Waiting on Wednesday: Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl Written by Yoon Ha Lee 304 pages Published by: Rick Riordan Presents (Disney Book Group) Publication date: 15th January 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her. To…

Review of Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh

Originally posted on The Illustrated Page:
Rebel Seoul by Axie Oh. ★★★1/2 I’ve had a lot of bad luck with YA dystopia, but Rebel Seoul turned out to be a gem of the genre. In Neo Seoul, everyone is drafted into the military upon coming of age. Lee Jaewon’s escaped his past as a gang member in the slums of…

Book Review: The Way You Make Me Feel (+Giveaway!)

The Way You Make Me Feel Written by Maurene Goo 288 pages Published by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group Publication date: 8th May 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love, a laugh-out-loud story of love, new friendships, and one unique food truck. Clara Shin lives for pranks and…

How Korean Dramas Shaped REBEL SEOUL

Originally posted on Fictasian:
Hi, Fictasian readers, thanks for having me! Today I’d like to talk influences: How Korean dramas (K-dramas) played a big part in shaping REBEL SEOUL, complete with gifs! BTS Army ocean Music REBEL SEOUL begins with a concert, and in a way it was my homage to K-Pop, as well as…

Interview with Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency Contact

Originally posted on Fictasian:
Hey everyone! I’m back from the void with an interview with Mary H.K. Choi, whose debut Emergency Contact just released into the wild. Not going to say I laughed out loud reading the answers to some of these, but I dare you not to want to pick up her book after reading…

Hanyang University Introduction to Korean Week 2

See Week 1 of the course here. This is a free course offered on the Futurelearn MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. It lasts for 6 weeks and is designed to take around 3 hours a week. You can sign up now to be e-mailed when the next session opens, which should be within the…

Introduction to Korean with Hanyang University

This is a free course offered on the Futurelearn MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. It lasts for 6 weeks and is designed to take around 3 hours a week. You can sign up now with free access to the course expiring on 3rd April, or you can ask to be e-mailed when the next…

Free Language Courses on Futurelearn

I love MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)! Before I started my current job, I used to study lots of different courses and I am determined to get back into it again as I really enjoyed all the new knowledge and skills I gained from them. Today I’m going to introduce a few courses for language…

Korean in 3 minutes playlist

Korean Class 101 do a great introductory series for Korean learners – I watched this when I first started learning Korean and found them a really good way to get some basics under my belt without being overwhelmed. There are a total of 6 videos, each lasting 3 minutes so you can get a lot…

Korean: TTMIK Level 1 Test Dialogue

Now you have completed the Level 1 podcasts from Talk to Me in Korean, here’s your chance to test yourself and see how much progress you have made since starting to learn this new language. (If you need a quick review, check out the other posts from Level 1 here, here, here and here) The…

Talk to me in Korean: Level 1 Lesson 22-25

I am currently working my way through Level 3 of the TTMIK dialogues and have learned a lot from them so far. Their podcasts are one of the best resources I have found for learning Korean – I try to listen to at least two lessons a day, one to recap the lesson from yesterday,…

Korean: Family Part 3

Welcome to the third blog post on talking about your family in Korean (See Part 1 and Part 2 here). This lesson also introduces some more everyday vocabulary and talks about Korean counters – in this case the counter used for people and how that combines with the numbers. Here is some other useful vocabulary…