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Free Korean traditional medicine consultations

InKAS in collaboration with the Association of Korean Medicine (KOMSTA) provides free Korean traditional medicine consultations once a month for Korean adoptees staying in Korea. Excellent doctors from the association will be present to consult with during these times.

If you're interested in Korean traditional medicine or if you’re looking for Korean traditional medical consultation, this must be an awesome opportunity for you!!!
The doctors will be happy to answer all your questions regarding Korean traditional medicine as well as to offer medical treatment.

During the consultation, a doctor will diagnose your problem, suggest treatment options (acupuncture and/or herbal medication can be given that day for free), and give referrals to make additional appointments (discounts are available for additional treatment outside that day if necessary).

Please, feel free to RSVP via email and stop by the InKAS guesthouse on Sunday, September 14th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. You must be there by 2:30pm to receive a consultation.

PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL at contact@inkas.org


Let's Celebrate Chuseok

Let's Celebrate Chuseok


[closed] Classic Concert

Event date: 2014-08-25

Hello,

What are you planning to do on Monday night?
We have some free tickets of a classic concert which will be held at Miral School near Ilwon station on August 25th.
This may be a good chance to enrich your life with music or at least to have wonderful time Monday evening.

The spots, however, are limited. Thus, first come, first served.
If you are interested in the concert, please RSVP by August 22nd, Friday via email(contact@inkas.org).

We can gather up at InKAS office by 6PM, and go to the concert place together.

Deadline: Aug. 22nd, Friday

Thank you,


2014 InKAS Tesol

InKAS 2014 Online TESOL Program

InKAS would like to offer an opportunity for overseas Korean adoptees living all over the world to take an online TESOL course (at reasonable price). As the demand for English teachers is very high in Korea, English teacher position is one of the careers a number of people from the U.S, Canada, Australia, or Europe living in Korea choose. We continue to support Korean adoptees to find a way to have a stable life here in Korea. This is also aimed to helping overseas Korean adoptees have a higher chance of getting a job.

2014 Online TESOL Course Overview:

120-hour certification course designed by the Academy of Languages & Training Canada (www.atcbc.com)
Overseas Korean adoptees participate in this online program anywhere around the world if they have a computer and access to the Internet. You can listen to the lessons even at home, so if you invest some money and your free time, you may be able to learn about teaching English to foreigners and improve your teaching skills you come home after work or school. If you are planning to start your career as an English teacher in Korea, you can make yourself more competitive by joining this program before coming to Korea.

Course duration: September 15th, 2014 – October 14th, 2014

Course structure: 100% online course

Course fee: 150,000KRW(150USD, 100EURO)

How to apply: 

Fill out an application through http://www.inkas.org/en/myservices/application/51/ If you are not an InKAS member, please sign up first and pay the annual membership fee.

* As you may know, to write any kind of application on our website, you should be our paid member. So, please check your InKAS membership if you are interested in this program.

Application deadline: September 5st, 2014


Boknal

Event date: 2014-07-18

Bok-nal means it's the most hottest days in a year. Also, Koreans call it Sam-bok-deow-we. It's between June and July, and there's 3 Bok-nals. First one is called Cho-bok (7/13 in 2013), second one is called Jung-bok (7/23 in 2013), and the last one is called Mal-bok (8/12 in 2013). And each day, people tend to eat some food which could make them invigorated. Which means for self-preservation, Koreans eat special foods which could make people get stronger enough to spend summer season well. Most famous special foods are dog-meat soup and Samgyetang (chicken soup with ginseng). Koreans think that eating hot foods even in the hottest days means fight fire with fire. And believed to make body stronger by that. So people usually eat hot healthy food in these days, not cold foods.

Dog-meat soup is believed to restores energy to tired body. Following to the eastern medicinal manual, it says dog-meat makes the five viscera relaxed, controls the blood vessel, makes stomach and intestine stronger and makes waist and knee warm so that it improves person's energy. Koreans believed that don-meat soup is such a healthy food, so in Chosun dynasty, people even already knew how to cook dogs well.

But in some areas, people believed that eating don-meat soup brings bad luck, some Koreans banned to eat don-meat soup. Also, in history, some religion banned to eat it. These days, not a lot of people are eating dog-meat soup, but still there's some people who eat it. Because of these reasons, as a substitute for dog-meat soup, some people enjoyed Samggyetang (chicken soup with ginseng).

