The Korean program at UVA offers courses at various levels: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced, and fourth-year Korean (KOR 401 & 402). From Elementary Korean (KOR 101 & 102) through Intermediate Korean (KOR 201 & 202), all four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) are equally emphasized. Advanced courses (KOR 300 and 400) also incorporate all these four skills, with an emphasis in structured reading and writing skills.
In keeping with the departmental goal, the Korean program strives to help students become independent life-long learners and function effectively in the real world, providing a communicative and student-centered learning environment. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to maximize their experience of learning Korean beyond classroom settings, such as living in Shea House where students can immerse themselves in the language on a daily basis.