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Korean

Korean is the language of a culture whose art, music, and technological innovations shape lives around the globe. From pop music to smart phones to motor vehicles, Korean innovations reach far beyond the Korean peninsula’s boundaries. That influence is extended further by Korean immigrants and their descendants, who form vibrant communities in the United States (such as in Seattle), Canada, Japan, China and in many other countries around the world.

The earliest Korean literature was written using Chinese characters. The Korean alphabet that is generally seen today, Hangul, was created in the 15th century at the direction of King Sejong “the Great” of the Joseon dynasty. This new, native script for the language was developed to enable people of all classes to easily read and write the Korean language. Today, its creation is celebrated in South Korea on October 9, Hangul Day.

Our Programs

We offer elementary through advanced Korean, with relevant content courses throughout the year focusing on Korean dramas, K-pop, and other topics.

Korean can also be an area of emphasis in the following programs:

Textbooks

The textbooks for Korean Language instruction can be acquired through the University Bookstore. These are the current textbooks:

  • First Year Korean (KOREAN 101-102-103 and summer intensive KOREAN 134) Seoul National University, 1A, 1B, and 2A Student Books and 1A, 1B, and 2A Workbooks, (English Version, published by Two Ponds, 2017)
  • Second Year Korean (KOREAN 201-202-203) Seoul National University, 2B, and 3A Student Books and 2B and 3A Workbooks, (English Version, published by Two Ponds, 2017)
  • Third Year Korean (KOREAN 301-302-303) Seoul National University, 3B, and 4A Student Books and 3B, and 4A Workbooks, (English Version, published by Two Ponds, 2017)  

Contacts

For questions regarding the following issues please contact Prof. Heekyoung Cho.

  • Overseeing of programs curriculum matters.
  • Course scheduling.
  • New or revised course proposals.
  • Program-specific teaching assistant selection inquiries.
  • General program-related inquiries.
  • Teaching assistant selection.
  • General or fourth year language program coordination.
  • Advising of majors or minors
  • UW in the high school program.
  • Graduate certificate in Second or Foreign Language Teaching.
  • Teaching Certificate Endorsements.
  • Teaching assistant selection.
  • Supervision of teaching assistants.
  • Second year program coordination for heritage and non-heritage students.
  • Advising of majors or minors.

For questions regarding the following issues please contact EunYoung Won.

  • Study abroad credit evaluations.
  • Study abroad fair.
  • Program mixer and language table.
  • Teaching assistant selection.
  • Supervision of teaching assistants.
  • First year non-heritage or third year language program coordination.
  • Advising of majors or minors

Please contact the undergraduate advisor for questions about the following:

  • Study abroad credit evaluations.
  • Advising of majors or minors.

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