Korean is spoken by more than 78 million people in the modern world.

South Korea has grown in influence internationally in the economic and technological arenas in the last few decades, and its culture has become a global presence.

The UCF Department of Modern Languages & Literatures offers Korean courses that teach reading, writing, speaking and listening, while introducing students to a very rich Korean culture and history.

Why study Korean?

  • You can promote yourself with your knowledge of a high-demand language, classified for US security purposes as “critical”.
  • You will be able to encourage a cultural understanding of Korea in the U.S.
  • Learning Korean will expand your thinking beyond Indo-European languages, making you a more creative and intelligent thinker. Learning any new language raises your IQ.
  • It is an entrée into the rich and diverse Korean culture and history.
  • You will be able to understand the subtleties and nuances in K-pop song lyrics.
  • The language itself contains many fascinating linguistic and cultural features, as well as many different and interesting grammatical structures.
  • It will set you apart from others in your professional and personal life.
  • It will increase your chances of receiving study abroad and other academic scholarships.


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