SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The King Sejong Institute Foundation, a state-run Korean language education foundation, is airing a program in Vietnam, created jointly with Vietnam Television (VTV)’s Centre for Educational Programme Production.
It is the first time for Vietnam’s public broadcaster to create a program about the Korean language.
Titled “Let’s Speak Korean,” the program includes 20 episodes for teaching basic level Korean.
Starting on Sept. 15, the 30-minute program will air on VTV7 every Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m.
“With the 30th anniversary of South Korea-Vietnam Relations coming up in 2022, Vietnam’s interest in the Korean language and culture is reaching an all-new high,” said Nguyen Thi Kim Hoa, head of VTV.
“Since this February, Vietnam has selected the Korean language as a primary foreign language for elementary, middle, and high schools in Vietnam,” said Lee Kyu-lim, head of the King Sejong Institute in Vietnam.
“The fact that the program is being aired at dinnertime shows how popular the Korean language is in the country.”
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