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Sejong Institute Foundation Distributes Korean Language Learning App

Sejong Institute Foundation Distributes Korean Language Learning App

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The King Sejong Institute Foundation, a promoter of the Korean language and culture overseas, has revealed today that it is distributing a smartphone application that allows users to study the language on mobile devices. The app provides three categories of studies: basic grammar, conversation and mid-level vocabulary. The application [...]

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

Record Breaking Number of Foreigners Come to Korea to Learn the Language

SEOUL, Jul. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — With K-pop music breaking global music records, the number of international students who arrived in South Korea last year to study Korean also reached an all-time high. And for the first time, the number of language students surpassed those who were in the nation to earn an academic degree. [...]

King Sejong Institute’s Online Subscribers Surpass 100,000

King Sejong Institute’s Online Subscribers Surpass 100,000

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The King Sejong Institute, a state-run Korean language education center, said Friday the number of subscribers on its online-learning website has surpassed 100,000. The subscriber volume for Nuri-Sejonghakdang (www.sejonghakdang.org), which stood at 60,000 in 2015, reached the milestone in just about 1 1/2 years, according to the institute. Launched [...]

Korea Debates No.1 National Treasure

Korea Debates No.1 National Treasure

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Namdaemun, officially known as Sungnyemun, is currently the No.1 treasure of South Korea. It is one of the eight gates of a fortress wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon dynasty. However, for the past 20 years, experts and civic groups have debated over whether to give Hunminjeongeum the designation [...]

Language Institute to Launch Overseas Korea Culture Event in June

Language Institute to Launch Overseas Korea Culture Event in June

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 [...]

University Students Develop Learning Game for Dyslexic Kids

University Students Develop Learning Game for Dyslexic Kids

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Three Kookmin University students have developed ‘Phonics Method’ learning game materials for children with dyslexia. According to a university announcement on June 14, the students from the Department of Education created a set of gaming materials that children can use to learn to relate phonetic traits with words. The [...]

Seoul City and Naver Restore Secondhand Bookstores near Cheonggyecheon

Seoul City and Naver Restore Secondhand Bookstores near Cheonggyecheon

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Korea Bizwire) –As walking along Cheonggyecheon, a stream that runs through downtown Seoul, you meet many used bookstores where books are piled up like towers. Now only 25 bookstores remain, unlike 200 in their heyday, 1960s through 1970s. Moreover, there are only about 100 secondhand bookstores in the Seoul metro area. Although [...]

Hangul to Display Its Charm to Drive Korean Wave

Hangul to Display Its Charm to Drive Korean Wave

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Hangul, the Korean alphabet featuring 24 consonant and vowel letters, has been disseminated to foreign countries, driven by its rising international awareness, and its greater incorporation into various fields including art and fashion, increasingly proving its cultural excellence both at home and abroad. The nation’s banking industry also began to [...]