Category Archives: Korean Language

Hangul (한글)

In 1443, King Sejong the Great, the fourth monarch of the Joseon Dynasty, created the unique Korean alphabet (Hangeul), which people could learn and use easily. Hangeul is very scientific and systematic in structure. UNESCO recognized its cultural value in … Continue reading

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Song: The Doxology (Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow) 만복의 근원 하나님

Many thanks to my friend Shirley for finding both the video and the music!

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The Korea Times: Adoption and Baby-related Korean Vocabulary

The Korea Times has a section online that is devoted to Korean language learning: http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/art_list.asp?categoryCode=273 Here are a few of the topics related to adoptions and babies that might be of interest to people learning Korean and wanting to pick … Continue reading

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Korean Culture: Family in Korea

Courtesy of Mrs. Lee: * 한국의 가족 Family in Korea When you ask Koreans, “How many people are there in your family?, they can’t answer the question easily. This is because they are not sure whether they should include only people … Continue reading

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Korean Culture: Respectful body language

Special thanks to Mrs. Lee, my Korean instructor, for graciously allowing me to share these Korean culture write-ups. * Do you know how to use respectful body language in Korea? You may have noticed that body language differs according to … Continue reading

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MPAK National Conference to Promote Domestic Adoption in Korea

Title: MPAK National Conference to Promote Domestic Adoption in Korea Description: MPAK’s 11th Annual National Conference to Promote Domestic Adoption in Korea was held on Nov 12, 2011 at Jeonju City Link: http://mpakusa.blogspot.com/2011/11/mpak-national-conference-to-promote.html

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Korean Culture: Weather

Another Korean culture post courtesy of my Korean instructor, Mrs. Lee: * Weather in Korea Korea has four very distinguished seasons. Koreans carry on their lives and wear their clothing according to each season. It is cold in the winter … Continue reading

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