Students with no prior knowledge of Korean learn how to manage basic everyday situations in Korea.
-Students learn how to read Korean characters (hangul) accurately.
-Students learn basic structure of Korean language to understand and use short sentences.
-Students will learn Korean with a focus on language functions and tasks needed in everyday life such as greeting, introducing themselves, ordering food, buying things, making telephone calls, using public transportation, and inviting guests..
-Students will learn basic Korean culture needed in everyday life such as Korean food and titles.
Students with 200 hours of Korean language instruction, or those with a corresponding level of Korean proficiency acquire the conversation skills necessary for everyday.
-Students practice phonetic rules of hangul to read and say sentences more naturally.
-Students understand and use relatively longer sentences connected and expanded by short sentences.
-Students ask and answer about familiar topics such as family, hobbies, sports, seasons, trips and experience.
-Students will learn honorifics such as plain speech and polite speech so that they can use the correct forms according to the discourse situation.
-Students experience and learn interesting details about Korean culture such as the New Year’s food and the Korean traditional percussion quartet.
Students with 400 hours of Korean language instruction, or those with a corresponding level of Korean proficiency acquire the communication skills necessary for everyday life.
-Students learn enough vocabulary of everyday life, Chinese characters and idiomatic expressions and conduct everyday conversations freely.
-Students learn and express various topics such as looking for a room, moving, getting a broken television fixed, planning for a holiday, traveling and acting.
-Students learn Korean culture through Korean cooking, field trips to Korean cultural centers and appreciation of Korean poetry.
Students with 600 hours of Korean language instruction, or those with a corresponding level of Korean proficiency acquire the communication skills needed to carry out various social activities. Experiencing traditional Korean culture is an important component of this class.
-Students acquire language skills necessary for research and employment.
-Students read and discuss various articles on society, culture, history and novels.
-Students improve their skills in expressing their thoughts relatively long and logically.
-Students understand Korean culture through field trips or Korean myths, traditional tales and folk songs.
Students with 800 hours of Korean language instruction, or those with a corresponding level of Korean proficiency acquire communication skills needed to flawlessly handle daily situations. At this level, students expand their knowledge of Korean history and culture.
-Students acquire concrete language skills necessary for research and employment.
-Students participate in discussions on social topics of interest such as politics, society, economy and culture.
-Students cultivate technical knowledge and discussion skills through formal essay writing and research paper presentation on various topics.
Students with 1,000 hours of Korean language instruction, or those with a corresponding level of Korean proficiency learn to use Korean fluently in social activities. This course incorporates a comprehensive study of Korean history and culture.
-Students cultivate language skills necessary for participating in university lectures and performing duties on the job.
-Students improve their skills in expressing their ideas logically on formal occasions such as discussions and presentations.
-Students conduct listening, reading and discussion comprehension exercises using real-life data including broadcasts.
-Students learn Korean history through multimedia such as a broadcasted documentary.
Advanced Academic Class
Students with 1,200 hours of Korean language instruction (level 6 in the regular program or above), or those with a corresponding level of Korean proficiency learn to acquire Korean language skills necessary for research and employment. This course incorporates a comprehensive study of Korean history and culture.
-Students cultivate language skills necessary for university and graduate school courses and employment.
-Students learn how to write formal reports and other writings necessary for university and graduate school courses.
-Students acquire skills necessary to find materials and data through the use of books, dissertations and the Internet
-Students learn expressions in Korean language necessary to understand cultural backgrounds on the job.
-Students cultivate their skills in understanding writing as a whole critically through readings of various sources and making presentations and discussions accordingly.
-Students understand newspapers and broadcasted materials dealing with some of the main issues in society and exercise in expressing their opinions on the corresponding topic with fluency and accuracy.