The 9th of October was Hangul Day in honor of the Korean alphabet, traditionally said to have been invented in 1446 by King Sejong and his scholars. To mark the day, there were special activities in the SJA Jeju Elementary School Korean Studies classes.
Students commemorated the day by watching a movie about King Sejong and learning how the Hangul was created. They later created calligraphic art with Korean letters. They also participated in Hangul Quiz contests about which they were the most passionate.
It was a great opportunity for students to learn more about the historical facts related to Hangul through hands-on activities. “Students had a great time playing with Korean letters and making art from them. They got really creative and enthusiastic with these activities, working together and helping each other,” said Myo Jung Kim, Elementary School Korean Studies teacher.