Recent figures indicate that Korean is the 14th most spoken language globally, with over 70 million Korean speakers. In 2020 alone, nearly 160,000 students enrolled in Korean classes, aiming to learn and master the language.
Furthermore, the number of Hallyu (the Korean wave) related organisations enthusiastic about Korean culture is rising. Every year, these organisations increase by 7% and members by 36%. In 2020, the total number of members who have joined Hallyu-related organisations worldwide had reached nearly 100 million.
This craze has expanded to Korean traditional culture, food, literature, and language, creating increased enthusiasm.