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Seoul to offer Korean language classes
Feb 22, 2011
Seoul Metropolitan Government has established Korean language classes to help foreign nationals residing in Korea who are struggling with the language barrier. Unlike previous classes, these are customized and free of charge.    The “Customized Korean Language Prog...

ANSers seek social integrity through art sharing
Feb 18, 2011
Art&Sharing is not just another non-profit organization that funds itself through posh charity events and fundraising galas. Since its establishment in April of 2009 by a group of Korean university students, this volunteer club has tried to bridge social divides through art a...

Overseas authors introduce Korea to the world
Feb 18, 2011
Recently, two overseas writers have been spotlighted by the media for introducing Korean culture and history to the world through their books. (Left: Linda Sue Park (Yonhap News))Though they were not born or raised in Korea, they have one thing in common: a strong literary passio...

Mongolian family finds education in Korea
Feb 17, 2011
Tumurpurev Dulambazar and his family (Photo: Yonhap News)Forty-eight-year old Tumurpurev Dulambazar from Mongolia received his doctorate degree from KAIST on February 11. He entered the Graduate School of Culture Technology in 2006 and wrote a thesis on e-government in developing...

Korean test for foreign workers to be improved
Feb 10, 2011
The difficulty level of the Employment Permit System - Test of Proficiency in Korean (EPS-TOPIK), which is used to evaluate the Korean language proficiency of foreign job seekers, is set to increase. The EPS-TOPIK has been an essential element of the job application registration ...

Korean test for foreign workers to be improved
Feb 10, 2011
The difficulty level of the Employment Permit System - Test of Proficiency in Korean (EPS-TOPIK), which is used to evaluate the Korean language proficiency of foreign job seekers, is set to increase. The EPS-TOPIK has been an essential element of the job application registration ...

Multicultural families enjoying New Year games
Feb 01, 2011
(Photo: Yonhap News) (Photo: Yonhap News)Women from multicultural families gathering to learn about Korean traditional holiday culture, including how to bow, make holiday foods, and play games.

Essential info for a safe, sound, happy Lunar New Year
Jan 31, 2011
Korea's biggest national holiday – Lunar New Year's Day – is around the corner on February 2-4.This year, people are enjoying a longer than usual holiday, with the three-day break falling just before the weekend.  By taking Monday and Tuesday off, many people have managed to...

Seoul sets new criteria for boiler damage disputes
Jan 28, 2011
Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on January 19 that it established a new set of criteria for dispute meditation between landlords and tenants in the case of boiler damage.Disputes over broken boilers are common in Seoul, especially in the winter months. In order to help re...

Korea still world leader in internet connection speed
Jan 27, 2011
Korea continued to maintain its status as world-leader in internet connection speeds. With an average speed of 14 megabits per second, the nation’s internet connections are seven times as fast as the global average, according to latest “State of the Internet” quarterly report iss...