2010 is marked as a year of Kazakhstan in Republic Korea. Cooperation of our country with one of the Asian tigers in a sphere of education has begun with the moment of an establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and South Korea on January, 28th, 1992 With opening in 1993 in Almaty Republic Korea embassies in Kazakhstan the direction of educational cooperation becomes more active. In 1994 together with Association Korean Studies researches in Europe in al-Farabi Kazakh National University «the Chair of the Korean philology», in 1999г has been created. It has been renamed as chair Korean Studies. For today the chair has let out more than 150 graduates on specialties "Oriental studies", "Region Studies", «Foreign philology: the Korean language», «Translation Studies». All of them are demanded experts on a modern labour market: The qualified experts in the Kazakhstan and Korean banks, the companies, the building organizations, science and education organizations, civil servants.
And today the chair continues to prepare the next change of already generated cohort of students of the Korean branch.
Chair Korean Studies faculty of oriental studies al-Farabi Kazakh National University within the limits of actions for realization of Strategy of development al-Farabi Kazakh National University on 2009-2011гг. On February, 16th, 2010 has organized among schoolboys of a city of Almaty the Olympic Games on knowledge of history, culture and language of Korea.
In the Olympic Games pupils of high school №65 (director Askarova E.G.), schools-grammar schools №159 (director Mirasova A.T.), a linguistic grammar school №36 (director Akserikova A.M.) have taken part
On conditions the Olympic Games were spent to two rounds.
The first round has been spent on the basis of high school where participants are trained. Questions of the first round in the sealed kind have been transferred in high school organizing committee. Winners of the first round have been defined by the high school commission. To the second round it has been presented on 10 winners from each school.
The second round has been spent on the basis of chair корееведения oriental studies faculty.
Commands welcomed participants in the free form, pupils have prepared cards with application of a presentation material. Children have prepared songs in the Korean language, danced the Korean national dances, played the Korean tools. Participants have passed written test, took part in a quiz.
Students of final years have prepared presentation about foreign training, students have shown a student's life in everyday life and holidays in the presentation.
Diplomas have been handed over winners. Winners of a steel
The diploma of 1 degree – Votchik Natalia –№65
The diploma of 2 degrees – Lebaeva Is given –№36
The diploma of 2 degrees – Kozhahmetova Akerke –№36
The diploma of 3 degrees – Omiralimova Indira - №36
The diploma of 3 degrees - Toleugalieva Lejla - №36
The diploma for active participation – Rumbaev Alpamys –№65