Hong Kong to offer Korean in college entrance exam
Hong Kong will include Korean in the foreign language category of the city's university entrance exam starting from 2025. The Consulate General of South Korea in Hong Kong said Wednesday that Hong Kong's Examinations and Assessment Authority and Korea's National Institute for International Education had reached an agreement on the matter.
"Since our students are interested in Korean culture, it will be appreciated that Korean will be included in our university entrance exam," said Cheung Wing Fung, the acting principal of Mu Kuang English School in Hong Kong, which offers Korean language as a required subject. "They will be able to develop their hobby academically."
"The introduction of the Korean language test into Hong Kong's university entrance exam appears to have become possible due to the interest about Korea in Hong Kong as well as the elevated status of South Korea as a country around the world," Park said.
"This is also meaningful for graduates of Hong Kong schools, because with a proficiency in Korean, they will have a wider pool of opportunities when they seek jobs."
Source: The Korea Times