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606,000 students take college entrance exam

Some 606,000 high school seniors and graduates in South Korea took the state-administered annual college entrance exam Thursday, as the government implemented various traffic control and anti-noise m...

Updated : 2016.11.17 09:48

No. of foreign students studying in Korea tops 120,000 in Sept.

The number of foreign students studying in South Korea topped the 120,000-mark for the first time last month, the justice ministry said Friday. It was tallied at 122,082 as of the end of September, ...

Updated : 2016.10.28 10:31

Two-thirds of textbooks at int'l schools refer to East Sea as 'Sea of Japan'

Nearly two-thirds of textbooks used by international schools in South Korea solely use the name "Sea of Japan" to describe the East Sea, research showed Friday, triggering calls to get local authorit...

Updated : 2016.10.14 10:28

Math textbooks too complicated for students: lawmaker

A ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday existing math textbooks for students are excessively complicated, casting concerns they may induce students to seek private tutoring to keep up with class work....

Updated : 2016.10.05 10:47

Korea, Peru co-host APEC's future education forum

South Korea, along with Peru, hosted a two-day meeting of education officials and teachers from Asia-Pacific countries in Lima this week to discuss how education should be provided in the future, the...

Updated : 2016.10.04 16:35

Most teachers regard school curriculum as unhelpful: report

Most teachers in South Korea believe the current curriculums of elementary and secondary schools are too focused on examinations and fail to teach students skills that can help them in the future, a ...

Updated : 2016.09.27 17:02

More than 100,000 foreign students now study in Korea

The total number of foreign students studying in South Korea has surpassed the 100,000 mark, a local education data institute said Sunday. Data provided by Higher Education in Korea ( www.academyin...

Updated : 2016.09.18 09:57

School schedules, terminology are now available in 5 foreign languages

A public foundation on Sunday said a booklet of the yearly schedules of preschools and primary schools and terminology used in them are currently available for parents of multicultural families. The...

Updated : 2016.09.04 17:00

Parents study English to teach their children

A survey showed Thursday that a majority of Korean parents have tried teaching their children English, with many of them having studied the language themselves to enhance their teaching ability. Acc...

Updated : 2016.08.25 17:00

50 Beijing high schoolers arrive at Seoul schools, aspire to study at Korean universities

As many as 50 students from a Beijing high school have transferred to four separate high schools in Seoul en masse as they aspire to study at South Korean universities, school officials said Thursday...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:05

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....

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...

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 ov...

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 o...

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 Seo...

Updated : 2016.07.11 16:54