SEJONG, June 8 (Yonhap) -- Nine more cities overseas will have a state-run Korean language school, the culture ministry said Wednesday.
The King Sejong Institute will be up and running in New Zealand's Oakland, Latvia's Riga, Malaysia's Bangi, Myanmar's Yangon, Bahrain's Manama, Vietnam's Quy Nhon and Binh Duong, Poland's Krakow, and Australia's Adelaide, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
By continent, this translates into five schools in Asia and two each in Europe and Oceania, respectively.
Overall, the number of Sejong schools now stands at 143 in 57 countries.
The content and curriculum are provided by the Korean government while local schools run the language program either on their own or in collaboration with schools in Korea.
The ministry plans to give out certificates to local schools that have been newly designated at the opening ceremony of the 8th World Korean Educators Conference, which is scheduled to take place on July 12-15 at the National Museum of Korea in central Seoul.
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