Korean Language Program
The Korean Language Program has been dedicated to providing quality instruction since its incorporation into the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in 1962. As the program continues to expand rapidly, its members have been working endlessly to maintain this reputation of excellence. Korean language faculty have established initiatives to ensure that students are provided with the tools for genuine communication with native speakers of Korean, the necessary facilities to further his or her individual research or professional interests, and the understanding of Korean culture and heritage both for self-enrichment and for cultural contributions. While the aims of language instruction remain consistent and in accordance with language program objectives, the program always seeks innovative ways to achieve these goals so that they can coincide with the aspirations, interests, needs, and backgrounds of the particular students of the present.
A progressive pedagogical framework that prepares students for proficiency in an increasingly global context is employed. The teaching methods, curriculum design, teaching materials, instruction planning, and class activities are being reorganized and redirected toward a proficiency-based approach.
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