Named after the inventor of Hangul the Korean script, the King Sejong Institute has big plans for Mongolia. The organisation plans to expand its project to promote the Korean language and culture in Mongolia on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Korea-Mongolia ties. The institute said on Friday that the programme is mainly targeting Erdenet, a major Mongolian city that is about a 10-hour drive from the capital Ulaanbaatar.
“Most of the Korean language educational centres are in Ulaanbaatar, making it difficult for students in other areas to learn Korean,” the King Sejong Institute said.
The institute is offering elementary-level Korean classes in Erdenet with a state-run vocational school. A Korean teacher is to be assigned to visit five middle and high schools in the city to provide language classes.
The institute also hosted an academic seminar at a hotel in Ulaanbaatar to mark the anniversary. More than 120 participants from academia and government attended to discuss the history of bilateral relations, and the countries’ cultures and languages.