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Russian language can become mandatory in the universities of the DPRK

The Russian language, just like English, can become a compulsory subject in DPRK universities, the Russkiy Mir Foundation reports with reference to ITAR-TASS. We are talking about those universities that will focus on the study of foreign languages ​​within the framework of the national educational program. The North Koreans will also be able to master Chinese and Japanese at their own request.

"Kim Jong-un has already repeatedly stated the need to strengthen the study of foreign languages ​​in local educational institutions," said the newspaper Coria Herald. According to the media, "thanks to this, the North Korean authorities expect to facilitate their access to foreign advanced technologies and improve the domestic economic situation."

When studying foreign languages ​​in the DPRK, special emphasis is placed on reading and acquiring a rich vocabulary, while the spoken language is given a secondary focus.

Since 2012, the DPRK has operated a system of free compulsory twelve-year education. There are specialized language schools in the country. Foreign languages ​​are studied at such well-known universities as Kim Il Sung University, Kim Chaek Polytechnic University, and the Pyongyang University of Foreign Languages.

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