October 27, 2021

New dictionary aims to help defectors communicate in South Korean workplaces

Defectors face high unemployment and discrimination due to accents, language barriers

South Korea has published a new glossary of industry-specific terminology that could help North Korean defectors acclimate to South Korean workplaces, the Ministry of Unification (MOU) said on Tuesday.

The book has explanations of workplace terminology in 22 different types of jobs under eight industries: caretaking, beauty, skincare, production, culinary, baking, sales and sewing.