Korean language courses at OSU E campus

Gate to the Korean Wave, Rich culture and History over 5000 years


The Korean alphabet (Hangul) has a logical way of organizing its syllable with basic alphabet (10 vowels and 14 consonants) making it easy to learn. The shapes of the consonants resemble the shape of the speech organs when pronouncing them. The vowels are designed based on the Yin Yang philosophy representing heaven, earth and human being.

Before the creation of the new Korean alphabet in the 15th century, Koreans primarily wrote using Classical Chinese alongside native phonetic writing systems which lead to high illiteracy. To promote literacy among the common people, the fourth king of the Joseon dynasty, King Sejong the Great, created a new alphabet to make it easy to learn!

In modern days, Hangul is the official writing system of both North and South Korea.

Learning Korean can provide future opportunities of both professional and personal level while gaining an appreciation of its rich culture and history over 5000 years.

The online Korean courses are developed and taught by the Oregon State faculty specialized in 2nd language acquisition. The personalized and engaging learning environment provides you with the tools you need to be confident in your skills and advance your career.

The program is offered through OSU’s College of Liberal Arts, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation for best online liberal arts colleges. The courses are delivered online by OSU E campus

Korean language courses offered 1st and 2nd year during the academic year.

Check the OSU E campus Schedule of classes for current schedule information.

If you have any question about Korean courses, placement test, transferring credits, please contact the Korean instructor: Sun Young Kim kimsu@oregonstate.edu