Almost Korea

Class started again and after a seemingly endless time at the middle level, I mastered the Unit Test and got my ticket for the advanced level. What’s special about the advanced level? Well, for starters, they teach a lot more words and introduce newspaper articles. You should be able to talk about various subjects freely such as economy problems, society etc. .

The only person I know from the previous class are the teachers. The class is a quite big one: 14 students. Although Koreans are the majority at Naganuma, 9 out of 14 is quite rare. Of the remaining five, two come from Taiwan, one from the U.S. and two from Europe.

Between classes my Korean classmates talk in Korean of course. Although my Korean vocab has quadrupled since my trip to Seoul, it is not enough to understand most of the talking. It’s a pleasant sound, but it kind of sticks into your ear. Since I often stay in the class room to learn some Kanji, I get the full dosis of Hangul. Sometimes when I close my eyes or sleep I can hear my class mates talking in Korean. This is quite disturbing because I want to know what I’m dreaming about 😉

Mia Jaap

Journalist, developer and passionate about Japanese and Korean language. Japan is my #1 country for travelling, penguins my favourite animals.

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  • 21. January 2009 at 00:33

    Congrats on progressing to the advanced class! 😀


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