Training Standards and Objectives

The Open University of China (OUC) has designed this as a three-year part-time study programme. The minimum period of schooling required is two and a half years.

The goal of the programme is to cultivate professionals with a solid foundation in the Korean language in foreign business that require practical business Korean skills.

The students shall obtain a solid foundation in the Korean language and strong Korean proficiency; master the basic knowledge and skills of foreign business; be familiar with the general rules of foreign business relating to international business activities; understand China's guidelines, policies and laws related to foreign business; have the ability to engage in foreign business and possess basic computer application skills; cultivate good study habits, effective learning strategies and strong self-directed learning ability.

Main Courses

Korean Pronunciation, Basic Korean, Korean Listening and Speaking, Korean Reading, Korean Writing, An Outline of Korea, Chinese-Korean Translation, Korean Etiquette, Korean Film Appreciation, Oral Korean for Business

Duration of Study and Graduation

The programme uses a credit-based system. All credits earned within 8 years after registration are valid.

The minimum number of credits required for graduation is 76. The minimum number of credits from all the modules required for graduation is 69. The minimum number of credits from all the modules required to take the OUC final exam is 43.

Graduates obtaining the required number of credits are awarded a nationally recognized diploma certificate of higher education.

Future Occupation

Positions in foreign business requiring practical business Korean skills


Course Offerings

  • The compulsory courses offered by the OUC employ uniform syllabi, teaching materials, examinations and standards of marking. Regarding the optional modules, the OUC will provide related teaching support as much as possible.
  • The result of the practical for each course is included in the overall performance. Those who have not completed the practical shall not get the credit.
  • It is not recommended to take similar courses. Credit will be counted for only one course under this circumstance.
  • The starting term for each course in the programme timetable is determined based on prerequisite relationships and knowledge dependencies between the courses. The schedule is provided for the students' reference when choosing the courses. For each compulsory course in the programme, rolling enrollment will be open year-round after the initial start date.

Teaching Support Services

Teaching Resources:

  • The main study media used in the compulsory courses of the programme are printed materials, audio-visual materials, IP courseware, CAI courseware and online resources. Each course shall use at least three types of teaching media.
  • Online resources are used for online teaching, tutorial and exchange, including text resources, video resources and online courses. The text resources include the teaching documents, course information, tutorial materials, self-assessment exercises and reference materials. The video resources include live class, VOD and IP courseware. The online courses are based on various media resources.

Learner Support:

Besides support through various media resources, the OUC will arrange for regular online teaching activities for the compulsory courses of the programme. Generally speaking, each course will arrange at least two periods of real-time online tutorial or Q&A per term in addition to day-to-day online tutorial and Q&A. The related text materials will be uploaded to the website for at least one term after the activities. In addition, the OUC will offer day-to-day tutorial by making use of live classes at noon, QQ study groups and email. Contact information for the OUC course leaders, such as telephone number, email address and QQ number, will be provided to facilitate timely communication between students and teachers.

Teacher Support:

There are two primary aspects of teacher support. One is to offer teacher training on the course content and the other is to facilitate the interchange of teaching experience among teachers and to answer various questions raised by teachers during the course of teaching.