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Foreign Investors’ Trading Volume Doubles After English-language Disclosure System Introduced

Foreign Investors’ Trading Volume Doubles After English-language Disclosure System Introduced

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The trading volume of foreign investors in shares of listed companies which introduced an English-language disclosure system starting from the fourth quarter of last year has more than doubled, the bourse operator said Wednesday. The Korea Exchange (KRX) has been providing the English-language translation service for the disclosures of [...]

Survey Shows Different Perception of Parents and Children Towards Children’s English Proficiency

Survey Shows Different Perception of Parents and Children Towards Children’s English Proficiency

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Parents and children have different perceptions toward the child’s level of English at elementary, middle and high school, a recent study revealed. Yoon’s English School, a company that runs a chain of English language schools across the country, conducted a survey of 627 students from elementary, middle, and high [...]

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, [...]