SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s overseas language promotion institute will host special events starting in June that will help foreigners get acquainted with Korean culture, the government said Sunday.
The cultural ministry said foreign learning centers run by the King Sejong Institute that specializes in teaching Hangul will carry out “Korean culture day” programs on the last Wednesday of every month in 50 cities worldwide, including Paris, Tashkent and Phnom Penh.
Hangul is the Korean alphabet.
It said the programs will feature screening of Korean movies, learning K-pop songs and dance moves, and experiencing traditional folks games. The event will also showcase artwork by well known South Korean artists.
“From 2017 onwards, the number of Korea cultural day events to be held will be increased to expand exposure to the local culture for those who are interested in learning,” the ministry said.
The King Sejong Institute run by the government has 138 learning centers in 54 countries worldwide.
Besides the cultural program, the ministry said it plans to work together with overseas officials of South Korean companies to create and manage the Korean Language Network, which can vitalize its foreign language centers and draw in more people.