Ways to Get Connected While Living Abroad

When you're living in a country that's so homogeneous it's people took note when the foreign population jumped from 1% to 3% it's easy to feel like you're fighting a losing battle in terms of "fitting in" with the country and culture around you. In a bizarre turn of events, one of the hardest things…

TOPIK I: Korean Exam Experience

Last Sunday I took the TOPIK I exam. TOPIK stands for test of proficiency in Korean and is split into two different exams. One is a beginner level exam, and next is for intermediate/advanced levels. TOPIK I covers levels 1 and 2 whereas TOPIK II tests for levels 3, 4, 5, and 6. So for the exam…

Korean in Real life: 네(요)

Korean in Real life: 네(요) The next topic in my "Korean in Real Life" series is the sentence ending 네 or 네요. You may know 네 as the most commonly heard word in the Korean language, or in any language for that matter. 네 in Korean means yes. But this is not what I'm going to talk about today.…