International Association of Korean Studies in Vietnam

14 Jun 2018
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Discussion on the Status and Future of the Korean Language proficiency test

The International Association of Korean Language and Literature (INK) held the 25th Spring International Congress in cooperation with the National Institute of Education on July 19 at the University of Hanoi in Vietnam.

As the relationship between Korea and Vietnam has developed rapidly, the conference is designed to promote human exchanges with the current state and future of the Korean proficiency test in Vietnam. According to the association, the number of Korean students studying in Vietnam is on the rise, and as of the end of March 2018, the number of Vietnamese students is 32,795. The figure represents 21.8 percent of the total number of students studying abroad.

In his opening speech, Na Sam-il, president of International Korean Language Literature, said, " Our society has held a successful academic conference at home and abroad, published academic journals, and awarded research prizes to young researchers. "

Song Ki-dong, the head of the National Institute of International Education, said in a congratulatory address that the Korean Language proficiency test, which is expected to mark the 21st anniversary of its implementation this year, has increased the number of applicants to more than 2 million.

In the 25th Spring International Congress, the roles and prospects of the recent Korean language proficiency test were discussed in Vietnam under the themes of Korean language culture education and Korean proficiency evaluation.

In part 1, Jeong Mi-rye, head of the National Institute of Education, announced the status and prospect of the Korean proficiency test. In Part 2, Pham ThI Ngoc, a professor at Hanoi University in Vietnam, gave a presentation on the current status and prospect of Korean proficiency tests in Vietnam. In the third part, Kim Kyung-sun, head of the National Institute of Education, conducted a workshop on how to teach the writing area of the Korean Language proficiency test.

In addition, a private paper was presented and discussed under the theme of evaluating the Korean proficiency test, general education of Korean language culture, and Korean language culture education for Vietnamese learners.

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