Korean Online Lessons Anywhere And Anytime With SAY Korean

Reading Time: 3 minutes Language learning has always been a passion of mine. After studying Mandarin in university and improving my language skills in China, I tackled my next Asian language: Korean. Since moving to Korea in 2015, I’ve been wrapping my head around this complex language. I attended the local YMCA as well as government-funded KIIP language classes.…

Celebrating My First Chuseok in South Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes I love experiencing foreign customs and celebrations first hand. When I moved to South Korea in May this year, I had the opportunity to observe “Buddha’s Birthday”, one of the biggest holidays in the country. This time in September, it was finally Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving, which is probably the most important festivity of the year…

Getting Ready for Chuseok: How To Make Songpyeon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Chuseok, Korea’s most important holiday, is right around the corner and people are getting ready to celebrate with their families and honoring their ancestors. To get into the right mood, Jeongsu and I decided to make one of the many traditional Korean snacks for the festival: Songpyeon! If you don’t know how to make songpyeon…

A Visit To The Cheongju Early Printing Museum

Reading Time: 3 minutes When in Cheongju, you’re going to see one name pop up all over town: Jikji. But who or what is that? I finally made it to the place with all the answers: the Cheongju Early Printing Museum. My new Korean hometown is famous for being home to Jikji, the world’s oldest extant book printed with…

South Korea – Japan Ferry: Easy Guide!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Unlike China, South Korea doesn’t offer a variety of interesting neighboring countries one could simply take a train to travel to. However, it’s fairly easy to take a ferry and travel to Japan! Me living in South Korea now, I love this easy and affordable option to take a long weekend off and spend it…

Buddha’s Birthday: My First Festival in South Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes I can finally call South Korea my “new home” and begin to settle down. What better way to do so than celebrating a national holiday with locals? May 25th was Buddha’s Birthday in Korea and people celebrated by going to nearby temples or hiking mountains together. It was a great event to bond with my…

5 Things I’ve Learned From Teaching English In China

Reading Time: 4 minutes Even though I never imagined myself to become an ESL teacher, I slipped into it and am really happy with the experience. I enjoy teaching and improving the future of my students. Teaching in a foreign country is a great opportunity to learn more about the culture and the way people think in the country.…

How To Get Chinese Fonts For Word

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a learner of Madarin Chinese, being able to write Chinese characters is a huge part of studying. Even though I learned how to actually write Chinese characters with hours and hours of hard practice, most of the communication I am involved with that requires Chinese characters is all digital: on the computer or smartphone.…

Using Korean: A Guide to Contemporary Usage + FREE DOWNLOAD!

Reading Time: 2 minutes This year, I will start with some interesting book reviews of both language aids, such as textbooks and phrasebooks, as well as novels related to China, Korea and Asia in general. Today, I am presenting to you one of the greatest language learning aids for the Korean language. I started learning Korean less than a…

4 Mistakes To Avoid When In an Intercultural Relationship

Reading Time: 3 minutes Intercultural dating has changed my life completely. After a failed relationship with a Chinese guy, I was able to know what I want in a relationship. When I fell in love with Jeongsu, he and I were able to create a stable functioning relationship, even if it’s long distance. My intercultural relationship with a Korean…

5 Things You Should Buy When in Korea

Reading Time: 3 minutes Before I moved to Korea, I visited twice and always left with a second suitcase. Korea truly is a shopper’s paradise, no matter what you are looking for. There are certain things that you should absolutely buy when in Korea since you can’t find it anywhere else. Here are the most important must-buys! 1. Beauty Products…

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