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Launch of Korean Programme
Venue: The Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall HKU
Date: 4 October 2007 

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is hosting a press conference and reception to mark the launch of the Schoolâ��s new Korean Programme on October 4, 2007 (Thursday)  in the Foundation Chamber of Eliot Hall. 

Dr. Marie-Paule O.Y.Ha, Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, Dr. Dixon H.W. Wong, Acting Head, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, and Mr. Tong-youn Seok, Consul-General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong will all be speaking at this event. Dr. Wong will also be introducing the School's Programme Coordinator in Korean, Ms. Hyewon Kang Kim.

With the addition of Korean, the number of languages now offered for study at the School enters double digits making a total of 10, including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Thai.

The establishment of a Korean programme reflects the tremendous growth in popularity of the Korean language and culture in Asia over the past few years and the strong economic ties existing between Korea, Hong Kong and China which will provide new employment opportunities for future graduates. The launch of the Korean programme also reinforces the School�s commitment to the development of East/West studies and its position as a centre for teaching, researching and promoting the best that both cultures have to offer.

Media representatives have been invited to attend and cover the event. One Korean television channel has already confirmed that it will be reporting on the launch.

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