I Need to Learn More Korean

I was emailing a friend of mine and shared this thought with him.
I’m worried that my kids will grow not knowing any Korean. The wife and I don’t speak Korean to each other. I’ve also noticed that my Korean has been getting worse and worse. I never stuttered as much when speaking to my parents. And this worry is bigger now that I’m at an American church, I won’t hear Korean at all, and it will get worse.

I don’t want my kids to be one of those Asians who know nothing of their native language. I don’t mean to offend anyone who read that sentence.
I just feel that language is a strong part of the culture, and once the language is gone, the culture disappears too. I don’t want my kids to ever forget our heritage and our proud culture.

I am toying with the idea of purchasing one of those Rosetta Stone language things… but since I’m in California, we have Korean tv here. I’m going to watch a little bit of Koreand dramas.

Does anyone want to sponsor a trip to Korea for me? =P

5 thoughts on “I Need to Learn More Korean

  1. I think it’s great that you want your children to share the richness of their cultural heritage. In fact, I think it’s a really important gift to be able to be able to move between two different cultures, and language is a huge part of that. So, watch some Korean TV guilt-free today!

  2. Haha. Thanks, Matt. The problems, last time I got to start watching Korean dramas, they were so addicting, that i stopped going to class/studying in college…

  3. Can I come with?? or is it gonna be a couple’s trip?? Rossetta Stone is expensive!! What you need is to talk more korean with korean peeps! You have those in Cali no?

  4. haha. yea, you can come with. I just need to find someone to pay for me…

    I am at a non-Korean church, so my contact with them are minimal. besides, when did you ever hear me speak Korean at KUMC?

  5. I just stumbled upon this post and although you may not read this I applaud you. I’m part choctow native american and its sad because I wish I could speak the language but its dead and its sad to come across more of my people that have nothing of thier culture with them. I speak from experience when I say hold on to your culture and pass it down. =]

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