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Speaking English in Korean Culture

April 22, 2009

Though many might disagree, I believe that the biggest obstacle for Koreans to fluently learn English is their reluctance to fully grasp and accept western culture. Learning to speak any language as a second language is no small order, and requires years of dedicated study and considerable exposure to the language.

Studying abroad is a big plus, but not necessary, as several European friends I’m acquainted with speak English fluently and have never lived in an English speaking country. A desire for true second language acquisition is, as well, a key factor. 

A Korean growing up in Korea, contrary to those living in Europe, has a nearly overwhelming task to speak English naturally and fluently. For starters, Korean grammar is poles apart from that of English.

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