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Universities Brace for Dwindling Student Numbers

Private universities in Korea are preparing for declining revenues due to a persistently low birthrate, mirroring the situation in Japan, which has seen a string of bankruptcies among private colleges due to the same problem. According to Statistics Korea on … Continue reading

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Overseas Study Loses Its Luster

Has the great Korean experiment in early overseas education failed? An increasing number of students who left the country at a young age are returning home to continue their university studies here because they find it difficult to get jobs … Continue reading

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8 Korean Universities Rank Among Top 200 English Literature Programs

According to the 2011 university rankings for English Language and Literature published on Thursday by ranking firm Quacquarelli Symonds, eight Korean universities ranked in the top 200. Seoul National University came 46th, and Korea University, Sogang University, and Yonsei University … Continue reading

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Universities Are Charging Too Much Money for Little Benefit

The number of four-year universities charging annual tuition fee over W8 million increased from 34 in 2010 to 50 this year (US$1=W1,069). Tuition at public universities rose 0.6 percent over the last year to W4.43 million, and at private universities … Continue reading

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Korean Language to Be Taught at U.S. Public High School

Korean Language to Be Taught at U.S. Public High School The Chosunilbo May 19, 2011 A public high school in California will start Korean classes in the upcoming fall semester. Dougherty Valley High School, located in the eastern part of … Continue reading

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Statistics of Korean Elementary and Secondary School Students Studying Abroad

(Seoul-Yonhap News) According to the KEDI annual report on 2010 Korea educational statistics, the total number of Korean elementary and secondary school students who studied abroad during the 2009 academic year (March 2009-February 2010) was 18,118. This number represents a … Continue reading

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English Deciding Factor in Success of Office Workers

The Article in the Chosunilbo of May 1, 2010 ¬†English fluency is very important factor for a job in Korea companies and increased number of companies use English for their intranet boards, meeting and reports. Workers go to English-language schools … Continue reading

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Expert advocates use of technology in education

The Article in the Korea Herald of December 12, 2010 The president of the Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS) advocated the active use of ICT (Information & Communication Technology) in classrooms. It has proven its value so far … Continue reading

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