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Business classes for expats who speak Korean

Seoul Global Center is running a series of lectures for expatriates on how to run a business in Seoul with a twist: the lectures are entirely in Korean.

The center has already conducted similar classes for English-speaking expats, but there was demand from non-English speaking foreigners who are well versed in Korean.

“To help more expatriates become CEOs in the future, we will continue to arrange a variety of programs and lectures in Korean from now on,” said Gang Seon-seop, manager at Foreign Residence Assistance Division.

Roughly 40 expats gathered at the Press Center for the second lecture Saturday, which dealt with how to get low-interest loans and the legal procedures of starting a business. Baek Gyeong-dong, a senior advisor at Small Enterprise Development Agency’s Dongdaemun Center, delivered the lecture.

“I visited the Seoul Global Center because I had difficulties in figuring out local regulatory and tax issues before opening a restaurant in Seoul,” said Yam, a 47-year-old Nepalese. “Then I found the lectures in Korean would give me specific advice on starting a business.”

A 45-year-old Japanese surnamed Gato said: “I had trouble understanding the procedures involved in running a business in Korea, and I’m pleased by the lectures conducted by business experts. Thanks to this lecture, I will make a success in running a bakery in Seoul.” Two-hour classes will also be held on Oct 8 and Dec 3. For more information, call the Seoul Global Center (02-2075-4112) or visit its Web site: global.seoul.go.kr.


By Kim Hee-jin [heejin@joongang.co.kr]

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