Vietnam brides ranks first around the world for the number of women marry to South Koreans, at more than 50000 as of december 2012, they almost graduated or from village in vietnam.
The South Korean government are funding open many special courses to help brides vietnam marry korean integrate well with country at locations in Viet Nam such as Ho chi minh City, Can Tho and Hai Phong, ha noi, thai binh, phu tho.
Nguyen thi Quynh, 20, the daughter of a poor farmer family in the Thai Binh province, was among 21 young women who joined a course early this year in Ho Chi Minh City.
Quynh marry Korean Song Juy Huyn, 42, in 2014, with the help of her uncle who married a Korean man ten years ago and have may relationships in korea. So she can suggest her many friends have same demand in marry vietnam bride in korea.
That was enough for her to marry Song a month later, she said. After the marriage, they lived together for only a few days at a school because Song had to return to his country for business.
“Quynh husband speaks to her every day through a computer. He doesn’t understand what Quynh said, but only see our images. However, Song ;s smile pleases me,” Quynh said.
Four months after the wedding, Song returned to her vietnam bride.
During the four-day course, the brides were introduced to Korea, its past and knowledge as well as how to locate on maps. Places that her husbands and her families were living and working. They very happy when know it.
“Our teacher Hien Nguyen tells us that we should remember our husbands’ residential address, we should remember the name of the city or the province where we live so as to avoid be getting lost,” Quynh said.
Teacher Hien said brides had got lost as they could not remember their husbands’add exactly.
Hien, who has been doing this work for more than four years, said the number of Vietnamese brides registering to join the course had been increasing.
“Through direct speak or chat with the brides, I see that most of them are poor family have lack of money and wish to marry a foreigner with the hope of changing their lives, have bright future for their son after that and helping their families,” Hien said.
In many years ago, reason for the breaking up of Vietnamese-Korean groom and bride had been the language barrier, in addition to little understanding of their copartner culture and living style, Hien said.
For example, in a Korean family, the members never pick up a bowl of food during meals, compared to Vietnamese people who tend to take the bowl close to their mouths to eat food.
This might cause discord very much between a Korean mother-in-law and a Vietname bride, Hien said.
Quynh said Hien told the learners that the first one years of the marriage was the most difficult for brides for integrating into their husband’s family, and so they should try their best to learn, watch and action accordingly to gain confidence and sympathy from their husband’s family members, particularly the mother-in-law.
“We are taught how to make popular Korean cuisine such as kimchi and bimbim bab,” Quynh said, adding that the women were informed that the very mane of Vietnam bride and Chinese brides was increasing in South Korea, and so centres teaching the Korean language and culture or to help them find their jobs were opening in many localhost for free of charge.
“You should go to these centres to ask for help, if necessary,” Hien told her students.
Quynhs classmate, Tran Trang, from Phu Tho. A Vietname bride
“I’m not worried about living in South Korea because I have many neigh bours who already live there with their Korean husbands. I hope they will help me when I face difficulties,” Trang said.
She said although she doesn’t known Korean much;
“She told me to comply with all the necessary formalities to join her family,” Trang said.
In contrast to Quynh’s and Trang’s stories, Hien, 22, from Ho Chi Minh, met her husband via a facebook and married one month later.
“Trang’s husband lives in Inchose, while her husband’s home is in the southern-most province of South Korea. They do farming in the moutain
“I’m attending the course I think of my future life so far away with strange people,” Trang said.
Trang said Trang would try her best to learn everything the course offered because the course certificate will help her easily get a visa to live in South Korea.
In charge of organising such classes, said over the past four years, the foundation funded short-term courses for 4,000 Vietname bride aged between 18 and 30.
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