Korean Language Education
The Department of Korean Language Education strives to foster qualified teachers of Korean for the middle and high schools through substantial lectures and course which include the study of the national language, classical literature, contemporary literature and the study of Korean language education. Established in 1973, the department has produced around 1,500 graduates and at present around 160 students are working to complete the process of knowledge acquisition and character development required to become a teacher of Korean.
Synchronic and diachronic lectures offer insight into various fields such as the study of the national language, the study of Korean language education, classical literature, contemporary literature and fundamental teaching methodology. Completion of this comprehensive curriculum provides students with the tools to develop the appropriate character needed as a teacher. Traditional lectures have been modified to promote active discussion in classes and student presentation for all subjects. Amid an ever more globalized and information-based world, the department promotes various teaching methods with utilization of all instruments and material available in the education technology room.
Vision after Graduation
Our students advance to become teachers in secondary schools and strive to present Korean language education as a means to build character in future generations. In addition, careers as a writer, reporter, broadcasting play writer are career options within the press or publishing business. Another option is entry to graduate school to further one’s academic career. In particular, The Department of Korean Language Education actively promotes career opportunities for graduates through positive recommendation based on completed multiple majors and minors.