In 2010, a study started to develop a standard guideline of Korean language education both in Korea and abroad, and eight years later, along with four extra editing works, the International Standard Curriculum of the Korean Language has completed. This final outcome has been used to develop Korean language curricula and teaching materials in Korea and abroad, and has been actively utilized in the curriculum design and the textbook development at the King Sejong Institute. It is expected that the standard curriculum should be applied differently according to, such as educational goals, program periods, and the characteristics of learners in the Korean language institutions both in Korea and overseas. However, since the standard curriculum mainly focuses on general aspects and content, there seems to be little guidance on how to apply it in the field, making it difficult to actively use it. In particular, for universities outside Korea, which differ greatly depending on regions and institutions, it is difficult to set a practical example of the application of the standard curriculum.
The purpose of this study is to examine how to use the International Standard Curriculum of the Korean Language in developing Korean language curricula for programs in overseas universities. For this, first, the current situation of Korean language education in overseas universities is examined. And, through questionnaires and interviews, the needs from the field are analyzed to set proper target level of education applicable to overseas universities. In addition, the study tried to show a practical application process by using examples.