Passions and Obsessions

June 30 webinar on K-drama scriptwriting

From Kimchi making to learning Korean, KCC holds June activities

In this pandemic that has changed the times and the way students learn and take their classes, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines is doing education-theme activities this June.

Among the events is the delicious and fun ChikaHansik: Kimchi Edition. This one-stop digital talk and cooking series takes the viewers on a delightful K-Food adventure with easy-to-cook dishes featuring Korea’s food pride, Kimchi. They come with juicy conversations or chikahan with the host, Kring Kim and special guests. Expect to learn how to make Kimchi Sinigang, Kkakdugi Beokkeumbap, Kimchi Jeon, and Budae Jjigae all Fridays of June at 5pm via KCC’s YouTube channel.

More than just allowing many to say 안녕하세요 (hello), 감사합니다 (thank you), and 사랑해요 (I love you), 한국어 – Korean language has actually paved the way for the Philippines and Korea to forge a stronger connection. In this month’s episode of Along with K-Culture: Meet the K-Stans in the Philippines, K-Education brings experts, Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL) teachers and some students themselves to discuss the growing popularity of the Korean language. The K-Stans episode is on KCC’s official YouTube Channel.

Following the success of last year’s webinar and huge demand for a more detailed talk on K-Drama scriptwriting among the viewers, the Korean Embassy and KCC will hold another K-drama-related webinar on June 30 on KCC’s YouTube Channel. Experts will lead a scriptwriting workshop, give talks on K-drama’s global promotion and marketing. Prizes will be given those sending in their questions for the Q&A Challenge, which is done in partnership with APOP Books.

KCC will launch the KCC Throwback Photo & Essay Contest. As a prelude to KCC’s 10th birthday this July, this contest aims to look back on the decade that has been for KCC in the Philippines. Amazing prizes including P5,000 cash, a KCC gift bag and a feature on KCC’s SNS pages for 10 lucky winners.

KCC focuses on the mysterious and the mythical. Traditional Thursday June edition tackles stories about the imaginary characters such as the Gumiho, Goblin, Grim Reaper, and the King of the Underworld.

Since its conversion to remote learning last year, KCC’s free Korean language classes have been drawing enrolees. The raffle had 4,377 registrants, all aspiring K-language students in the country. The second term, running from June to the second week of August, has four levels of classes where students learn from teachers certified by the King Sejong Institute in Korea.

Follow Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines on Facebook and @kccphil on Instagram and Twitter for more updates about the Embassy and KCC’s events and activities.

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