AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will celebrate the opening of its new center for Korean culture and language education with music, dance and Taekwondo performances on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 4 p.m. in the Foy Hall auditorium. The ceremony and a reception to follow in Foy Hall lobby are both open to the public.
The new Auburn University-Keimyung University Korea Center will offer non-credit classes in Korean language and culture beginning later this fall. Taught by a visiting instructor from Keimyung University, a private university located in Daegu, South Korea, the classes will offer the Auburn community a way to understand and connect with the area’s growing Korean and Korean-American population.
“Korean language has an important place in our community due to the growing presence of Korean-based industries in Alabama,” said Andrew Gillespie, assistant vice president of Auburn’s Office of International Programs. “Your neighbors, your children’s school friends and your coworkers may be fluent in Korean, and learning those language skills can provide a definite edge in the job market in this state and globally.”