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Korean I

EALC 115
EALC 115 introduces the fundamentals of standard Korean in all four levels of communication (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). The course provides practice in basic Korean conversations as well as fundamental grammar.

Korean II

EALC 117
This course focuses on the low-intermediate Korean conversations, basic reading, and writing , as well as grammar.

Korean III

EALC 215
Korean III deals with four areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, but more emphasis will be put on reading and writing than in Korean I and II. In Korean III, you will learn more complicated grammatical structures and useful expressions.

Korean IV

EALC 217
Advanced level reading of modern Korean and exercises in written composition.

Advanced Korean I

EALC 315
Advanced reading in modern Korean materials; improvement of skills in conversation, composition, and translation.

Advanced Korean II

EALC 317
Advanced Korean II deals with all the areas, speaking, listening, reading, and writing Korean, but more emphasis will be put on reading and writing of Chinese characters (Han-Ja). In Advanced Korean II, you will learn more complicated grammatical structures and useful expressions with Han-Ja.

Advanced Korean III

EALC 415
Advanced Korean III deals with the three areas of speaking, reading, and writing, but more emphasis is put on reading and writing of Chinese characters in modern written Korean. In Advanced Korean III, students will read Korean stories and essays written in mixed script and learn more complicated grammatical structures and useful expressions with about 500 additional Chinese characters.

Advanced Korean IV

EALC 417
Advanced Korean IV is the continuation of Advanced Korean III. This course deals with the three areas of speaking, reading, and writing, but more emphasis is put on reading and writing of Chinese characters in modern written Korean. In Advanced Korean IV, students will read advanced-level Korean stories and essays written in mixed script, and learn more complicated grammatical structures and useful expressions with about 700 additional Chinese characters.

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