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Why study Korean?

Are you a heritage speaker of Korean? If so, you are well on your way to a native-like proficiency in the language. Taking classes will help you get there.​

If you don’t already speak Korean, consider learning it in order to have more direct access to South Korea’s wonderful pop culture. This Korean cultural wave, known as Hallyu, is taking the world by storm.

Knowing Korean will also make touring South Korea that much more enjoyable.

If you don’t already speak a second language, learning Korean will give your brain a boost. Research has shown the cognitive benefits of bilingualism.

Course Offerings

Dallas College offers beginning and intermediate Korean courses.

Check the credit class schedule for current course availability.

The Core Curriculum

Korean courses are part of the Dallas College Core Curriculum.

Ask your success coach whether you can incorporate Korean courses into your degree plan.


If you are already proficient in Korean and feel that you are ready to skip one or more levels, you may take a placement exam. The placement exam will be used only for placement. It will not give you credit for any courses skipped.

Before deciding whether to take a placement exam, please consult with your success coach.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you'd like to take a college-level Korean class but do not need college credit, you can take it “concurrently" for noncredit. A concurrent section may already exist on the Continuing Education (CE) schedule. Please contact a CE success coach if you have any questions.