Classes in Korean Language and Culture
In cooperation with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS, Seoul and Yong-in), anda seeding grant from theAcademy ofKorean Studies,semester-long classes on Korean language, culture, history and customs have been held since October 2016 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science in Split.
The Faculty offers these classes to its students, staff and the interested public, among which are those employed in tourism, cultural institutions, animation, as well as travellers and Korean enthusiasts.
Korean native-speaker lecturers and guest professors lead the classes, and despite the fact that they are familiar with or speak Croatian fluently, a minimum knowledge of English is mandatory for all Korean language students.
The following modules are offered in the program:
- Introduction to Korean Culture: basic knowledge of customs, religion, history, food and cuisine; greetings, communication traditions, the basics of Hangul (the Korean alphabet) and basic language expressions
- Korean Culture and Language: the basics of Hangul (the Korean alphabet), greetings and basic vocabulary, and the basics of everyday communication. Expanding knowledge of culture, customs, and Korean everyday life; what to expect in communication with Koreans and foreigners.
- Korean language I: the basics of the Korean language, language in context, reading basic expressions, and reading basic texts (menus, instructions, welcome texts, house rules, etc.). This class has been offered since February 2017.
Duration: 10 weeks, 30 hours, 3 hours per week
To be introduced in 2019/2020
- Classes on Korean cinema and cultural studies.
During winter semester 2018/2019, three groups of Korean language and literature classes are held, each numbering 6-10 participants.