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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 program is made up of three regular classes and one intensive Korean language course.
The regular Korean language classes are offered as 48-hour courses in the spring and fall semesters for enrolled students. Completion of the Korean Ⅰ course is mandatory for all international, while international doctoral students must complete both Korean Ⅰand Ⅱ in order to graduate.
The intensive Korean language class is offered as a 96-hour course during the summer.

CC0003 - Korean Ⅰ. Beginner 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  Korean Ⅰ. In this cultural program, students are introduced to the traditional Hanji craft tradition.

CC0606 - Korean Ⅱ. Low Intermediate Korean

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 telephone.
· Learn expressions regarding possibility, impossibility and permission, and express their opinion by using these expressions.
· Use the past, present and future tenses effectively.
· Speak about past experiences.

CC0609 - Korean Ⅲ. High Intermediate Korean

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 a variety of sentences 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 - Korean Ⅳ. Advanced 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 study of the Korean language in the future.
Course Objectives:
By the end of this course students will be able to:
· Understand basic Chinese characters and Chinese vocabulary.
· Read and write by 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 - Practical Korean Vocabulary

This course's aim is to help students better understand technical terminology in Science & 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.
CC0610 - Intensive Korean

The intensive Korean course aims to develop Korean skills from a basic level to an intermediate level over a shorter period than the regular courses on offer. It can also be customized to specific aspects of Korean life and culture that are most interesting or useful for international students.


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