April 18, 2011 11:20
California State University, Los Angeles and the city's Korean Education Center have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the first certificate program for teaching the Korean language in the U.S.
Under the deal, CSULA will run a certificate program for secondary school Korean language teachers from 2015. It will also set up a Korean minor program from this coming fall semester and a Korean major from 2013.
The Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology in Seoul said that over 70 institutes in the U.S. teach the Korean language, but this is the first credential program.
The ministry will offer around US$900,000 in financial support to the program over the next six years.
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