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Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam Hosts 1st Korean Language Speaking Contest

Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam Hosts 1st Korean Language Speaking Contest

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam said Thursday it had hosted its first Korean speaking competition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of South Korea-Vietnam relations this year. Among the participants were students from 27 universities, 12 King Sejong institutes and 11 middle and high schools in Vietnam. Under the [...]

New Korean Learning Material to be Released for BLACKPINK Fans

New Korean Learning Material to be Released for BLACKPINK Fans

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Hybe Edu, an affiliate of K-pop powerhouse Hybe, will release new Korean language learning materials for foreign fans of popular girl group BLACKPINK, the company said Wednesday. The release of the new learning materials, titled “BLACKPINK in Your Korean,” that makes use of the group’s intellectual property is due [...]

King Sejong Institute in Iran Holds Coursework Completion Ceremony for Korean Language Experts

King Sejong Institute in Iran Holds Coursework Completion Ceremony for Korean Language Experts

SEOUL, Jan. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Embassy in Iran hosted the 2021 coursework completion ceremony for students at the King Sejong Institute, a state-run Korean language education center. Twenty-six students from the advanced course participated in the offline ceremony. They are Korean language ‘experts’ that have completed the entire eight-semester course on [...]

King Sejong Institute Foundation Plans to Distribute Braille and Sound Books Overseas

King Sejong Institute Foundation Plans to Distribute Braille and Sound Books Overseas

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The King Sejong Institute Foundation, a state-run Korean language education foundation, has announced plans to develop and distribute braille and sound books for foreigners with visual disabilities to learn the language. The braille book was made using a mixture of braille and mute letters, aimed at making it accessible [...]

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Includes Speaking Section for First Time

Korean Language Proficiency Test to Includes Speaking Section for First Time

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) will include a speaking section later next year for the first time. The Ministry of Education announced plans for a new Korean proficiency test for foreigners and expatriates on Thursday. Next year’s examinations will be held six times in total, three of [...]

Poor Korean Language Skills Not Justification to Deny Parental Custody: Court

Poor Korean Language Skills Not Justification to Deny Parental Custody: Court

SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Supreme Court has overturned two lower court rulings that a foreigner who divorced after marrying a Korean cannot have parental rights and the right to child custody due to a lack of communication skills in Korean language. In litigation filed by a Vietnamese woman who divorced after marrying [...]

New Technology Teaches Korean Language Through AI Conversations

New Technology Teaches Korean Language Through AI Conversations

DAEJEON, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean research lab said Wednesday that it has developed a new technology that can speak to artificial intelligence (AI) and learn the Korean language, and transferred it to a language education curriculum developer. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)’s conversation-based language education system can converse with [...]