Teachers to gather in LA for weeklong Korean studies seminar

June 18, 2015

Sixty educators from across the U.S. will gather in Los Angeles to learn Korean culture in the National Korean Studies Seminar by the Korean Education Center of Los Angeles and the International Network for Korean Language and Culture.

According to the center Wednesday, the five-day event will begin June 22 and offer elementary, middle and high school teachers an opportunity to delve into Korean culture, politics, history and language.

Teachers from New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Georgia, Washington, D.C. and Colorado will experience firsthand Korean traditional music, cuisine, hanbok and taekwondo as well, the center said.

They are expected to attend a special memorial event dedicated to Korean War veterans at the Korean Bell of Friendship in San Pedro.

The Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles hosted the event last year, with about 60 teachers.

Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles Director Kim Young-san said attendees go on to spread Korean culture and awareness all around the country.

“The seminar is especially important because it helps teachers understand how to communicate better with Korean students and their parents,” Kim said.

About 2,500 teachers from 27 states have completed the seminar to date.