MKR is a place for some of the nuggets I am encountering on my journey learning the Korean language. It began as a scrapbook for my Korean studies, which began in 2012 when I moved to Suwon, South Korea. Since then the blog has taken on a life of its own, and is as much a personal journal as a learning resource.
I don’t claim to be a Korean teacher – there are lots of other excellent websites that can help with that – but if you are learning Korean, I hope that my diaries, discoveries and occasional rants (!) are of use to you.
Korea has been a wonderful home to me, and in learning the language I have discovered an amazing culture, made some awesome friends and had some of the best years of my life in the process.
To my fellow Korean students… 화이팅!
I’m a lost Welshman and unabashed music obsessive who has taken great pleasure in working in education since 2008. I moved to Korea to teach in 2012 and spent almost five remarkable years there. I got fit, had the privilege of teaching some exceptional high school students, started an epic UK/SK bromance, formed a few bands and met my wife in a tiny town in the mountains of South Gyeongnam Province. I even got on Korean television a few times.
Currently I’m living and working in the Gulf, which I am discovering (against all odds) is a really great place to meet Koreans and continue my language learning journey.
When I’m not fiddling with this blog, you will find me either running, writing short stories or playing an instruments/records at high volume (much to the annoyance of my neighbours).