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Have you read the "Teen Times"?

 
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JackSarang



Joined: 28 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:40 am    Post subject: Have you read the "Teen Times"? Reply with quote

The Teen Times is an English language newspaper published in Korea and aimed, presumably at Korean teenagers who speak or are learning to speak english.

The most notable thing about it is that surprisingly, the pieces they write aren't fluff (the main stories anyway), they cover the serious issues Korea is struggling with. Stuff the Korea Times and Herald ignore. The reporters are supposedly Korea teens themselves, but obviously have a lot of editorial assistance.

This week's issue shocked me because it admitted that Korea has homosexuals. Korean Homosexuals. It was specifically about teenage homosexuals in Korea and coming out and the difficulties of doing so. Also mentioned the Lesbian park behind the Hyundai Department store in Shinchon.

Past issues dealt with the Korean obsession with plastic surgery, the growing need for rural Korean men (farmers) to import wives and the mainstream opposition to this because the offspring would dilute the mighty korean gene pool. The paper was also somewhat critical of re-unification.

I use the paper in one of my Returnee conversation classes but they're a little young to grasp most of the issues, 13 year olds.

I find it an interested read, if a bit lacking in depth. You can actually read the article on homosexuality at their website: http://www.teentimes.org/
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checked it out and it impressed me- superior to most Korean websites I've seen in terms of content, level of professionalism, and use of English.
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buddy bradley



Joined: 24 Aug 2003
Location: The Beyond

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No! Lies! LIES!
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We get it at our hagwon. They had an article on Lesbianism a few weeks ago. I was pretty stunned and it was a 2 sided argument.
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Wombat



Joined: 28 May 2003
Location: slutville

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks great. Much better than I had expected.

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HardyandTiny



Joined: 03 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharp site. Thanks Jack.
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kimcheeking
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Defineately useful material for the classroom.
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kiwiboy_nz_99



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No! Lies! LIES!

What lies? I read the site and didn't see any lies.

Also, loved the Korean translations of important words. Stylin' and I may read the site a lot for my own study.
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