Resources for Parenting

Talk to Me in Korean has a book on parenting phrases!

Pororo is a highly popular Korean show for kids:

Korean parenting phrases video by TTMIK

Traditional Korean phrases and songs (lots of onomatopoeia used)

[Video] Learn Korean Alphabet


Welcome to Korean class for kids. We will start by learning the Korean alphabet.

Did you know that the Korean language is one of the few language in the world that has its own alphabet system?

And did you know that the Korean alphabet is the only alphabet in the world where the origins of who made it, and how it was made has been clearly recorded?

Let’s start by watching this video. It will show you the 14 consonants with the first vowel in the Korean alphabet. Enjoy!

This video goes through the whole alphabet with some images that follow each “syllable” to make it more entertaining.

If you would like to watch another video, here’s one! I hope none of the monsters are too scary-looking for you!

This is a quirky little video with monsters representing each syllable! I hope none of the monsters are too freaky for your little ones.

Now practice writing the letters. Remember, there are 14 consonants and 10 simple vowels. Here they are:

Consonants: ㄱ ㄴ ㄷ ㄹ ㅁ ㅂ ㅅ ㅇ ㅈ ㅊ ㅋ ㅌ ㅍ ㅎ

Vowels: ㅏ ㅑ ㅓ ㅕ ㅗ ㅛ ㅜ ㅠ ㅡ ㅣ

For writing practice, I recommended this app called 한글이야호 EBS. Use your smartphone to download one of the following links:


The Korean alphabet is also known for being highly scientific. Watch the video below to learn more about what that means!

Now, please tell me what you learned from the video. Why do scholars say that Korean is a “scientific language”?

    This is another fun video to practice the first letter, ㄱ!

    This one is a video only for the letter “ㄱ” (the first letter in the Korean alphabet) from the series by Andrew Kim which I love! This YouTube link should show you the links for the videos of the other letters, too.

    [Video] Korean Vowels 모음 배우기 비디오

    I always show this video whenever I have a beginner class learning Korean letters! So fun, cute animation, and easy to follow!

    One thing I’d like to change would be the romanization for “으” as “ugh”. But 으 is impossible to write out using simply the English alphabet… I usually say “it’s like “make your bottom lip flat so your bottom teeth would show”, but even this is not a good explanation…!

    But anyway– the video is awesome! Here is the link. Whoever the author “Andrew Kim” is, 감사합니다 for making this video series!

    추천책: Idols of K-Pop

    Harpers Collins에서 출판한 케이팝 그리고 아이돌에 대한 책인데 단순히 아이돌 사진만 있는 게 아니라 90년대 부터의 간단한 케이팝 역사에서부터 케이팝 관련한 한국어 단어도 알려주는 페이지가 있어 여러모로 알차고 수업에서도 언급할 만한 책인 거 같다.

    Malcolm Mackenzie라는 사람이 썼다는데, 어떻게 해서 이런 정보를 다 gather 할 수 있었는지 궁금하다.

    삼일절 & 유관순 소개 비디오 March 1st Movement and Yu Gwan-Soon Info Video

    선생님 여러분 안녕하세요! 풀러턴에서 6-8학년 한국어 가르치는 심지니입니다. 유관순과 삼일절을 소개하는 괜찮은 5분 영상이 있는 거 같아 공유해드립니다. 샌디에고에 있는 고등학생이 만든건데 여러 교사분들이 이미 checked for historical accuracy and appropriate for classroom 이라고 하시더라고요. 마지막 부분에 ‘why’ 라는 질문과 답으로 마무리 것도 좋은 것 같습니다. 보시려면 이 링크를 클릭하세요:

    Hangul Day in California – 캘리포니아에서의 한글날

    Oct 9 is Hangul Day in California! See the ACR 109 (Assembly Concurrent Resolution) here:

    안녕하세요! 어바인 한미문화센터 / 세종학당에서 일하는 심지니입니다! 오늘부터는 10월 9일이 캘리포니아에서도 한글날이란 거 아실겁니다. 이걸 선언하는 ACR 109 (Assembly Concurrent Resolution) 이라고 불리는 “결의안”이 여기 있습니다. 고등학생들은 이런 문서 보고 social studies와 연관을 지어도 좋을 거 같습니다!

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    Korean movies @ AMC Fashion Valley last week of August: “A Taxi Driver” & “Midnight Runners”

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    2017년 8월 마지막 주, 샌디에고 AMC 패션 벨리 영화관에서 상영하는 한국 영화가 두편이나 있습니다! “택시운전사”와 “청년경찰” 입니다.

    Looks like “A Taxi Driver” has been extended another week! According to the AMC Fashion Valley website, this movie is scheduled to be screened until at least Wednesday. It is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. And I wouldn’t be surprised if it were extended for another week!

    Another Korean movie that’s been playing at AMC Fashion Valley since Friday, Aug 25, is “Midnight Runners”. Check out the trailer here:

    Rotten Tomatoes link to “A Taxi Driver” here: