How to pronounce Korean names

Pronouncing Korean names is very easy… if you read Hangul. As I have written before, it’s an almost completely phonetic language that is very easy to pick up. However if you don’t and you want to pronounce a Korean name correctly, it can be a little more tricky…

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Korean Events of the Week: 11th -17th February

An interesting mix of events this week with another couple of exhibitions coming to an end and more events happening outside of London. There is another K-pop event, though not quite on the same scale as the (admittedly fairly empty) TEEN TOP concert, some film screenings and an opportunity…

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Korean Events of the Week: 28th January - 3rd February

We are launching a weekly round-up of all the Korea-related events coming up in the week ahead. We hope this will help you keep up-to-date with what is going on so that you don’t miss anything of interest to you. It’s a busy week…

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An interview with Aein Hope, founder of oki tokki

Recently we got in touch Aein Hope the designer behind oki tokki, an online store selling adorable clothes, bags and accessories all inspired by Hangul and Korean culture and asked her to do an interview with us. She very kindly obliged and told us all about her work, her influences…

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Korean Language Learning Tip #3 Surround yourself with spoken language

Often when I come across tips about how to teach yourself another language there will be lots of advice about surrounding yourself with written words as a kind of constant reinforcement of the vocabulary you are trying to learn. This might be by putting sticky labels on all your stuff…

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Korean Learning Tips #2: Focus on learning Hangul first

Ok this one might seem a bit obvious and only really applies to new learners but bear with me. Many starting out Korean learners, particularly self-taught learners, may decide to start trying to learn Korean without first learning Hangul. I’m here today to tell you why that may…

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Korean learning tip #1: Learn as much about Korean culture as you can

If you’re thinking about studying Korean or are already learning and want some advice about how to keep improving, we are launching a new series of Korean learning tips to help you on your way. Today’s article is about the importance of learning about Korean culture.

Culture plays…

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