The ceremony of opening of three laboratories for the study of the Korean language was held at the Turkmen National Institute of World Languages named after Dovletmammet Azadi. The project was implemented as part of a small grant program of the Korean International Cooperation Agency.
The newly opened language laboratories of the faculty of Korean language the Azadi Institute, two of which have been thoroughly modernized, are equipped with modern equipment and software designed for conducting multimedia classes using innovative methods. The total budget for technical equipment of training centers was US $ 120,000.
The faculty of Korean language was founded in the structure of the leading linguistic higher school of Turkmenistan in 2008. Later in 2014, the first Turkmen-Korean dictionary was published, which became helpful tool for students and teachers. Since 2009, the Institute has been conducting language contests every year, as well as the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) exam to determine the level of proficiency in the Korean language.
In April 2019, the first lady of Korea, Kim Jung-Sook, as part of the state visit of the President Moon Jae-In to Turkmenistan, paid a visit to the Azadi Institute and held a demonstration lesson with students of the Korean language.
Since September of last year, the Korean training center named after King Sejong operates in Ashgabat. It was opened in collaboration with the institute. It is noteworthy that the Azadi Institute was awarded a Presidential Certificate of Honor for the development of Korean alphabet Hangul.