Special Classes

Words only have meaning when you GIVE it meaning.

 

You need to understand the culture, traditions and lives of the people to fully understand the context of language.

Hence why subtitles on our K-Dramas just don't cut it.

Special classes are once a month on a Wednesday and suitable for students across all levels including complete beginners. We focus on a particular area of Korean culture and take a deep dive into how Koreans live, think and act.

All lessons are recorded and emailed out the morning after.

 

Topics

Personality Tests

Blood Types, Chinese Zodiac

  • Why do Koreans believe that your blood types defines your personality?
  • What is your Chinese Zodiac and how can you use it to tell your future?
  • Who are you compatible with?

You don't need to know any Korean for this lesson.

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Personality Tests (MBTI)

Everything about the Myer Briggs

  • How to interpret your MBTI
  • How and how much has it infiltrated Korean culture today?
  • What are the MBTIs of BTS and Stray Kids members?
  • Other fun facts and questions Korean will talk about

You don't need to know any Korean for this lesson.

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Swearing in Korean

What's the fun of learning a language without some naughty words?

  • The¬†culture¬†of swearing - what's the general consensus?
  • Mild¬†to¬†spicy¬†level swear words and their English equivalent!
  • What did Hobi say to Jimin in¬†In the Soop¬†when it got beeped out??

It will help if you know a little bit of Hangeul for this lesson.

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Special Occasions & Holidays

Korean culture is rich and so interesting! You can see this through the traditions of special holidays.

  • The 3 major holidays in Korea
  • Parent‚Äôs Day, Teacher‚Äôs Day, Children‚Äôs Day and more!
  • What Koreans do during international holidays like Christmas and New Years.

You don't need to know any Korean for this lesson.

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Korean Games

How to play the most popular Korean games as seen on:

  • Run BTS
  • Bon Voyage
  • Running Man
  • Classic Korean drinking games

It will help if you know a little bit of Hangeul for this lesson.

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Hangeul History

How did Hangeul become what it is today?

  • Who created Hangeul and why?
  • What is the relationship between Korean and Chinese language?
  • What happened before Hangeul?
  • How did Hangeul develop to what it is today and what changes did it go through?

It will help if you know a little bit of Hangeul for this lesson.

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Pronunciation Masterclass

The aim of this class is for you get specific 1on1 coaching on your pronunciation by understanding:

  • 3 x Carry on Rules
  • Special Rules
  • Combined vowels
  • Reading complex combinations

Suitable for people who can read and write Korean.

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The Korean Military

What are our boys going through?

  • The¬†history¬†of Korean military
  • Types of services you can choose/apply for
  • Ranks and¬†hierarchy
  • Daily life and food
  • People's views on mandatory military service
  • Koreans' views on¬†BTS going to the military!

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Weddings and Funerals

 

Understanding the traditions of these occassions, tell us a lot about that country's beliefs and culture.

  • The¬†schedule¬†of a Korean weddings
  • The involvement of¬†friends¬†and¬†family
  • Gift-giving¬†or lack of!
  • Funerals and¬†death anniversaries
  • Traditions of bowing and ettiquette
  • What to wear¬†to each of these events

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English vs. Korean Grammar

Understanding the basics grammar is an essential part of learning a new language because it serves as a point of reference. 

  • What is a Topic, Subject Object?
  • What are adverbs, adjectives,¬†nouns, verbs?
  • How can we apply this to¬†Korean¬†language?
  • What are the¬†main differences between Korean and English¬†in terms of grammar?

Suitable for all levels of Korean.

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Shamanism and Superstition

Have you watched The Glory? Have you noticed how common it is to get your fortune told in Korea? Or how superstitious they can be?

  • What is Shamanism
  • Fortune-telling
  • Common superstitions in daily life
  • Evil spirits and rituals to get rid of them

 Suitable for all levels of Korean.

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Dating Life

Part 2 - What does a real Korean relationship look like?

  • Why do couples wearing matching everything? (clothes, shoes, RINGS?)
  • What are the 'Love Celebrations'? (hint. it's not only Valentines day)
  • What is jealousy in dating?
  • How is Public Display of Affection (PDA) viewed in Korea?

 

Food and Table Manners

  • How to be polite at the table in a formal situation (e.g. work-related)
  • How to be polite to staff at a Korean restaurant
  • Unspoken social rules when eating with friends and family (e.g. food sharing, who eats first and more)
  • How to properly eat Korean food! (E.g. kbbq, hot pots, side dishes etc)

 

Drinking Culture Part 2

 

In case you didn't know... Koreans love to drink!

  • So much in fact that there is a whole culture to it!
  • Learn the social rules about what you should and shouldn't do when drinking with Koreans!

 

Family Culture

 

Roles and responsibilities in the family

  • Relationship between siblings and parents
  • Extended family relationships

 

 

Dating Life

 

Part 1 - Is what you see in K-Drama real...?

  • Focusing on the early days of a romantic relationship
  • What are 'events'? (Rose petals beds, balloons in the car boot)
  • Important Anniversaries (100 days, 300 days)

 

Travelling to Korea

 

Part 1 - Cultural differences to know when travelling to Korea as a Westerner

  • How to navigate the public transport system
  • Restaurant Etiquette
  • Being street-smart and difference in basic cultural manners with the western world
  • Differences in the home/accomodation, what to know

Travelling to Korea

 

Part 2 - Food to eat and activities you can only do in Korea

  • Must-eat food and the best places to get it
  • Must-do activities, e.g. how to get into Kpop music shows!
  • Going out-out and clubbing!

 

 

Future Korean-speaking-you, will thank you for it.

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