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Korean Studies Online Taster Program: Apply Now

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  • Writer Gareth
  • 작성일 20.10.16


Greetings from Hallym University!


With an established presence in South East Asia and with expanding global influence, South Korea has become an attractive Study Abroad option for thousands of international students every year. 


COVID-19 has caused a great deal of disruption to world markets and peoples way of life. It has also forced many universities to re-evaluate how they educate. Hallym University, with its focus on internationalization and student centered-learning continues to adapt and develop its curriculums' to give its students' the best possible start to their careers. 


Introducing Hallym University Online Korean Studies Taster Program


The Korean Studies Online Taster Program has been designed to appeal to a range of students, with no prerequisite knowledge of Korea or Korean Studies required. The course will be conducted 100% in English by some of our experienced Korean Studies Professors (detailed below).


The three-day course is spread over 90 minutes per day at a time which is most convenient for each time zone. Therefore, the course will run twice per day (Korean morning time) and (Korean early evening) to cater for our North/Central and South American partner students and our European, Asian and Australasian partner students.


*Exchange coordinators at  partner universities  should have already received an email about this program. If for any reason you were missed from the mailing list, please email Gareth at iao55@hallym.ac.kr  for the nomination links and further information. Please nominate interested students by January 4th 2021.


Learn how to understand Korean culture and etiquette, appreciate the fast-paced nature of change in this dynamic country and learn about the country's economic development and continued social change.


By the end of the course you will have learnt how to apply this knowledge to 'real-life' situations and hopefully developed a deeper interest in Korea and Korean Studies. 


Spotlight on: Hallym University Korean Studies Online Taster Program 

This course will be offered online 'live' twice per day:


  • Program:      Hallym University Korean Studies Online Taster Program 
  • Dates:  26th -28th January 2021
  • Duration: Three days, 90 minutes per day (4.5 hours total)
  • Required Language Ability:  Competent English comprehension/listening and speaking skills are required. The course will be conducted 100% in English. 
  • Number of Credits:  Not for credit, (unless previously agreed by your home university) 
  • Certification: Online certificate for students who complete the course
  • Course Fee: Free 


Please select the most appropriate time period, converting the Korean start time to your local home time by using the links below:


Start Time

*Suitable for

09:00 Korean time

for exact local time      convert here

*North/Central/South American time zones 19:00 EST / 16:00 PST

18:00 Korean time

for exact local time      convert here

*EU/Asia/Australasia time zones

09:00 GMT / 10:00 CET / 17:00 Hong Kong / AEDT 20:00


Coordinators


*Nominations are provisionally limited to 4 students per university* We may be able to expand upon this number with prior communication. Please email Gareth at iao55@hallym.ac.kr if you require further information. 


*Participation in this online taster course does not count towards any university exchange quotas. 

Although this is a free course, Hallym University asks that once your students' apply for and are accepted onto the program that they complete the course. 


Places are limited, so please ask your students to think about their schedule before applying for the course.


Lecturers 


Professor Allen Bruce Ray, MA (TESL) Kent State University, USA 

Professor Britt Franklin Frey, JD. (Law) University of Texas, USA 

Professor Jiyeon Lee, Ph.D. (Modern Languages) University Southampton, UK 



An interview with Professor Allen Bruce Ray, Director of Hallym Korean Studies Department



How can students apply the knowledge of your course to their future career?


I teach' Encounters with Korea' during the regular semester. During our 'taster' class we will cover key information related to living in Korea, allowing you the student to better understand what it is like to live and study in Korea. By the end of the class you will be able to apply this knowledge to 'real-life' situations, which should allow you to critically analyze and evaluate the way people think and behave in given situations' when living, studying and working in Korea.  


What kind of methodology will you use during the course? Will it be more theoretical or more practical? 


We have chosen a very hands-on and interactive approach. Students will take part in live group work, discussions and Problem-Based Learning (PBL), in which students will learn about subjects through solving 'open-ended' problems found within distributed literature. 


What skills will I have acquired after the course?


Your new skill set will allow you to extract key information and analyze and evaluate it, allowing you to further develop critical thinking skills and apply knowledge to 'real life' business and work environments. 


What topics will be covered during the three-day course?


Professor Ray: Adapting to Korea & Cross Cultural Communication 


Professor Frey: Fundamental Issues for International Business in Korea



Professor Lee: Social Issues in Modern Korean Society




Interested in Hallym University fall 2021 exchange? 

The fall academic semester will start in late August, 2021

Apply now!


To view Hallym University exchange PR video, click here


Find more about Hallym University fall 2021 exchange here (including English taught course lists, application requirements and deadlines).


To view all of Hallym’s regular semester time Korean Studies classes, please click here.  


To apply for Hallym University fall 2021 exchange, you must first be nominated by your home university exchange coordinator. 


Please speak with your home exchange coordinator and have them complete the nomination link (within the 'exchange pack') by April 15st 2021.