KOR 101. Elementary Korean I. 4 hours. Introduction to Korean language and culture. Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. KOR 102. Elementary Korean II. 4 hours. A continuation of KOR 101. An elementary level examination of Korean language and culture. Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KOR 101; or appropriate score on the department placement test. KOR 103. Intermediate Korean I. 4 hours. A continuation of KOR 102. An intermediate-level examination of Korean language and culture. Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): KOR 102; or appropriate score on the department placement test.
In order to respond to the diverse needs of its students and to equip them with the practical language skills, the Korean Language and Culture Program offers courses on Korean language, linguistics, culture, literature, and film. Korean language is offered at four proficiency levels (first through fourth) emphasizing all the four language modalities of speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The East Asian Languages and Literatures Department offers a minor degree in Korean. The Korean minor is designed to recognize a serious commitment to the study of Korean language and culture. It is especially suited for undergraduate students who wish to augment their major program with a knowledge of the Korean language. Korean is a language spoken natively by the 74 million Korean people living in the Korean peninsula, including 26 million North Koreans and 48 million South Koreans. It is spoken as a heritage language by 5.3 million people in the United States, 0.7 million in Japan, and 0.5 million in the former Soviet Union. A large number of people study Korean as a foreign language worldwide because of Korea's continuing economic success since the 1970s. In terms of the number of speakers, Korean ranks eleventh among over 6,000 languages that exist on the globe.
Selecting a minor in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Russian, or in a cultural program such as East Asian Studies, or Russian and East European Studies is an excellent way to increase not only a student's profeciency in foreign language and culture, but his or her professional marketability as well. Careers in fields as diverse as business, law, education, or art are increasingly geared toward international interests and concerns, so a background in foreign language and culture is indispensible in today's global environment. To add or change a minor, please pick up a form in room 202 of the Modern Languages Building.
In 1999, one of the best acting language schools of the country - Q Language - was founded in Hong Kong. It is located on the central island of the city, within walking distance of the main business and shopping areas, near shopping and entertainment centers and junctions, and you can get to Hong Kong International Airport in 35 minutes by a direct train.
Q Language is a valid and active member of the prestigious organization Hong Kong Education Dept. All teachers without exception are qualified, have sufficient work experience, a university degree and appropriate accreditation to work with foreign groups, each of them is the bearer of Chinese.
The total number of students is approximately 150 people (the average age is 23-25 years), during the year 8 different courses and training programs are provided. The composition of the students is incredibly international: representatives of more than 15 world countries, many students from Japan, Thailand, Russia, Spain, Korea, Italy are trained here. Visa support is provided to foreigners, and the specialists of the placement department help to find the best accommodation option that fully meets the needs of students.