Section 1


The Korean Language Program at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) offers four levels of Korean from elementary (First Year Korean) to advanced level (Fourth Year Korean). We are one of the very few college Korean programs in North America that offers an accelerated Korean language course track for heritage learners, accommodating the unique needs and interests of learners with Korean heritage background. All courses are designed to develop or improve four language skills- i.e., speaking, listening, reading and writing in students’ performance and competence. These language courses are augmented with cultural instruction introducing students to both Korean culture and society, using authentic texts, audio-visual materials including newspaper articles, dramas, films, documentaries, etc.

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News & Announcements

Volunteers Needed for "Let's Talk in Korean"

Let’s Talk in Korean” is a new online community housed in Canvas (www.illinois.instructure.com) for learners of Korean to practice pronunciation/speaking online and get feedbacks from native speakers.  Their goal here is to improve their intelligibility, i.e., being able to be understood by anyone, not necessarily native-like pronunciation, and we NEED VOLUNTEERS to help offer feedback!

Signing up for “Let’s Talk in Korean” is quick and easy. Canvas also has an app so you can conveniently access the site, listen to learners’ recordings, and post your feedback from your phone.

All you need to do is

  • Check a prompt on “Let’s Talk in Korean ” once a week
  • Listen to a learner’s speech recording uploaded
  • Leave your feedback (audio and/or typed comments) to one of students’ postings

Upon completion of your volunteer work in Spring 16, a certificate of volunteer service from the Korean Language Program in the department of East Asian and Languages and Cultures will be awarded in appreciation. For more information on how to sign up and participate in “Let’s Talk in Korean,” please send an email to Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (j-ahn3@illinois.edu), director of the Korean language program at UIUC.

Thu, 04 Feb 2016

Korean Conversation Table

Korean Conversation Table (KCT) is an informal way for learners of Korean (mostly U of I students) to practice their spoken Korean. These learners want to interact with native speakers of Korean or their peers, and learn more about the language as well as Korean culture. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet students from other cultures. The KCT is held from 5 to 6 pm every Friday (starting this Friday, Jan. 29 and ending on Friday, April 29) at the basement of Illini Union (near Einstein Bros. Bagel). For more information on KCT, please contact Jeeyoung Ahn Ha, director of the Korean language program (j-ahn3@illinois.edu).

Jeeyoung Ha

Fri, 29 Jan 2016

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