I attended my Korean class at the “iju imin sen-teo” or the Women Migrants’ Center near Dongmyo station this morning. I was absent for three classes and I really need to catch up. I am in the 중급 or intermediate class. Finally! I thought I’ll forever be in the beginner’s class (초급).
There are about 18 students in my class. Only three of us are Filipinas and the rest are Chinese and Vietnamese. I first attended the center’s Korean classes two years ago. I was absent for more than a year, so most of the people I studied with before have moved on to advanced classes. The lessons and the books (plus the snacks) are free. I’m such a cheapskate that I wouldn’t want to spend money on Korean lessons if I could have them for free. LOL!
Anyway, a pamphlet tacked on the center’s bulletin board caught my attention. It’s for the TV program on EBS “Basic Korean for Foreigners.” My friend Jasmin, who is also regular on Love in Asia, hosts the Tagalog episodes of the show. You can find more information about the show on her blog.