Project Global Officer - Korean

DCLCP Project GO Korean Program

The University of Montana offers:

  • Project GO Spring Program (15 weeks): Our spring program focuses on providing a gateway to the summer program for students who don’t currently have any language background.
  • Project GO Summer Program (10 weeks): Our summer program consists of a domestic and a study abroad portion, placing a high emphasis on fluency in the language and cultural understanding.

Fifteen-week Spring Semester Program (Online)

This 15-week language course will be delivered through online which students can connect from any location with an internet connection. The learning objective of the course is to help students gain mastery of the fundamentals of Korean including Hangul (Korean Alphabet System), speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to (1) take Elementary II Korean or an equivalent program; (2) speak Korean on a variety of topics with a basic level grammar and vocabulary; and (3) write a short paragraph on familiar topics in Korean. This course does not require any previous education or background knowledge in Korean language.

  • Period: January 18 to May 6, 2022
  • Course Level: Elementary I
  • Class Hours: 45 hours (3 hours/week, 2 days/week)
  • Focus: Basic linguistic competence and communicative skills of Korean language
  • Academic Credits: 2 credits from the University of Montana
  • Application Deadline: December 7, 2021 (click to apply for spring program)

Ten-week Summer Program (Domestic/Abroad Combined)

This course is a 10-week program, including a 2-week domestic and an 8-week abroad portion.

Details of each portion:

Domestic Portion (2-week)

The 2-week domestic portion offers a 50-hours intensive language & culture training, a 10-hour isolated immersion and a pre-departure orientation at the Palmer Street Language Learning Center in beautiful Missoula, Montana. Students will also participate in a 10-hour Iso-Immersion program, which allows the student to experience total isolation from the English language. This session is designed to simulate real life situations and offer students the opportunity to apply their Korean language skills while also experiencing Korean culture.

  • Period: May 22 to June 4, 2022
  • Course Level: Elementary II, Intermediate I, Intermediate II
  • Class Hours: 50 hours (5 hours/day, 5 days/week)
  • Focus: Conversational language, culture and regional studies, pre-departure orientation
  • Academic Credits: 2 credits from the University of Montana

Abroad Portion (8-week)

The 8-week abroad portion offers practical language training focusing on developing communicative skills and cross-cultural competence. It also provides diverse field trips, cultural activities and interaction with language partners/Korean ROTC students at the Korean Language Education Center, Seoul National University in South Korea. Through the course students can enhance communicative skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing that can be directly applied to their practical usage of Korean. The course places emphasis on effective and meaningful communication and employing Korean in real-world contexts.

  • Period: June 5 to July 30, 2022
  • Course Level: Elementary II, Intermediate I, Intermediate II
  • Class Hours: 200 hours (160 hours of classroom instruction plus 40 hours of speaking reinforcement sessions, language exchange and cultural activities/excursions)
  • Focus: Conversational language, culture, and regional studies
  • Academic Credits: 6 credits from Seoul National University*
  • Cultural classes and fieldtrips include Taekwondo, Calligraphy, traditional food making, War Museum of Korea, Korean Folk Village, DMZ/JSA, etc.**
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2022 (click to apply for summer program)

*Students will need to contact their respective university offices in advance for verification on whether credits can be transferred from the abroad university.
**The cultural programs are subject to change.

CONTACT

Sanghyup Lee
Instructor, Korean Language
Project GO - Korea Coordinator
Office: (406) 243-3619
sanghyup.lee@mso.umt.edu

Shaima Khinjani
Manager, Academic Programs
Office: (406) 243-3602
shaima.khinjani@mso.umt.edu