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 Post subject: Learning Korean
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:18 am 
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My DD (13) who is very keen on all things Korean would like to attend a Korean language course in the summer. I can find evening classes aimed at adults but nothing for a week or so in the summer. Ideal would be a residential for a week or so with similarly aged beginners (she's been learning from KPOP and Kdramas).

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 Post subject: Re: Learning Korean
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Rosy Pippin wrote:
My DD (13) who is very keen on all things Korean would like to attend a Korean language course in the summer. I can find evening classes aimed at adults but nothing for a week or so in the summer. Ideal would be a residential for a week or so with similarly aged beginners (she's been learning from KPOP and Kdramas).

I think that unless you are prepared to travel to Korea, this is going to be a non-starter, sadly. She is too young for undergraduate summer schools, which are eye-wateringly expensive anyway (probably cheaper to take her to Seoul!), and I don't think it is mainstream enough for there to be a demand for it.
We have a similar situation in reverse here - a young adult who would like to do a ceramics/pottery or intensive music course over the summer but everything is aimed at children.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning Korean
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:02 pm 
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Amber wrote:
a young adult who would like to do [...] intensive music course over the summer but everything is aimed at children.

I am surprised by this Amber. Some forty years ago, such courses were existing in France so I would not see why such course wouldn't exist in the UK nowadays!!
I do not have the time to check this website in depth and I do not even know which instrument your young adult is playing and at what level, but maybe have a look?
http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=11#8

Maybe Solimum ( or any musicians) could come and give some ideas of summer courses?
I would try to search further, Amber . Have you contacted several conservatories to get some ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Learning Korean
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Amber wrote:
We have a similar situation in reverse here - a young adult who would like to do a ceramics/pottery or intensive music course over the summer but everything is aimed at children.

Amber, on the art front, there might be something that takes his or her fancy here: https://www.missendenschoolofcreativearts.co.uk/ Residential options are available.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning Korean
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Rosy Pippin wrote:
My DD (13) who is very keen on all things Korean would like to attend a Korean language course in the summer. I can find evening classes aimed at adults but nothing for a week or so in the summer. Ideal would be a residential for a week or so with similarly aged beginners (she's been learning from KPOP and Kdramas).


The greatest concentration of Korean speakers in the U.K. must be in or near New Malden. If you search for Beginners Korean summer course with that location, there's at least one tuition centre who claims to be able to arrange local accommodation. No idea about quality or price but it might be a starting point.

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 Post subject: Re: Learning Korean
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:02 pm 
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There is a Korean language school, in Raynes Park, Coombe Lane near Train Station. I will try to find exact address.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning Korean
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tiffinboys wrote:
There is a Korean language school, in Raynes Park, Coombe Road near Train Station. I will try to find exact address.


This one? http://www.koreaneducentreinuk.org/en/k ... e-courses/
Looks rather good, but there's no mention of summer courses. Maybe phone them?

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 Post subject: Re: Learning Korean
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:56 pm 
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Yes, thanks Stroller

This page has listed courses for 16 plus. But I have seen younger children going to centre in day time too. Best to get information from the centre directly.


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 Post subject: Re: Learning Korean
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:06 pm 
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JaneEyre wrote:
I would try to search further, Amber . Have you contacted several conservatories to get some ideas?
Thank you. No, I haven't as this is for a DC and not for me. It isn't formal music which is needed - more kind of jamming, modern stuff and trying out new things. Very able musician but not into the whole formal orchestra thing.

Thank you to others for suggestions too - was not really wanting residential and has already observed that everything is for 'old people' (like mother, presumably!) or 'little kids' (left all that behind now :| ).

Sorry RP for the diversion - I was kind of saying it by way of illustration rather than to hijack the thread. :oops: Hope you find something. Marvellous to hear of young people wanting to learn new languages.

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 Post subject: Re: Learning Korean
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 7:57 am 
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Sorry op - can't help on Korean but Amber, get your DC to look out for a local crafts/arts fair and see if there is a Potter there. We have a Potter in our village- little studio in the garden - she has taught a fair few people to have a go and fires their stuff in the kiln etc. They may have to contribute to costs etc but most arty/crafty people are keen to encourage!


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