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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]