Korean

Korean Language Courses

Below are the core language courses for the Korean Program. Please check the Requirements page for which courses count towards your program of study. Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

First Level

EALK10001: Elementary Korean I

This is the beginning course of the sequence of two three-credit courses, a sequence that covers the same materials as First Year Korean I. This elementary course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge in Korean and provides a solid foundation in modern Korean starting from Korean alphabet Hangul. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing of basic Korean. In addition, students will be exposed to everyday life contexts likely to be encountered in contemporary Korean society. 

EALK10002: Elementary Korean II

This course is a continuation of Elementary Korean I. It is the second half of the two 3-credit course sequence (Elementary Korean I and II) that covers the same materials as the 5-credit First Year Korean I. Upon completion of this course, students will be ready to enroll in First Year Korean II (5 credits) in the following spring semester. Students will continue their acquisition of the four basic language skills in Korean: reading, writing, speaking and listening. At the end of semester students will be able to understand and articulate basic idiomatic expressions and grammatical patterns (e.g., sentence structure, levels, verb tenses) and develop their understanding of aspects of Korean culture. 

EALK10111 First Year Korean I

This introductory course is designed for students who have no (or very limited) prior knowledge in Korean and provides a solid foundation in modern Korean starting from Korean alphabet Hangul. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing of basic Korean. In addition, students will be exposed to everyday life contexts likely to be encountered in contemporary Korean society. At the end of semester students will be able to understand and articulate basic idiomatic expressions and grammatical patterns (e.g., sentence structure, speech levels, verb tenses) in conversation and writing and develop their understanding of aspects of Korean culture. First Year Korean I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in both EALK 10111 and EALK 11111. 

EALK10112 First Year Korean II

This course is a continuation of First Year Korean I. It is the second half of the two 5-credit course sequence (First Year Korean I and II).

EALK11111: First Year Korean I Drill

EALK 11111 is the corequisite lab to EALK 10111.

EALK11112: First Year Korean II Drill

EALK 11112 is the corequisite lab to EALK 10112.

Second Level

EALK20211: Second Year Korean I

This second year Korean is for students who have successfully finished EALK 10112 or who have permission from the instructor after taking the Korean placement exam. Students will continue building their language skills with emphasis on enhancing speaking ability, writing skills, and usage of more complex constructions. The medium of instruction will be only in Korean and students are expected to use the target language as much as they can throughout the course. Second Year Korean I is a 5 credit course; students should enroll in both EALK 20211 and the EALK 21211. 

EALK20212: Second Year Korean II

This course is a continuation of Second Year Korean I. It is the second half of the two 5-credit course sequence (Second Year Korean I and II).

EALK21211: Second Year Korean I Drill

EALK 21211 is the corequisite lab to EALK 20211. 

EALK21212: Second Year Korean II Drill

EALK 21212 is the corequisite lab to EALK 20212. 

Third Level

EALK30311: Third Year Korean l

This third year Korean is fifth in a series of Korean language courses offered at the University of Notre Dame and is designed for students who have successfully finished EALK 20212 or who have gotten permission from the instructor after taking a placement test. This course aims to develop functional proficiency in Korean at the intermediate-high level in listening, speaking, and reading and writing. Students will develop competence in fluency, grammatical accuracy and socio-linguistic/cultural appropriateness through a variety of activities and assignments. In addition, students will learn to communicate with more sophisticated grammatical structures and advanced vocabulary on various topics. This course will integrate Korean cultural themes with language learning to enhance students' learning of Korean language and to deepen their understanding of Korean culture. The specific themes that we are going to explore this semester are 1) appropriate pragmatics when apologizing, requesting, and denying, 2) the difference between indigenous language and Sino-Korean, 3) the Koreans' way of thinking which is reflected in language, and 4) social relation of Korean people, and so on. The course focuses on exploring 5Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) through more in-depth studies of Korean language and culture. Third Year Korean I is a 4 credit course; students should enroll in both EALK 30311 and EALK 31311-01. 

EALK30312: Third Year Korean lI

This course is a continuation of Third Year Korean I. It is the second half of the two 5-credit course sequence (Third Year Korean I and II).

EALK31311: Third Year Korean l Drill

EALK 31311 is the corequisite lab to EALK 30311.  

EALK31312: Third Year Korean lI Drill

EALK 31312 is the corequisite lab to EALK 30312.