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Spring 2016 Events


Film Screenings

 Wednesday, February 24th- "The Suspect (용의자)"   Film Series

 Wednesday, March 23rd- "Twenty (스물)"

 Wednesday, April 6th- "200 Pound Beauty (미녀는 괴로워)"

 Wednesday, April 27th- "Oldboy (올드보이)"

 All films will be shown at 7:00 pm in Humanities 1006 and will be followed by a discussion.

 Admission is FREE and refreshments will be served! 



TALK Info Session

  Wednesday, February 4th, 1-2 p.m.
N5520 Melville Library


TaLK Logo

TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) is a Korean government sponsored internship/scholarship program which invites undergraduate students in English-speaking countries to Korea to teach English in after-school programs in elementary schools outside Seoul. TaLK scholars work for 15 hours on average a week as teacher assistants. Upon arrival, they participate in a month-long orientation through which they learn skills and knowledge to teach English to Korean students and have opportunities to create their own lesson plans before the field assignment.



Korean Speech Competition

   Friday, March 25th, 1-4 p.m.
Wang Center Lecture Hall I

The Center for Korean Studies presents a Korean Speech Competition! This is a special event for students who are taking or have taken Korean courses at Stony Brook University. It aims to bring students studying Korean language on campus together and provide them with a chance to share their cultural and linguistics experiences through speech performances. Those who are planning to enter the contest should register their application through the event website no later than March 15th.


The Center for Korean Studies will be holding auditions for the Talent Show portion of the Speech Competition!

March 2nd & March 7th, 7pm- 8pm @ SAC 303

[Audition Flyer]


Congratulations to all of our winners!



Sakile Grey



Robin Caselli

Mutong Niu

Julio Rivera



Kiani Hernandez

Lin Xue

Eldor Zokirov


예쁜 우리말상

Yoojin Lee

Anne McNulty

Liza Yanovskaya



   Thursday, April 14th, 1 p.m.
Wang Center Theatre

Earnest Woo
Korea’s Digital Comics: The Evolution of Webtoons in a Global Context

From TV dramas to K-pop, recent years have seen Korea’s cultural industry has gain a global audience. Much of the fodder for that content has come from Korean webtoons: digitally based comics. With an impressive range of stories (from the fantastical to the literary) in a variety of artistic styles, Korean webtoon creators and artists are the new tastemakers and pop culture heroes, and their fan base now spanning readers and consumers of all ages from around the world. How did this come to be? The lecture will introduce webtoons, their growth and how they formed over the last decade from the interaction of Korea’s comic book market, the global publishing industry and neighboring Asian influences. The lecture will also consider network effects in what is considered by many measures the most wired country in the world—as well as the challenges webtoons face in reaching across borders, to a potential audience of billions.

Ernest Woo is Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at TappyToon, overseeing the expansion of Korean comics and webtoons to a global audience. As an expert in Korean media and entertainment marketing, he has previously worked with leading organisations and companies including the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York Asian Film Festival, The Korea Society, Gamevil USA, and Manga Entertainment. A fan of all things geeky, Ernest holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in New Media and Film.

FREE Admission

[Reserve Tickets]


   TOPIK Exam

Saturday, April 16th, 7 p.m.

TOPIK is the only official standardized test for Korean language proficiency for foreigners administered by the Korean government. The test results can be used for local university applications, as well as employment purposes. There are two levels to choose from: TOPIK I (Basic, Level 1-2) & TOPIK II (Intermediate & Advanced, Level 3-6). The total test score will determine your proficiency standing between Levels 1 through 6.

Registration Dates for Spring 2016: January 13th- February 15th


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