Korean Language Program


The Five College Korean Language Program allows students at each of the five campuses to develop a concentration of study devoted to the Korean language and culture.

Courses

Spring 2022 Korean Language Program Courses

01
4.00

Kyae-Sung Park

MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM

Mount Holyoke College
116599

Ciruti 109

kspark@mtholyoke.edu
First Year Korean II is the second half of elementary Korean. It is designed to consolidate and solidify the language skills acquired in First Year Korean I and to continue developing students' proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will continue to cover the foundations of Korean vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation and how ethese can be used in context. Students will also develop their ability to communicate about topics related to everyday events and situations.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

02
4.00

Kyae-Sung Park

MWF 11:30AM-12:20PM

Mount Holyoke College
116600

Ciruti 109

kspark@mtholyoke.edu
First Year Korean II is the second half of elementary Korean. It is designed to consolidate and solidify the language skills acquired in First Year Korean I and to continue developing students' proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will continue to cover the foundations of Korean vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation and how ethese can be used in context. Students will also develop their ability to communicate about topics related to everyday events and situations.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Kyae-Sung Park

MWF 03:15PM-04:05PM

Mount Holyoke College
117094

Ciruti 206

kspark@mtholyoke.edu
This course is the second half of intermediate Korean. It is designed to consolidate and solidify the language skills acquired in ASIAN-262, Second Year Korean I, and to continue developing proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Irhe Sohn

TU TH 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Smith College
EAL-253-01-202203

Seelye 106

isohn@smith.edu
This course offers a survey of Korean film history in light of cinema's relationship to the masses. As a popular art form, cinema has always been in close contact with its audiences. Cinema has contributed to the emergence of modern masses. By examining how cinema has shaped its audiences and vice versa, this course will chart the development of Korean cinema as a popular entertainment as well as an art form during the last hundred years. Our journey will start from the globalization of Korean cinema and its transnational audiences and chronologically hark back to the colonial period.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

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0.00

Irhe Sohn

TH 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Smith College
EAL-253-F01-202203

Hillyer Graham

isohn@smith.edu
This course offers a survey of Korean film history in light of cinema's relationship to the masses. As a popular art form, cinema has always been in close contact with its audiences. Cinema has contributed to the emergence of modern masses. By examining how cinema has shaped its audiences and vice versa, this course will chart the development of Korean cinema as a popular entertainment as well as an art form during the last hundred years. Our journey will start from the globalization of Korean cinema and its transnational audiences and chronologically hark back to the colonial period.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Suk Massey

M W F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM

Smith College
KOR-102-01-202203

Wright 002

smassey@smith.edu
Beginning Korean II is the second half of a two-semester introductory course in spoken and written Korean for students who have some previous knowledge of Korean. This course improves students’ communicative competence in daily life, focusing on the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Some of the activities include vocabulary-building exercises, conversation in authentic contexts, in-depth study of grammar, listening comprehension and pronunciation practice, mini-presentations, Korean film reviews and Korean film making. Prerequisite: KOR 101 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 15.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

02
4.00

Suk Massey

M W F 10:50 AM - 11:40 AM

Smith College
KOR-102-02-202203

Wright 002

smassey@smith.edu
Beginning Korean II is the second half of a two-semester introductory course in spoken and written Korean for students who have some previous knowledge of Korean. This course improves students’ communicative competence in daily life, focusing on the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Some of the activities include vocabulary-building exercises, conversation in authentic contexts, in-depth study of grammar, listening comprehension and pronunciation practice, mini-presentations, Korean film reviews and Korean film making. Prerequisite: KOR 101 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 15.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

03
4.00

Shihyun Kim

M W F 10:50 AM - 11:40 AM

Smith College
KOR-102-03-202203

Dewey 104

shkim54@smith.edu
Beginning Korean II is the second half of a two-semester introductory course in spoken and written Korean for students who have some previous knowledge of Korean. This course improves students’ communicative competence in daily life, focusing on the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Some of the activities include vocabulary-building exercises, conversation in authentic contexts, in-depth study of grammar, listening comprehension and pronunciation practice, mini-presentations, Korean film reviews and Korean film making. Prerequisite: KOR 101 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 15.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Shihyun Kim

M W F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM

Smith College
KOR-202-01-202203

Dewey 104

shkim54@smith.edu
Intermediate Korean II is the second part of a one-year intensive course for students who have already completed the intermediate-level Korean course, Intermediate Korean I, or who have the equivalent language competence in Korean. Designed for students seeking to become bilingual (or multilingual), this course provides numerous and varied opportunities to develop and practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Activities include expanding vocabulary, conversing in authentic contexts (conversation cafe), studying grammar intensively, reading stories and news articles, reviewing Korean films and Korean film making. Prerequisite: KOR 201 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 15.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Irhe Sohn

