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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

Next Korean Placement and Proficiency Test on Friday, August 25 2017


The next Korean Proficiency & Placement Test will be administered from 9:30 am to 12 pm on Friday, August 25, 2017.

To sign up online for the test, please contact Debbie in March (debrice@illinois.edu) for more information.

Fri, 25 Aug 2017

Volunteers Needed for "Let's Talk in Korean"

Information session onLet’s Talk in Korean” will be held at 4 pm in G 13, FLB on Friday, January 20, where students and volunteers will be guided step-by-step with registration and shown how to participate in LTK.

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 feedback 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 (oral feedback and typed comments) to one of students’ postings

Upon completion of your volunteer work in Spring 2017, 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.

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

Online Petition to Support Korean Studies at UIUC

Korean Students Association at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has initiated a petition, asking the College of Liberal Arts and Science to institutionalize support for Korean Studies.

We are trying to rebuild our Korean program at UIUC that has been neglected for years so that we can respond to clear student demands and compete with peer institutions.

Please click here and show your support for Korean Studies. Feel free to contact Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (j-ahn3@illinois.edu) if you have any questions about the petition.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016

Upcoming Events

Korean Conversation Table (KCT)

3/31/2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Korean Conversation Table (KCT)

4/7/2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Korean Conversation Table (KCT)

4/14/2017 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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