Brazilian School Makes Korean Class Part of Regular Curriculum

Korean has become a part of the regular curriculum at Colegio Diaspora, a school in São Paulo, Brazil that offers primary education to some 200 students.

Children there had been taking Korean classes as an optional after-school activity since September last year, but now the course has been made mandatory thanks to the rising popularity of Korean pop culture in Latin America.

Five schools currently provide Korean language classes as an extracurricular activity in Brazil. Of them, two more are considering making it a regular part of the curriculum.

Arirang News / May 12, 2014 11:02 KST