|So I'm biting the bullet...
||[Sep. 8th, 2005|05:45 am]
Korean Youth in the GTA
Yeah, I'm taking a Korean course for those with prior background.
Apparently in the regular first-year course, the non-background students felt psychologically intimidated by the people with obvious Korean background, not only by their presence, but also by the way they would pick up things just that bit faster and understand the spoken components much more easily.
So this second-year course was created, thereby reducing the pressure. You must pass the interview to get in, mainly to ensure you aren't taking it as a bird course or something. Apparently one of the students is not background, but he spent two years in Korea teaching English and studied Korean on his own, so he was permitted in.
Awesome. So now I will finally be learning something of my heritage, after all these years of denial.
After all, wasn't fitting in the thing to do? Integrate?
Better late than never, I suppose.