I had a chance to visit an actual class at an elementary school near where I stayed. It was like an “open class” day where parents can attend the school and watch how the classes are run. I pretended to be a parent as well and went. I saw a lot of high tech equipments, lessons focusing on the children’s “dreams” and their “I want to be when I grow up”s… there was an English class that had as its assistant teacher a Caucasian male teacher. I thought this was only prominent in Seoul schools but I guess not.
Seoul turned its old and unused train station facility into an art exhibition space. When I visited they were doing a special on Kim Soo geun, who was a very well known and influential architect in Korea. 김수근의 업적을 보여주는 전시회가 진행되었다. And at the next building they were showing a french dance short film collection.