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Korean Language Program

In conjunction with the Five Colleges Consortium, East Asian Literatures & Cultures offers a complete four-year curriculum of Korean language courses at UMass.

Although all four fundamental language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are addressed in every course, lower-level courses have special emphasis on speaking and listening while content-based language classes are offered at the advanced level, including “Korean Language through Korean Literature” and “Current Issues in Korea.”

We currently offer a Certificate in Korean, and are in the process of developing a major and a minor in Korean as well. In addition, opportunities to enjoy a variety of cultural experiences are provided through the program’s weekly tea meetings and through the annual cooking class, New Year celebration, and speech contest.