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Gov't cracks down on hundreds of cram schools illegally operating in Seoul

South Korea's government on Tuesday said it has imposed administrative penalties on some hundreds of private education institutes illegally operating in the affluent southern part of Seoul this year. The Seoul Gangnam Seocho District Office of Education said a total of 259 cram schools wer...

Updated : 2016.08.23 10:47

Spending on overseas tuition down 7.6% in H1

The amount of money South Koreans spent on education abroad dropped 7.6 percent in the first six months of this year from a year earlier, central bank data showed Sunday, amid the declining number of South Koreans studying abroad.South Koreans studying abroad spent a total of US$1.57 billi...

Updated : 2016.08.07 17:19

Conference opens to improve Korean teaching to foreigners

Dozens of Korean language teachers from around the world gathered in Seoul Tuesday to discuss ways to improve their teaching amid heightened interest in the Asian language.The 14th conference of overseas Korean language educators brought together more than 80 teachers and professors from 2...

Updated : 2016.07.26 15:41

King Sejong Institute hosts 8th World Korean Educators Conference

The King Sejong Institute, South Korea's state-supported Korean language training organization, hosted the 8th World Korean Educators Conference on Tuesday to further promote overseas understanding of the Northeast Asian country.  A total of 300 attendees are in Seoul to attend the four-d...

Updated : 2016.07.12 13:06

Korean universities studying ways to make inroads abroad

South Korean universities, which are worried about their futures due to dropping birthrates, are studying ways to make inroads abroad, local school sources said Monday. Ewha Womans University in Seoul recently disclosed its plan to branch out into the United States and China. National univ...

Updated : 2016.07.11 16:54

Australia invites N.K. defectors for English-learning program

The Australian government has invited five North Korean defectors to study English for up to 30 weeks this year in the first run of its state-subsidized English-learning program, organizers said recently.The students, now South Korean citizens, will leave in September to join the Universit...

Updated : 2016.06.30 16:53

Korean city to host Asian universities summit in 2017

A British institution on higher education has selected the Korean city of Ulsan to play host to a summit of Asian universities in March next year, the city government said Monday.The Ulsan regional go...

Updated : 2016.06.27 13:33

Korea unveils list of 700 foreign students for this year's scholarship program

A total of 700 foreign students from 142 countries will be given opportunities to study in local universities via this year's government-sponsored scholarship program, a state-run organ on internation...

Updated : 2016.06.22 11:00

Korean siblings become valedictorians at top Turkish university

Two South Koreans have graduated at the top of their classes at the prestigious Bilkent University in Turkey.Kwon Tae-young and his little sister Min-ah were awarded Bachelor's degrees in interior arc...

Updated : 2016.06.19 09:07

One out of five elementary schools has less than 10 new students this year

One out of every five elementary schools in the country has less than 10 new students this year due to a decrease in the number of children, education ministry-related data showed Monday.According to the school information website under the ministry-affiliated Korea Education and Research ...

Updated : 2016.06.13 14:43

ACT exams canceled in South Korea, Hong Kong over breach

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Operators of the ACT college entrance exam on Saturday canceled the tests for students in South Korea and Hong Kong at the last moment over what they said was a verified bre...

Updated : 2016.06.12 11:04

Ministry to increase support for non-English langauge teaching

The government will provide financial support to universities that teach foreign languages other than English in a bid to diversify their curriculum, officials said Thursday. Designating a total of 53...

Updated : 2016.06.02 16:19

Korean children start English education before turning five

South Korean mothers have their children start learning English before they turn five on average, an age some admit is probably too early, a survey showed Tuesday.Yoon's English School, a company that runs a chain of English language schools across the country, asked 466 members of an onli...

Updated : 2016.05.31 10:03

Jeju global campus official eyes profit turnaround in 2018

International schools in Jeju Island's English campus town have fairly well served their original mission of providing an alternative to early study abroad, but more institutions and students from diverse backgrounds are needed to make it Asia's next education hub, its operating unit's chi...

Updated : 2016.05.16 11:14

Level of education to be deleted from public officials' personnel records

South Korea's government said Monday that information on the level of education will be deleted from public officials' personnel records starting this month in a bid to promote a merit-based personnel management system. The Ministry of Personnel Management said information with low relevan...

Updated : 2016.05.09 16:57