Easy to Learn Korean 910 – Campaign Promise.

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Easy to Learn Korean 543-544 – Bullying and cyberbullying

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President Park Geun-Hye plans to re-prioritize school bullying on her agenda in response to recent suicides in Korean schools. Students spend long school days together within a competitive education system and bullying frequently surfaces as a result.

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Easy to Learn Korean 772-773 – Park Geun-Hye

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Korea’s new President, Park Geun-Hye, had her inauguration today at the National Assembly building on Seoul’s Yeouido (island) alongside 77,000 selected citizens and politicians. The post-inaugural parade took her to Gwanghwmun Plaza in northern Seoul and finally to the nearby capitol building, Cheong Wa Dae. This is a return to the Blue House for Park since she already lived there for 15 years as the daughter of the late President Chung-Hee. She was also promoted to the post of First Lady for five years, following the assassination of her mother in 1974. Interesting fact: President Park holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (1974) and can speak five languages.

Vocabulary:
President – 대통령 daetong-nyeong
Park Geun-Hye – 박근혜

Korea Times links: (in English and Korean)
Inauguration Day ceremony
Park Geun-Hye’s Speech

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Easy to Learn Korean 778 – Presidential Pardon

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Korean Presidents are elected for a single 5-year term and Park Geun-Hye (박근혜) will take office as President on February 25, 2013. She is replacing exiting President Lee Myung-Bak (이명박). As do other world leaders, Korean Presidents frequently handout pardons before the leaving the Blue House.

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