Korean

Undergraduate

The Korean program at 精东传媒 is part of the Five College Korean Language Initiative.

Program Overview

We offer First-Year Korean and Second-Year Korean at 精东传媒, each of which consists of two semesters. You can continue onto Third-Year Korean through video-conferencing at 精东传媒 or on-site at Smith College. All courses include one-on-one tutoring with native speakers of Korean to let you practice your Korean language skills and become familiar with Korean culture.

Courses

First Year Korean I & II

First Year Korean consists of a sequence of Asian 160 and 161. Asian 160 is designed to provide students who have little or no knowledge of Korean with basic proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will cover the foundations of Korean vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation and how these can be used in context. Asian 161 is designed to consolidate and solidify the language skills acquired in Asian 160 and to continue developing students鈥 proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will continue to cover the foundations of Korean vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation and how these can be used in context. Students will also develop their ability to communicate about topics related to everyday events and situations.

Second Year Korean I & II

Second Year Korean consists of a sequence of Asian 262 and 263. Asian 262 is designed to provide students with intermediate proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will strengthen students鈥 communicative skills on familiar topics related to everyday events and situations. Students will also develop discourse/pragmatic competence in various social contexts of communication. Asian 263 is designed to consolidate and solidify the linguistic and communicative competence acquired in Asian 262 and to continue developing students鈥 knowledge of Korean culture, history, and society. Students will also develop the Korean writing skills to meet practical writing needs at the intermediate level.

Third Year Korean I & II and Above

Students can continue onto Third Year and Fourth Year Korean. They can take Third Year Korean (KOR 301 and 302) through video-conferencing at 精东传媒, or on-site at the hosting Smith College. They can take content-based Fourth Year Korean at University of Massachusetts.

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