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Continuing Education Schedules Korean Classes

Continuing Education Schedules Korean Classes

May 3, 2007 – Collin College’s Continuing Education will offer language courses in Korean this summer.

As part of the college’s Strategic Language Institute, which provides a venue for business people operating in a global market to communicate, Korean I is scheduled from 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 15-July 3. Korean II will be at the same time and days from Tuesday, July 10-Tuesday, August 28. All classes will be at the Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park Blvd., Plano.

Based on an initiative started by President George W. Bush, the Strategic Language Institute is an effort to increase the level of foreign language speakers with an emphasis on languages important to know for national security reasons, cultural understanding and economic competitiveness.

Korea is one of the 10 largest economies in the world, in addition, its politics, world leadership and academics have gained prominence throughout the global community.

Korean I and II will place emphasis on conversation and listening comprehension with materials provided by the Houston Korean Education Center. In addition, the courses will include outings to Korean restaurants and businesses to practice the students’ language skills to native speakers.

Foreign language training can be a great asset to businesses that are based in or do business with clients in foreign countries.

The Korean I class is $109 and the Korean II class is $139. Each class is 15 sessions.

For more information on the Strategic Language Institute, please call 972.985.3750 or visit and click on the heading for “Courses.”

Collin College serves more than 41,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.