Speaking and Listening Proficiency
Speak and comprehend Korean proficiently in both formal and informal settings at the ACTFL Advanced Level (Direct Measure 1).
Reading and Writing Proficiency
Read hangul texts at the ACTFL Advanced level and write hangul texts at the ACTFL Intermediate High level or higher.
Carry out research, apply critical reasoning skills and write clearly and cohesively in translation and in original composition on Korean subjects. (Direct Measures 2,3)
Korean History, Literature and Culture
Analyze and discuss important aspects of Korean history, literature (modern and pre-modern) and culture. Read literature and non-fiction writings in both modern forms and pre-modern forms including use of Chinese characters at an elementary level. Learn to read original documents -- both for literature and historical writings. Understand the scope of Korea's cultural landscape, including value systems as represented in the major religious traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Shamanism. (Direct Measures 4, 5, 6).