Modern Languages at UTA
Faculty Highlights
Sok Ju Kim

Sok Ju Kim

Korean Coordinator
Senior Lecturer

Mentis Profile
Yeon-Mi Choi

Yeon-Mi Choi

Korean Language

Mentis Profile

Why Study Korean?


  • South Korea’s economy ranks Number 3 in Asia and Number 13 in the world.
  • South Korea is the world’s leader in information technology and is an important player in engineering.
  • South Korea’s energy today is reflected in contemporary art, film, literature, music, and drama as well as in its robust economy.
  • The National Security Education Program considers Korean a language critical for U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.
  • Korean is spoken by 78 million speakers as a first language. This makes Korean one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
  • Korean is spoken by 1 million people as a heritage language in the United States.
  • PyeongChang will host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018.