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  • Booklist: Language (37 titles)
    • Have purple raccoons ever floated in YOUR dreams?

      I’ve started, very belatedly, to resume my Korean language studies, which originally began, and paused, around 15 years ago at the Korean Cultural Centre in London. I was in their first intake for the beginners’ language class, and I met people there that I’ve stayed in touch with ever since. Back in 2008 the KCC’s … [Read More]

      Darcy Paquet on translating Park Chan-wook

      As magazines start publishing their Best of 2022 lists, we are reminded of Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave – which I think would top many people’s list of top Korean films of the year, and is #3 in the BFI’s list of films from all countries. It’s slightly ironic that BFI support their selection of … [Read More]

      Korean Language & Culture Course Launch Party

      This is a course and an organisation we haven’t come across before. Launch event is free, but there’s no indication of the pricing for the course itself. Launch Party for Korean Language & Culture Course Venue: European School Of Economics | 4 Mandeville Place | London W1U 2BG Friday 22 March 2019, 18:00 – 20:00 … [Read More]

      SOAS seminar – Clever Speakers and Flexible Listeners: A Study on Sais-soli in Korean

      The first of SOAS’s Friday evening seminars of 2019: Clever Speakers and Flexible Listeners: A Study on Sais-soli in Korean Hae-Sung Jeon (University of Central Lancashire) 18 January 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Brunei Gallery Room B211 Online registration required Abstract Variation is natural and important part of language. What is fascinating in speech … [Read More]

      Korean language classes in Raynes Park

      If you were unsuccessful in your application for the language classes at the KCC this year, don’t despair: there’s a similar set of classes down in Raynes Park, organised by another branch of the Korean embassy, the Korean Education Centre. More details here: Apply by 3 February for this term’s classes. [Read More]

      말 MAL – The 2nd Korean Speech Contest

      If you’re not intimidated by the standard of last year’s Korean speech competition – see the below video clip – then get your applications in for this year’s contest, to be held on 6 June. 말 MAL – The 2nd Korean Speech Contest in the UK Let’s Speak Korean Date: 6th June 2015 14:00 Venue: … [Read More]

      Burberry – the favoured brand of Korean flashers

      In the last decade, British fashion brand Burberry manage to rescue itself from the chav associations caused by too liberal licensing of its check design to companies it couldn’t control. But you can’t control the use to which a raincoat is put. And according to the Hankyoreh: Burberry coats have long been sought after in … [Read More]

      Brighten up your hangeul typeface

      Bored with the default hangeul font on your PC? The Korea Blog has a brief article on hangeul as compared with other scripts, explaining some of the difficulties with hangeul typography. But best of all, they provide a couple of links where you can download hangeul fonts for free: Naver’s Nanum font collection (4 varieties) … [Read More]

      Eating yeot, or not

      Ask A Korean has a great post on the reason why a disgruntled fan might want to lob a few toffees at the returning Korean football team. He has a few explanations why “Eat Yeot” is considered an insult. The article promted an LKL reader to add a different story about eating yeot as a … [Read More]