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TOPIK Schedule for 2018 Announced

TOPIK Schedule for 2018 Announced

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The state-run Korean language proficiency test for non-native Korean speakers and ethnic Koreans will be conducted five times at 223 locations in 72 nations next year, the test’s administrator said Friday. The 57th Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) will take place between April 14-15; the 58th May 19-20; [...]

American Private School Opens in Jeju’s English Education Enclave

American Private School Opens in Jeju’s English Education Enclave

JEJU, South Korea, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A U.S. private school opened in an English educational enclave on South Korea’s largest island of Jeju on Monday, bringing to four the number of international schools set up on the island. Saint Johnsbury Academy Jeju, which will hold a ceremony at its compound in the city of Seogwipo on the resort island on Nov. [...]

KOICA Builds School for Those with Hearing Problems in Jordan

KOICA Builds School for Those with Hearing Problems in Jordan

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the nation’s official development assistance (ODA) agency, has built a special school for students with hearing problems in Jordan, the agency said Tuesday. Construction started in Marka, near the Jordanian capital Amman in 2014 in an ODA project worth US$ 5.2 million. Built [...]

Number of Nuclear Engineering Students Rises Despite Government’s Anti-Nuclear Energy Stance

Number of Nuclear Engineering Students Rises Despite Government’s Anti-Nuclear Energy Stance

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the South Korean government’s efforts to reduce the country’s reliance on nuclear energy and initiate a shift towards renewable alternatives, a surprising number of soon-to-be high school graduates have applied to study nuclear engineering at university this year. According to sources in the education sector on Thursday, the [...]

Government to Prioritize Invention Education in Preparation for 4th Industrial Revolution

Government to Prioritize Invention Education in Preparation for 4th Industrial Revolution

DAEJEON, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Industrial Property Office has announced that new legislation designed to support and encourage invention education in elementary, middle and high schools will take effect on Friday, pushing local education authorities to come up with plans for a systematic education program to nurture creativity and invention. In line with [...]

500 Hours of Work for One Semester’s Tuition at a South Korean Private University

500 Hours of Work for One Semester’s Tuition at a South Korean Private University

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A shocking report has revealed that South Korean students on average have to work up to 500 hours to cover their tuition fees for each semester if they are attending a private university. The grim findings come from a new report conducted by major South Korean recruitment website Albamon released [...]

King Sejong Institute’s Online Subscribers Surpass 100,000

King Sejong Institute’s Online Subscribers Surpass 100,000

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The King Sejong Institute, a state-run Korean language education center, said Friday the number of subscribers on its online-learning website has surpassed 100,000. The subscriber volume for Nuri-Sejonghakdang (www.sejonghakdang.org), which stood at 60,000 in 2015, reached the milestone in just about 1 1/2 years, according to the institute. Launched [...]