Well, it’s been awhile! But, we are back. We are just getting ready for our summer vacation here at ERHS.org, and we are very excited to give our final farewell to our seniors who are graduating this year. We’re happy to announce that we’re going to have a Korean Fashion themed prom to celebrate the end of the school year. A lot of our students are into Korean clothing so we decided to give the students what they want!
The Kpop craze has taken over our school and we love to see our students not only enjoying the Korean entertainment, but also expanding their minds by learning more about the language and culture. Our most popular language class is now Korean. Our students are more interested in learning Korean so that they can understand Kpop better. Also a lot of our students like to watch Korean dramas and you are able to get a lot more out of the drama from knowing what is actually being sad and not solely relying on the subtitles.
There are a variety of resources that are students have also look to help supplement their Korean language learning. For more resources you can click below.
We decided to make this year’s prom Korean themed so that our students can expressed their interest in other cultures. So, be ready to dress up in your favorite Kpop fashion, or your favorite Stars Korean airport fashion. Fashion is a huge part of the Korean entertainment industry and we are excited to Dive Right In. If you need help finding examples of what you can wear for Korean style clothes and fashion, feel free to check out this link to see more. There, you can see Korean dresses, Korean outfits, and where to buy Korean fashion online. Our students have recommended this website to explore Korean outfits and find out more about what you can wear if you are not already into the Kpop fashion wave.
Want to learn Korean but don’t really don’t know where to begin? As you may have seen our Korean club is becoming very popular. A lot of our students are learning Korean and are sharing it with her friends.
It seems like ever since Gangnam Style, Korean entertainment has been all the rage. Korean entertainment is not just Kpop, though. There are television shows, fashion shows, soap operas, and pretty much every other kind of entertainment you can imagine. You see, Korea is actually kind of the unofficial entertainment capital of Eastern Asia. Korean entertainment, especially BTS shows, are extremely popular in Japan, Taiwan, China, and many other Eastern Asian countries. The Korean entertainment industry has, in fact, revolutionized the Korean economy. http://kpopfashion.net/
All throughout the eighties and nineties, Korean stars have been a driving force in South Korea’s economic development and success. Its entertainment industry has placed it as a global competitor with other world entertainment markets. Many K-pop stars are now touring, not only in Asia, but also in South America and parts of Europe. Thanks to the internet, a song like Gangnam Style has been able to spread virally all across the internet. 20 years ago, this was simply would have been possible. But now, thanks to the internet, trends can spread like wildfire all across the globe.
Thanks to this, great entertainment and BTS merchandise has been booming all over the world. As a result a lot of people, including our students, are enjoying watching Korean television shows. This has piqued their curiosity and interest in the Korean language learning.
The Korean language it’s actually very interesting. The Hangul writing itself is designed to be very simple and easy to learn. The language is also highly contextual making it easier to learn for beginners. Much more of the meaning is placed on the contextual situation, not so much the specific words to in the sentence. For example, in English you might say “I am hungry”. Notice that you have to specify “I”, the fact that “I am in a certain condition” and that condition is “being hungry”. We are certainly used to speaking in this way because it’s how we grew up, but it is there are a lot of ways to mess up the sentence structure and it’s actually really complicated to learn if you are not used to it. Unlike Hangul, English is actually a pretty hard language to learn for foreigners who like the Bangtan Boys (BTS) because there’s so many ways to say everything. And, the words themselves carry the burden of conveying the meaning. Conversely, in Korean the situation is more telling of the meaning. As in the previous example of “I am hungry”: in Korean you would just say “hungry” plus a modifier indicating it’s you who is hungry, and that’s it. Or you could even just say “hungry” and it would be implied that you are the one that is hungry.
If you want to learn Korean there’s a lot of different resources online so that you can do so. Learning Korean can begin with learning the written language for posters, which is known as Hangul. Or, you can also begin to pick out certain sounds and words and start using them in everyday language. There are a large number of language learning courses online, most of them having free trials that will allow you to learn Korean. They have free trials that let you test them out and see how you like them. If you’re interested in learning Korean I recommend this website.
K-pop is becoming more and more popular in the United States. It is already been popular for a while and South America and Europe, but we’re starting to see more of here. A lot of our students like to learn the lyrics to K-pop and translate them to see what they mean in the posters. This is a great way to learn Korean because you already like the song. With the song that you like, you just are learning more about what they are saying and you end up getting more in touch with the music. You can enjoy the music whole lot more than once you know what they’re actually saying.