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Heritage Korean

Why Heritage Korean?

If you can speak and comprehend Korean with your family and community, these language courses are for you! You will improve your reading and writing skills, you communicative and sociocultural competence, and your analytic understanding of the language.

Prospective Students

  • There are two levels of Heritage Korean based on student proficiency: regular (LIHL 115) and advanced (LIHL 135*).
  • Each level is taught three times a year in Fall (F), Winter (W) and Spring (P).
  • Each iteration of the course is 4 units of upper division credit and has a different area of emphasis.
  • Students may take all three courses at a single level in any order.
*LIHL 135 Advanced Korean will be offered dependent on enrollment.

Courses

Korean Calendar: Fall Quarter LIHL 115F and 135F, family life and festivals are offered. Winter Quarter 115W and 135W, media and the arts are offered. Spring Quarter 115P and 135P, entertainment and culture are offered. Students can take all 2 quarters in or out of sequence. Courses offered twice a week on Tues and Thurs.

Can LIHL Korean courses count for majors, minors, GEs or language requirements?

LIHL115F - Linguistics/Korean for Korean Speakers

For students who speak and comprehend informal spoken Korean but wish to improve their communicative and sociocultural competence and their analytic understanding. Language functions for oral communication, reading, writing, and family life/festivals; dialect and language style differences; structure and history of Korean. May not receive credit for both LIHL115 and LIHL115F. Courses may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 115W - Linguistics/Korean for Korean Speakers

For students who speak and comprehend informal spoken Korean but wish to improve their communicative and sociocultural competence and their analytic understanding. Language functions for oral communication, reading, writing, and media/arts; dialect and language style differences; structure and history of Korean. May not receive credit for both LIHL115 and LIHL115W. Courses may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 115P - Linguistics/Korean for Korean Speakers

For students who speak and comprehend informal spoken Korean but wish to improve their communicative and sociocultural competence and their analytic understanding. Language functions for oral communication, reading, writing, and entertainment/culture; dialect and language style differences; structure and history of Korean. May not receive credit for both LIHL115 and LIHL115P. Courses may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 135F - Linguistics/Advanced Korean for Korean Speakers

Instruction stresses language function required for advanced oral communication, reading, writing, and cultural understanding in professional contexts, with emphasis on domestic culture. High-level vocabulary and texts; dialect differences and formal language styles (registers). Advanced structural analysis and history of Korean. LIHL135F, LIHL135W, and LIHL135P may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 135W - Linguistics/Advanced Korean for Korean Speakers

Instruction stresses language function required for advanced oral communication, reading, writing, and cultural understanding in professional contexts, with emphasis on media/arts. High-level vocabulary and texts; dialect differences and formal language styles (registers). Advanced structural analysis and history of Korean. LIHL135F, LIHL135W, and LIHL135P may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

LIHL 135P - Linguistics/Advanced Korean for Korean Speakers

Instruction stresses language function required for advanced oral communication, reading, writing, and cultural understanding in professional contexts, with emphasis on entertainment/culture. High-level vocabulary and texts; dialect differences and formal language styles (registers). Advanced structural analysis and history of Korean. LIHL135F, LIHL135W, and LIHL135P may be taken in any order. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor; appropriate proficiency for level.

Korean Instructor

Hagyeong Shin, Heritage Korean Lecturer

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hashin@ucsd.edu

Hagyeong Shin is a PhD student in Linguistics. She holds an MA in Communication from Yonsei University and an MA in Linguistics from San Diego State University. Hagyeong has experience teaching Korean and English. Her research has examined pragmatics of honorifics in Korean, and intercultural communication.

Office Hours are currently being held on Zoom. See Canvas for specifics.

Resources

View Sample Course Syllabi (PDF):

Additional Resources:

Course Reserves and Independent Language Learning:

Contact Us

Rachel Pekras, Language Program Coordinator & Advisor
(858) 822-2711
rpekras@ucsd.edu

Elham Sadegholvad, Heritage Language Program Academic Coordinator
esadegholvad@ucsd.edu

Prof. Sharon Rose, Heritage Language Program Director
rose@ucsd.edu