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Multicultural children can receive free Korean lessons

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2012-02-17
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Daegu City said it has joined hands with local publisher Woongjin Think Big to provide free home-visit Korean-language lessons to preschool children of multicultural families facing difficulties learning the language.

Those eligible to receive support are children aged between three and five from multicultural homes. The initiative is aimed at helping these children adapt to and actively participate in Korean society by giving them the chance to sufficiently adopt the Korean language during the critical development years.

Daegu City said it will select 142 children this year to receive the support. Those parents interested are encouraged to fill out and directly submit an application form at one of the seven multicultural support centers in the city of Daegu. They can also fill out the form and fax it. The selection criteria will call for an evaluation and screening process. The selected candidates will receive Korean lessons at their home, as part of the Woongjin Think Big program, once a week from March to December.

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