The Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies at Seoul National University will offer its third one-month intensive Hanmun workshop this summer. The workshop is for graduate students or advanced undergraduate students who have completed at least one year of classical Chinese courses and are interested in improving their reading comprehension of original texts. The workshop will last four weeks, from June 29 to July 23, 2015.
Since classes will be conducted in Korean, students should have at least intermediate-level proficiency in Korean. Seminars will take place each week from Monday to Thursday and last 2.5 hours each; the seminars mainly focus on the students’ translations of assigned texts. Therefore, in addition to class hours, students will spend at least ten hours a week preparing and translating the assigned texts.
The course registration fee is US$500, but fee-waiving grants and travel support are available. Applicants need to provide clear evidence of basic Hanmun comprehension skills, preferably through a reference letter from an academic advisor or Hanmun instructor.
To apply, complete the online application at http://icks.snu.ac.kr/page/index.jsp?code=hanmun_en beginning February 23, 2015. Applications are due by March 15. Announcement of acceptance will be made March 31. The final registration deadline is April 20.