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Private English Institutes Posing as Kindergartens May Face Penalties

Private English Institutes Posing as Kindergartens May Face Penalties

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Private institutes offering English language courses for preschoolers using the description “English kindergarten” may face punishment from the authorities, the Ministry of Education said Sunday. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae recently presided over the 16th meeting of the Education Trust Restoration Team to discuss punitive measures against private English language [...]

Young N. Korean Defectors Aim High by Studying English

Young N. Korean Defectors Aim High by Studying English

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — On a recent Friday morning, a small number of mostly teenaged students trained their eyes on their American teacher, repeating short English sentences after her and raising their hands from time to time to ask questions. At a glance, they look no different from ordinary students in South Korea, [...]

FSS Publishes Financial Guidebook for English, Indonesian Speakers

FSS Publishes Financial Guidebook for English, Indonesian Speakers

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) said Monday it has published a guidebook on local finance for English and Indonesian speakers so that they can use full and reliable services in South Korea. The Foreign Residents’ Guide to Personal Banking and Finance in Korea contains information on banking, currency exchange, [...]

In Korea, English Pre-school is More Expensive than College

In Korea, English Pre-school is More Expensive than College

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study has revealed that the average English pre-school in Seoul costs approximately 10 million won ($8,670) each year, an amount that is equivalent to three times the average college tuition in Korea. Furthermore, students spend an average of five hours per day at these schools, almost equal [...]

Gyeonggi English Villages Rebranded

SUWON, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi Province’s ‘English Villages’ are closing down after 12 years of operation. Instead, they will be redeveloped into talent-training institutes, offering various educational programs that are more future-oriented.  An English Village was first established in 2004 in Ansan in an effort to create an environment that would offer professional [...]