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Smartphone Dependence Growing Among Young Children

Smartphone Dependence Growing Among Young Children

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With reliance on smartphones increasing among toddlers and young children, educational classes on fighting Internet addiction will now be offered to preschoolers. According to government officials, the Ministry of Science and ICT will be holding classes regarding Internet addiction prevention targeting pre-school children for the first time starting August [...]

Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As traces of asbestos continue to be discovered in school classrooms even after the removal of asbestos wall finishes, the government has decided to enforce stronger measures by requiring the steel frames that held the asbestos in place to be dismantled. In addition, the government has ordered schools to [...]

Japanese High School History Curriculum Revision Intensifies Claim to Dokdo Islets

Japanese High School History Curriculum Revision Intensifies Claim to Dokdo Islets

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology announced yesterday that high school curriculum guidelines to teach all Japanese students that the disputed islets of Dokdo (known as Takeshima in Japan) belong to Japan will be distributed to teachers in 2019, three years ahead of schedule. The ministry [...]

Sejong Institute Foundation Distributes Korean Language Learning App

Sejong Institute Foundation Distributes Korean Language Learning App

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The King Sejong Institute Foundation, a promoter of the Korean language and culture overseas, has revealed today that it is distributing a smartphone application that allows users to study the language on mobile devices. The app provides three categories of studies: basic grammar, conversation and mid-level vocabulary. The application [...]

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — With K-pop music breaking global music records, the number of international students who arrived in South Korea last year to study Korean also reached an all-time high. And for the first time, the number of language students surpassed those who were in the nation to earn an academic degree. [...]

Young Smokers Have Easy Access to Cigarettes: Survey

Young Smokers Have Easy Access to Cigarettes: Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that 50 percent of young smokers buy cigarettes at stores directly. According to the Korea Health Promotion Institute, a survey carried out online by querying adolescents on their individual methods of cigarette purchases found that 48 percent had bought cigarette products at convenience stores [...]

UNIST-Harvard Summer Program: “Lessons on Diversity”

UNIST-Harvard Summer Program: “Lessons on Diversity”

ULSAN, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Administrators at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have revealed that the institution for higher learning is currently co-hosting a research internship program with Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for the second year in a row. The UNIST-Harvard SEAS Summer Program enables students [...]

Seoul to Aid Youth with Unpaid Student Loans

Seoul to Aid Youth with Unpaid Student Loans

SEOUL, Jun, 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will join hands with the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KSAF) to help youth currently in credit delinquency resulting from student loans, by offering funds totaling 160 million won. Those eligible for the bailout should be credit delinquents residing in Seoul or having graduated from a [...]

LG Group to Expand Education Programs for Bilingual Teenagers

LG Group to Expand Education Programs for Bilingual Teenagers

SEOUL, Jun. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Foundation, a charity organization under the South Korean conglomerate LG Group, said Wednesday it will expand the scope of its existing education program for bilingual students amid the rise of international marriages in the country. LG said it partnered with the education ministry and Hankuk University of Foreign [...]