Our first meeting, we met at Cafe Europa to explain the objectives and expectation of each member of the group in order to establish a learning program for the group.
After that we went to learn Korean! We went to a Korean Class that is organized by Korean exchange students at UTA University.
In that class, we were different exchanges student from around the world, and we were separated in small groups of 10, 5 Koreans and 5 exchanges students in order that each Korean helped one of us to learn the correct pronunciation of the Korean verbs.This class was really interesting for me, because I had the opportunity to learn the essential Korean verbs with different people that are trying to learn Korean too.
The aim of this class was the essential verbs, we learned the pronunciation of each one and also we tried to make a few sentences. Yeaeun was helping me and Haley was helping Essi.
Some of the verbs that we learned:
- 할 (to do)
- 먹다 (to eat)
- (마시다 (to drink)
- 가다 (to go)
Also we learned different useful words like beer (맥주), cat (고양이) or home (홈).
I also learned that Korean is a very polite language, they have different speech levels according to the confidence that they have with each person. We learn the polite form (the most used form) and to do this form we have to add 요 (the pronunciation is like “yo”) at the end of the verb or phase.
Our first meeting was really great, because we learned a lot of new staff and also I had the opportunity to meet better the members of my group.
Our next meeting we going to learn Finnish and do some baking in Essi’s house!