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Korean Classes with Shinhye Lee

Last Friday, I visited the Liem Tiet primary school in HaNam province with Better Life Vietnam (BLV), a children’s education charity that focuses on improving access to books in impoverished areas of Vietnam. We caught a bus from Hanoi university at 7 am and an hour and a half later, we arrived at the school. When we arrived, the school principal and teachers welcomed us and we got to know each other in a short tea break. Half the students had been taken outside to participate in activities that day, so while I waited for their return, I watched the other teachers teaching their lessons. It seemed like everyone was eager to learn! After the class ended it was lunchtime, which lasted about two hours. Then followed the afternoon classes and I was finally able to meet with the Vietnamese students. Some of them seemed a bit shy and some seemed very excited.

To begin my lesson, I taught them how to count numbers in Korean and how to introduce themselves with their name and age. Lastly, I ta…

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