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Korean program airs in Vietnam

A Korean language teaching program was broadcast on VTV 2 from Monday as a follow-up to the first part aired last year.

The program is implemented by the Korea Foundation in coordination with the University of Language and International Studies under Vietnam National University.

Korean is being taught at 14 universities in Vietnam to a total of 2,600 students in addition to numerous language centers situated mostly in Hanoi and HCM City. However, with around 3,000 businesses from Korea operating in Vietnam, employing nearly 400,000 Vietnamese, demand to learn the language is huge and existing facilities cope with all the new learners. As a result, the first Korean teaching program to air on TV in 2012 received warm response and there are great expectations for the second part.

With the aim of popularizing Korean and its culture in Vietnam, the Korean Foundation, in collaboration with Kookmin Bank, has published a Korean-language textbook in Vietnam. (Viet Nam News)