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.  

Project A (Making booklets & clips)

This course equips students for presenting other students with problems to solve and/or products to develop.  Through the class, students will communicate their ideas with others in Korean either verbally or through writing with planned or impromptu vocabulary and grammar. Upon the completion of this course, students will have final products such as handbooks, newsletters or clips on the topics discussed at class. (Pre-requisite: beginning 2 equivalent or above)

Beginning Korean 4 (초급 4)

This course continues to explore more predicates, connectives and socially delicate situations introduced in “Beginning Korean 3.” Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to use compound verbs and to combine into short sentences what they know and what they hear at class. In addition, students will have a chance to improve pronunciation and speaking skills through a role-play activity.

Project B (Making booklets & clips)

This course focuses on selecting a topic, making plans, researching, developing products and sharing results with other students.  This class provides students some authentic practice speaking and answering questions and also challenges them to think critically about the work they’ve completed. Upon the completion of this course, students will have final products such as handbooks, newsletters or clips on the topics discussed at class and will present their findings to others. (Pre-requisite: beginning 4 equivalent or above)

Advanced Korean (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.

Enhanced Reading & Writing

This course is designed for students who have a gap between their speaking and writing skills; fluently speaking in a daily life but having minimum exposure to reading and/or writing in Korean. This course will emphasize reading and writing so that students can reach a comparable proficiency with their speaking and listening skills. With special emphasis on reading and writing, students will be able to correctly expand common colloquialisms and appropriate speech acts.