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Korean Studies, Language Courses Expanding Sharply Abroad

Korean Studies, Language Courses Expanding Sharply Abroad

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea bizwire) — The number of foreign faculties and research institutes that provide Korean studies and language courses has nearly doubled in a decade, owing to the country’s growing economic power, the Korean Wave and financial support, a state-financed public diplomacy organization here said Tuesday. “The number of overseas organizations running Korean [...]

Ministry of Education Reconsiders English Education Ban in Preschools

Ministry of Education Reconsiders English Education Ban in Preschools

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education has backtracked on an English education ban in preschools following mounting criticism. The education ministry has withdrawn its decision to ban after-school English classes in nursery schools only three weeks after the announcement, with the proposed ban now up in the air. Though new standards for [...]

Ministry of Culture to Build Arts & Culture Schools for Seniors

Ministry of Culture to Build Arts & Culture Schools for Seniors

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A new initiative from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will result in the construction of a number of arts and culture schools for seniors. The culture ministry announced the comprehensive plan for arts and culture education on Thursday, which will see new educational institutions for senior citizens built [...]

Most South Korean Teachers Disapprove of Unlimited Mobile Phone Use in Class

Most South Korean Teachers Disapprove of Unlimited Mobile Phone Use in Class

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean teachers are almost unanimous in agreeing that students should not be able to use mobile phones in classroom without restrictions, a new survey has found. According to the survey released by the Korea Federation of Teacher’s Associations on Wednesday, the vast majority of teachers expressed disapproval towards allowing [...]

Experts Warn Against Online Foreign Language Courses for Children

Experts Warn Against Online Foreign Language Courses for Children

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts have warned parents over the hype surrounding online foreign language courses for children, as excessive exposure could hinder children from learning their mother tongue. With online streaming services like YouTube and Netflix only one click away, parents are now seldom short of foreign language content, which is often shown [...]

S. Korea, UNESCO to Support Vocational Education in 5 African Countries

S. Korea, UNESCO to Support Vocational Education in 5 African Countries

SEJONG, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a ceremony on Monday to mark their implementation of a project to support technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in five Africancountries, the Ministry of Education said. The five-year project, known as Better Education for Africa’s Rise II (BEAR II), which started in 2017, supports the five countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda – in improving [...]

Opening of University of Aberdeen’s South Korean Campus Likely to Fizzle Out

Opening of University of Aberdeen’s South Korean Campus Likely to Fizzle Out

HADONG, South Korea, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – A plan to open an international branch of Scotland’s University of Aberdeen in South Korea is highly likely to fall through, as the university has been reluctant toproceed with the project, local officials said Tuesday. Since 2013, the Scottish school has been working on the plan with the South Korean municipalities of South Gyeongsang and Hadong to establish the University of Aberdeen Korea Campus in the southeastern town of Hadong in South Gyeongsang Province. [...]

South Korea Drops in Ranking for Global Talent Competitiveness

South Korea Drops in Ranking for Global Talent Competitiveness

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea dropped in talent competitiveness for the second consecutive year in 2016, falling especially behind in motivating its workers, a report from the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) showed Sunday. The country ranked 39th out of 63 surveyed countries in the IMD World Talent Report 2017, [...]