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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 [...]

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 [...]