<Hangeul, Letters of Innovation>
Consisting of 10 vowels and 14 consonants, Hangul, the alphabet of the Korean language, has over 8,000 sounds while Chinese can only express 400 sounds, and Japanese just 300. Language in the 21st-century has an economic value. For example, it is amazing how fast Hangul can be typed. In fact, the inputting speed of Hangul is seven times faster than that of Japanese or Chinese. Speed is proportionate to a nation’s competitive power, which means Hangul is a language that can wield power all over the digital world. Moreover, thanks to the easy and simple formation of Hangul, Korea has the lowest recorded illiteracy rate in the world. This Arirang special documentary gives you answers to questions like, “Is Hangul useful in a digital information society?” or “Where does Hangul’s scientific character come from?”
Hangeul, Letters of Innovation : Part 1 - Hangeul for the Digital Age
Hangeul, Letters of Innovation : Part 2 - A New Korean Brand, Hangeul Hangeul, Letters of Innovation : Part 3 - The Language of the future
<WKF 2006 Special>
Arirang TV will feature world-renowned speakers from all over the world who have gathered at the 2006 World Knowledge Forum. They will unveil global visions to meet unpredicted challenges and to foster balanced regional prosperity throughout the world. This annual conference, with 100 speakers from 30 nations around the world, aims to highlight the importance of knowledge sharing to reach a balanced prosperity for the global economy. For VOD (Video on Demand) service, please go to Arirang’s “Heart to Heart” homepage listed below:
<Korean Animation Goes Global!>
Korean animations have stolen the global spotlight with their unique ideas and new trends. With the world watching its next move, Korean animations still have numerous genres to tackle and new stories to tell.
Korean animations are gaining the love and attention of the global audience.
To fill children around the world with beautiful dreams and hope, Korean animations are spreading their infinitely imaginative wings and soaring to new heights.
Since Korean kimchi was thought to help prevent the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus, this and the continuing outbreaks of the bird flu has drawn the attention of health-conscious people from around the world to Korean cuisine. As “food is medicine,” this special documentary looks at the effect natural ingredients have in preventing diseases. The program also introduces recipes from Korea’s traditional cuisine that have been passed down for centuries. One such type of Korean food is Royal Palace Cuisine (Gung-jung Eum-shik), which has already gained world-wide attention. Thanks to the Korean drama series, “Daejanggum,” the benefits from rich and magnificent palace and Buddhist temple cuisines (Sa-chal Eum-shik) to both body and soul were made known to a wider audience. Tune in to Arirang TV’ s special edition consisting of 2 parts entitled, “Romantic Palace Flavors, Gung-jung Eum-shik” (Part 1) and “Scents of a Mountain Temple, Sa-chal Eum-shik” (Part 2), which provides modern society with traditional Korean cuisine’s secrets for a healthy and joyful life.
<Alternatives, A German Way of Education>
What does “Next Generation education,” coined by one of the brightest minds in Germany, mean? Germany has various alternative schools providing a wide variety of the educational methods to fit with each child’s character. They range from nurseries, located in the forest with no rooms, to a combination of old people’s homes and nurseries. There are kindergartens that do not have any toys, and customized educational systems for foreigners who do not understand German with teachers who can sympathize with the students as they face struggles in their adopted land. Directed and produced by Germany’s Bayerischer Rundfunk broadcasting, this special documentary introduces the originality of education we have never before experienced. Showcasing Germany’s kindergartens and schools in various regions, viewers will learn how this naturalist approach to education affects children’s characters.