UK Korean Events of the Week: 22nd - 28th April

The much-anticipated Korea Rocks tour starts this week in Kent before travelling on to Wales and then to London for the end of the week before visiting Liverpool and Manchester next week. It’s sure to be a great gig but if rock music isn’t your cup of…

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The Pressures of the South Korean Education System

According to a recent survey, South Korean children are the least happy in the developed world – and the reason behind this could be the pressures of the education system they are subjected to.

We’ve all experienced the stress of exam periods at some point or another. The cramming, the…

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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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Just how worried are South Koreans about North Korea?

Last Friday, as international news reports were filled with the news of US missile tests off the coast of North Korea, warnings from Pyongyang to foreign diplomats in the country and the re-defection of a North Korean back from the South, the most discussed story on South Korean news…

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The Hallyu fan’s guide to teaching in Korea

Above is an image from popular K-Drama Dream High. This is not an accurate reflection of South Korean high school.

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In November, 2011 I had free tickets to the Asian Song Festival in Daegu. Sometime towards the end, after Miss A…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 1st - 7th April

It’s the start of April this week which we can only hope means the start of some warmer weather after the Met office officially named yesterday the coldest Easter Sunday on record. Thankfully though, regardless of the weather, there are plenty of interesting event happening inside this week if…

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Korea's Lost Islands

An interesting fact: If an attempt was made to visit every Korean island, tackling one a day, it would take nearly a decade to tick them off your to do list. This is no joke (there are approximately 365 days in a year, do the maths)! At this moment, there…

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