The meetup was held in the AAC building in Bugis. There's a Hangeul Centre there. When I reached at about 10 minutes before the scheduled time, I headed to the second floor to register. Greeted me with a bright smile was Rebekah Lee, the son saeng nim (teacher) for the day. I found out that this centre was called Hangeul Korean Language School and they have just established over two months. Rebekah passed me their brochure and they offer regular classes, conversation classes and K-drama classes. K-drama class is something like today but with more variety such as learning dialogue in the drama, skits and OST. They develop their own syllabus and materials.
Today's meet up was about one and a half hour. We started off with Rebekah introducing their school. Then we proceeded with the song learning. Rebekah had her slides prepared with romanized pronunciation and English translation. She played the video of the song (drama version) and there was a scene in which Cheon Song Yi said to Do Min Joon "백일...". Rebekah explained that 백일 means hundred days and Korean couple celebrate the first 100th day of dating. We then continued to learn the lyrics of the song and after that we sang along with the MV. It was kinda challenging for me because my Hangeul reading is not very fluent yet. After a few tries we got the hang of it and the final sing along was without the singer's voice. I thought we did pretty well.
It was really fun attending this K-drama OST class. Rebekah is planning to have another one in the next few weeks. Looking forward to that.
|Hangeul Korean Language School Brochure|
|Fun lesson with Rebekah Lee|
|Variety of courses offered including standard class, conversation class and K-drama class|