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Recent Korean Articles from the Blog

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Tying the Knot Around the World: 4 Unique Korean Wedding Traditions

Tying the Knot Around the World: 4 Unique Korean Wedding Traditions

Have you ever wondered about wedding traditions from other countries or cultures? Maybe you're learning Korean and it piqued your interest in worldly affairs. In this article, you'll learn about neat traditions practiced for Korean weddings... While Korean wedding traditions are both unique and interesting, not all couples choose to incorporate these rituals in their wedding day. In fact, Korean superstar Lee Na-Young got married in May of 2015, and she clutched a small bouquet and wore … Read More

Tying the Knot Around the World: 4 Unique Korean Wedding Traditions
Have you ever wondered about wedding traditions from other countries or cultures? Maybe you're learning Korean and it piqued your interest in worldly affairs. In this article, you'll learn about neat traditions practiced for Korean weddings... While Korean wedding traditions are both unique and interesting, not all couples choose to incorporate these rituals in their wedding day. In fact, Korean superstar Lee Na-Young got married in May of 2015, and she clutched a small bouquet and wore
12 Expert Tips on How to Learn Korean Fast!
There are dozens of reasons you might be wondering how to learn Korean fast. For starters, South Korea has the 11th largest economy in the world. In addition, Korean is the 12th highest spoken language with more than 77 million speakers. The possibilities that stem from learning Korean are endless! Whether you want to learn Korean for business or pleasure, (or watching K-dramas), there are several strategies that can propel you to fluency faster. Here are 12 expert tips on how to learn Ko
The 5 Best Korean Books for Language Students
When you're taking Korean lessons, it's great to have some study materials to supplement your learning. Here Korean teacher Keulin H. shares the best books to help you learn how to speak Korean... Interested in learning Korean, but not sure where to start?  A comprehensive, thorough Korean book can help you learn the basics. Because Korean pronunciation is quite different than English, it's essential to enlist the help of a Korean language teacher. If you can, try to find someone who is
Quiz: What Country Were You Meant to Live In?
Do you ever get the feeling that you don’t REALLY belong in the land of big macs and slurpees? Sure, you love living in the land of opportunity and there are things in the U.S. that you couldn't imagine living without. That being said, you’re ready for a change. Don’t worry, there’s a country that perfectly matches your personality—no matter how quirky or eccentric you are. Take this fun and easy quiz to see where you should live. Before you pack your bags and board a plane to Ita
The Korean Future Tense Part 4: The Future Presumptive
In part four of our four-part Korean grammar series on describing the future in Korean, language teacher Bryce J. explains how to use the future-presumptive tense in Korean.  Before you learn about the future-presumptive tense, make sure you review the other future tenses in Korean: The Korean Future Tense Part 1: The Probable Future The Korean Future Tense Part 2: Definite Future The Korean Future Tense Part 3: Immediate Future The Future Presumptive Many people falsely assum

Korean in Chicago

Are you thinking about taking Korean lessons in Chicago? Believe it or not, you’re in a great place to learn the Korean language. The Korean language has a rich and interesting history, and you will have fun exploring the language, history, and culture. Here is a simple city guide for anyone taking Korean lessons in Chicago.

Discovering new foods is one of the best things about learning any new culture or language. From kimchi to barbeque, here are some places where you can try authentic Korean food in Chicago.

Cho Sun Ok

Cho Sun Ok serves scrumptious, mouth-watering home style Korean dishes. Some of the most popular items are chadol gui (thinly-sliced beef), mul-naengmyeon (cold noodles), and japchae (sweet potato noodles). At Cho Sun Ok, you can cook your food at your table.

Joong Boo Market

This is the go-to market for Korean food and supplies, but there is also a small café which serves delicious Korean food. Make sure to try the dumplings, and if it’s cold outside, order a warm bowl of soon doo boo (Korean stew).

Besides Korean food, there are some great opportunities in Chicago to experience Korean culture.

Korean Cultural Center of Chicago (KCCOC)

This non-profit organization works to educate the community about Korean history and culture. The KCCOC has a museum, art gallery, library, and community center. The KCCOC hosts various activities and community events throughout the year.

Chicago K-Fest (Kimbap to K-Pop)

The Chicago Korean American Chamber of Commerce hosts the Chicago K-Fest every summer. The festival celebrates Korean culture and heritage. It's the perfect place for you to experience Korean culture, taste Korean food, and enjoy Korean music and entertainment. Hundreds of participants and visitors come to enjoy this bright summer festival which offers singing contests, K-pop dances, and Ssireum wrestling.

Learning a new language isn't just about studying grammar and memorizing vocabulary; experiencing the culture is an important part of the learning process. These are just a few places for you to try Korean food and experience Korean culture. As you continue your Korean lessons in Chicago, you will surely discover some new places and exciting learning opportunities.

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