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2015.12.14 | 렉시스코리아 New Students

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이번주는 6명의 새로운 학생들과  렉시스에서 첫 수업을 시작했어요.
스위스에서 온 타릿, 마들린 / 일본에서 온 메구미, 쿠루미 / 중국에서 온 비니 / 브라질에서 다시 돌아온 니콜!!

이번주, 렉시스 신입학생들은 각자 다른 4개국에서 온 한국에 관심이 많은 학생이에요. 신입 학생들을 만나면 반갑게 인사해주세요. 환영합니다!

6 new students commence their studying at Lexis Korea from this week.
Thawrit and Madeleine from Switzerland, Megumi and Kurumi from Japan, Xingran from China, and Nicole returns from Brazil !!

6 students are from 4 different countries! They are interested in learing Korean and Korea culture. Please say ‘Hello/안녕하세요’ and big welcome to our new students.We hope you have and great memories and good experience with Lexis Korea!

English

Meet Richard!

Richard is from Sweden and joined the Korean class at Lexis Korea a few months ago along with his brother. It is his first time in Seoul and learning Korean and here’s what he thinks of his experience so far.

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What made you come to Seoul and study Korean?

K-pop made me interested to learn Korean so I can understand the music.

Did you know anything about South Korea before you came?

Honestly I didn’t pay much attention until I discovered K-pop on the internet.

How is living in Seoul and studying at Lexis Korea so far?

So far it has been amazing! The school is so fresh and so many nice people at Lexis. The staff are also amazing, they’re so nice to talk to. If there’s anything you need help with they will gladly help you out!

What’s the best thing about being in Seoul?

I’ve visited Hongdae, Myeongdong, Gangnam, Nowan. When you visit any part of Seoul, there’s always something to do. They have everything! You can get around the city so easily thanks to the subway. The Korean people are very nice to talk with and it’s so easy to make friends here. They have shown us some Korean restaurants here. I love kimchi!!

What has surprised you?

The restaurants have been very different compared to my home country (Sweden). You can sit on the floor around a boiling pot on the table while eating with chopsticks.

What will you take back home from this experience?

Like most Asian countries, Korea has a huge sense of respect. I’m a loyal person but Korea has shown me another point of view to respect the elders! 🙂

Any advice for students who want to study at Lexis Korea?

Some pre-study doesn’t hurt, especially when it comes to pronunciation and reading Hangul (the Korean alphabet).

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My Seoul – 홍대앞

Ready for a big night out?  Check out Hongdae for all the action!

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If the glitz of Gangnam is wearing you down, it might be time to give Hongdae a visit.

A hangout for university students and the unkempt, the Hongdae area is known as a bit of an ‘alternative’ area in Seoul, with urban street arts and a vibrant underground music scene.

Despite the recent explosion of upmarket brand shops that pushed alternative artists back towards Hapjeong Station, new indie rock bands show up every year and the area still has a well-earned reputation as the city’s top spot for indie musicians. YG Entertainment, the major K-Pop agency is also located near the street, if you fancy your chances at a K-Pop career.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings the nightlife gives way to Seoul’s best flea markets, with a particular emphasis on art.  After a morning shop, visitors find themselves a meal at one of the countless ethnic restaurants in the area.

The biggest night of the week in Hongdae remains “Club Night”, an institution in the late 90’s that has recently gone through a huge revival.  On Club Night, all the clubs in the area offer entry for the price of a single ticket, and Hongdae draws clubbers and revellers from all over the city.  You have to go to at least one Club Night while you’re in Seoul….your  Lexis classmates won’t let you miss out!!

Want more? Join the debate….Which is better for a night out, Hongdae or Gangnam??

Getting there – Hongik University Station (Line 2).  Take exit 9.  Brace yourself.

Hint – Overdone it?  Get a couple of hours sleep in a DVD Bang for just a couple of thousand Won.  There are hundreds of these in the area.