Samggyetang is made of young chicken and put ginseng, jujube, glutinous rice inside of it and boil it for long time. Sometimes, people use black chicken instead of young chicken. Eating chicken keeps people from getting cold and it's good for the stamina. Cure-all food like Ginseng and garlics are added in this, Samggyetang is believed to be a perfect health food.

And some people also eat Patjuk as a health food. Patjuk is believed to prevent people to get affected by heat and diseases. Also, in hot weather, people thought that Patjuk can expel ghost so lots of people enjoyed it.   


Barista Education for Korean Adoptees(2nd)

Barista Education for Korean Adoptees(2nd)

Purpose and Background

Firstly, a barista is a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks. In Korea, the coffee business is blooming and there are a lot of coffee shops. So, these companies need workers in order to effectively manage their coffee branches.

For this reason, we offer this education program to you. This program starts off with the understanding of coffee, shows you diverse ways to extract espresso from coffee beans and gives you an opportunity to make coffee. You can enjoy drinking and making coffee with other people and receive information regarding the career path of a barista through this program. This program will give you the opportunity to maintain economic stability in the future for yourself by increasing the ability to get an engage in a supportive community.

※ The syllabus (details of the curriculum) of the program can be found at the end.

※ IMPORTANT ※

The completion of this program DOES NOT make you a certified barista. You still need to take the barista exam. This program however, may prepare you for the barista exam.

If you want to take the barista exam, please continue reading.

You can register for the exam at "Tom N Toms Coffee Academy". If you pass the exam then you will become a coffee master level 2. There are two parts to the exam. The first part is a writing exam and the second part is a performance exam. You first need to pass the writing exam in order to take the performance exam. You should pay for the registration fee.

Registration fee : Writing Exam (30,000KWN), Performance Exam(50,000KWN)

Writing Exam Textbook(8,000KWN)

Dates for the Barista Program

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 P.M to 9:30 P.M starting September 16, 2014 ~ October 14, 2014

※ IMPORTANT ※

1. Education is provided only in a single session.
2. Each Class must have a minimum of 10 people.

How to Apply

Fill out an application through http://www.inkas.org/en/myservices/application/50/ If you are not an InKAS member, please sign up first and pay the annual membership fee.

Application Deadline: July 10, 2014 ~ August 17, 2014

Cost of the Program: 100,000 KWN

Location

Seoul Special City Gangnam gu Shinsa dong 570-6 Bedro Building 5F Tom N Toms Academy

☎ 02-515-2345 / Fax: 02-515-2945 / Website: www.tomsacademy.com

Reference

Syllabus of the program

 

Week

Main Topics

Details

1

Orientation,

understanding of coffee

Introduction of the program and Tom N Toms Academy, basic theories of coffee

2

Espresso Ⅰ

The definition of espresso and how to extract it, How to use an espresso machine

3

Espresso Ⅱ

Practice extracting espresso

and correcting posture,

Creating more difficult drinks by using espresso,

Making espresso Con Panna and Americano

4

Espresso Ⅲ & Milk steam

Practice extracting espresso,

Understanding steam and how it was made

5

Milk Steam Ⅰ

Practice making velvet steam,

Dry & Wet cappuccino and

Latte cappuccino

6

Milk Steam Ⅱ

Practice pouring wet cappuccino,

Making design cappuccino

7

Making all the coffee from the coffee menu

Creating other drinks using syrup and powder,

Practice making Caramel macchiato

and Caffe mocha

8

Final Review and completion ceremony

Overview of barista exam details,

Pre-test for barista exam,

Completion Ceremony


Language Bound: Searching for instructors(2nd semester)

Language Bound: Searching for Korean Adoptee English Instructors

 Language Bound is a social enterprise that teaches English to children from impoverished backgrounds. As much as knowing English is an asset measured for today’s success in Korea, affording English courses are often reserved for the upper class. By offering higher education of English to low-income children, Language Bound’s goal is to offset Korea’s educational social imbalance while creating more jobs dedicated to Korean adoptees.

What Language Bound is looking for?

 Unlike most English institutes many experienced English teachers are familiar with, empirical experience shows that our program differs greatly.

1.     Prepare to be patient with many of these children for it may be their first time receiving extra-curricular education apart from school.

2.     Acknowledge the difference of the working environment in comparison to other teaching experiences. Language Bound is an institutionalized combination of educational and humanitarian group effort to help expose children to the larger global world.

3.     We look for one’s maturity, dependability and commitment not only as employees to Language Bound, but also as teachers to young children in classroom settings.

4.     Lastly, we are looking for someone with the heart and enthusiasm working with children. 

What you will find with Language Bound?

