Head of Chair
Our department was established as a regular organization this year with the aim of producing “Korean Studies Regional Experts”, who are excellent in Korean and Korean literature. Currently, we have 278 students and the most instructors and professors are native Koreans who has been studied not only Korean literature but also a broad knowledge of Korean studies, that is, Korean culture and the Korean political economy.
Korean language and Hangeul
Hangeul is a phonemic writing system created in 1443 by King Sejong the Great, which consists of 14 consonants imitating the shape of phonetic organs and 10 vowels which are various combinations of 3 symbols of heaven, earth and man. This 24-character combination can depict more than 11,000 sounds. It means that Hangeul is able to depict almost all sounds and voices that exist in the world. The population of Korean language speaking ranks 12th in the world, which is more than German, French speakers. Moreover, Hangeul is said the world best writing system comparing with other letters in the aspect of rationality, scientific feature and originality, according to the study of Oxford University in the UK. Furthermore, a large amount of linguists over the world definitely thumbs up for Hangul as the easiest and most scientific letter to learn.
The purpose of the program
Language is a container of spirit and culture of that country. These days a Korean Wave attracts people all over the world, and Korean language and literature are the best tool and window to open the spiritual world of Korean cultures and grasp the core of them. Based on this excellence of Korean alphabet, our YTIT Korean literature department will do our best to produce Korean studies experts who cover Korean culture, tradition, society, politics and economy. Korean studies professionals who are trained in our department will be a valuable human resources for devoting themselves to perform the various interchanges and cooperations between Uzbekistan and Korea. It is possible to work as an interpreter at Korean companies and embassies in Uzbekistan, or continue to study the Korean studies, working as a Korean teachers and professors. In cooperation and individual projects between the two countries, our graduates will be able to play an excellent role as coordinator thanks to their perfect understanding of Korea and excellent language skills.
The 1st course: History of Uzbekistan & Developing strategy, Philosophy, Understanding Culture, Russian Language 1,2, Korean Language 1,2, English 1,2, Computer 1,2, World History and Geography, Psychology, Korean writing, Korean pronunciation
The 2nd course: Understanding Language, Introduction to Korean Linguistics, Understanding Korean culture, Seminar in Spoken Korean Text, Discourse and Vocabulary, Discourse and Grammar, Introduction to Korean Studies, Discourse and Conversation 1, Discourse and Composition 1, Understanding to Korean history, Introduction to Korean Language Education, Chinese Writing, Korean Fiction and Movie
The 3rd course: Seminar in Written Korean Text, Reading Korean Film, Theories in Korean Pronunciation Education, Discourse and Conversation 2, Discourse and Composition 2, Understanding Modern Korean Literature, Discourse and Conversation 3, Theories in Korean Vocabulary Education, Foreign Language Acquisition, Korean Teaching Methodologies, Theories in Korean Express Education, Advanced Korean Grammar
The 4th course: Teaching Methodologies Using Multimedia, Theories in Korean Languages Assessment, Theories in Korean Understanding Education, Understanding to Korean Politics & Economics, Selected Readings in Korean Culture and Society, Graduation Thesis, Practicum in Korean Languages Teaching