Language for Business and Technology: Korea

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Description

Since its inception in the summer of 2010, the Korean Language Business And Technology (LBAT) program has developed as one of the major study-abroad programs of School of Modern Languages.  Currently, the program accommodates three levels:  high-beginner (2nd year level), intermediate (3rd year level), and high-intermediate (4th year level).  During the 8 week program in Seoul, Korea, students will learn the Korean language intensively in an immersed environment, visit top-tier companies and research centers of Korea, experience the vibrant culture of dynamic Korea.  Through this program, students enhance cultural competence, broaden their horizons, and better prepare themselves for the future as international human assets. 

Location

The 2022 Summer program will be held online as a virtual program due to Covid-19.  

Dates

May  16, 2022 - July 22, 2022 (10 weeks):

Early Summer (5 weeks): May 16, 2022 (First day of class) ~ June 17, 2022 (Last day of class)

Late Summer (5 weeks): June 22, 2022 (First day of class) ~ July 26, 2022 (Last day of class)

Face-to-face Tutoring Sessions Online

Graduate School of Education at Yonsei will get involved in operating the Korean LBAT.  Qualified graduate students who are studying Korean as a Foreign Language will join the virtual program as tutors and have one and a half hour face-to-face speaking classes twice a week for 8 weeks (a total of 16 times).  

Accommodations

Participants will be able to take courses anywhere online during the program period. 

Courses

Participants can take up to 9 credits (GT students can take 1 through 3 courses for the virtual program). 

Second-Year

  • KOR 2691: Intensive Intermediate Korean 1.  (Early summer: Asynchronous online)
  • KOR 2692: Intensive Intermediate Korean 2.  (Late summer: Asynchronous online)
  • KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea.  (Late summer: Synchronous online MWF 9:30AM-12:15PM EST)
  • Tuesday/Thursday Tutoring Sessions (Only for Project GO students. Not for regular GT students. Early and Late summer: T/R 9:30AM-11:AM EST)

Third-Year/Fourth-Year

  • KOR 3691: Business Korean. (Early Summer: Synchronous online MWF 9:30AM-12:15PM EST)
  • KOR 3693: Exploring Modern Korea. (Late summer: Synchronous online MWF 9:30AM-12:15PM EST)
  • KOR 4692: Korean Industry: K-entertainment, K-Food, K-Beauty. (Late summer: Synchronous online MWF 12:30PM-3:15PM EST)
  • Tuesday/Thursday Tutoring Sessions (Only for Project GO students. Not for regular GT students. Early and Late summer: T/R 9:30AM-11:AM EST)

Prerequisites: No pre-requisites for LBAT Korea

However, we assume that the second-year candidates have completed basic level Korean courses, the third-year candidates have completed low intermediate level courses, and the four-year candidates have completed high-intermediate or low advanced level courses by the spring of 2022.  

Students who didn't take any relevant courses before applying to the program need to contact the program director (jlee305@gatech.edu).

Cost

  • Regular GT students will pay for the tuition charged for 1 ~ 3 summer courses they will be taking. (Please see above for the courses you can take). 

Cancellation Policy

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education.  Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances.  Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants.  If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Informational Meetings

Information sessions will be held in early May, and participants will get notified of it via email.  If you have any questions regarding the Virtual Korean LBAT program, please email Jong Hyun Lee (jlee305@gatech.edu)

You can complete your application on the link below (by May 10, 2022).  Just complete the Pre-Decision documents of the application: 

Apply Onlinehttps://atlas.gatech.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgramAngular&id=10095#contact

Information regarding the covid-19 situation of Korea:

CDC Covid-19 Travel Information (as of Feb. 22, 2022): Level 4 (Avoid travel)

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/south-korea

LBAT Activities

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  • Kimchi making

  • Samsung Innovation Museum

  • Oedo Botania in Geojae-do