I'm flattered you're writing your first post in the thread I created
I didn't answer my own question yet.
I'm half-Korean and grew up in Germany, my mom didn't teach me Korean and I didn't go to Korea often. When I was 12-25 y/o I didn't go at all
My mom sent me to Korean school (once a week on Friday afternoons) when I was 13. I completed frist class but everyone else was only 6 or 7 yrs old! So the teachers always made me skip classes just b/c I was older than the rest. It didn't really help to learn the grammar, though. I went to that school for some years and I've learnt a lot about spelling, I can read quite well but I had a lot to catch up w/ grammar-wise.
Only one year ago I found another Korean class in town that was much better. Even though I had some troubles speaking freely, I entered the intermediate level. I could only participate one term (3 months) b/c then I moved to a small city for a job. And luckily I then found KoreanClass101!! hehe
so that's my story
I'm back in the capital and in a week I will go to that Korean class again
. Of course I will stay a dedicated fan of KoreanClass101