Teaching Hangeul and Filipino Culture

I got a call this afternoon from the Women Migrants’ Center. The coordinator of the “Hangeul Gangsa” class asked me if I could attend the class today.

Right after coming back from my vacation, I visited the Center for the opening ceremony of my Korean class. I started my intermediate classes this year and I’m halfway through the course. I also got invited to join the “Korean language teacher” and the “cultural teaching” training classes. The first class would enable us to teach basic Hangeul to immigrants, including foreign wives and guest workers; while the second class would train us to teach our own culture to kindergartners and grade schoolers.

I wasn’t confident at first to take the language trainer course. After all, my level isn’t what you’d expect from someone who’d lived here for six years. I thought that I’d work harder on learning the language while doing the training. I would love to continue with the “cultural teaching” class. Only the Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipinos were invited to this training class and I could guess the reason why.

It’s unfortunate that these classes are scheduled on weekdays. I have missed two sessions and I don’t think I could attend anymore. It’s such a good opportunity to help “newbies” or new immigrants adjust not only with the language but with the culture as well.

8 comments

    1. Yup, it’s a Korean workbook. the government is a bit slow but at least they’re doing something… they also have training programs for the livelihood of foreign wives… some of the filipinas at our center are currently training for employment at kinder schools

    1. to teach filipino culture? the Seoul Global Center has a volunteer program for that… i applied last april but they scheduled me in june, which was when i had my vacation

  1. hi miss betchay pwede rin po b d2 ang f3 visa holder?or ung mga asawa lng ng koreans na foreigners?gusto ko po kz mag aral ng korean language.kya lng prang mhal mag enrol sa isang school.my mga free korean language class po b d2 sa seoul?slmt po

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