I started the MotivateKorean youtube channel because it killed me to see other Korean learners quit for such simple reasons. Difficulty with Korean pronunciation, lack of opportunities to speak with native speakers, frustration with the word order... The truth is, Korean is about as far away a language as you can get from English. Virtually everything about it is opposite, reversed, upside-down and sideways. But the amazingly beautiful truth is that despite all the linguistic differences, there are a striking number of similarities. In my personal journey with Korean, I realized the value of learning such a different language, and it is my hope that I can share this with others who are on this journey with me.