Distribution. There were an estimated 5,343 French nationals in South Korea as of 2016. Most are employed by French multinationals operating in the country.
Is French popular in Korea?
“Korea has the highest proportion of French language learners in Asia with 40,000 students,” Corea Image Communications Institute president and Hanguk University of Foreign Studies professor Choi Jung-wha said.
How many foreigners live in Korean?
Nationality of immigrants
There are 2,524,656 foreign residents in South Korea as of December 2019. These figures exclude foreign-born citizens who have naturalized and obtained South Korean citizenship; the total number of naturalized South Korean citizens surpassed 200,000 in 2019.
Are there a lot of foreigners in Korea?
As of September 2015, according to the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, the foreign population in South Korea, including migrant workers, increased to 1.8 million, accounting for 3.4% of the total population. The biggest group of foreigners in Korea are the Chinese.
Does Korea have its own language?
Korean, known in the language itself as Kugo, is the language of the Korean Peninsula in northeast Asia. In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) there are 20 million speakers and in the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) there are 42 million speakers.
Is it easy to live in Korea as a foreigner?
While the South Korean housing market is competitive, expats will not have too hard of a time finding a place to live. On the contrary, foreigners can easily find housing in Korea within their first month (or even their first week) of arrival.