A recent study found that in general, college students aren’t taking foreign language classes as much as they used to — a slowdown of nearly 7 percent since 2009. But for one language in particular, there’s actually been a pretty amazing jump in the rate of enrollment: Korean. The Modern Language Association says there was a […]
Korean students will travel by bicycle through 72 American cities in three months.
So what is the difference between Korean students and North American students to create this giant huge behaviour gap? Well, we have various theories (including how Korean parents take a super active role in their daughter/son’s school marks) and one of them has to do with differences in the concept of individualization. North America is all about finding yourself, speaking up, thinking out of the box, debating, and essay writing, while Korea is all about fitting in, listening to your teacher’s lecture, knowing the one right answer, and succeeding on multiple choice tests. Being able to form creative answers based off a student’s ability to synthesize material is important in North America, while in South Korea it’s almost unheard of.
In increasingly virtual South Korea, the latest bizarre fad is watching someone eat online. Called ‘muk-bang’ in Korean, which translates to ‘eating broadcasts,’ online channels live-stream people eating enormous servings of food while chatting away to those who are watching. The queen of this particular phenomenon is the Diva, a waifish, pretty 33-year-old woman apparently […]