- Korean language lessons
Korean language lessons given by Ran Choi
Our KAB Korean teacher Ran Choi gives Korean language lessons, it is online for individual or group. Price for individual teaching is 30 EUR per hour and 25 EUR per hour for the KAB members. Prices for group lessons are negotiable. Contact Ran for more information : firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ran has a facebook group for Korean language students : Joayo Corée
Self-study for free
You can easily learn Korean for free at your own pace.
We recommend some Youtube channels:
learn korean 365
Learn Korean 101
Talk to me in Korean
Korean full course
YoungYoon Korean (dialogue)
Very good App to learn Korean that I recommend: “Kimiko coréen” [app in French] and “TOPIK” (search in Play Store or Apple)
An excellent tool to watch videos & K-dramas with 2 languages sub-titles: “Language Reactor”
This is a Chrome free extension (plug-in): https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/language-reactor/hoombieeljmmljlkjmnheibnpciblicm/related
It works with Netflix and Youtube
When you place your mouse on a word that you don’t know you have the translation of this specific word, and the video pauses automatically, just move out the mouse and the video continues. This is awsome!
Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link (G.O.A.’L)
Korean language scholarschip to study in Seoul (usually 30-50% off if you register through GOA’L) https://goal.or.kr/scholarship/
Some additional information (to help those interested, the information below applies to +/- all Korean universities):
- Typically 10 weeks and 200 hours lessons, 4 hours a day (what they call “semester” is actually a term or 3 months). There are 6 levels (2 beginners, 2 intermediate, 2 advanced), so 1.5 years in all, but of course you go as far as you want.
- Normal price is +/- 1400 USD per semester (tuition only).
- Up to 50% off, so very interesting.
- Discount only for GOA’L members, so for adoptees, max for 2 semesters at the same university.
- Language programs open for men/women even in universities for women.
- The application process is quite difficult from an administrative point of view, so start the process on time, I advise you to collect the required documents even before the application period opens. Example, if you graduated from university, ask for a graduation certificate signed by your university, then it must be legalized by the regional ministry of higher education (requires an appointment), then have it apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (requires an appointment), then have it translated into English or Korean by a legal translator, and the translation must be legalized, then send it per mail to the university in Korea. They do not accept photocopies or scans, and no documents can be sent by email. For a high school diploma, same process but must be apostilled by the Korean consulate, for which you have to make an appointment online, which can sometimes take 1 week. The total cost of the administration steps is 100-200 Eur, and add 100-200 Eur if you need express delivery like DHL, Fedex.
- If you study only 1 semester (= 10 weeks) then you do not need a visa (Europeans can stay in Korea up to 90 days without a visa), but for longer periods it is advisable to have a student visa D-4. To obtain this visa, you must register for at least 2 semesters (and pay all semesters in advance), it is also necessary to have a certificate from your bank stating that you have at least 10,000 USD in your account ( not a simple screenshot, it must be signed by the bank and in English).
- If you are an adoptee, then you can apply for a F4 visa, which is more interesting than the other visas (study or work). It is valid for 2 years and can be renewed/extended easily. You just need an adoption certificate, a criminal record check (just ask your municipality, no translation required), a valid passport (min 6 months), a photo, then book an apointment at the consulate, it costs less than 100 EUR.
- This administrative complexity is unrelated to the GOA’L scholarship. This is generally the case for all foreign students applying to a Korean university.
- Hope this helps, good luck!
Nest Korea is offering the 한글공부방 Korean Language Class! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!
Looking to get started with Korean or improve your language skills without putting a dent in your budget?
National Center for the Rights of the Child (NCRC), together with King Sejong Institution Foundation (KSIF), is providing again free Korean courses to overseas adoptees living in Korea!
The applicant should:
-have a visa that allows them to stay in the country for the time of the course
-be able to commit to a minimum of 80% class attendance
Application deadline is June 16 (KST).
For further inquiries, please contact NCRC’s Lee Hyun-Jin
#한국어Always wanted to be able to watch K-dramas without subtitles? Or understand the lyrics of your favorite K-pop song?
Apply for the Korean Language courses of the year 2023/2024!
The courses will run from the fifth week of August 2023 to the second week of June 2024, totaling 30 classes, which will include exams and various Korean cultural experiences.
