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Treasure hunt inspires EFL adventure book

A historical novel isn’t the most obvious next step from citywide treasure hunts, but organizing two such events inspired Brian Van Hise to pen a story for middle school English learners.“History’s...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:15

KOTESOL invites speakers for international conference

Korea TESOL, an organization for English education professionals, is inviting presentation proposals for its 25th international conference this autumn. The conference, to be held in conjunction with the Pan-Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Societies, will be held in Seoul on Oct. 21 a...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:15

YEOL to host talk on preserving, moving traditional architecture

YEOL, the Society for Korean Cultural Heritage, will resume its lunchtime lectures in March, starting with a talk on preservation of traditional houses.DaaRee Architect and Associates founder Cho In-souk, who has a Ph.D. in architectural conservation and restoration, will look at the subje...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:15

City supports adoptees’ Korean language studies

The Seoul Metropolitan Government will commence the first Korean language program exclusively for overseas Korean adoptees from next week. The first program of its type will provide free Korean lessons every Monday and Wednesday evening at the Seoul Global Center.The program came about thr...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:14

Orientation session for foreign residents offered in Itaewon

The Itaewon Global Village Center will provide a free orientation session Friday to introduce the services and cultural opportunities available for foreign residents in Seoul. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and refreshments. All those who attend will receive a package o...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:12

Speech contest to test NK refugees

North Korean refugees will be showing off their English skills Saturday in a biannual speech contest.The contest run by Teach North Korean Refugees, a volunteer organization that helps refugees learn ...

Updated : 2017.02.22 17:09

Applications open for April TOPIK

Applications have opened for the Test of Proficiency in Korean, to take place on April 16.Test takers can choose to sit for the lower-level TOPIK I in the morning or the higher level TOPIK II in the afternoon.The TOPIK I test consists of listening and reading sections and runs from 9:20-11...

Updated : 2017.02.08 09:55

National Gugak Center offers traditional music classes

The National Gugak Center is offering traditional music classes for expats at its headquarters in Southern Seoul.Classes are available for the gayageum, a 12-stringed zither, janggu, an hourglass-shaped drum, and haegeum, a two-stringed instrument played with a bow. The classes run on Satu...

Updated : 2017.02.08 09:54

Itaewon center to host labor law seminar for E-2, E-7 holders

The Itaewon Global Village Center will be hosting a labor law seminar for people on teaching and miscellaneous professional visas on Friday.Song Jae-ho, a certified public labor attorney at YIO Labor Law Office and a volunteer lawyer at Itaewon GVC, will lead the seminar, tailored for E-2 ...

Updated : 2017.02.08 09:54

Seoul Book Club to host Q&A with Jo Jung-rae

Seoul Book Club is hosting an event with Jo Jung-rae, one of Korea’s top-selling writers, on Saturday. Jo is one of Korea’s best-known living writers, having sold 16 million books. His 1970s short ...

Updated : 2017.01.03 17:13

Estonians I Wear* Experiment to play in Seoul, Busan

Just months after their first visit, Estonian electro trio I Wear* Experiment is returning to Seoul for shows in Seoul and Busan this weekend.The group is set to release its debut album, “Patience,”...

Updated : 2017.01.03 16:56

RASKB hosts talk on Korean War, visit to ‘comfort women’ residence

The Royal Asiatic Society will host a talk Tuesday on the Korean War, its outcome and legacy.Titled “The Korean War: Who Won? Who Lost? Who Cares?” the talk will be given by Andrew Salmon, a local journalist and author of two award-winning books on the conflict.In the first half of his p...

Updated : 2017.01.03 16:54

Yeoksam Global Village Center offers free tax advice

Yeoksam Global Village Center will offer free advice sessions on Jan. 17 for expats with tax issues.It is a key month for tax affairs as individual income tax returns are drawn up at the beginning of the year. Appointments, which take place on the fifth floor of the Yeoksam 1 Culture Cente...

Updated : 2017.01.03 16:54

Jeju Furey answers letters to Santa at orphanages

Jeju Island expats are collaborating to ensure that Santa pays a midnight visit to disadvantaged children this Christmas, in a gift drive covering all of the island’s orphanages.Jeju Furey will be wr...

Updated : 2016.12.19 11:49

Winter camp to help teens get serious about soccer

Expat soccer school International Football Education will be holding a weeklong children's soccer camp in Seoul next month, with tips on taking the sport further for the older players.There will be tw...

Updated : 2016.12.19 11:49