Korean Culture and Language

Learning Korean Offers Unique Opportunities!

About Us

The Department of Ancient and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at UW-Milwaukee offers courses in Korean at the elementary and intermediate levels (four semesters). Students who complete six semesters of language plus six credits of additional approved coursework can complete a Korean Studies minor. Students will learn from Hangul (the Korean writing system) and practice Korean by speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Through the courses, students will develop abilities to engage with new cultural experience and knowledge via the Korean language.

The Korean language may seem challenging due to different writing system and different grammatical structure from English. However, students will attain substantial Korean language skills at the end of the course track. And learning Korean is a special experience that will expand your cultural horizons while providing a linguistic advantage in an increasingly competitive world.

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