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WELCOME TO KOREAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM AT UCSD

Welcome to Korean Language Program which is designed to support your daily learning of Korean language at UCSD.  Learning Korean language is the best way to know and enjoy the beautiful country of Korea, its traditions and culture. 

Korean language course offerings and course descriptions may be found on the Literature’s Course Offerings page and the UCSD General Catalog.

Beginning Korean LTKO 1A → LTKO 1B → LTKO 1C
Intermediate Korean LTKO 2A → LTKO 2B → LTKO 2C
Advanced Korean LTKO 3, LTKO 149

STUDENTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY MUST BE PLACED INTO APPROPRIATE LEVELS ON THE BASIS OF THE INSTRUCTOR’S EVALUATION.

Placement Test

If you would like to take LTKO 1 A-B-C, LTKO 2 A-B-C or LTKO 3, you are required to take a placement test.

  • If you are a student with no or a little Korean language background, you can enroll in LTKO 1A with no placement test result. A placement test will be given in class on the first day of instruction to check if you are a real beginner.
  • If you are a student with home Korean language background or a student with a previous Korean language learning experience, you arenot allowed to enroll in LTKO 1A. In this case, you should enroll in higher level LTKO classes, and you need to take a placement test before you enroll. Otherwise the WebReg won't accept your enrollment. 
  • If you attended an elementary school higher grade (4th - 6th) in Korea and if you want to enroll in LTKO 3, please send any documents verifying that you graduated a middle school and a high school in America (or somewhere else besides Korea) to the instructor (jeyseon@ucsd.edu). With the verification, you will be allowed to enroll in LTKO 3 with no placement test.

You can take a placement test anytime during the instructor's office hours. (It will take 50 minutes.) If you have time conflict, you can request a PDF file placement test instead. To request this file, please contact the instructor (jeyseon@ucsd.edu).

If you are an incoming student, scheduled to enroll during the summer vacation, you can receive a PDF file placement test. To request this file, please contact the instructor (jeyseon@ucsd.edu).

A placement test will be given in class on the first day of instruction too, but the WebReg won't allow you to enroll until you receive the test results. Therefore, taking a placement test before or during the enrollment period is strongly recommended. If you want to take a placement test on the first day of instruction, please directly go to the class section you want to enroll in. 

If you miss the first day of instruction, a placement test will be given in class or during the instructor's office hours for the first two weeks of each quarter

Proficiency Test

For the detail information on the Proficiency Exam, please visit http://linguistics.ucsd.edu/language/proficiency-exam.html.

Language and Culture Programs

Korean Supervisor:
Jeyseon Lee

Student Advising:
Nicholas Wilson
Undergraduate Advisor
117 Literature Building
Virtual Advising

Director Undergraduate Studies:
Margaret Loose