I already know how to read and write Korean but I still went. I was curious since I haven’t studied Korean from a class or in a group before and at the same time, I need an excuse to go out and the idea of meeting new friends excited me. The friends who I have been talking to online for quite a while. It’s great to finally meet them in person and be able to talk to them personally and not just through chatting.
Sadly, only a few people came. Some were already at the venue but they were to shy to approach us so they just left. Whut? O.o Others have summer classes or work so they couldn’t come. I was the oldest one in the group. Yeah, I’m older than Rechie by 4 years. ㅡ_ㅡ;; Everyone who came except me were complete beginners so he had to start from the very beginning. While he was teaching them 한글, I was busy eating my American burger and drinking my Mango Smoothie. Haha!
Hey, I know what you’re thinking. I wasn’t useless. Haha! I helped him explain some things to them. Halfway through the session, he asked for my help to assist them since everyone had questions and he couldn’t handle everyone on his own. I gladly helped him out. Rechie and I aren’t fluent speakers of Korean. We are nowhere near at par with other advanced Korean learners out there. Our skills aren’t good enough yet and there are still a lot of things we need to know but I understand his purpose on offering a tutorial.
There are a lot of people who are interested to learn Korean here but they don’t know where to start and there’s no Korean language school here. Through this classes, we get to share things that we already know and at the same time, we become more motivated to learn so we could teach them new things as well. It’s like we’re growing and learning altogether. They learn, we learn, everyone’s happy. It’s a win-win situation.
I just hope that every single one of them will continue to come to class and not give up halfway. The first step is always the hardest and keeping yourself motivation is quite a challenge that’s not easy to overcome. I really hope that by the end of this course, they would to continue to study Korean even without a tutor.
PS: Stop looking for me in the photos because I’m not in any of them. XD