South Korea, the economic miracle of Asia, is still one of the fastest growing developed countries in the world. South Korea is in the ranks of elite countries in the OECD, the G-20 and is one of the next 11 countries that will dominate the global economy. It is the home of companies like Samsung, LG, Hyundai and Posco. Learning Korean language isn't as hard as you may think it is. With the simple alphabets, simple grammar and simple phonetics, it is much easier to learn than Japanese and Chinese. Korean culture is profoundly influenced by Confucian principles and this pervades not only personal lives, but also business. Whether visiting South Korea on business, for tourism or even hosting Korean colleagues or clients in your own country, knowing the Korean culture and language helps you improves communication and get the relationship off to the right start.