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Learning foreign languages come with endless benefits. One of the benefits is that it sharpens the mind. Research has found that bilingual adults are less likely to develop dementia than their monolingual counterparts. Learning your first foreign language can be quite daunting, but subsequent languages can feel a lot easier. But if you are still not convinced about enrolling in language institutions, such as schools offering Korean courses in Singapore, here are some compelling reasons to learn a new language. One benefit that is not very obvious is that learning a new language

There are many benefits to learning how to speak, read, and write Korean. Below, you’ll find the many benefits of learning this magnificent language, which should convince you to sign up for Korean classes in Singapore and add one more language to your repertoire. 1.    Better and Deeper Understanding of Korean Culture Subtitles and online translations are nice and all when watching or listening to Korean media, but learning the language itself allows you to better understand the deeper meaning behind the Korean songs and shows that have become so popular today. Mind you,

A language isolate is a language that has no genetic relationship with any other language in the world. This means that it was not born from another language, and of all the language isolates in the world, Korean is, by far, the largest. That’s not the only fun fact about the Korean Language. Below, you’ll find a number of useful facts about the Korean language that should give you a better appreciation of the language as you try learning Korean in Singapore. 1.    Korean Language Is Heavily Influenced by Chinese While the Korean language

You’ve probably sung along to a K-pop song, or danced to many of their greatest hits – we know Gangnam Style comes to mind – but visiting South Korea is a whole different thing. There are a lot of things that even the most ardent of K-pop fans don’t know about the small yet incredibly progressive country known as South Korea. Having said that, we’ve taken the time to list down some of the most important things first-time travellers should know about South Korea before hopping on a plane and going there

The Korean peninsula is packed full of interesting sights and wonders to see and visit. Whether your interests lie in hiking, partying, or even just wanting to go to the same places that your favourite Korean TV shows were filmed at, Korea has everything for you and more. That’s why more and more people are choosing to visit Korea these days. Either way, regardless of your reasons for visiting, these phrases will surely come in handy and help you make the most out of your time in Korea. 1.    An-yong-ha-se-yo – Hello Use it

Every language has its own unique words and expressions emerging from its cultural norms or even deeper vernacular expressions. Korean is not any different.  There are some expressions in Korean that not even the most advanced Korean course in Singapore will or can give you the exact English word to express it. Below are some of the most fascinating Korean expressions and words that have no English meaning. 눈치 – Noon-chi If your Korean language class in Singapore has several participants, you may find yourself using this term. You’ll use it especially when

The benefits of bilingualism are known. According to Professor Gopinathan of the National University of Singapore, “Promoting Bilingualism amongst the population was excellent. However, it’s also a gradual process.” Today, majority of Singaporeans aged below 40 can converse comfortably in at least two languages but in varying proficiencies. In Singapore, being multilingual brings about many advantages. You can take up Korean courses in Singapore and stand out from the crowd. Not only will you be in a better position to engage with nationals from one of Singapore’s most significant trading partner, you

The popularity of Korean culture in Singapore is soaring. Every day, more Singaporeans are enrolling for Korean courses in Singapore to learn more Korean, to satisfy their burning interest in Korean cuisine, dramas, game shows, and movies. If you are just starting out to learn Korean, or just can’t hold the curiosity any longer and would like to understand more about the phenomena that is Hallyu (the Korean Wave), here’s a couple of things you should know about Hangul. Where to Start Learning Learning the Korean language – Hangul– is probably the best

For nearly 70 years, the two Koreas have known nothing else but hostile relations. However, in 2004 there was a rarity. A historic agreement between the two halves of the peninsula to compile a “grand dictionary of the national language” the “Gyeoremal-keunsajeon” meant setting aside the differences and hashing out definitions of more than 330,000 words. Today, the project is nearly 80 per cent complete. Its outcomes are already enriching Korean courses in Singapore. The findings are also enlightening many about the differences between the dialects of North and South Koreans. In

Congratulations! You are more than just the average bilingual Singaporean. Taking up a third language – or more than three languages – is a major step. It calls for discipline, focus but most of all, guts! Most Korean language schools report several cases of students who give up or are unable to finish the course because of lack of time. If you are thinking of taking up a third language, note that time management is a major issue. You have to plan your time so as to use it effectively and

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