Kim Jong Kook revealed English learning tips, revealed he was severely bullied in the US
Kim Jong Kook revealed past experiences in the US, including discrimination, and tips to learn English, earning praises from netizens.
On February 15th, at the Daum Cafe “Women’s Generation”, an article titled “Kim Jong Kook’s English conversation method that actually works” was published and gained attention.
The article contains a scene from the video “Sports and English have many similarities…”, which was published on Kim Jong Kook’s official YouTube channel in September 2022. Here, Kim Jong Kook explains how to study English with a YouTube PD and an academy instructor he is close to.
In particular, Kim Jong Kook said, “First, you have to start with ‘Me’. You have to be able to talk about yourself in English. From head to toe.”
“As you explain yourself, you must be able to talk about your family, your hobby, your education, your current occupation, and everything”, he explained..
Then, according to Kim Jong Kook, it’s a must to think about the things one says regularly, and the conversations one has with people, and be able to say those things in English.
“Memorize everything in front of you. You must know the objects and anything within your vision in English. If you don’t know, you must search for it”, the male celebrity said, at the same time adding that he knew the name of all gym equipment and related exercises in English.
It’s also important to not be shy to talk, Jong Kook said, revealing that if people keep practicing with confidence and not give up, their mistakes will be fixed later on.
Lastly, Kim Jong Kook emphasized, “My tip for pronunciation is not to approach it as vocabulary
or a language. But instead, I approached it as sound, like music”. The male star would also imitate native speakers with similarities to him, in order to influence his accent.
Netizens who saw the article commented positively, saying, “Study is stimulated”, “There are many positive reviews”, “Actually, it can be applied right away”, “It is similar to when children first learn a language”, “I am studying abroad, and Kim Jong Kook is right”, and so on.
However, in the same video, Kim Jong Kook also revealed that he used to experience severe racism due to being the only Asian who couldn’t speak English when he attended elementary school in the US, drawing sympathy.