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Why Learn Korean?

The Korean language is the sixteenth most widely spoken language in the world with over 78 million speakers. South Korean is the twelfth largest economy in the world and the sixth largest trading partner of the U.S. People around the globe have shown growing interest in Korean popular culture such as Korean television-dramas, movies, K-Pop, and more. The Korean alphabet, Hangeul, is an alphabet of 24 basic letters created by King Sejong in the 15th century. It is easy to read and write. Studying Korean will introduce you to a culture that is both modern and traditional. It will also bring a huge advantage to anyone who hopes to develop multicultural perspectives and those interested in jobs in business, tourism, high-tech, and commerce.

The Korean Program at TTU

TTU offers a variety of Korean courses. Courses include Beginning (KOR 1501, KOR1502) and Second Year (KOR 2301, KOR 2302) Korean language courses as well as a course in Korean Cinema (KOR 2306). Students will have opportunities to engage in cultural activities, be connected with local Korean communities, and practice Korean skills outside of the classrooms.

  • Korean Language Courses can be used to satisfy TTU Foreign Language Requirements.
  • Korean Language Courses can be used to complete minors in Asian Studies.
  • These courses can also prepare you for exotic and exciting study-abroad opportunities. (see www.studyabroad.ttu.edu)




Stephanie Santos
Academic Advisor

Dr. Meixiu Zhang
Program Coordinator

Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures

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