Course description

This course aims to increase students' ability to communicate in Korean in a wide range of daily life situations with an equal focus on expanding and consolidating students' knowledge of the fundamental grammar of Korean. Students are introduced to reading and listening materials of increasing complexity on a variety of topics in modern Korean society and culture. In addition, simple Chinese characters are introduced in order to develop a deeper understanding of the basic structures of the Korean vocabulary. This course is designed to meet the linguistic needs for students to increase deeper knowledge and wider usage of grammar; further develop basic reading, speaking, and writing skills; learn more aspects of Korean culture and society; and understand the structure of Sino-Korean words through introduction of Chinese characters.


  • Preceptor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
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