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Korean government adopted the professional license system in Fundamental Act on Korean Language in 1995 to contribute to the improvement in quality of Teaching Korean as a foreign language and allowed Universities and Graduate Schools to open courses related to Teaching Korean as a foreign language. Accordingly, department of the Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language has gradually been opened at 4-year system Korean universities. Based on questionnaires, I tried to find out the student’s consciousness, including why students studying the Teaching Korean as a Foreign language applied for this field, how they think about Teaching Korean as a Foreign language, how they participate in the study, how they think about Government policy on the Teaching Korean as a Foreign language, as well as their thinking about the future career and their preparation for future career. The findings of the study showed me the full picture of how students in Korean language education think in terms of their general tendency and consciousness. At this study, I also recommended what professors, related persons in universities and government agencies should do for the improvement of education quality. But, I still could not study the specific demands of students attending Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language department in terms of education courses nor suggest how the improvement should be made. The studies not handled here will be researched as the follow up study in the future.