The king Sejong Korean educational center recently celebrated the first anniversary of its opening, according to the website "Turkmenistan: Golden age".
The Center is located in the building of the D. Azady Turkmen national Institute of world languages and works as an additional resource for linguistic training for everyone who wants to learn Korean, regardless of age and level of knowledge.
Most of the center's students are high school students in the capital who plan to study at Korean universities under the scholarship program developed by the National Institute of international education under the Ministry of education of the Republic of Korea and adopted by the Ministry of education of Turkmenistan. The Center's certificate of completion of Korean language courses grants privileges for participation in this program. Education in Korean universities for Turkmen students is carried out through undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs.
Also, the participants of the Korean center can enroll in time them. D. Azady, which has a faculty of Oriental languages and literature, after which is assigned a specialty philologist, translator, teacher of Korean language and literature.
Training at the Center includes two levels – primary and secondary, each of which is divided into 4 stages. After each stage, an exam is held, and if it is successfully passed, a certificate is issued. Students can take part in the exams if they wish. The full course of study is designed for two years and allows you to reach the level of professional training. To date, 10 groups of students have been formed in the Korean center: 6 groups of primary level and 4 groups of secondary level. In General, the number of listeners is more than 120 people. In the near future, the Center plans to introduce a new advanced level of language learning.
The Center also hosts events with demonstrations of Korean cuisine, national folklore and film art, modern dance and song creativity. Spectacular carnivals are organized with the presentation of gifts on the occasion of festive events. As the Center's employees themselves say, K-Pop ("Korean pop") dances are especially popular.
Educational events include oral and written competitions, which are held in the summer.