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The Korean Cultural Center in Egypt hosts the 2024 Speaking and Writing Competition

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Korean Cultural Center in Egypt held the 2024 Speaking and Writing Competition for students of King Sejong Institute to celebrate the 627th anniversary of the birth of “King Sejong.”

This annual event, organized by the King Sejong Institute Foundation, aims to honor King Sejong, the creator of the Korean alphabet, Hangul, with Korean language learners around the world. This year, the KCC selected 8 participants in the Speaking category and 11 in the Writing category to advance to the preliminary rounds.

Two winners from the Speaking category and one from the Writing category were honored as Outstanding Students at King Sejong Institute and will have the opportunity to participate in the “Training for Outstanding Students at King Sejong Institute 2024” which will be held in Korea in October this year.

In addition, the top 10 participants from the Speaking and Writing categories, who were selected through the preliminary rounds, will compete in the final competition on October 7 during the training period. The final winners will be given the opportunity to study Korean at a local university in 2025.

After the jury’s evaluation, in the Speaking category, Neera Muhammad was announced as the first place winner and Alaa Fadl as the second place winner, and in the Writing category, Nada Osama was announced as the first place winner.

“The number of students learning Korean in Egypt is increasing every year,” said Cultural Center Director Oh Seung Ho. “I was deeply impressed by the sincerity and passion of all participants today.” He added, “This year, the Cultural Center plans to organize various cultural events to introduce Korean culture to the Egyptian public in celebration of the tenth anniversary of its founding in 2024. We ask you to continue your interest and support.”

Meanwhile, the Korean Cultural Center in Egypt plans to continue developing various programs for teaching the Korean language and cultural exchange, especially as the thirtieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Egypt approaches next year.

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