M W 10:50 AM - 12:05 PM

Smith College
KOR-302-01-202203

Wright 238

isohn@smith.edu
Advanced Korean 302 is the second part of a one-year intensive course for students who have already completed the advanced-level Korean course, Korean 301, or who have the equivalent language competence in Korean. Designed for students seeking to become bilingual (or multilingual), this course provides numerous and varied opportunities to develop and practice speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Activities include expanding vocabulary, learning basic Chinese characters, conversing in authentic contexts, studying grammar intensively, reading stories and news articles, reviewing Korean soap operas and debating contemporary social issues. Enrollment limited to 15.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Chan Young Park

M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM

UMass Amherst
36434

Herter Hall room 211

cypark@umass.edu
This course is the second part of the Beginning Korean, which is designed to teach the fundamental skills to read, write, listen and speak in elementary level Korean. Prior to take this course, students are expected to read Hangul and to be able to talk about simple daily activities and carry a limited conversation with memorized phrases. Compared to the first semester, more advanced vocabulary and grammar patterns will be introduced, and the students will learn how to integrate them into developed forms of application. By the end of the course, students will be able to handle variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks successfully and will be able to ask a few formulaic questions. In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be a conversation session with the tutors, which students have to attend every week to practice speaking. In accordance with the national standards in foreign language education, all Five Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) will be emphasized in the course.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

02
4.00

Chan Young Park

M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM

UMass Amherst
36436

Herter Hall room 110

cypark@umass.edu
This course is the second part of the Beginning Korean, which is designed to teach the fundamental skills to read, write, listen and speak in elementary level Korean. Prior to take this course, students are expected to read Hangul and to be able to talk about simple daily activities and carry a limited conversation with memorized phrases. Compared to the first semester, more advanced vocabulary and grammar patterns will be introduced, and the students will learn how to integrate them into developed forms of application. By the end of the course, students will be able to handle variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks successfully and will be able to ask a few formulaic questions. In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be a conversation session with the tutors, which students have to attend every week to practice speaking. In accordance with the national standards in foreign language education, all Five Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) will be emphasized in the course.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

03
4.00

Chan Young Park

M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM

UMass Amherst
36438

Herter Hall room 110

cypark@umass.edu
This course is the second part of the Beginning Korean, which is designed to teach the fundamental skills to read, write, listen and speak in elementary level Korean. Prior to take this course, students are expected to read Hangul and to be able to talk about simple daily activities and carry a limited conversation with memorized phrases. Compared to the first semester, more advanced vocabulary and grammar patterns will be introduced, and the students will learn how to integrate them into developed forms of application. By the end of the course, students will be able to handle variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks successfully and will be able to ask a few formulaic questions. In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be a conversation session with the tutors, which students have to attend every week to practice speaking. In accordance with the national standards in foreign language education, all Five Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) will be emphasized in the course.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Jumee Lee

M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM

UMass Amherst
36435

Herter Hall room 110

jumeelee@umass.edu
This course is the second part of the intermediate Korean, which is designed for students who have taken Intermediate Korean I or proven to be at the equivalent proficiency. This course aims at the acquisition of Korean language skills to speak, listen, read and write at the intermediate level. Students will make a paragraph level discourse, narratives and reports. In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be an hour of conversation session with the tutors, which students have to attend every week to practice speaking. In accordance with the national standards in foreign language education, all Five Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) will be emphasized in the course. Completing level 245 satisfies the intermediate language level required by HFA.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

Fall 2022 Korean Language Program Courses

01
4.00

Kyae-Sung Park

MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM

Mount Holyoke College
118197
kspark@mtholyoke.edu
First Year Korean I is the first half of elementary Korean. It is designed to provide students who have little or no knowledge of Korean with basic proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will cover the foundations of Korean vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation and how these can be used in context.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

02
4.00

Kyae-Sung Park

MWF 11:30AM-12:20PM

Mount Holyoke College
118198
kspark@mtholyoke.edu
First Year Korean I is the first half of elementary Korean. It is designed to provide students who have little or no knowledge of Korean with basic proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will cover the foundations of Korean vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation and how these can be used in context.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Kyae-Sung Park

MWF 03:15PM-04:05PM

Mount Holyoke College
118205
kspark@mtholyoke.edu
Second Year Korean I is the first half of intermediate Korean. It is designed to provide students with intermediate proficiency in Korean speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture. The course will strengthen students' communicative skills on familiar topics related to everyday events and situations. Students will also develop discourse/pragmatic competence in various social contexts of communication.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Shihyun Kim

M W F 8:25 AM - 9:15 AM

Smith College
KOR-101-01-202301

Wright 002

shkim54@smith.edu
Beginning Korean I is the first half of a two-semester introductory course in spoken and written Korean for students who do not have any previous knowledge of Korean. This course improves students’ communicative competence in daily life, focusing on the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Some of the activities include oral dialogue journals (ODJ), expanding knowledge of vocabulary, conversation in authentic contexts, in-depth study of grammar, listening comprehension, pronunciation practice, mini- presentations, Korean film reviews and Korean film making.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

