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Statistics Show Children’s Education Taking Away Bulk of Disposable Income

Statistics Show Children’s Education Taking Away Bulk of Disposable Income

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The cost of private education for children is heavily eroding what little is left of spendable family income, a challenge to government effort to revive the economy through consumption, statistics indicated Thursday.  Official numbers from Statistics Korea said a city-dwelling family of two people or more on average spent [...]

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Be Administered in 73 Countries

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Be Administered in 73 Countries

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The state-run Korean language proficiency test for foreign students and expatriates is set to be administered in over 70 countries worldwide next year, Seoul’s education ministry said Thursday.  According to the National Institute for International Education, the test’s administrator, the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) will be hosted [...]

Government Expands Deliberation Period for Students Wanting to Drop Out

Government Expands Deliberation Period for Students Wanting to Drop Out

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Education announced Tuesday that it would expand its deliberation policy for students to better prevent young scholars from making an impulsive decision to drop out of school.  In a nutshell, the system is similar to the legal delay process for couples seeking divorce, which has helped [...]

Popularity of Korea’s Child YouTube Creators Soars

Popularity of Korea’s Child YouTube Creators Soars

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The ubiquitous use of smartphones has given rise to a new generation of kindergarten and elementary school children picking up the devices at an early age to discover the world they have yet to see.  This emerging trend has brought about new children’s TV shows that are being introduced [...]

Arabic Emerges as Top 2nd Language Choice on College Entrance Exam

Arabic Emerges as Top 2nd Language Choice on College Entrance Exam

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – An overwhelming proportion of exam-takers chose the Arabic language for the second foreign language section of this year’s state-administered annual scholastic aptitude test, a state-run think tank on school curricula said Wednesday.  The results of graded scores on the test for the 2017 academic year, announced by the Korea [...]

Patents for Computer Programming Education Materials On the Rise

Patents for Computer Programming Education Materials On the Rise

DAEJEON, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Computer programming has become an essential aspect of modern society, in which we are increasingly surrounded by infrastructure and products brought to life through code and computer languages like Java or C.  In line with these tech innovations, the number of patents related to computer programming education has increased [...]