This is an introductory Korean course, which is designed to help students acquire fundamental skills to read, write, listen and speak in elementary level Korean. Students will learn Korean writing system, Hangul, simple sentence patterns, and basic everyday conversations. By the end of the class, students will be able to carry a short conversation about people?s backgrounds, likes and dislikes, attributes, as well as locations, numbers and counters. Students will also be able to talk about present, past and future events. In addition to the classroom instruction, there will be a conversation session with the tutors, which students have to attend every week to practice speaking. In accordance with the national standards in foreign language education, all Five Cs (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities) will be emphasized in the course.