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Korean courses expand Asian options for language study at UBC Okanagan, and also examine culture where related to language and communication, and everyday life in Korea.
Students can take first year Korean language courses, which are designed for beginners looking to develop the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, in Korean. They will learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary necessary for basic conversation, reading comprehension, and writing to have the students build a solid foundation for further study in the Korean language.
I first heard about the Toronto Korean Speech Contest from my instructor (선생님) in class, and I thought it sounded like a really fun project and a great way to get in some extra Korean practice! At first I was nervous about preparing a speech in another language, but after talking to 선생님about my topic I was so excited! It was a great opportunity to improve my speaking and listening skills, and I loved getting to write about a topic that I was passionate about in a second language that I was determined to learn. 선생님 and a few of her previous students (native Korean speakers) helped me with the writing process, pronunciation, and attitude when presenting. They gave me the confidence I needed to be able to just relax and just have fun. I’m very proud of myself for making it to the final round and I hope other UBC students participate in the future!
Breanne Chambers presented her speech in the 15th annual Toronto Korean Speech Contest.
I have always been interested in learning Korean because of my hobbies. I started the 100 course by learning basic greetings, vocabularies, and grammatical rules till learning more about advanced formal greetings and wrote my own speech in the 101 course. The professor has guided me a lot throughout the course which contributed to my efficient learning and different role play projects are done to help me improve my speaking skills. All of the different assigned work allowed me to work on my Korean intensively and it really did work out well in terms of improving my Korean skills.
Andrea LIN, a 2nd year Business Management student took KORN100, 101. Basic Korean I & II, and WRLD 152. Introduction to Languages and Cultures: Morden Korean.