On Wednesday, October 8, 2019, the Faculty of Arts welcomed Lee Wook-heon, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand and Peera Rattanavijit Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Education, Thailand at the opening of Korean Studies Workshop for Thai Educators 2019. This opening day is also Korea’s Hangul Day, a day to celebrate the Korean alphabet, known as Hangul. Supported by Korea Foundation, this three-day workshop has been organized annually since 2015.
Due to the growing popularity of the Korean language in Thailand, the language is now taught in high schools and included in the public university entrance examination. The main purpose of the workshop is to share knowledge on Korean language, culture, economics, and politics, with Korean language teachers and educators in Thailand. The workshop also aims to provide a platform for the participants to share knowledge and best practice in Korean language education, which, in turn, will lead to the development in Korean language teaching.
Also attending the ceremony were 62 participants from 42 institutions and Korean language specialists from Ehwa Women’s University, Korea, Srinakharinwirot University, Pattani Campus and Prasarnmit Campus, Naresuan University, Thammasat University, and Chulalongkorn University. The sessions encompassing various aspects of Korean language and culture include Korean Society and Language in Daily Life, Korean Traditional Culture, Korean Learning Evaluation, Korean Society Through Korean Literature, Korean Culture Through Dramas, Korean Language Teaching Method and Theory, Korean Grammar Education, Creating Class Activities and Teaching Aids, and Application Method for Practical Education.