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7,000 Thais Take Korean Language Exam for Employment in S. Korea

7,000 Thais Take Korean Language Exam for Employment in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Thousands of Thais wishing to work in the manufacturing and construction industries in South Korea took a Korean language proficiency test on Sunday. The Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea), jointly with the Thai Department of Employment, hosted the 7th Employment Permit System Test of Proficiency in [...]

First Graduate of Korean Education Department in Thailand

First Graduate of Korean Education Department in Thailand

SEOUL, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — For the first time in Southeast Asia, students of the Korean language education department will be graduating in Thailand. The Korean Educational Institute of Thailand announced on Sunday that it held a graduation ceremony from the Korean language education department at Thailand’s Uttaradit Rajabhat University on April 25. The graduation [...]

Korean Third Most Popular Foreign Language in Russia

Korean Third Most Popular Foreign Language in Russia

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean has become the third most popular foreign language in Russia following English and Chinese. Kazan Federal University’s Center of Korean Studies announced on Tuesday that it will host the first National Korean Olympiad. The center has been holding annual competitions on the Korean language for the past nine [...]

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. [...]

Korean Studies, Language Courses Expanding Sharply Abroad

Korean Studies, Language Courses Expanding Sharply Abroad

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Korea bizwire) — The number of foreign faculties and research institutes that provide Korean studies and language courses has nearly doubled in a decade, owing to the country’s growing economic power, the Korean Wave and financial support, a state-financed public diplomacy organization here said Tuesday. “The number of overseas organizations running Korean [...]