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Bridging the North and South Korean Language Divide

Cheil Worldwide has launched a mobile app called “Univoca: South Korean-North Korean Translator," to help North Korean defectors in South Korea easily communicate in their new environment. The app automatically translates between the North and South Korean dialects and is heavily marketed towards teenagers who are struggling with cultural differences. One North Korean teen defector who wished to remain...

An Increase in Foreign Language Support For South Korea’s Multicultural Families

According to South Korea’s Gender Equality Ministry and municipal governments, more language support programs will be launched for multicultural families in 2015. There were about 204,000 multicultural children in Korea as of last year and immigration is slowly but steadily on the rise. In order to encourage bilingualism for multicultural children in both their parents’ mother tongues and the...