This study aims to develop the Korean language education syllabus to fit the migrant workers’ personal characteristics and traits on the basis of their needs and to enhance the basic communicative competence in their daily lives in society and at work.
The migrant workers experience various kinds of difficulties in their daily lives, both inside and outside the workplace. These problems are due mainly to the lack of communicative competence on their part. This insufficient communicative competence can be attributed to the type of Korean learning that does not get accomplished systematically and substantially in their own respective countries. That is, the Korean language education syllabus does not reflect their needs and is not implemented and harmonized with the real circumstances and situations which they need to face in Korea. The problem worsens because the Korean language education syllabus they had is taught by their teachers in an arbitrary manner. This research aims to show that first of all, a suitable Korean language education syllabus that reflects the migrant workersʼneeds should be developed in order that the Korean language education will be able to effectively accomplish the specific purposes that will benefit the migrant workers.
This type of syllabus that will reflect the migrant workers’ needs will result in giving the learners more control of the communication process and enhancing their learning efficiency. (Sun Moon University)