Korean

Language section number: 311 (How to register for Critical Languages classes)


Young Kim leads a Korean class session at CLP

Korean language

Korean is the official language of South Korea and North Korea. Including large ethnic Korean communities in China, Japan, Central Asia, and the US, there are about 80 million people speaking Korean as a native language1. Number of speakers of Korean as a foreign language has been expanding its horizon around the world as South Korea’s economy and cultural influence, such as Korean Wave, Hallyu, proliferate.

Korean uses its own phonetic alphabetic writing system, Hangul, celebrated as the most scientific writing system. It was invented in 1443 by King Sejong, the Great, for the public with little or no education. It contributed to reducing illiteracy in Korea. Please visit the following websites for more information on Hangul and Korean language and culture.

http://www.korean.go.kr/eng_hangeul/index.html

http://www.sejonghakdang.org/sjcu/home/main.do

Korean language course

The Korean language courses (section #: 311) at the Critical Languages Program offer four levels of Korean from Elementary to Advanced, 1st year to 3rd year and Specialized language study workshop class at 4th year. Elementary and Intermediate level classes meet 5 days a week for an hour. Advanced classes are offered as a small group setting and have more flexible schedule. Our curriculum is designed to develop all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as well as intercultural competency from the elementary level. For those who have advanced spoken Korean language proficiency and want to polish their written language skill, Advanced language study workshop class, CRL397-311, is a perfect class to start with. Students also explore Korean language, culture, social issues and topics more specifically related to their own interests in the workshop classes.

Course and section number

*Level 101: CRL101-311, 312, 313

*Level 102: CRL102-311, 312

*Level 201 and above: CRL###-311

1: http://www.ethnologue.com/language/kor

CLP's Korean Tutors


Jieun Ryu

Young Kim

Taewoo Kim

Chee Hye Lee

En Hye Lee

Sang-yeon Lee