More people abroad learning Korean

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue Jan 22 14:49:18 UTC 2008

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More people abroad learning Korean

"Winter Sonata." "Jewel in the Palace." Sound familiar? Not for Asian
viewers who enjoy watching Korean TV dramas. Korean movies, dramas,
animation and pop music have grown in popularity overseas, fueling the
so-called "hallyu," or the "Korean Wave." The country¡¯s advanced economy
and technology are also prompting more international students to learn
Korean and seek a better understanding of Korean culture and society. Last
year, the number of students enrolled at Korean-language centers and schools
overseas jumped 128 percent from 1,693 in 2006 to 3,854, according to the
Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.

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