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Sep 13, 2022   #1
LANGUAGE STUDY PLAN: o Study plans to improve Korean/English language ability required for taking a degree course before and after you come to Korea.

Italian education provides English language instruction at elementary, middle and high school levels thus allowing Italian students to be able to reach a level above or equal to the basic level. My current level corresponds to a B1/B2 in language comprehension and speaking.

My study of the Korean language preceded my arrival in South Korea.
It is already about six months since I started learning Korean. At first it was a superficial self-taught study using teaching videos, KPOP, apps like duolingo and eggbun because my intentions were to visit the country but when I decided I wanted to study in South Korea I took the study more seriously. I started studying in grammar books such as "TOPIK 1 essential grammar" and "Korean for Italians" from hoepli.

Over time, I realized that I needed more interactive lessons to improve pronunciation, so I took classes through Online King Sejong Institute (iksi.or.kr ) which allowed me to deepen my study leading me to complete Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 level.

If I am fortunate to be selected for the GKSP, I plan to reach or exceed TOPIK 4 by the end of my language study year.

I am aware that my program classes are in Korean so I will do my best to learn as much as possible before and during university classes.

I plan to take part in as many academic events as possible by making my language skills in English and Italian available so that I can help international students but also practice my language and pronunciation.

Being among other things an avid reader, I count on being able to improve myself by reading texts in Korean which, besides improving my language skills, allow me to understand more about the culture and traditions of this fascinating country.

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Holt  Educational Consultant - / 13,204 4317  
Sep 14, 2022   #2
Remove the link to the website. The reviewer is not going to bother to peruse it so save the character / word count for more important things. The weakness of the pre arrivial study plan is that the writer hinges his language studies on self learning. Which means he does not really know if he is learning the language properly or not, regardless of the apps that assist the student in the lessons. The reviewer consider the student a serious learner of Hangul if he is enrolled in online or F2F Hangul classes in his home country. He has to show that he is constantly assessing his language skill either through testing center exams included with the lessons, taking the TOPIK test for assessment, or some other certification method. The same goes for the English language, regardless of how well the student seems to think he thinks, writes, and speaks the language.

The after arrival language plan is useless. It is not really showing any intention to build the language skills for both languages, specially the Hangul one, beyond the given language lessons. Try to build on the post arrival language build up. The writer does not seem to know that the first year of learning in Korea will be dedicated only to language classes, he has to pass the language test before he can proceed with the scholarship. Failing to pass the language test will result in the cancellatio of the scholarship award.