19/09/08 My good friend Mr Lim Jae Yeon, whom I stayed with in my first month in Korea generously offered to teach us foreign artists Hangul in a 3-hour lesson. Mr Lim is a citizen college teacher who specialises in teaching Hangul to elderly Koreans. In the first 45 mins we were shown a video about the history of Hangul. Then with little more then 2 hours to work with he managed to take us through all the alphabets of the Korean Language. He had an amazing way of associating sound with images and experiences i.e. sunrise and sunset. Once we got confident in putting sounds together he introduce us to common Korean words. It was surprisingly easy and immediately useful. It gave me a real appreciation of just what an achievement the invention of this phonetic system was.