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KOREAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM

WELCOME   
First introduced as a part of the Less Commonly Taught Languages program at Wesleyan University in 1997, the Korean Language Program has grown to become one of the three main language programs, along with Chinese and Japanese, at the College of East Asian Studies.  Our Korean language program offers first- year through third- year Korean language courses.  

The curriculum and instruction of the Korean language program at Wesleyan University aligns with the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guidelines and principles.  Our program offers courses which aim to develop not only the learners’ language proficiency, but intercultural proficiency as well.     

FACULTY       
LANGUAGE PLACEMENT EXAM
  • Students who have no prior knowledge of the Korean language can register for Beginning Korean 1, KREA 153, without taking a placement test.  
  • Students who have some knowledge of the Korean language or who have studied Korean elsewhere should take a placement test in order to take a Korean language course at Wesleyan. The placement test has two parts; a written test and a brief interview afterwards. Please contact Professor Hyejoo Back, hback@wesleyan.edu, to schedule a placement test.

COURSES 
Please check WESMAPS for current class offerings.  The CEAS Major and Minor webpage provides infomation on fulfilling the major and minor requirements.    

LANGUAGE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES     
SUMMER LANGUAGE STUDY PROGRAMS IN KOREA:
STUDY ABROAD 

    Pre-approved Programs

ACTIVITIES

Language Tables – All levels of Korean language learners are welcome. Bring your own lunch and enjoy lively conversation in Korean with native speakers!  We meet every Tuesday at 12:00 pm in Boger Hall 110.  Please contact  Professor Hyejoo Back (hback@wesleyan.edu) for more information.

Conversation Partners – Students who are enrolled in Intermediate and Advanced Korean classes can join the Korean Conversation Partner Program. Each student is paired with a native Korean speaker selected from the Wesleyan community in order to practice Korean and enhance their understanding of the Korean culture.

Language Lunch Lecture Series – CEAS sponsors regular lunchtime lecture/discussions in Korean once a semester. Both learners and native speakers -- students, faculty, and staff -- are welcome to enjoy these informal events.

Korean Movie Screenings – There is a Korean movie screening at the CEAS Center each semester. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to enjoy the screening. Korean snacks are provided.

STUDENT PROJECTS
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ONLINE RESOURCES

  1.    On-line Korean Learning Sites:

            서강대학교 온라인 한국어 강좌
            Sogang Korean Program
            http://korean.sogang.ac.kr/

            서울대학교 온라인 한국어 강좌
            Seoul National University on-line Korean Program
            https://lei.snu.ac.kr/mobile/kr/klec/click-korean/index.jsp

    2.     Korean Dictionaries:

            Naver Dictionary
            https://endic.naver.com/?sLn=en
            국립 국어원 한국어-영어 학습사전
            National Institute of Korean Language’s Korean-English Learner’s Dictionary
            https://krdict.korean.go.kr/eng/

  1.     Korea Tourism:

            Korea Tourism Organization
            http://kto.visitkorea.or.kr/eng.kto

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