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The Korean Language Program is designed to help international students and scholars at GIST in their life on and off campus. The regular Korean language classes involve 48 hours of coursework in the spring and fall semesters for enrolled students.
 
 CC0003 (Graduate) / GS1902 (College) - Basic Korean

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of the Korean language. Students will learn how to recognize and write Korean characters (Hangul) before being taught basic phrases and expressions that will make their everyday lives in Korea easier.
 
Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Read and write Korean characters and numbers.
· Understand how to space characters and words in Korean, and to compose brief sentences.
· Recognize and express dates, days of the week and times.
· Understand and read monetary units.
· Speak and write in a basic way about simple, everyday topics. 
· Understand and use the present tense effectively.
 
 
Cultural Program
 
Each semester a cultural program is offered to those students studying. In this cultural program, students are introduced to the traditional Hanji craft tradition.  
 
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CC0606 (Graduate) / GS1903 (College) - Beginner Korean 1

In this course, students will develop a more advanced ability to speak about everyday topics in Korean, while also learning more advanced grammar and vocabulary. 
 
Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Introduce themselves and describe their lives at present.
· Order food or a taxi by phone.
· Use expressions regarding possibility, impossibility and permission in order to give an opinion.
· Use the past, present and future tenses effectively.
· Speak about past experiences.
 
 
CC0609 (Graduate) / GS1904 (College) - Beginner Korean 2

At this stage, students will be challenged to become more fluent in everyday Korean conversations while also being taught how to express their ideas and feelings more effectively.
 
Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Understand and use formal and honorific styles of Korean.
· Acquire and use intermediate vocabulary and expressions.
· Speak using a variety of sentences for functions such as explanation, suggestion, description and argument.
· Understand the meaning and function of the various word endings in Korean and use these effectively in speech and writing.
 
 
CC0619 (Graduate) / GS1905 (College) - Intermediate Korean

The purpose of this course is to provide more advanced students with the necessary skills to complete certain stages of the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) or to prepare themselves for higher-level study of the Korean language in the future.
 
Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Recognize basic Chinese characters used in the Korean language as well as Sino-Korean vocabulary.
· Read and write using intermediate and higher-level vocabulary accurately.
· Recognize the appropriate use of informal and formal styles in everyday speech and situations.
· Apply honorific forms appropriately.
 
 
CC0625 (Graduate) / GS1906 (College) - Practical Korean Vocabulary

This course's aim is to help students better understand technical terminology in science and engineering. This will be accomplished by exploring the details of technical vocabulary and their pure Korean, Sino-Korean or foreign Korean origins. In practice, students will learn the importance of Korean prefixes and suffixes, and how they can be used to better understand key terminology in their research fields.  
 
Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Understand the meaning and function of Korean affixes.
· Recognize Sino-Korean affixes and use them in reading and writing.
· Better understand technical terminology in science and engineering.
· Be familiar with Korean word formation using prefixes and suffixes.
 
 
CC0627 (Graduate) /GS1907 (College)  - Understanding Korean culture
 
This course's aim is to help students gain awareness and understanding of Korean culture from its traditional roots to modern daily life, not only through books and lectures but also through practical lessons. In practice, students will learn the keys to understanding the Korean people and culture.  
 
Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Understand Korean cultural traditions such as those practiced during Seol () and Chuseok (추석).
· Discuss topics based on knowledge of modern Korean culture.
· Experience traditional arts or music in practical activities. 
 
  
CC0628 (Graduate) /GS1908 (College)  - History of Hangeul
  
This course's aim is to help students better understand the Korean language and its writing system, "Hangeul", the only writing system in human history whose creator is known and well-documented ("King Sejong The Great of Joseon dynasty"). Students will learn and understand Hangeul through its history and the history of the people who contributed to its development and endurance. 
 
Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Understand the origin and principles of Hangeul.
· Examine the history of the people who contributed to the development of Hangeul.
· Gain appreciation for and knowledge of the Korean letter system and language.

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