KOREAN LANGUAGE SESSION
& Korean/American Cultural Exchange
Studying a language? Need lessons? The more time you spend, the more your brain makes important connections... learning! Spend your time to hear and speak the Korean language, to help yourself learn. Now in our 4th year of weekly events!
Whatever your level, join us as we explore the Korean language and culture. This is a good event for people to attend for their first meetup! Hundreds and hundreds of people have attended since we started the event in 2012... our most popular event series. We include a chance to exchange with others, and depending on how each event flows, provide lesson-type information and learning. We also sometimes have events at the Tous Les Jours bakery in Annandale (check our calendar).
Update for the week:
Each week we have a "word of the week", which can be more than one word, too.
Update for late 2017:
Our group events have the following rules for attendees (http://www.meetup.com/koreans/pages/Event_Attendance_Rules_and_Guidelines/), along with some cultural guidelines, so that we can all enjoy our times together. Please keep in mind the following two important items, as well as the other linked information:
• We do not tolerate harassment of members, either in-person or online, in any form.
• Do not pressure anyone for their phone number or contact information.
Read the entire page before attending, to be familiar with the rules: http://www.meetup.com/koreans/pages/Event_Attendance_Rules_and_Guidelines/
(End of late 2017 update)
Can't read the headline for this event? The Korean hangul characters "스터디 모임" we learned in an earlier meetup means "study moim" or study meeting/gathering.
도와주시겠어요? Native Korean language speakers welcome to join us as well, to help us learn the difficult parts of Korean, and to find language exchange partners & meet new friends.
Post if you need a metro station or other pickup.
The location has been nice to allow us to meet there, because it helps to give us a place to gather at no cost. If you attend you do not have to buy anything, but it helps if you do! They have a nice selection of items, and it is a small business with people who live in our area. Also, health studies show we are happier when we help others. Buying for another person can improve your happiness, and being happy has been shown to help with things like learning languages.
The event usually lasts for about 2 hours, and many people join for a dinner after the event at a local restaurant (usually Korean food). The dinner location isn't usually decided until after the event starts, and we sometimes get special discounts or other benefits.
Photo from Shilla baker in Tysons Corner:
Photos from past events at different locations: