Michael Elliot on Mastering Korean Language
Despite being one of the hardest languages in the world to learn, more and more foreigners are studying Korean as they love Korean history and culture.
It has also become quite common to find foreign nationals learning Korean as a hobby thanks to the huge popularity of Korean stars and TV dramas.
Our guest today, Michael Elliott, has lived in Korea for the last ten years and has mastered the Korean language. He runs the educational Website 'englishinkorean.com and produces an extremely popular Korean language podcast.
During our conversation we talk to Michael about his motivation to learn Korean and the difficulties he has faced not only studying, but living in Korea. He also tells us about some Korean concepts and phrases that are hard to explain to learners.
Emma Kalka, Freelance Journalist and Founder of Discovering the Korean Underground
Chris Williams, Organizer of the Seoul Bitcoin Meetup
Dr. Yoon Keum-jin, Executive Vice President, Korea Foundation & Prof. Michael Kim, Yonsei University GSIS
Professor Alexis Dudden, Univ. of Connecticut
Park Seol-hee, Manager, The 8th Young Opinion Leaders’ Knowledge Forum
Adrien Perruchon, Conductor, GMMFS Orchestra
Nikolaj Leschly, Secretary General, G.O.A.L (Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link)
Prof. Bong Youngshik, Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Soprano Myeong-sook Park, Nuova Opera Company
Nick Neon, filmmaker & director