Korean Studies

2018 Korean Learning Students' Short Film Festival
2018 Korean Learning Students' Short Film Festival

Korean Studies

Korean is the 6th largest spoken language in the U.S. in 2010 (See the Language Map at www.mla.org .) and has a growing popularity globally. Korean Studies program of Mason offers various levels of Korean language courses, Korean culture and literature courses, and translation courses. The Minor in Korean Studies meets students’ need in terms of preparing students with a strong language proficiency and cultural knowledge, which are expected in the field of international relations, international businesses, international education, and federal and local governments.

Korean Learning Students' Short Film Festival

Mason Korean Studies program has been holding “Korean Learning Students’ Short Film Festival” since 2010. Students who enroll Korean language courses are required to create a short film as one of their final projects. The film genre varies depending on students’ proficiency level. Elementary level students are usually expected to create dramas, intermediate level students are to create commercials, intermediate-high level students are to create news, and advanced level students are to create documentaries. Best film works are nominated at the end of each semester and shown at the film festival. The Best and the Second Best Films are awarded each semester with students’ show case performance.


Resources for Studying Korean Language

국립국어원 (National Institute of Korean Language) www.korean.go.kr

Audio files for Integrated Korean:  http://kleartextbook.com/ 

Korean alphabet Hangul:  http://www.indiana.edu/~koreanrs/hangul.html  

Korean word flashcards:  http://quizlet.com/subject/korean/

Korean multimedia dictionary:  http://www.indiana.edu/~koreanrs/kordic.html  

Seoul National University Korean lesson:    http://lei.snu.ac.kr/site/en/klec/click-korean/index.jsp

Korean lessons using authentic materials: http://gloss.dliflc.edu

Talk to me in Korean:   http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/

K-WOW:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg3HH1vt6Q8


Resources for Working in South Korea

TALK (Teach and Learn in Korea) www.talk.go.kr

EPIK (English Program in Korea) www.epik.go.kr

TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) www.topik.go.kr


Resources for studying in South Korea

한국학중앙연구원 www.aks.ac.kr

교육부 국립국제교육원http://www.niied.go.kr/index.do


Proficiency Guideline for Basic Korean Language Program

Resources for Modern and Classical Languages Students