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Why study Korean?

  • Korean, 한국어 (Hangugeo), is the official language of Korea and is spoken by more than 77 million people worldwide. The number of Korean language learners has grown due to South Korea’s increasingly visible roles in the world economy, technological innovation, and global pop culture.

  • The Korean alphabet, 한글 (Hangeul), is one of the most scientific alphabets and is easy to learn. 

  • Learning the Korean language can open job opportunities, earn scholarships, and allow students to study abroad. Students in the Korean program can gain a greater perspective into Korean art, music, literature and lifestyle through Korean pop culture, multimedia (K-POP music, K-Dramas) and so many more!
  • Korea is very enthusiastic about learning English; therefore, the recruitment of Korean-English speaking individuals is in crucial demand. Several ‘Teaching English in Korea’ programs are funded by the Korean government and provide helpful websites and aid for the application process. Teaching English in Korea immerses individuals into the Korean culture and develops their Korean speaking capability.
  • Korean, a rapidly emerging foreign language is also of global importance in the U.S., meaning there will be a high demand for Korean-English bilinguals.  
  • Learning Korean provides new career opportunities with prominent international companies such as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG, as well as government work in the U.S. and Korea.  In essence, the mastery of the Korean language will secure a competitive edge in any Korean-English related work field. 


Korean Courses Offered at UTSA

Language Courses:

  • Elementary Korean I & II language classes KOR 1014 & KOR 1024

  • Intermediate Korean I & II language classes KOR 2013 & KOR 2023

  • Advanced Language Skills language classes KOR 3023

Culture and Film Courses:

  • Korean Pop Culture

  • Topics: Korean Cultures

  • Adv Topics in World Cultures: Korea
  • Korean Film & East Asian Film


While learning Korean, students will be introduced to a broad range of Korean language and culture. You can check out the UTSA Korean Program website here

The Korean Culture Club is an active student group that participates in UTSA events and other cultural activities involving Korean language and culture.

The Korean Book Club is also an active student group that meets to better their Korean reading proficiency through Korean scripts.  

If you are interested in future Korean programs click here.



If you are interested in learning more about the Korean programs at UTSA, contact Dr. Deukhee Gong.


Korean Faculties at UTSA

Deukhee Gong, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Practice for Korean.

Hyewon Kim, M.A. Senior Lecturer for Korean.


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