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Chicagoans Celebrate K-Everything Through Meetup Group

Chicagoans Celebrate K-Everything Through Meetup Group

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The ranks of the missionaries of Korean culture are growing increasingly diverse in delightfully unexpected ways. In Chicago, a social gathering of Koreaphiles called the Chicago Korean Language Meetup Group was started by one Daniel Richardson, who became the founding member upon his return from his travels in Korea. Now [...]

Foreign Spouses in South Korea Want to be Translators, Language Instructors

Foreign Spouses in South Korea Want to be Translators, Language Instructors

SEOUL, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Employment as a translator or language instructor top the list of preferred jobs for foreign spouses living in South Korea, a new report has revealed. According to the report on multicultural families released by researcher Lee Nam-cheol at the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET), over [...]

King Sejong Institute to Open in 6 More Overseas Cities

King Sejong Institute to Open in 6 More Overseas Cities

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The government said Wednesday that it will set up overseas institutes that offer foreigners Korean language courses and Korean culture activities at six universities in six additional countries. The six universities, designated as the new operators of the King Sejong Institute, are Yancheng Teachers University in China’s Jiangsu Province, [...]

Thai Widow of Korean War Veteran Takes Korean Language Exam at 77

Thai Widow of Korean War Veteran Takes Korean Language Exam at 77

BANGKOK, Thailand, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Wongsarot Auratsa, a 77-year-old Thai woman, recently became the oldest Thai candidate to take the Korean language proficiency exam, TOPIK. Although Mrs. Auratsa failed to pass the test, on March 19, she was close, according to the Korean Education Center in Thailand.  Mrs. Auratsa lives with her son [...]

Thai University to Open Korean Language Major for Undergrads Next Year

Thai University to Open Korean Language Major for Undergrads Next Year

BANGKOK, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Chulalongkorn University, Thailand’s oldest and one of its most respected higher education institutes, will open a Korean language major for undergraduate students next year, the Korea Education Institution said Thursday. The university revealed a plan to set up the major on Wednesday when it held a Korea festival as [...]

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Be Administered in 73 Countries

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Be Administered in 73 Countries

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The state-run Korean language proficiency test for foreign students and expatriates is set to be administered in over 70 countries worldwide next year, Seoul’s education ministry said Thursday.  According to the National Institute for International Education, the test’s administrator, the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) will be hosted [...]