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New Courses Offered by Online Sejong Culture Academy
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King Sejong Institute Foundation
KSIF Newsletter
No. 93 | March 2021

New Courses Offered by Online Sejong Culture Academy

Launch of online Korean culture classes in 8 different areas in March
Korean Culture Classes for Beginners offered by the Online Sejong Culture Academy

The King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF) will unveil new classes offered via the Online Sejong Culture Academy on the online learning platform (www.iksi.or.kr / King Sejong Institute LMS) this March.

KSIF is offering online educational content related to Korean culture in response to the global boom of hallyu and the growing interest in Korean culture. Around 12,000 people have taken related classes on KSIF’s online learning platform (www.iksi.or.kr) to date. By offering Korean Culture Classes for Beginners, the foundation expects to further diversify its online channels to disseminate Korean culture.

The new classes will focus on 8 areas: K-pop dance, K-pop lyrics, K-beauty, calligraphy, samulnori (Korean traditional percussion quartet), taekwondo (Korean martial art), hanbok (traditional Korean attire), and hanji (traditional Korean paper craft). The classes on K-pop, which is especially popular among those learning Korean, will be taught using videos featuring K-pop idols teaching the beautiful Korean words used in their songs and explaining what they mean. Learners registered at KSIs across the world will be able to sign up for these classes on the online learning platform.

In the case of the videos produced for Korean Culture Classes for Beginners, there will be subtitles available in five languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian. The content will be easy to understand and follow along even for those who are encountering Korean language and culture for the first time. KSIF is also planning to provide materials that learners can use in practical exercises to better experience and understand the cultural elements they are learning about.

Hwang Subin, a staff from the Cultural Affairs Department in charge of the program, said, “Online learning is becoming the norm for learners all over the world due to COVID-19. [···] KSIF will provide full support for people to encounter and experience Korean culture online in the future.”

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▲ K-pop dance class offered in the Korean Culture Classes for Beginners