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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.
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.
Level 101, 102, 201, and 202 are now offered through East Asian Studies Department. For more information regarding the lower level courses, please contact COH Advisors.
Course and section number
*Level 301: CRL301-311
*Level 302: CRL302-311
*Level 397: CRL397-311
*Level 497: CRL497-311