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Demand for Language Instructors Increases as Multicultural Population Grows

Demand for Language Instructors Increases as Multicultural Population Grows

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — While the number of students from multicultural families is on the rise each year, there are not enough language specialists to educate them, a recent report has revealed. The Ministry of Education reported that there are now 137,225 students from multicultural families in South Korea, rising by almost 30,000 [...]

Rights Committee Advises Justice Ministry’s Use of Refugees’ Languages in Documents

Rights Committee Advises Justice Ministry’s Use of Refugees’ Languages in Documents

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s national human rights agency on Tuesday advised the Justice Ministry to use languages that refugees can understand in documents stating their refugee recognition status amid criticism the current system may infringe on their rights. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) said in a statement that [...]

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 [...]