2017 NKS Attendee Testimonial

It is my twelfth year to teach Korean in college and I was told by so many students that they would love to study Korean history and culture in K-12 schools but Korean related sentences in their textbooks are usually just limited to one to three lines. They said that that was why the Korean war is known as the forgotten war. Some of the students said that they knew that there was a country called Korea when they were in high school. Even in my Korean class, some of the students matched the name Japan to the Korean peninsula on a map.

I participated in this seminar to see what would be an effective way to teach my students Korean history, art, and culture, and I was truly amazed to see what the NKS did for the K-12 teachers in attendance. These are the people who can make the changes in the field. They are the people who can directly tell their students about Korea and can make the change by going beyond what is written in their textbook. Thanks once again for hosting this great opportunity for teachers. I’ve eye-witnessed how much work and effort the hosts of the seminar put into it, and every single step was designed with lots of thoughts, care, and love for Korea. Thank you once again!

Best,
Bomi Oh
Senior Lecturer in Korean
School of International Letters and Cultures
Arizona State University
The National Korean Studies was transformative both professionally and personally.  I left energized and will recommend the Workshop to other educators.  What I liked best about the Workshop was the incredible variety of lectures that were presented.  I have left empowered in the experience, thanking all the excellent presenters and the organizational team,  who organized the richness of the program presented in The Korean Studies Workshop.  The educators present found great relevance in learning about the Korean culture, and we take back to our school and students, the many jewels the culture offers, that can be shared with  both our school and  the broader community
Maria Asvos
Teacher
William Howard Taft High School
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