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Personal Enrichment

Enrich your experience as a lifelong learner and explore our programs for fun, fitness or personal growth. Personal Enrichment programs are designed to help you enjoy life, learn new skills and try new things. Find unique on-campus and online learning experiences year-round.


Online Enrichment Courses

UWF Continuing Education offers a variety of 6-week online enrichment courses. New courses start monthly with all lessons online, giving you the flexibility to gain new skills on your own time. Personal development topics include:

Arts >   Design and Composition >  Health and Wellness >    Languages >   Personal Finance and Investments >    Photography >    Starting a Business >   Writing and Publishing >

Location: Online
Tuition: $100+ 
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Korean I

Dates: January 19, 2021 - February 25, 2021 

In this beginner's course, you will learn the fundamentals of Korean language. The course focuses on learning the Hangeul writing system, along with basic vocabulary, grammar and daily expressions. Instructor Kyonghee Paik grew up in Seoul and graduated from Sogang University in Korea. She completed a doctoral course in linguistics and education at Keio University in Tokyo. She has taught Korean, Japanese and linguistics in Japan and Singapore. She was a visiting scholar in linguistics at Stanford University in 2000 and is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Asian Studies at UWF. 

No textbook required: Instructor will use online teaching materials.

Schedule: Tue & Thu,
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Tuition: $150
Register for Korean I

Course will be held virtually. Meeting links will be sent out before each class.


Korean Language III

Dates: January 18, 2021 - February 24, 2021 

This class is a continuation of Korean II. Students will continue to gain knowledge of Korean grammar and vocabulary. The course aims to prepare students for the  TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean). Kyonghee Paik grew up in Seoul and graduated from Sogang University in Korea. She completed a doctoral course in linguistics and education at Keio University in Tokyo. She has taught Korean, Japanese and linguistics in Japan and Singapore. She was a visiting scholar in linguistics at Stanford University in 2000 and is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Asian Studies at UWF. 

Required Book (Textbook will be used in Korean II-Korean IV classes): Living Language Korean, Complete Edition

Schedule: Mon & Wed,
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Tuition: $150
Register for Korean III

Course will be held virtually and meeting links will be sent out before each class.


Certificate in Korean Studies

The personal enrichment Korean Language courses can be taken as part of the Center for Asian Studies Certificate of Completion in Korean Studies. The Center for Asian Studies Certificate in Korean Studies is conferred upon those students who have demonstrated a fundamental knowledge of Korean language, culture, history and society. There are three components to the certificate. The Korean language component builds listening and speaking, and reading and writing skills. Mastery of the hangul writing system and basic grammar and vocabulary are the focus of this sequence. The Korean History, Culture and Society component gives a foundation of knowledge that anybody studying Korean society needs through an academic course that is designed for the Certificate Program. The third component is the experiential component that provides a structured opportunity for students to experience Korean culture first hand.

For more information, contact the Center for Asian Studies.
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Japanese Language and Culture  I

Dates: January 28 - April 15, 2021

Designed for students with no prior knowledge of Japanese or beginners in Japanese skills and vocabulary. This course includes useful daily expressions, basic vocabularies and daily conversation. Also, basic sentence structure will be introduced in order to develop practical communication skills. The focus of this course is speaking and listening comprehension. Various teaching materials including cards, video and role play will be used. Learn about Japanese culture and customs from a native Japanese instructor.

Schedule: Thursdays,
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Tuition: $150 Register for Japanese I

Course will be held virtually and meeting links will be sent out before each class.


Japanese Writing

Dates: February 3 - April 21, 2021

Learn words, phrases and expressions of the Japanese language. Mastery of the correct stroke orders for Japanese characters will also be covered. Upon completion of the course, you will understand how to read and write Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji (1st Grade Kanji or Kanji for JLPT N5). Choose one of the writing systems to focus on and learn at your own pace. This course is designed for learners with little or no prior knowledge of the written form of Japanese language but is also perfect for advanced Japanese learners.

Schedule: Wednesdays,
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online
Tuition: $150 Register for Japanese Writing

Course will be held virtually and meeting links will be sent out before each class.


For questions or additional information about our Asian Studies language courses, contact The Center for Asian Studies at asianstudies@uwf.edu. For registration issues or concerns, please contact the Student Support Center at 850-473-7468.