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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean schools to teach about Dokdo islands dispute

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Relations between South Korea and Japan have been strained by the dispute and other contentious issues arising from Japan's 1910-1945 colonial rule over the Korean peninsula. ... will be required to provide a minimum of 10 hours of classes annually on "the importance of Dokdo", a ministry spokesman said. The South Korea-controlled islets in the Sea of Japan, known ...

  2. Understanding Korean

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that focus on professional business communication. Beginners' classes cover the Korean alphabet called hangul, grammar structures and common language functions relating to everyday topics ... and by listening to the latest Korean music. 'Korean people are very receptive to foreigners trying to use their language, so we encourage our students to speak Korean at any opportunity,' Oong ...

  3. Dilated pupils

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... These are the facts from our point of view.' When asked what the students are taught about the start of the Korean war in 1950, however, Yun looks more uncomfortable. 'We teach them that South Korea ... rights and standards of living that are available to their fellow countrymen in the South. For his pains, Pyongyang demanded that Japan extradite Young to North Korea to face trial. 'The ...

  4. International schools follow foreign businesses to China

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Sally Course

    ... The largest business communities are from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, which have created strong demand for international school places. Overseas Chinese families may also look ... Kong or foreign passports. A handful were established in the 1980s but most in the past few years. Founding histories vary, with some schools arising from diplomatic beginnings, some from ...

  5. Setting sights on foreign shores

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... recognised,' he says. 'The courses offered by Grandes Ecoles are ranked very high by the Financial Times. Students can also take up the opportunity to master another foreign language.' ... postgraduate courses in Germany are consecutive studies and require applicants to have a degree in a related discipline. Students also need to attain a level four or above in the Test Deutsch alls ...

  6. China a familiar foreign land

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... in the foreign-students office said the numbers were growing larger every year. 'They come from everywhere,' she said- including North America and South America, and Europe as well as Africa and across ... in foreign students in China. Last year, the mainland hosted more than 110,000 foreign students from more than 178 countries, the highest number ever. It might not be surprising that these young ...

  7. Course opens new Korea path

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... wave', as the booming interest in South Korean culture across Asia has become known. From pop acts and soap operas to food and fashion, the Korea Creative Content Agency estimates cultural ... to be the first to offer a major in Korean studies this year. The idea is to provide undergraduates with a programme that recognises the significant economic and political role that South Korea plays ...

  8. Let's talk about sex?

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... website of foreign English-language instructors living in South Korea, women will do just about anything, including having sex, to learn English. The website was widely publicised by a leading ... B.J. Lee It seems that South Koreans are willing to do almost anything to learn English. Elementary-school children are sent to foreign schools by their zealous parents, and there are even ...

  9. Curbs urged for foreign campuses

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... South African offshoot through interest-free loans. Central Queensland University has had problems balancing its books despite having the highest ratio of foreign students of any Australian ... Education Minister Brendan Nelson to propose greater controls. Australian universities now run 1,500 offshore programmes for more than 70,000 foreign students. Projections for the next 10 years ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    There's no perfect cure for corruption

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit. South Korea is second and Hong Kong third. But their education system is much more relaxed; so maybe ... except Vietnam are Asian democracies. Non-democratic Hong Kong is 14th, ahead of Japan (17), the United States (19), France (22), Spain (30), Taiwan (37) and South Korea (45). I am not denying ...




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