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Los Angeles Review of Books: Down with the English Language

Linguistic Life in South Korea once moved me to write a short essay in Korean called “영어에 대한 네 가지 거짓말” or “Four Lies About English.” The first lie, to translate it back into that native language of mine, holds that English speakers can live comfortably in every country in the world; the second, that […]

콜린의 한국 팟캐스트: 외국어를 배우시고 한국어를 가르쳐 주시는 선현우 선생님

선현우 씨는 TTMIK으로 알려 진 한국어와 한국 문화 교육 웹사이트 Talk to Me in Korean를 설립하신다. 지난 거의 10년 동안 TTMIK은 팟캐스트와 동영상과 책으로 외국인 팬들에게 한국어를 가르쳐 주고 있고 선현우 씨는 나중에 TTMIK 오프라인 학교도 만들 생각이 있스세요. 여기나 아이튠즈를 통해 다운받을 수 있다.

Korea Blog: Korea’s Dilbert-Era Loanwords

Lulled into a false sense of security by the simplicity of its alphabet, those students of the Korean language who don’t give up in frustration will sooner or later find themselves facing a variety of unexpected challenges of communication and comprehension. Nearly a decade after learning that deceptively easy writing system, I still often get […]

Diary: Blue Bottle Coffee

For a couple years now, I’ve met my Korean speaking partner Mi-young once a week at a coffee shop. During the first few months we always met at the Tom N Toms just up the street from me, but you can only hear their corporate-issue music loop so many times before it becomes a problem. Besides, life’s too […]