Seoul City is running “tailored Korean classes” for foreigners residing in
The language classes are available at 14 centers run by
Seoul City that include the Seoul Global Center, Global Village Center and Seoul
City Migrants Center. The classes, which last from three months to six months,
are quite popular among foreigners as they provide tailored lectures that
reflect students’ overall skill and the nature of their stay here.
Those who know little to nothing about the Korean language
can start with a beginner’s course. Mothers and children from multicultural
families can attend a storybook narration class. Tailored classes are also
available for those who came to Korea to get married for and those preparing for
TOPIK, the Korean language test. There is a class specifically for Mongolians as
well amongst the many other tailored classes to have been opened to meet the
In particular, the storybook narration program offered by
the Seoul Global Center is provided as two separate classes – one for mothers
and the other for children. Seoul City said that it had completed talks with the
related agencies to provide the three-grade storybook narration license,
starting this year, to mothers who finish the 24-week course.
for married migrants and workers focuses on language frequently used in
day-to-day life. The TOPIK class is popular especially among those foreigners
seeking to land a job in Korea or join volunteer programs here.
Korean language offered class by the Seoul Global Center will be receiving
applications from Jan. 17-18. Those wishing to enroll in other classes should
contact the center in charge of the relevant program.
* Government press release (January 19)
[Source : Korea.net]