No previous teaching experience is needed. Language Bound will train instructors to become competent teacher with our newly adopted teaching method.

If you choose so, we will offer 3 specific work benefits. Hired Language Bound instructors will receive

1) 600,000 KRW per month (16 teaching hours)

2) free Teacher’s Training course, especially on storytelling

3) priority acceptance in all service offered by InKAS

Further details can be shared via email at languagebound@inkas.org.

Qualifications:

- Korean adoptee from overseas

- Proficient English Speaker

- Being able to work 2pm-6pm weekdays; 4 teaching hours per week (Class schedule is not fixed yet)

- Committed and dependable work attitude

Required Documents:

- Resume

- A letter of introduction(Write in either English or your native language)

- Document which is reliable proof of the highest level of educational attainment (e.g high school diploma)

- 1 letter of recommendation (Download template docx-file or pdf-file)

Application Process

1) Resume and other documents submission → 2) Interview → 3) Training

* The training will consists of 1 night and 2 days of Training Camp and 1 week of Training and Preparation. Both of them will be held in February and will be non-paid (Therefore, hired Language Bound instructors will be paid from March). During Training and Preparation, the teachers will develop teaching materials for the first semester, give a lecture in front of other teachers based on what they learn at Training Camp, and do pre-visiting local children welfare centers in their location.

How to Apply

Please submit 1) resume, 2) document proving your highest educational attainment, 3) 1 letter of recommendation to languagebound@inkas.org.

Application Filing Deadline: July 14, 2014

*Please choose one of the following areas that you want to work and show it on your resume

Seoul, Gyunggi, Incheon, Busan

* InKAS will respond only to those candidates who meet the qualifications and requirements of the position.

Prior to beginning work for InKAS/Language Bound, and as a condition of employment, all instructors must go through medical checkup as well as provide a copy of criminal history record(Reference: further details are offered at your national embassy)

For questions and/or additional information, please contact Hyuk Ray Park, languagebound@inkas.org

Download this document as pdf


Barista Education for Korean Adoptees

Barista Education for Korean Adoptees

 

 Purpose and Background

Firstly, a barista is a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks. In Korea, the coffee business is blooming and there are a lot of coffee shops. So, these companies need workers in order to effectively manage their coffee branches.

For this reason, we offer this education program to you. This program starts off with the understanding of coffee, shows you diverse ways to extract espresso from coffee beans and gives you an opportunity to make coffee. You can enjoy drinking and making coffee with other people and receive information regarding the career path of a barista through this program. This program will give you the opportunity to maintain economic stability in the future for yourself by increasing the ability to get an engage in a supportive community.

The syllabus (details of the curriculum) of the program can be found at the end.

 

IMPORTANT ※

The completion of this program DOES NOT make you a certified barista. You still need to take the barista exam. This program however, may prepare you for the barista exam.

 

If you want to take the barista exam, please continue reading.

You can register for the exam at "Tom N Toms Coffee Academy". If you pass the exam then you will become a coffee master level 2. There are two parts to the exam. The first part is a writing exam and the second part is a performance exam. You first need to pass the writing exam in order to take the performance exam. You should pay for the registration fee.

 

Registration fee : Writing Exam (30,000KWN) Performance Exam(50,000KWN)

Writing Exam Textbook(8,000KWN)

Dates for the Barista Program

First Session: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 P.M to 9:30 P.M starting July 8, 2014 ~ July 31, 2014
Second Session: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 P.M to 9:30 P.M starting September 16, 2014 ~ October 14, 2014

IMPORTANT ※

1. Choose session 1 or session 2.
2. Each Class  must have a minimum of 10 people.

 

How to Apply

Fill out an application through http://www.inkas.org/en/myservices/application/49/ If you are not an InKAS member, please sign up first and pay the annual membership fee.

Application Deadline: June 16, 2014 ~ June 27, 2014

Cost of the Program: 100,000 KWN

 

Location

Seoul Special City Gangnam gu Shinsa dong 570-6 Bedro Building 5F Tom N Toms Academy

☎ 02-515-2345 / Fax: 02-515-2945 / Website: www.tomsacademy.com

Reference

Syllabus of the program

 

