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2017 KF-IAKLE Workshop for Korean Language Educators Abroad Held in Turkey

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Date 2017-12-27 Event period 2017-12-08 ~ 2017-12-09 Read 289
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2017 KF-IAKLE Workshop for Korean Language Educators Abroad Held in Turkey
The Korea Foundation and the International Association for Korean Language Education (IAKLE) co-organized the KF-IAKLE Workshop for Korean Language Educators Abroad at Ankara University, Turkey on December 8 and 9.
2017 KF-IAKLE 해외 한국어 교육자 워크숍
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Korea. The Turkish Ministry of National Education added Korean to the list of second foreign languages for primary and secondary school education on February 22, 2017. It is expected that Korean language courses will be offered starting from next year’s fall semester and accordingly, there has been a growing interest in Korean among the Turkish public.

Responding to the increasing interest, the recent workshop focused on enhancing the skills of Korean language majors at university, who are expected to teach Korean to primary and secondary students in the future. The workshop was composed of presentations and special lectures on Korean language teaching methods in consideration of the different education environment and targets, and also on the most recent developments in Korean language education.
) Professor Lee Jung-hee, Kyung Hee University (IAKLE President) / Vice Rector Abdulkadir Gürer, Ankara University / Director Cho Dong-woo, Korean Cultural Center in Turkey / Professor Ertan Gökmen, Chair, Dept. of Korean Language and Literature, Ankara University
The workshop was attended by 35 Korean language educators from fourteen institutions in four Central European countries: Turkey, Poland, Russia and Bulgaria. Together, they made a comparative analysis of Korean language teaching methods and discussed ways to develop them to suit their respective countries’ language environment.
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Established in 1985, the International Association for Korean Language Education is an academic organization to promote Korean language education at home and abroad and enhance educators’ professional skills and expertise. It has been implementing various programs and activities, including training programs tailored to learners in different regions, special lectures on Korean studies, international conferences, and publication of academic journals.

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