State-run Network Offers Korean Lessons
By Kang Seung-woo
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) World Radio will launch a multilingual Korean language lesson program (MKLLP) in 10 languages on air and on its Internet Web site (http://world.kbs.co.kr/) simultaneously on October 9, Korean Language Day.
The 10 foreign languages are English, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese and Indonesian.
The free Korean language lesson service targets KBS World Radio's listeners around the globe, foreigners residing in Korea, members of multicultural families in Korea and second and third generations of overseas Korean residents.
The MKLLP, comprising 20 lessons on 250 pages, is a guide for foreigners wishing to learn Korean through situational dialogue taking place in a variety of settings, including airports, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, department stores and tourist attractions in Korea.
All vocabulary and conversations are accompanied by Romanized pronunciation guides and translations in ten target foreign languages. Each lesson also comes with `Cultural Tips,' a segment that introduces information about daily life in Korea.