Main Goals


Main Goals

The main goals in teaching Korean language are threefold:


to enable the student to communicate in Korean with native speakers of the language


to provide the student with the necessary facility to further his or her individual research or professional interests

(3) to impart the student the understanding of Korean culture and heritage both for its own sake and in support of the achievement of the two previous goals.

While the goals of language instruction remain stable and in accord with language program objectives, the program always seeks to adapt the means used to achieve those goals, in so far as possible and appropriate, to be in harmony with the aspirations, interests, the needs, and backgrounds of the particular students of the moment.

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