Today, we finished yesterday’s topic, “English Lessons in Korean Culture.”
About this article, I didn't have many ideas since I already told him what I think.
According to the blog, the writer says it might be more helpful to learn how to explain Korean culture or issues
rather than to learn American or English cultures.
But, I don’t agree with his or her idea for both are equally important.
Just suppose that you are trying to explain some features of Korean TV shows.
Naturally, you are going to feel easy in a way to contrast Korean ones with American ones.
Same in other matters such as politics, education style, foods, etc.
If you just only explain about something in Korea without understanding foreign cultures,
I think it would be likely to have superficial conversation between you and an English speaker.
And the second topic was pretty interesting, “On Facebook, it's now 4.74 degrees of separation.”
Actually, this article is more about the network we are connected with, not just about Facebook itself, the well-known social network service.
I already knew some experiments and facts mentioned in the news,
because I researched and read some books about the network analysis in order to apply it in my thesis.
Unfortunately, I had to find another way with some difficulties mapping the whole world in a stochastic way, where I’d like to describe.
It was very pleasant experience to talk about this issue that not many people, as far as I know, are interested in this topic.
During the class, I thought Jason is not a normal teacher :-) Of course, in a good way.
I am looking forward to studying English together with Jason.