[ Registration ] June 26 – June 28, from 6 PM to 8 PM
How to register: registrations must be done in person at the Korean Cultural Center located at Regentschapsstraat 4 Rue de la Regence, 1000 Brussels.
Places are LIMITED and are on a first come first served basis. (Max. 20 students per class.)
[ Pre-registration ]
• Pre-registration is only available for those who have passed the level test for the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 terms with an attendance rate of 70 percent or higher.
• The Korean Cultural Center will send individual emails in mid-June to those who meet these criteria. We will not accept any other lists or registrations outside of this process.
For more detailed info (payment, class schedule, books, etc. ) see: https://brussels.korean-culture.org/…/438/read/123052
>> Update: beginner course was already sold out after 30 min!
Korean language course for adoptees living in Korea – fall 2023
Korean Language Class in Waterloo every Saturday (4h)
Website with authentic recipes: https://kimchimari.com/recipe-index/
What are the best Korean restaurants in Belgium according to chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre? [Article in French] 👉Anju, Maru, Iyagi, Table d’Ho, Mokja
5 restaurants where to eat Korean in Brussels [Article in French] 👉Itaewon, Bap&Dak, Nom Pow, Maru, Iyagi
Where to eat korean in Brussels? [Article in French] 👉Seoul, Maru, Hana
Sang Hoon Degeimbre opens Anju, a new Korean restaurant in Brussels [Article in French]
Korean restaurants in Belgium:
(disclaimer: KAB do not recommend any of these restaurants, we just gathered information from the web for you)
👉contact us if you see something to be changed
Brussels & surroundings
Anju Rue de la Source 73, 1060 Saint-Gilles 0492 51 28 09
Maru Ch. de Waterloo 510, 1050 Ixelles +32 2 346 11 11 https://www.facebook.com/marubrussels Iyagi Rue Longue Vie 40, 1050 Ixelles +32 2 647 58 47
Itaewon Rue Lesbroussart 49, 1050 Ixelles +32 492 07 80 94
Bap & Dak Rue Lesbroussart 55, 1050 Ixelles +32 2 361 56 59
Hana Rue Saint-Boniface 21 1050 Ixelles +32 2 502 52 41
Seoul Rue capitaine Crespel 14, 1050 Ixelles +32 2 513 17 25
Tchingu Rue du trône 133, 1050 Ixelles +32 2 511 35 15
+32 472 45 62 87
Pin Korean BBQ & Hot Pot Rue du Marche aux Poulets 10, 1000 Bruxelles +32 485 13 86 83
Yummy Bowl Rue des Eperonniers 49, 1000 Bruxelles +32 495 35 69 05
+32 02 265 1802
Ki’hap Rue Gréty 73, 1000 Bruxelles +32 468 11 35 59
Nom Pow Pt Rue au Beurre 14, 1000 Bruxelles https://www.nompowrestaurant.com/?l=fr Tokkebi Rue des Eperonniers 8, 1000 Bruxelles https://instagram.com/tokkebi.bxl Omonni Korean Fried Chicken Rue des Palmiers 45, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre 0493 13 96 53
*** *** *** Korean BBQ Leuvensesteenweg 147A 3080 Tervuren +32 2 308 88 92 Choolchooli Stationsstraat 95, 1930 Zaventem +32 494 41 74 17
Toki Passage Pieter van Aelst 30b, 9300 Aalst +32 492 44 90 60
Braine-l’Alleud & Wavre
Annyeong Place du Môle 13, 1420 Braine-l’Alleud +32 468 42 31 91
Gangnam Rue Provinciale 244, 1301 Wavre, Belgique +32 10 88 80 17
Coréen Grill Chaussée de Dinant 924 ,
+32 (0) 81 566 678
Raisu Rue de la Goffe 18, 4000 Liège closed
XLBBQ Tiensestraat 16, 3000 Leuven 016 22 75 58
Oh, my kimchi! Busleidengang 6d
koreasnacks Mechelsesteenweg175, 2220 Heist-op-den-Berg (tussen Antwerpen en Leuven) 015 73 07 77
Table d’Ho Gitschotellei 188 2140 Antwerpen 03 298 91 51
Picniq Sint-Jorispoort 12, 2000 Antwerpen picniq.be KBAP Korean Cuisine Sint-Katelijnevest 39, 2000 Antwerpen 0468 58 82 29
Madam Wong’s Bar Langestraat 20B 8000 Bruges https://madamwongsbar.business.site/
Hey Joo Oudburg 18, 9000, Gent https://heyjoo.be/ Mokja Wiedauwkaai 23J, 9000 Gent 0485 70 03 31
Kim’s Kitchen Oudburg 23, 9000 Gent 0487 55 38 20
Movie & K-drama
- Movie & K-dramaMovie “Retour à Séoul” Synopsis: On a whim, 25-year-old Freddie returns for the first time to South Korea, where she was born. The young woman sets off with ardor in search of her origins in this country which is foreign to her, tipping her life in new and unexpected directions. Released: February 8, 2023 Interview …
Music & K-pop
- MusicTop 10 music in Korea: http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/musictop10.htm?lang=f&start_year=2022&rank_date=2022-07-10 [Arirang Special] Song So Hee (송소희), ‘Arirang Alone (홀로 아리랑)’ Feel the Rhythm of KOREA: SEOUL
- Korean culture
[pdf doc in French]
Overseas adopted children returned as artists… ‘Homeland’ themed exhibition
by Kimura Byol Lemoine, 13 April 2023
To mark the 70th anniversary of overseas adoption, international adoptees will visit their home countries and hold an art exhibition at the National Assembly and Insa-dong for a month.
