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Level / Grade Elementary School (6) Middle School (3)
High School (3) College / University (4)

1st grade ~6th grade 7th grade ~9th grade
10th grade ~ 12th grade

Semester The first semester The second semester

Period March ~ July September ~ February

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• Over 80% of high school graduates going to university.
(Korea Herald Apr. 16, 2013)

• The highest rate of high school graduates (98%) in OECD countries.
(MEST, Sep. 11, 2012)

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Seoul National University

Korea University

Yonsei University

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Korean parents’ education fever remains high

…Her elder son who is preparing for an Ivy League school at a prestigious foreign language high school in Seoul may receive the best school education in Korea. However, his mother, Park Sung-hee, says she has never reduced the family’s spending on private education. “Even though you enter a good school, the situation is the same at least for the students at the school. In order not to lag behind others, you have to study harder, unavoidably depending on private education,” said Park, who spends more than 2 million won ($1,833) per month on child education. (Taken from Korea Herald, 18th May 2011)
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• South Korean 15-year-olds rank second in the world in reading in fourth in math. (PBS Newshour, US President Obama said, January 24, 2011)

“Our children _ listen to this _ • According to The Global Index over of Cognitive Skills and our children spend a month Educational Attainment, literacy and graduation rates, put less in school than in children Finland and South Korea alone the top in category. South Korea every year.” “That’s (The Newyork Times, December 1, 2012) no way to prepare them for a • Korea’s college 21st-century graduation rate highest .” in OECD: economy Over 65% of (cbsnews.com. Koreans aged from 25 to 34 graduated from Mar.10,2009)
junior college, university or graduate school (MEST, Sep. 11, 2012)

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pressure to

Suicide and depression rates are highest among

perform well
academically

teens

Emphasis on objective exams,
passive, rote learning,

Falling short of

discipline and long hours for
students, most of whom also

creativity and
conceptual understanding

attend private cram school

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Gangnam Style

강남 스타일

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ㄱ ㄴ ㄷ ㄹ ㅁ ㅂ ㅅ ㅇ ㅈ ㅊ ㅋ ㅌ ㅍ ㅎ (14) ㅆ ㅉ (5)

Hangeul consists of 24 characters; ㄲ ㄸ ㅃ

14 consonants and 10 vowels. ㅏㅑㅓ ㅕㅗ ㅛ ㅜ ㅠ ㅡ ㅣ (10)
ㅐ ㅔ ㅒ ㅖ ㅘ ㅙ ㅚ ㅝ ㅞ ㅟ ㅢ (11)
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ㄱㄴㄷㄹㅁㅂㅅㅇㅈㅊㅋㅌㅍㅎ

ㅏㅑㅓㅕㅗㅛㅜㅠㅡㅣ

Stroke Order

-Left to Right
-Top to Bottom
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ㄱ ㅏ
14

ㄴㄷㄹㅁㅂ

ㅅㅇㅈㅊㅋㅌㅍㅎ

ㅏㅑㅓㅕㅗㅛㅜㅠㅡㅣ

ㄱ+ㅏ+ㅇ (CVC)
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ㅅ+ㅡ (CV)
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강남스타일

강남스타일
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언닌, 강남 스타일. (Eonnean, Kangnam Style)

오빤, 강남 스타일. (Oppan, Kangnam Style)

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오빤, 촘스키 스타일.
(Oppan, Chomsky Style)

Noam Chomsky (MIT)

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언닌, _____ 스타일. (Eonnean, ____ style)

오빤, ____ 스타일
(Oppan, ____ style)

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English

Hangeul (한글)

Pronunciation

Hello I’m Amy.

안녕 하세요? 저는 에이미 (Amy) 입니다.

Annyeong Haseyo? Chonun Amy Imnida.
Mannaseo Bangawoyo.

Nice to meet you. 만나서 반ㅤ워요.

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English Hello I’m Amy. Nice to meet you. 안녕?

Hangeul (한글)

Pronunciation Annyeong? Nanun Amy Ya. Mannaseo Bangawo.

나는 에이미 (Amy) 야.

만나서 반ㅤ워.

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(F)

English
Hello

Hangeul (한글)
안녕 하세요?

Pronunciation
Annyeong Haseyo?

I’m Amy.

저는 에이미 (Amy) 입니다. Chonun Amy Imnida. Mannaseo Bangawoyo.

Nice to meet you. 만나서 반ㅤ워요.

(I)

English
Hello I’m Amy. 안녕?

Hangeul (한글)
나는 에이미 (Amy) 야.

Pronunciation
Annyeong? Nanun Amy Ya. Mannaseo Bangawo.

Nice to meet you. 만나서 반ㅤ워.

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English

Hangeul (한글) 안녕 하세요? 저는 에이미 입니다.

Pronunciation Annyeong Haseyo? Chonun Amy Imnida.

만나서 반ㅤ워요.

Mannaseo Bangawoyo.

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English Hello
I’m Amy.

Hangeul (한글) 안녕 하세요?
저는 에이미 (Amy) 입니다.

Pronunciation Annyeong Haseyo?
Chonun Amy Imnida.

Nice to meet you.

만나서 반ㅤ워요.

Mannaseo Bangawoyo.

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English Hello

Hangeul (한글) 안녕 하세요?

Pronunciation Annyeong Haseyo?

I’m ________.

저는 _________입니다.

Chonun ______ Imnida. (1)

Nice to meet you. 만나서 반ㅤ워요.

Mannaseo Bangawoyo.

(2) 오빤 (언닌) _________ 스타일.

Oppan (Eonnean), ________ style.
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