The language of Korea is Korean, and its alphabet is known as Hangeul. Hangeul is credited as being one of the most scientific and systematic alphabet systems in the world and is easy to learn. UNESCO even celebrates King Sejong who invented Hangeul through the award of the King Sejong Literacy Prize. If you learn Korean, you will understand why Hangeul is said to be scientific and systematic.
The Internet is very popular in Korea. Although Korean has the thirteenth largest group of language users worldwide, the number of documents on the Internet in Korean ranks at sixth in the world. Information about both the Government and ordinary citizens is readily accessible via the Internet in Korea.
So if you know the Korean language, you can easily find what you need especially if you enjoy various aspects of Korean culture, such as movies, dramas, and K-POP. You will also understand Korean traditions and the Korean people more. Let's try it!
Classes are conducted as far as possible in the target language to give students maximum exposure to the new language and culture. During the course, students develop an ability to communicate in Korean in basic situations relating to their personal lives
In addition, students are expected to spend time on self-study preparing for classes and reviewing and consolidating work done in class. Students are also invited to participate in the Korean Culture Circle held on Thursdays from 2 – 4 PM, which aims to provide even more exposure to the language and culture in a less formal setting. Finally, students are encouraged to develop a repertoire of strategies to promote their autonomy as language learners
Korean is offered at three levels:
There are 52-contact hours per semester. Classes meet for four 50-minute sessions per week, with classes beginning on the hour and ending ten minutes before the hour (e.g. 11:00 to 11:50). Class contact time should be supplemented by two hours of independent study for each contact hour. These courses are not offered for credit.
Dr. Beverly-Anne Carter
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine , Trinidad
Tel: (868) 662-2002
Fax: (868) 663-9684