한국어 크리스마스 잔치
Translation: Korean Christmas party.
Last week we didn’t have a Korean class. Instead we had a holiday party celebrating a(lmost a) year of Korean classes. Granted, I might be off there, as I believe the classes were going on before I started attending. But still almost a year for me, as I started attending on… [checks past blogs] March 27th. So essentially a straight 8 months of foreign language learning.
It was also a bit of a changing of the guard, as the majority of the teachers seen here are rather new. Which I think worked out in everyone’s favor, as the party started with a round table introduction sequence. We, the foreigners, had to speak in Korean, and our teachers had to speak in English. Which took the edge off (my Korean stumbled quite a bit, and wasn’t nearly as smooth as it could’ve been had I prepared/written my ideas down before hand), as everyone was rather uncomfortable.
(There was also a hacky sack competition. As none of the foreigners had grown up playing soccer, we were destroyed here too.)
Granted, I’m unhappy with my speech, but it did net me one compliment for my pronounciation of “왔어요.” As in, 나는 미국에서 왔어요 (I’m from the US). So I guess I did alright, just not as good as I wanted to do. Or as good as I believe I could have done.
Still light years ahead of where I was way back in March/April. Onto next year!