Modern Languages

Korean

Annyeong haseyo (traditional Korean greeting)

Did you know ...?

  • The home of the president of South Korea is called the Blue House.
  • The number of cars in South Korea has increased by 40% in the last ten years.
  • The 2010 women's Olympic and World Figure Skating champion, Kim Yu-na, is from South Korea.
  • The South Korean flag has the yin/yang symbol at its center.

Why study Korean at HPU?

Now, more than ever, the world needs leaders who understand and can communicate with other cultures and countries. Here are a few more reasons:

  • Korea is a rising economic power, with a strong and fast-growing economy.
  • Your Korean language skills can lead to an exciting career in, for example, international business, or in the rapidly growing Korea-Hawaii visitor industry.
  • Korean can also enhance your enjoyment of televised Korean dramas and your travel to Korea.

Take Korean language classes and start learning more about this thriving culture! The sequence in the language at HPU begins with KOREAN 1100 every fall semester and continues with KOR 1200 in the spring. Each college semester is roughly equivalent to one year of high school Korean.

For more information about Korean language classes, please contact Young-Shin Kubota at ykubota@hpu.edu.