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Multicultural Centers in S. Korea to Offer Special Programs to Nurture  Multilingual Speakers

Multicultural Centers in S. Korea to Offer Special Programs to Nurture Multilingual Speakers

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — As speaking multiple languages is gaining importance in a rapidly globalizing world, institutions set up across South Korea to support multicultural families are offering special programs to provide children with early opportunities to learn multiple languages. Seoul’s Dongdaemun District Family Center is offering ‘one home two languages’ program for [...]

New College Freshmen Will Learn Gender Sensitivity in Orientation

New College Freshmen Will Learn Gender Sensitivity in Orientation

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting this year, universities will hold a gender sensitivity class about sexual harassment and sexual violence as part of orientation for college freshmen. The Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that it had recommended that universities implement these types of educational programs for new students. The ministry has distributed [...]

Proclamation of Korean Independence Available in Six Languages on Seoul City Website

Proclamation of Korean Independence Available in Six Languages on Seoul City Website

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK) announced on Wednesday that it had posted the March 1st Proclamation of Independence in six different languages on the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s website that was established to promote the city to the world. The organization has translated the document into English, Japanese, Chinese, [...]

Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

Poll Shows Fewer S. Korean Students View N. Korea as Enemy

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Fewer young students in South Korea perceive North Korea as an enemy than a year ago, while a larger number of them regard the North as a cooperative partner, a poll showed Tuesday. In the poll of 82,947 elementary, middle and high school students by the education and unification [...]

S. Korea to Introduce High School Credit System Modeled After Finland and the U.S.

S. Korea to Introduce High School Credit System Modeled After Finland and the U.S.

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to introduce a credit system for high schools where students can choose the subjects they want to study, just like at university. High school credit systems are already in place in Finland and the United States, regarded by some as the two most innovative countries in [...]

Student-run Course at UC Berkeley to Explore BTS’ Global Success, Impact

Student-run Course at UC Berkeley to Explore BTS’ Global Success, Impact

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A student-run academic course has been launched at the University of California, Berkeley, to explore the phenomenal success of K-pop boy band BTS and its growing global impact, the school’s website showed Thursday. The 2-unit course, “Next Generation Leaders: BTS,” opened as part of the UC Berkeley’s Democratic Education [...]