Week

Main Topics

Details

1

Orientation,

understanding of coffee

Introduction of the program and Tom N Toms Academy, basic theories of coffee

2

Espresso Ⅰ

The definition of espresso and how to extract it, How to use an espresso machine

3

Espresso Ⅱ

Practice extracting espresso

and correcting posture,

Creating more difficult drinks by using espresso,

Making espresso Con Panna and Americano

4

Espresso Ⅲ & Milk steam

Practice extracting espresso,

Understanding steam and how it was made

5

Milk Steam Ⅰ

Practice making velvet steam,

Dry & Wet cappuccino and

Latte cappuccino

6

Milk Steam Ⅱ

Practice pouring wet cappuccino,

Making design cappuccino

7

Making all the coffee from the coffee menu

Creating other drinks using syrup and powder,

Practice making Caramel macchiato

and Caffe mocha

8

Final Review and completion ceremony

Overview of barista exam details,

Pre-test for barista exam,

Completion Ceremony


Korean Hanok Village

Event date: 2014-06-11

Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is a Korean traditional village with a long history located between Gyeongbok Palace, Changdeok Palace and Jongmyo Royal Shrine. The traditional village is composed of lots of alleys, hanok and is preserved to show a 600-year-old urban environment. Now it is used as a traditional culture center and hanok restaurant, allowing visitors to experience the atmosphere of the Joseon Dynasty.

The area of Bukchon, which consists of neighborhoods: Wonseo-dong, Jae-dong, Gye-dong, Gahoe-dong and Insa-dong, was traditionally the residential quarter of high-ranking government officials and nobility during the Joseon Dynasty. It is located north of Cheonggye Stream and Jongno, hence named Bukchon, which means north village. A poll of nearly 2,000 foreign visitors, conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government in November 2011, stated that exploring the narrow streets of Bukchon was their fourth favorite activity in Seoul.

Namsangol Hanok Village

Namsangol Hanok Village, also known as "A Village of Traditional Houses in the Namsan Valley", is a Korean village located in the area of Pil-dong neighborhood in Jung-gu, a central district of Seoul, South Korea where hanok (한옥) or Korean traditional houses have been restored to preserve the original atmosphere of the area. The Namsangol Hanok Village offers one the opportunity to experience a wide cross-section of Joseon-era citizenry and activities, from royalty to commoners.

The location of the village was originally the site of a well known Joseon-era summer resort called Jeonghakdong. Jeonghakdong means "The land of the fairies for the blue crane where the Jeonugak Pavillion stands along the stream in the valley". The area boasted such superb scenery that it was called the land of the fairies and was considered one of the five most beautiful parts of Seoul.

A traditional Korean style garden, complete with a flowing stream and pavilion was constructed on the site in order to revive the classical feel of the Joseon-era. Five traditional houses, including some of the residences of high government officials - some of the largest mansions in Seoul at the time, along with commoners houses were moved to the 7,934 sq Meters/9,489 sq Yards grounds containing the restored village. In 2011 in a survey conducted, by Seoul Development Institute, which included 800 residents and 103 urban planners and architects. It listed 52.4 percent of experts, voted that the palace as the most scenic location in Seoul, following Mount Namsan, Han River and Gyeongbokgung Palace in the top spots.

Hahoe Folk Village

The Hahoe Folk Village (Korean: 안동하회마을) is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is a valuable part of Korean culture because it preserves Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, valuable books, and old tradition of clan-based villages.

The village is located in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. To the north of the village is Buyongdae Cliff while Mt. Namsan lies to the south. The village is organized around the geomantic guidelines of pungsu and so the village has the shape of a lotus flower or two interlocking comma shapes.

The village is listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a World Heritage site with Yangdong Folk Village in 2010.

The village maintains old architectural styles that have been lost because of rapid modernization and development in South Korea. Aristocratic tile-roofed residences and thatched-roof servants' homes preserve the architectural styles of the Joseon Dynasty. Wonjijeongsa Pavilion and Byeongsan Confucian School are two notable structures in the village. The village has preserved the shamanist rite of Byeolsin-gut and preserved Hahoe masks used in the Hahoe Mask Dance. Another rite still practiced is the Jeulbul Nori which uses strings of fireworks fired at the base of the Buyongdae Cliff.

Yangdong Folk Village

Yangdong Folk Village (Yangdong Village of Gyeongju) is a traditional village from the Joseon Dynasty. The village is located in Gangdong-myeon, sixteen kilometers northeast of Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea, along the Hyeongsan River. Mt. Seolchang stands to the north of the village. The village is designated as Important Folklore Materials No. 189 by the South Korean government.

The size, degree of preservation, numerous cultural assets, traditionalism, beautiful natural setting all contribute to the importance of Yangdong Village. It is also a fine example of the yangban (Korean aristocracy) lifestyle and Neo-Confucian traditions.

