report

you got told.
??? 05/16/14(Fri)14:44 UTC+1 No.14269794 Report

No, people will say you are handsome more than you are used to, but if you are a loser back home you are a loser here. You can probably get a girlfriend easier than back home but more likely to be a foreigner hunter kind of girl which I don't recommend
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)15:06 UTC+1 No.14269829 Report

I would recommend chatting with people online. Also your English is quite good already, there's only tiny mistakes.
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)15:42 UTC+1 No.14269898 Report

English is just a really complicated language even for westerners. I'm a native speaker and even I need to see a tutor on occasion for grammar proofing. It's unfortunate that English had to be the global language for everyone.
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)16:19 UTC+1 No.14269998 Report

OP, try using some of the penpal sites, and search for native speakers. Someone might actually help you.

I learned english from watching TV series and movies and repeating what the actors said. This way the structure is stuck in your brain and you could easily remember when needed. I think I'm not as good in writing as in speaking (with and accent ofc.).
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)16:22 UTC+1 No.14270007 Report

Are you serious?
English is one of the easiest languages on earth.
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