Korean Language Programs

Course Description

Korean Alphabet (한글반)

This course is designed to introduce Korean alphabet, Hangul, for students without any or very little knowledge of Korean language. This course focuses on reading and writing Hangul along with learning pronunciation rules and basic conversational expressions.  Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to read and write vocabulary and short sentences in Korean.

Beginning Korean 1 (초급 1)

This course is designed for students who can read and write Korean alphabet. Student will acquire knowledge of basic grammar and expressions with related vocabulary. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to exchange greetings each other, ask simple questions to others, describe locations, read Sino & Native- Korean numbers and use formal & informal polite present sentence.

Beginning Korean 2 (초급 2)

This course is a continuation of “Beginning Korean 1” and equips students for basic communicative skills at a novice mid-level in Korean. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to describe what they did and what they will do using past/future tenses and to talk about weather and date & time. In addition, students will be able to make a suggestion and to ask the opinion of other students. Lastly, students will use class expressions freely when they need at class.  

Beginning Korean 3 (초급 3)

This course is a continuation of “Beginning Korean 2” and starts to explore a higher level of language structure and to expand vocabulary. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to exchange conversations related to topics of daily environments such as hobby, food and transportation. In addition, students will be able to combine into short sentences what they know and what they hear at class.

Intensive Speaking 1 (말하기 심화 1)

This course is a continuation of “Beginning 4” and promotes active use of language. This course provides students with opportunities to improve their communicative competence in Korean and to gain confidence with using their speaking and listening skills. In this class, students will engage in spontaneous dialogues with little difficulty and extension of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary will be emphasized.

Intensive Speaking 2 (말하기 심화 2)

This course aims to achieve students’ systematic understanding of high-intermediate to advanced Korean and to promote active use of the language. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to have proficiency equivalent to the advanced speaking level. Through this course, students continue to study new complex speaking skill and new expressions. Oral practices and presentation exercises are highlighted.

Advanced (고급)

This course aims to speak and write for different purpose – describing, summarizing, quoting, convincing and presenting. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to improve their speaking skills by discussing various topics after listening to video clips and reading articles. In addition, students will be able to improve their writing skills by selecting logically adequate vocabulary for the context and composing grammatically correct sentences.