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On Korean

한국어 관용어 사전!

  제가 2010년부터 작업해온 ‘한국어 관용어 사전’이 드디어 서점에 나왔어요! 하지만 제가 가본 모든 서점에는 거의 숨겨놓은 것처럼 안 보이는 데 진열되어 있었어요 ㅎㅎ. 원래 한국어 배우는 외국인을 위해서 쓴 것이지만 한국 속담이나 관용 표현들을 영어로 어떻게 말하는지 궁금해하는 한국인한테도 많은 도움이 될 것 같아요. This is the “Dictionary of Korean Idioms” that I’ve been … Continue reading »

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Korean Study Tip: Comic Books

  If you’re looking to incorporate Korean study into your daily pop culture consumption routine but have a hard time stomaching Korean soap operas, comic books might just be the answer. Because the story is told through dialogue, comics provide the perfect opportunity to observe Korean phrases in action. Also, the written medium always you … Continue reading »

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  There’s an article about me up on  I talked a lot about how I got started and what methods I used to learn Korean. Take a look if you’re interested. Clicking on the picture below will take you to the article.  

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Mission Impossible: Getting Koreans to Speak Korean

As everyone knows — except for Koreans, who seem to have absolutely no conception of this — the hardest thing about acquiring conversational facility in Korean is that no one will speak to you in Korean. Koreans talk a great deal about their “영어 울렁증” (fear of speaking English) but the truth is that they … Continue reading »

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Welcome to Korean Champ!

There are a lot of sites out there that teach elementary Korean. There is also an abundance of free basic Korean classes around Seoul. But what happens when you’ve finished the highest level that your hakwon offers? What is one to do when you’ve gone as far as you can in the Korean-language educational system? … Continue reading »

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