02
4.00

Suk Massey

M W F 9:25 AM - 10:15 AM

Smith College
KOR-101-02-202301

Wright 002

smassey@smith.edu
Beginning Korean I is the first half of a two-semester introductory course in spoken and written Korean for students who do not have any previous knowledge of Korean. This course improves students’ communicative competence in daily life, focusing on the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Some of the activities include oral dialogue journals (ODJ), expanding knowledge of vocabulary, conversation in authentic contexts, in-depth study of grammar, listening comprehension, pronunciation practice, mini- presentations, Korean film reviews and Korean film making.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

03
4.00

Suk Massey

M W F 10:50 AM - 11:40 AM

Smith College
KOR-101-03-202301

Wright 002

smassey@smith.edu
Beginning Korean I is the first half of a two-semester introductory course in spoken and written Korean for students who do not have any previous knowledge of Korean. This course improves students’ communicative competence in daily life, focusing on the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Some of the activities include oral dialogue journals (ODJ), expanding knowledge of vocabulary, conversation in authentic contexts, in-depth study of grammar, listening comprehension, pronunciation practice, mini- presentations, Korean film reviews and Korean film making.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Shihyun Kim

M W F 10:50 AM - 11:40 AM

Smith College
KOR-201-01-202301

Hatfield 106

shkim54@smith.edu
Intermediate Korean I is the first half of a two-semester intermediate course in spoken and written Korean for students who already have a basic knowledge of Korean. This course reinforces and increases students’ facility with Korean in the four language areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students are encouraged to expand their knowledge and take confidence-inspiring risks through such activities as expanding knowledge of vocabulary, role play in authentic contexts, in-depth study of grammar, students mini-presentations, various types of writing, Korean film reviews, skits and Korean film making. Prerequisite: KOR 102 or permission of the instructor.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Suk Massey

M 3:05 PM - 4:20 PM; W 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Smith College
KOR-301-01-202301

Wright 002

smassey@smith.edu
This course helps students become proficient in reading, writing and speaking at an advanced level of Korean. This course is particularly appropriate for Korean heritage language learners, that is, those who have some listening and speaking proficiency but lack solid reading and writing skills in Korean. In addition, this course would fortify and greatly expand the skills of those who have studied Korean through the intermediate level or who have equivalent language competence in Korean. Class activities include (1) reading of Korean literature and current news sources; (2) writing assignments such as Korean-film responses, journal entries and letters; (3) expanding vocabulary knowledge; (4) practicing translation skills; (5) understanding Korean idioms; (6) learning basic Chinese characters. Prerequisite: KOR 202 or permission of the instructor.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Chan Young Park

M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM

UMass Amherst
54664

Herter Hall room 110

cypark@umass.edu
This is an introductory Korean course, which is designed to help students acquire fundamental skills to read, write, listen and speak in elementary level Korean. Students will learn Korean writing system, Hangul, simple sentence patterns, and basic everyday conversations. By the end of the class, students will be able to carry a short conversation about people?s backgrounds, likes and dislikes, attributes, as well as locations, numbers and counters. Students will also be able to talk about present, past and future events. In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be a conversation session with the tutors, which students have to attend every week to practice speaking. In accordance with the national standards in foreign language education, all Five Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) will be emphasized in the course.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

02
4.00

Chan Young Park

M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM

UMass Amherst
54665

Herter Hall room 110

cypark@umass.edu
This is an introductory Korean course, which is designed to help students acquire fundamental skills to read, write, listen and speak in elementary level Korean. Students will learn Korean writing system, Hangul, simple sentence patterns, and basic everyday conversations. By the end of the class, students will be able to carry a short conversation about people?s backgrounds, likes and dislikes, attributes, as well as locations, numbers and counters. Students will also be able to talk about present, past and future events. In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be a conversation session with the tutors, which students have to attend every week to practice speaking. In accordance with the national standards in foreign language education, all Five Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) will be emphasized in the course.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

03
4.00

Chan Young Park

M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM

UMass Amherst
54666

Herter Hall room 110

cypark@umass.edu
This is an introductory Korean course, which is designed to help students acquire fundamental skills to read, write, listen and speak in elementary level Korean. Students will learn Korean writing system, Hangul, simple sentence patterns, and basic everyday conversations. By the end of the class, students will be able to carry a short conversation about people?s backgrounds, likes and dislikes, attributes, as well as locations, numbers and counters. Students will also be able to talk about present, past and future events. In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be a conversation session with the tutors, which students have to attend every week to practice speaking. In accordance with the national standards in foreign language education, all Five Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) will be emphasized in the course.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

01
4.00

Chan Young Park

M W F 12:20PM 1:10PM

UMass Amherst
54662

Herter Hall room 110

cypark@umass.edu
This course aims at the acquisition of language skills to read, write, listen and speak in intermediate-level Korean. It is designed for students who have taken Elementary Korean courses with a passing grade or have the equivalent training in basic-level language ability of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be an hour of conversation session with the tutors, which students have to attend every week to practice speaking. In accordance with the national standards in foreign language education, all Five Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) will be emphasized in the course. Students need to complete level 245 to satisfy the intermediate language level required by HFA.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.

Contact Us

Program Director:

David SchneiderAssociate Professor of East Asian Languages, UMass Amherst

Five College Staff Liaison: 

Ray Rennard, Director of Academic Programs