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  • Dec 30, 2011
  • 07:41 PM

After Kim Jong Il’s death, a Korean language class shifts format

Geoff Decker / GothamSchools
Students in Democracy Prep High School’s Korean classes typically learn words that boost their vocabulary and develop basic grammar — standard fare for introductory foreign language instruction. But this week the lessons took a turn for the geopolitical. Youngjae Hur greeted his students yesterday with an unusual pop quiz in English and asked them to define words such as “despotism,” “denuclearize,” and “repressive.”

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