Why learn Korean?
There are over 77 million speakers of Korean, making it one of the Top 20 most widely spoken languages in the world. Korea’s distinctive cuisine and the high-tech economy of South Korea are a draw for people from around the world.
Rapidly growing economy
South Korea was the 11th largest economy in the world last year and was the fourth largest in Asia, according to the International Monetary Fund.
South Korea was one of the original Asian tiger economies, with a rapid industrialisation that paved the way for the country to become one of the world’s technology leaders. It is home to global tech giants Samsung and LG and carmakers Hyundai and Kia and has some of the highest rates of broadband penetration in the world.