Students Learning Korean Language with more fun and interest
Jan 2023, New Delhi : To commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and India and keep pace with the growing demand for learning the Korean language and culture in India, Korean Cultural Center India (KCCI) has prepared special Korean language classes incorporating Korean culture.
KCCI is operating 3 special classes; Korean pronunciation through K-Pop, Korean emotion and customs through traditional fairy tales, and Proverbs and Idioms. The aim is to improve student’s ability to broadly understand conversations with native Korean speakers. 60 students are participating in these classes which started on 09th January and will end on 27th January 2023.
Hwang Il Yong, director of the KCCI, said, “According to the response we receive from the pilot classes, we plan to prepare a variety of classes that can meet students’ needs and constantly draw students’ excitement and interest. Through this, we will do our best to bear fruit of qualitative growth and quantitative expansion of Korean language education in 2023.”
Student Vanshika (22 years) said that she wants to become a translator and hence wants to learn deeply about the Korean culture. Till now textbook was the medium of her learning the language but this class gave her a wholesome experience and she is thoroughly enjoying it.
Students Anjali, (20 years) said she is already learning Korean language at Delhi University. Learning at KCCI is further enhancement. Teaching through visuals is more interesting. Idioms and proverbs are helping more in understanding the customs and traditions of a country.
In 2022, more than 9,500 students participated in the Korean language classes held by Korean Cultural Center India. The K-culture boom in India caused through Korean dramas and K-Pop drew interest in the Korean language and Korean culture over the past year, resulting in a rapid increase in demand for Korean language and culture classes and heightened interest in Korean culture.