Information about the classes in Seoul + the rest of Korea and how to join: HERE
Classes started today. I thought they were for 10 months but found out they last for 20 weeks. This information is confusing though because friends of mine told me that their classes are for 40 weeks.
The teacher gave me two notebooks for practicing writing with a cute little pencil case that contains two pencils, an eraser, and blades - I guess I should use them for sharpening the pencils ^^ The textbook is specifically made for wives of Korean men living in Korea. I asked my teacher today if there were books for men married to Korean women but there are not. As well there are only books 1 and 2 so far, apparenlty books 3 and 4 will be coming out soon.
The first class is all about filling out forms and taking a test. The test is both written and spoken and both are pretty easy. I'm at a level 2, below you can see what Chapter 1 level 2 is like. It's not so hard. The teacher talked so so much. Hopefully she was doing so cause she was nervous cause it was the first time meeting. The teachers are volunteers so have patience with them.
Classes are 2 a week for 2 hours. There are also classes for children from 3years (international age) and up.
I will post some pictures of the topics from the book, they are pretty interesting!
Wow! This looks amazing! What a wonderful program! Could I please have the contact information to inquire about these lessons?ReplyDelete
Hi Hepark76, Sorry I didn't leave any information for anyone. This will have the information you need for Seoul: http://daughterofkorea.blogspot.com/2011/05/free-door-to-door-korean-lessons-for.html At the moment I don't have information for Gyeonngi-do but I am getting it. ^^ReplyDelete
Thank you! I look forward to reading about how the courses progress. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Hepark, I was looking at the book last night and it has so many interesting topics that relate specifically to married women in Korea such as Kimchi names, how to clean a frying pan^^, stuff like that. I hope you get into the classes as well. The teachers are volunteers so don't expect too much.ReplyDelete
Super interesting. Thanks for the info! Is your teacher bilingual, or does she speak in Korean the whole time? And are you able to take a bit of a break from the course? 20 weeks puts me pretty close to when the baby is due, and far over it if there is a waiting list....ReplyDelete
Hi Msleetobe, My teacher can speak English very well but she tries to only speak in Korean. I am not sure about taking a break from the course. I have heard that there are 40 week courses as well.ReplyDelete
BTW I was told that I was put on a wait list and had to wait until my name came up but a bunch of my friends registered recently and we all are starting at the same time. I think maybe there are semesters then and everyone starts at certain times.
Great info Fauna :D (now if only I could find the time to do it...)ReplyDelete
^ Thanks, the classes have helped me immensely already but it looks like you have a decent command of Korean already. BTW, we're thinking of moving near Suwon next year.ReplyDelete