Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia to adopt Korean for regular school curriculum

Three more member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) — Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia — plan to adopt Korean for the regular curriculum at their secondary schools beginning next year, officials said Tuesday.

South Korean Minister of Education Yoo Eun-hae signed an MOU with Laos’ vice education minister on Korean education in the Southeast Asian nation on the sidelines of the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit under way in Busan.

Under the MOU, the Laotian government will introduce Korean as a part of the regular curriculum at three pilot secondary schools next year. The Korean government will send Korean language teachers to Laos, support the fostering of local Korean instructors at Laotian universities and finance Korean study projects at a state-run university.

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