Korean is the official language of North and South Korea and there are currently about 78 million Korean speakers worldwide. Korean has a unique script called Hangeul, developed in the 15th century at the order of the king. It is a highly sophisticated alphabet that is remarkably easy to learn. As Australia's future is increasingly tied to the countries in Asia, the importance of a language such as Korean will continue to grow. Knowledge of Korean is not only invaluable for understanding Korean society and culture, but it is also a skill valued in a wide range of professions, both in Australia and internationally.
Savour a “taste” of Korean in this class and learn more about our new Korean Studies major.
Professor Hyaeweol Choi is the ANU-Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies. Before she joined the faculty at ANU in 2010, Professor Choi taught at Arizona State University, Smith College and the University of Kansas in the US. Her research interests are in the areas of gender, culture, religion and diaspora.