Daejeon support center for foreigner residents is one of the first places that I went to when I first came to Korea. I had a lot of joyful and memorable experiences here during my first year in Korea. Thanks to Daejeon Support Center, my first year in Korea was amazing and i also made a lot of friends.
The Daejeon Support Center for Foreign Resident provides support projects, international exchanges, and cooperation projects to establish an early settlement, adaptation to life, and settlement environment in the region.(Kim Yun Hee, Director of Daejeon Support Center for Foreign Residents)
Employee’s Background, Diversity of languages
This center has many employees from different countries. Thanks to the diversity of the employees’ backgrounds, the center is able to provide services in many languages such as Vietnamese, Russian, Uzbek, Korean, English and so on. They try their best to provide the best services for foreigners that are in Korea and seeking help.
I like the employees there because everyone is very nice and understanding. If your Korean is not good, it’s totally fine for you to ask for an employee who can help you with interpretation. It is very likely that you can find someone that speaks your native language!
When I first came there, even though I had difficulty speaking Korean, I got help from an English speaking employee. The head of the office is an ahjussi (old Korean man) and he was very nice to me. I remembered he asked me a lot of questions and he was very patient as I slowly answered him. Even though my answers were not perfect, he still managed to understand me. I really appreciated the effort that he put in to connect with me.
What Do They Offer?
The center hosts a lot of events, especially in the beginning of the school semester. These events are for every foreigner and it’s free to join. Most of the announcements related to events are in English and in Korean. Sometimes, they will have posters in a different languages as well.
Moreover, you are able to come up with projects and events yourslef. They will even fund your project targeting foreign residents. Examples of the activities and services they provide include the recruitment of global supporters, driving lessons for foreigners, and cooking experiences.
- Weekend classes: 4 levels of classes on Saturdays are offered (Beginner, Korean 1 ~ 2, TOPIK2)
- Weekday classes : Tuesday to Wednesday 4 levels of classes are offered. (Korean 1 ~ 4) *
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Non-face-to-face classes are avalible as well. Registration for the class has already closed for this semester. However, you can keep up to date on class information via Facebook. The textbooks they use in their curriculum are the 사랑해요 한국어 series.
It can be difficult and expensive finding the right ingredients to continue making your home country’s cuisine. So instead, it’s best to learn how to cook up some Korean meals. Daejeon Support Center for Foreign Residents offers classes throughout the year to help you gain some Korean cooking skills.
Driving Exam Prep Classes
Driving regulations vary from country to country. It is difficult to learn traffic laws if you have a limited Korean language ability or have never driven before. And so, taking classes to help you pass the written exam is the best way to go.
Daejeon Support Center for Foreign Residents Address: 841, Daejeon-ro, Dong-gu, Daejeon (2nd & 3rd Floor) Korean address: 대전광역시 동구 대전로 841 (정동 10-1) 2층, 3층 Operating Hours: Monday : CLOSED Tuesday : 09:00 ~ 18:00 Wednesday: 09:00 ~ 21:00 Thursday : 09:00 ~ 21:00 Friday : 09:00 ~ 18:00 Saturday : 09:00 ~ 18:00 Sunday : CLOSED
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