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A new Korean class has been added, starting in the Spring of 2014, for Korean heritage learners, so that they need not take KOR 1010 and 1020. The course will cover first year Elementary Korean in one semester. KOR1559 is designed for Korean heritage students who have a Korean language background but who do not have formal training in reading and writing. The focus of the class is to promote students’ literacy skills. Students in this class will start learning basic Hangeul writing and principles, and practice basic sentence structures in order to build fundamental grammar skills in Korean. The course will also cover discussions of cultural topics such as Korean traditions, customs, and Korean culture in order to enhance students’ understanding of modern Korean society.