Do you know about the Korean Wave?
What is it?
Who is your favorite Korean Pop star?
Log on to this website: http://www.kpopmusic.com/profile.shtml
This is Park Hong Jun. His English nickname is Teddy.
He is twenty-four years old. He has one younger sister.
He raps in the group 1TYM.
He enjoys playing guitar, listening to hip-hop and collecting CDs.
He likes girls who are kind, understanding and charming.
Activity 1 - Now Your Try. Click on an artist or group and tell your partner about them.
Activity 2 –
Group work. Imagine you are on MTV. Prepare and present an interview with
one of the groups on the website: http://www.kpopmusic.com/profile.shtml
One of you asks the questions (interviewer) and the others are the music group members. Have Fun!
Activity 3 –
What’s new in K-Pop? Go to one of the websites below and read about
the latest K-Pop news and events.
Tell your partner about the news. What concerts are coming soon? What groups have a new CD? Who is on the top ten list in Korea?More K-Pop websites
For a brief description of K-Pop go to:
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Kpop Newspaper articles and background on the Korean Wave:
http://www.futures.hawaii.edu/dator/japan/Korea_Wave.html For a broad view of Hallyu go to (this site also links to an excellent and extensive library of K-Pop videos and artists’ bios, although the level of difficulty is quite high: