Korean Language Program

The Department of East Asian Studies has been offering Korean language courses since fall of 2018. The Korean language program offers four courses from the beginner level (KOR 101 and 102) to the intermediate level (KOR 201 and 202). 

Faculty

Professor Sunyoung Yang has been the director of the Korean Language Program at the University of Arizona since 2017.

Instructor Sojung Chun joined the program after completing her M.A. at the University of Manchester and teaching Korean at TUSD schools as well as at the UA Critical Language Program for seven years. 

Together they direct a staff of GATs, all of whom are graduate students in EAS or SLAT.

Instructor Training

All Korean Language GATs are required to complete EAS 579 - Issues & Methods of post-Secondary Language Teaching, a class on the methodology of language teaching.

LANGUAGE TESTING

Placement Exams

Before enrolling in Korean language classes, students may be required to take a placement exam to determine their language proficiency level. These exams are held during the week before the start of each semester. Register online. 

Proficiency Tests

The Korean Language program offers proficiency tests in Korean to allow students to satisfy their foreign language requirement in lieu of enrolling in classes. These tests are held during the week before the start of each semester. Register online. 

CLASSES

KOR 101 - Elementary Korean I
Beginning conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Korean.
KOR 102 - Elementary Korean II
Beginning conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Korean. Students who did not take a University of Arizona Korean class the previous semester must take a placement test. 
KOR 201 - Intermediate Korean I
Intermediate conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Korean. Students who did not take a University of Arizona Korean class the previous semester must take a placement exam.
KOR 202 - Intermediate Korean II
Intermediate conversation, grammar, reading and writing in modern Korean. Students who did not take a University of Arizona Korean class the previous semester must take a placement exam.