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-day conference that runs till Friday and is designed to educate Korean teachers and improve global cooperation in Korean education, said the institute and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
In the opening ceremony held at the National Museum of Korea, certificates were handed out to nine new Sejong schools.
Following the ceremony, Korean language experts and academics will engage in discussions on the language and culture in general at a forum. A special lecture on the Korean history surrounding the invention of the Korean alphabet will also take place.
For three days from Wednesday till Friday, training sessions will be given to Sejong officials in southern Seoul.
Currently, there are 143 Sejong schools in 57 nations around the world that aim to teach foreigners Korean language and culture. (Yonhap)