New season of language classes at KCC

There’s a short application window for joining the free Korean classes at the KCC. Get your forms in by 6pm Monday: SEJONG INSTITUTE (세종학당) APPLICATION WINDOW 14/01/2011, 10am ~ 17/01/2011, 6pm How to apply To apply for the Sejong Institute please fill in the application form as found on the website ( and return it […]

Dr Yeon’s introduction to Korean

Not only am I lucky enough to be studying Korean for free at the Korean Cultural Centre in London, but I managed to obtain a ticket to a special lecture (again free) on the Korean Language by Dr Jaehoon Yeon, Senior Reader in Korean Language and Literature, SOAS, on Wednesday, 27th October 2010. The Centre […]

Simply Korean at the Language Show

The Korean Cultural Centre UK with ‘Simply Korean’ is participating in ‘The Language Show 2010’ at Earls Court from 15th – 17th October (15th and 16th 10am – 6pm, 17th 10am – 5pm) to promote ‘Hangeul’, the Korean alphabet. The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK)’s ‘Simply Korean’ will promote various aspects of the Korean language, […]

New term of language classes at the KCC

Details of the new season of language classes at the KCC. SEJONG INSTITUTE (세종학당) APPLICATION PERIODS: 29th ~ 31st March 2010 ** New application procedure ** Due to the ever increasing popularity of our language classes we have redrafted our application procedure for the Beginners 1 class to make it as fair as possible for […]

January-March Korean class season at the KCC

Next term’s Korean language courses at the KCC are open for subscription: APPLICATION DEADLINE: by Wednesday 9th December 2009, 10am. via Email only 1. NEW STUDENTS FOR BEGINNERS 1: Wednesday 9th December 2009, 10am This is for new absolute beginner students who have not studied at KCC before. 2. CONTINUING STUDENTS: Wednesday 25th November ~ […]

Korean and the Transeurasian languages: similarities that make a difference

More info about this Friday’s talk at SOAS: Friday, November 20th, 5pm, room G50 (main building) Dr. Martine Robbeets, University of Mainz Korean and the Transeurasian languages: similarities that make a difference Abstract: The term “Transeurasian” refers a group of geographically adjacent languages, stretching from Japan in the East to Lithuania in the West, that […]

Learning Korean with Alud: part 3

Did anybody else go to the Thames Festival the other week? I was tied up during the day, but managed to get to the Scoop not long before the screening of the Good The Bad and The Weird. Luckily before that I managed to catch the last 10 minutes or so of Sorea, where I […]

Learning Korean with Alud: part 2

Here’s a quick tip. A couple of weekends ago I found myself back in Seoul on a very last minute trip. So last minute in fact that I found out on the Saturday morning that I needed to go, and left that afternoon. After arriving on the Sunday, a quick sleep and then dinner, I’d […]

Learning Korean with Alud: part 1

So I walked into a restaurant and this ajumma put her arm around me all smiles and started talking to me like we had known each other forever. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel a bit, and picked up bits of languages here and there and always, always tried to pick up the basics of […]