Ansan City offers Korean language education for non-nationals. The city itself runs Korean language education programmes while commissioning private organisations to complete the offer. There is a course in preparation for the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK), which is considered a necessity for non-nationals to find a job in Korea, and a social integration programme as a compulsory course to acquire Korean nationality. With the view of helping intercultural children and youth retain their mother tongue, Ansan also offers mother tongue classes primarily centring on Russian. Besides, to help locals understand interculturality and acquire language proficiency, the city runs a range of other foreign language education courses (English, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc.).
Ansan City publishes quarterly newsletters to inform residents of updates related to their daily lives. Published in eight languages (Korean, English, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Nepalese, and Cambodian), the newsletter’s circulation is around 40,000 copies a year. The city also publishes a guide to life and legal affairs in the Republic of Korea for non-nationals in eight languages, 5,000 copies annually. A local TV programme, entitled Wongok-dong Neighbourhood Meeting, is produced six times a year and representatives of many different countries are invited.
Ansan City purchases books from many different countries and lends them to both locals and non-nationals. The current collection contains 122,187 books, with new books added to the collection annually with the goal of improving the diversity of language. Notably, the city runs two multicultural libraries for non-nationals.