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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 [...]

Office Workers Suffer from English in the Workplace

Office Workers Suffer from English in the Workplace

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Survey data reveals that office workers are stressed because of English, even if they are not required to use the language frequently. Hunet, an education company, conducted a survey on 713 office workers. The results showed that 86.1 percent of the respondents were stressed because of English, with only [...]

[Kobiz Stats] How Do You Improve Yourself?

[Kobiz Stats] How Do You Improve Yourself?

[Related Article]  English – Korean Office Workers’ Biggest Assignment for Now and Ever (Korea Bizwire, April 16) In today’s highly competitive world, exactly how much effort is put in to “self-improve” by employees and young job applicants? And what could be the most effective way of self-improving? According to JobKorea, Korea’s job search portal, which [...]