‘Language’ is an important tool of communication and thoughts for human being. And the people’s ability of foreign languages of a country represents its national competitiveness and could be a criteria of a way of thinking. Therefore, foreign language education is very important to maintain the relationship between countries in the era of internationa- lization. In addition, using and speaking foreign languages could help all of us to exchange and share the thoughts and culture with others in foreign countries.
When a country establishes a policy of foreign language education, it is necessary to consider a various kinds of factors beyond the basic aspects of language education. Also, foreign language education could represents cultivating intellectual capacity of the people, and furthermore, it has very much related to future development of the country in the fields of society, politics and economy.
Since geographically, the two countries, Taiwan and Korea are very close each other, economic performances between the countries have been very active. The purpose of this paper is to help establish the second foreign language education policy and prepare for improvement plans in the future by examining the similarities and differences between the high school second language education policies of Taiwan and Korea.