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  • Introduction to Stories in Korean: Folk Tales

    Welcome to Class!

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    Folk Tales

    Introduction

    We are so glad that you have enrolled in Stories in Korean: Folk Tales! We hope that over the next four weeks you not only enjoy learning new words and expressions that will help you communicate in Korean authentic ways, but also that you are engaged by the folk tales and traditional stories that all Korean people know and love. Each module will provide you the necessary knowledge to understand the characters, plot, and moral of each story as presented in level-appropriate Korean. At the same time, there are directions for how to develop reading, listening, and speaking fluency through the text and its narration. When you feel comfortable please also rate our course with the block on the right so we what you thought!

    Sincerely

    The Survival Korean Team

    Overview

    Time: 4 weeks

    Level: Beginner to Intermediate

    Skills: Reading, Listening

    Any Questions?

    questions@survivalkorean.online

    Course QnA Forum

    • Module 1: 금도끼 은도끼

      금도끼 은도끼

      Wood CutterMountain God

      The Gold and Silver Axes

      Let's Begin!

      Welcome to the first story in the Folk Tales course. Through this story, you will read, listen, and see/hear both familiar and new Korean words used in the context of this classic tale about the Woodcutter and the Mountain God.

      To Do

      • Read and listen to the story "The Gold and Silver Axes".
      • Study and review the keywords in the glossary.
      • Evaluate your learning with the Knowledge Check.

      Activity Overview

      Narration/Reading: 1-2 hours

      Keyword Study: 1 hour


      Any Questions?

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      Story 1 QnA Forum

      • Module 2: 청개구리

        청개구리

        FrogRainBaby Frog

        The Disobedient Green Frog

        Let's Begin!

        Welcome to the second story in the Folk Tales course. Through this tale, you will read, listen, and see/hear both familiar and new Korean words used in the context of this classic tale about the Mother and Baby Tree Frogs. You will also learn why, according to this story, why these frogs cry when it rains.

        To Do

        • Read/listen to The Disobedient Green Frog Story.
        • Review the keywords in the Keywords Glossary.
        • Evaluate your learning with the Knowledge Check.

        Activity Overview

        Narration/Reading: 1-2 hours

        Keyword Study: 1 hour


        Any Questions?

        questions@survivalkorean.online

        Story 2 QnA Forum

        • Module 3: 평강공주와 바보온달

          평강공주와 바보온달

          PrincessPalacePrince

          Princess Pyeonggang and Ondal The Fool

          Let's Begin!

          Welcome to the third story in the Folk Tales course. In this tale, you will read, listen, and see/hear both familiar and new Korean words used in the context of a king, his daughter the princess, and her newly married husband Ondal. This story is based on historical events that occurred around 500 CE in the northern part of the Korean peninsula (modern day North Korea)!

          To Do

          • Read/listen to Princess Pyeonggang and Ondal the Fool story.
          • Review the keywords in the Keywords Glossary.
          • Evaluate your learning with the Knowledge Check.

          Activity Overview

          Narration/Reading: 1-2 hours

          Keyword Study: 1 hour


          Any Questions?

          questions@survivalkorean.online

          Story 3 QnA Forum

          • Module 4: 흥부와 놀부

            흥부와 놀부

            HongbooHankNolboo

            The Brothers Heungbu and Nolbu

            Let's Begin!

            Welcome to the fourth and final story in the Folk Tales course. Through this story, you will read, listen, and see/hear both familiar and new Korean words used in the context of this classic tale about two brothers, one rich and the other poor, and the value of being kind to others.

            To Do

            • Read/listen to  the Brothers Heungbu and Nolbu story.
            • Review the keywords in the Keywords Glossary.
            • Evaluate your learning with the Knowledge Check.

            Activity Overview

            Narration/Reading: 1-2 hours

            Keyword Study: 1 hour


            Any Questions?

            questions@survivalkorean.online

            Story 4 QnA Forum