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Vietnamese Language Gaining Popularity in S. Korea

Vietnamese Language Gaining Popularity in S. Korea

BUSAN, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Vietnamese is gaining popularity among South Korean universities as Vietnam’s rapid economic development, coupled with Park Hang-seo’s sterling reputation as the South Korean head coach of Vietnam’s national football team, is leading many students to take interest in the country. Vietnam has also been chosen to host the upcoming U.S.-North Korea [...]

Arabic Emerges as Top 2nd Language Choice on College Entrance Exam

Arabic Emerges as Top 2nd Language Choice on College Entrance Exam

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – An overwhelming proportion of exam-takers chose the Arabic language for the second foreign language section of this year’s state-administered annual scholastic aptitude test, a state-run think tank on school curricula said Wednesday.  The results of graded scores on the test for the 2017 academic year, announced by the Korea [...]

Translation Technology to Break Down Language Barrier for Tourists in Korea

Translation Technology to Break Down Language Barrier for Tourists in Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Hosting a global sporting event like the Olympics is a lucrative opportunity to attract thousands of overseas tourists, boosting the local economy, and promoting products and culture that might have otherwise been left unnoticed.  However, language barriers can often be frustrating for tourists travelling to a foreign country, which [...]

Did Korea’s Leading Web Portal Copy a Start-up?

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Naver, Korea’s leading web portal, decided to discontinue its latest translation service, Chamyeo-Bonyeok Q (‘Participate, Translate Q’), after facing criticism that the new platform was very similar to an existing translation service offered by a start-up company, Flitto. Chamyeo-Bonyeok Q was launched less than a month ago (June 17) with [...]