SUMMER LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (SLI)
Study Korean at the University of Chicago this summer!
Summer Intensive Introductory Korean
June 20 - August 12, 2016
M-F 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Credits: 300 units
This 8-week course will provide beginners with a solid basic foundation in modern Korean. In particular, this course offers a balanced emphasis on oral communication practice, listening and reading comprehension, and also develops students' writing abilities and familiarity with formal speech situations. Students will thus gain the skills for interpersonal interactions and interpretation, as well as for delivering presentations. Korean culture will also be incorporated into the course by working with contemporary Korean media, among other material. The course will also include visits to the Korean-speaking communities in the Chicago area for more direct experience of the language in its local context. The curriculum for Intensive Introductory Korean is the equivalent of the KORE 10100-10200-10300 sequence during the regular academic year at the University of Chicago. This course provides 160 contact hours and accepts Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) grant as full tuition.
Our summer language students enjoy a welcoming setting for experiencing the academic rigor that is the hallmark of the University of Chicago and sharing their passion for knowledge with other likeminded students. The Summer Language Institute takes place in leafy Hyde Park on the shores of Lake Michigan, just a short train ride from downtown Chicago. The windy city really comes alive in the summer, with dozens of free performances and cultural events in Millennium Park and countless neighborhood festivals. Or consider ending your day of language learning with a jog or bike ride on Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, or with a swim in Lake Michigan from Promontory Point, just a 15-minute walk from campus.
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