The village is listed by the South Korean government with UNESCO as a World Heritage site with Hahoe Folk Village in 2010.

Korean Folk Village

Minsok village is a living museum type of tourist attraction in the city of Yongin, a satellite city in the Seoul Metropolitan Area in the province of Gyeonggi in South Korea. Korean Folk Village is a popular tourist destination for both Koreans and foreigners. It is located near Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park.

The purpose of Korean Folk Village is to display elements of traditional Korean life and culture. There are multiple sections to the park. There are numerous replicas of traditional houses of the different social classes (peasant, landowner, yangban) from various regions.

The park also has a traditional street market, restaurants, and showcases of traditional wordworking and metalworking techniques. There are performances of traditional dances, equestrian skills, marriage ceremonies, and recreational activities.

An amusement park section has rides and games, an art museum, a sculpture garden, a Korean Folk Museum, and a World Folk Museum which highlights traditional lifestyles from around the world.


2014 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for fall Semester

2014 InKAS Korean Language Scholarships for Fall Semester

InKAS provides Korean language scholarships to overseas Korean adoptees as an opportunity to learn the Korean language at a prestigious university in South Korea. In association with a grant from the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs and the participating universities, scholarship grantees can study at any of these language institutes: Ewha Womans, Korea, Kyunghee, Seoul National, Sogang, Sangmyuung, Sookmyung Women’s and Yonsei University.

1. Required Documents and Terms

A. Documents

- One on-line application form (inkas.org)

- One photocopy of adoption document with your Korean name

- One photocopy of your passport with valid passport number

- One photocopy of your high school diploma or higher

- One photo (3x4cm)

B. Terms

- For students re-applying for a second semester, only an application form needs to be resubmitted, but some documents might be requested by InKAS or the university.

- If you have any problems or issues from previous semesters at the Korean language school, your application can be rejected or your acceptance may be cancelled by personal notification.

- An applicant must be at least 18 years old.

- Only fully-completed applications along with all the required documents will be accepted.

- Selections will be made entirely on a first-come first-served basis.

2. Application Deadline

- For all universities: 24:00, June 30th(Korean time)

3. How to apply

- Sign up or log into InKAS website ▷ Log in ▷ Our service ▷ Scholarship ▷ click on ‘Apply for scholarship’

- Fill out application form for 2014 fall scholarship ▷ Submit the completed form with all proper required documents

4. University information for language scholarships available through InKAS

University
Website
Course period
Course available through InKAS

Ewha Uni.
http://elc.ewha.ac.kr/EduKorean/eng/index.jsp
2014.09.02~2014.11.14
Intensive Program

Korea Uni.
http://klcc.korea.ac.kr/registration/registration_eng.html
2014.09.01- 2014.11.18

Regular Program

Kyunghee Uni.
http://kor.iie.ac.kr/contents/bbs/bbs_content.html?bbs_cls_cd=006001001
2014.09.29-2014.12.05
Regular Course

Sangmyung Uni.
http://cklc.smu.ac.kr/KLC/process_e.php
2014.09.15-2014.11.21
Regular Program

Seoul National Uni.
http://lei.snu.ac.kr/klec/
2014.09.01-2014.11.07
Regular Program

Sogang Uni.
https://klec.sogang.ac.kr/
2014.09.03-2014.11.18
Regular Course(20hrs/wk)

Sookmyung Uni.
http://www.lingua-express.com/mbs/KoreanEn/
2014.09.15-2014.11.25
Regular Morning

Yonsei Uni.
http://www.yskli.com/_en/default.asp
2014.09.25-2014.12.05
Regular Morning

* Classes run from 9a.m to 1p.m Monday through Friday

* The university information above can be changeable by university’s decision

* We do not offer scholarships for alternative language programs (evening or shorter-hour classes)

5. Fee

- InKAS Application fee: 82,000KW (77.00 USD) : It's non-refundable. Please don't pay before receiving an official scholarship award e-mail.

- University registration fee: Different terms apply for each university.

- Tuition fee: 50% covered for 6 of the universities.(30% covered for Sogang & Yonsei University.)

* Any previous scholarship cancellations can have a negative impact on your ability to receive another scholarship for 2014 Fall semester.

* Please check the university websites for spring semester schedule once again.

* If you are a recipient of a scholarship for the 2014 Fall semester, you will receive payment instructions and more information about this course by email.

For further inquiries regarding InKAS Korean Language Scholarships, please email or contact InKAS.

contact@inkas.org

02-3148-0258


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