East Asian Studies

Korean Language

Registration in Korean Language Courses

  • Screening for Korean language courses

All new students who have any prior knowledge of Korean should consult the instructional staff, to be placed in a course suitable to their level of Korean proficiency. Please download the questionnaire to fill out and bring the completed form when you contact the screening coordinator. For more information, please contact Dr. Kyungsook Kim, Korean language coordinator.

                                                                

Note: Any students providing false information on their language background for academic advantages will be in violation of the policies of academic honesty under the Student Code of Behavior. The Department may withhold credit from students when completing courses for which prior background is deemed and invalidate their registration. Such an offence is grounds for suspension and/or expulsion from the university.

 

  • Registering for Korean language courses

Korea 101

The course was designed for absolute beginners and is not open to students with previous knowledge of Korean. Students from a Korean heritage background should consult with the Korean language coordinator for the evaluation of their Korean proficiency.

 

Korea 102

This course is a continuation of Korea 101. Prerequisite for this course is Korea 101, or consent of the Department.

 

Korea 201 / 202

Basic communication in modern Korean, integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing. Prerequisite: Korea 102 or consent of Department.

 

Korea 301 / 302

Intermediate communication in modern Korean, integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing. Prerequisite: Korea 202 or consent of Department.

 

Korea 401 / 402

Advanced communication in modern Korean, integrating speaking, listening, reading and writing. Prerequisite: Korea 202 or consent of Department.

 

  • Korean program events

Korean speech contest
Korean speech contest is annually held at the University of Alberta with the sponsorship of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. Anyone whose native language is not Korean can apply for the contest.

Korean Cultural Festival
The Department of East Asian Studies biennially opens Korean Cultural Festival with the sponsorship of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. The event showcases various Korean cultural performances held by students, including singing, dancing, acting, and musical instruments as well as demonstrations of Korean martial arts. Please join us for this celebration.

Korean K-POP Contest
The recent popularity of K-Pop has attributed to the success of our Korean K-Pop Contest. With over 700 people in attendance, this biennial competition is organized by the Department of East Asian Studies and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in November.

TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)
TOPIK is held twice a year in May and October at the University of Alberta. TOPIK is administered by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. Anyone whose native language is not Korean can apply for this test. Candidates who are successful in completing the TOPIK exam will be eligible to apply for (a) the Korean Government scholarship program; (b) admission to Korean universities; and (c) employment in companies and public institutions in Korea and abroad, etc.

Korean Conversation Club
Homepage:
https://m.facebook.com/KCCUofA/

For more information about Korean program events, please contact Dr. Kyungsook Kim, Korean language coordinator. (kk5@ualberta.ca)