이상해지요?

오늘은 이상한 경험을 받았어요. 조깅 후에 집으로 걸었을 때 어떤 이상한 남자가 저로 왔어요. 그 남자는 저에게 한국어를 안다고 물어봤어요. 제가 뭐라고 말했어요. 그 남자는 저에게 작은 소리로 다시 니가 한국어를 아냐고 했어요. 저는 조금 안다고 대답했어요. 남자는 니가 몇 살이냐고 했어요. 저는 38살이라고 했어요. 그다음에 그남자는 저한테 결혼했냐고 했어요. 제가 결혼 안 했는데 제가 … Continue reading 이상해지요?

Lost in conjugation

Do you remember your modals? My English students at Dongsuh Foods told me they learned in their Korean high schools that “could”, “would” and “might” have the same meaning in English. I let it go at the time, grateful we had understanding on “should” and “will”. Then Nu ri asks me last night, isn’t “shall” … Continue reading Lost in conjugation

Sogang University

I love Sogang. This may be the best Korean language program in the world. The top Korean language programs are likely here in Korea. Seoul boasts the nation’s top universities. Of these, Seoul National (top public), Yonsei (top private) and Ewha (top women’s) each have Korean language programs. And Sogang is widely considered the best … Continue reading Sogang University

Korean + Math

The two most popular terms in class are 어려워요 (it’s difficult) and 힘들이워요 (again, it’s difficult). I don't know the difference between “difficult 1” and “difficult 2”. A close third is 머리아파 (my head hurts). We’re consuming at a fire hydrant’s pace. Today, the lesson was money. OHMYGOD. Difficult. Why are we doing math?! In … Continue reading Korean + Math