Do you want to improve your Korean language skills while abroad? Is self-study not for you?
Did you know that Korean is considered to be one of the critical foreign languages that is needed in the world!! Well this program might come in handy for future job opportunities. Learning a new language can be difficult, but it is one of the greatest experiences while abroad. The Korean Language program at CAU is open to exchange and international students at both Seoul and Anseong campuses. Located in building 101 Young-Shin Hall, the program helps students prepare for the TOPIK (Test Of Proficiency In Korean) as well for those who just want to advance in their Korean skills. There are 6 Levels starting from Level 1 (Beginner) through Level 6 (Advanced) and consists of Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary & Grammar (Integrated.) Levels 1-3 classes are taken in the morning. As for Levels 4-6 are in the afternoon. Each term consists of 20 hours per week, 4 hours a day.
Tuition for two semesters is 3,000,000 KRW for one term is 1,500,000 KRW.
|Term||Class Period||Application Deadline|
|Spring||4th week of March ~ End of May||Mid-January|
|Summer||4th week of June ~ End of August||Mid-April|
|Fall||4th week of September ~ End of November||Mid-July|
|Winter||4th week of December ~ End of February||Mid-October|
*Dates are subject to change
* There’s an application fee of 100,000 KRW
- What made you want to take the program?
I was not aware of the program, a friend who had taken the program before had recommended it tome. I had self-studied six months prior to my arrival to Korea through Korean dramas and music.
- How do they place you in the level?
I had taken the TOPIK exam back at my home university and was level 2. My first semester in Korea I was placed on level 3. The following semester I reached level 5.
- What do you do on a regular basis?
First you work on grammar and vocabulary, we then move on to listening and oral practice.
- What are the advantages of taking this program? (versus learning at home)
I feel more comfortable in communicating with Koreans. It’s also more effective than learning by myself. After I took the courses here, my writing has become much better.
Here is the link to the program: https://korean.cau.ac.kr/index.php