Friday, 14 April 2017

UOG to offer Korean Language beginning Fall 2017

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Of all the modern languages offered at the University of Guam, Korean was not in the catalog until now.

Guam - Lynsey Lee is an adjunct professor who started teaching Korean language courses to the community in 2011, and will be offering the University of Guam's first Korean Language class in the upcoming Fall semester.

Lee is currently the only professor offering the class, so there will be only one section with a maximum capacity of 20 students. However, Lee says UOG may increase the number of sections if there’s more interest and demand for the class, which counts towards students’ general education credit for modern language.

"Korean curriculum didn’t exist at UOG. Although they had all other language courses available, like Japanese, Chinese, French, and other courses. And all other competitive U.S. universities Korean courses as part of their modern language courses, so I felt Korean courses should be offered at UOG too, that’s why I started developing the curriculum," Lee told PNC. "Korean language and culture became really popular among the local community and globally because of K-pop, K-drama, and also, a lot of people love Korean food. I think it is important that the university offers a Korean course, especially with the increasing number of tourists visiting from Korea every day."

Lee says the course could also be useful for those who are interested in teaching English in Korea. KO101 should be available on UOG’s WebAdvisor by next week for early Fall registration at

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