The Arts and Culture Association with Overseas Adoptees (KADU, CEO Park Chan-ho) held the opening ceremony of the ‘KADU Overseas Adopted Artist Exhibition’ at 3:00 pm on the 10th at the special exhibition hall in the 2nd lobby of the National Assembly Members’ Hall.
This exhibition is co-hosted by Rep. Sujin Lee, Minjung Kang, and Seongju Kim from the Democratic Party of Korea, and independent members Hyeongbae Min and Mihyang Yoon, and KADU.
At the opening ceremony, Rep. Soo-jin Lee (Dongjak-eul, Seoul) said, “This year marks the 70th anniversary of overseas adoption. We need to do our best in enactment and budgeting,” he demanded.
Park Chan-ho, CEO of KADU, said, “It is not the fault of the adoptees that they do not know the Korean language or culture.”
In the exhibition, 28 adoptees from 11 countries, including the United States, Germany, Canada, Denmark, France, Sweden, Belgium and Norway, will present 80 paintings, photographs, installation art, and videos on the theme of ‘motherland’. These works contain the pain experienced during the process of overseas adoption and the longing for the hometown. They plan to tell Korean audiences their stories as well.
Until the 15th, it will be held at the special exhibition hall of the National Assembly Members’ Hall, and from the 19th to May 2nd, it will be moved to the Maru Art Center in Insa-dong. A conversation with the artist is also scheduled at 3:00 pm on the 23rd.
In line with the exhibition, a forum will be held on the 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the National Assembly Members’ Hall with the theme of ’70 years of international adoption, rethinking international adoption’. On the 22nd, a traditional exorcism performance with the theme of ‘motherland’ will be held.
Meanwhile, KADU also carries out volunteer activities such as giving Korean names to international adoptees and lighting candles of hope for overseas adoptees. Photographers Park Chan-ho, Park Jong-myeon, Lim Anna, Yoon Jeong-mi, children’s writer Lim Jeong-jin, traditional artist Lee Mi-young, national intangible cultural asset Kim Hye-gyeong, and Jeonnam intangible cultural asset Kim Jeong-hee are active as members.
ArirangTV livestream 24h/24h
You can watch Arirang TV here: ArirangTV
Korean Cultural Center Brussels: https://www.facebook.com/koreanculturalcenterbrussels/
“Cet arbuste à floraison hivernale” korean poetry [In French]: http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/contents_view.htm?lang=f&menu_cate=culture&id=&board_seq=434494&page=1&board_code=
Poem by Caro Line [in French] 🌸 🌸 🌸 , link to her Facebook page
Visit Korea: https://vr.visitkorea.or.kr/
- Travel in Korea August 2023 for KAB members in partnership with Racines Coréennes of France
- Guesthouse “Fleur Paris” in ParisGuesthouse “Fleur Paris” in Paris, France, in a Korean family, usually for Korean tourists, but also for Korean adoptees. 10% discount for KAB members! and breakfast included Paris sur les fleurs Métro : Ligne 7 Villejuif – Paul Vaillant Couturier TÉL : +33 6 48 48 99 31 ID Kakaotalk: flowerparis Courriel : email@example.com Website : …
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