Author: NamHyee Kim

KAC ADULT KOREAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM

한미 문화 센터 한국어 프로그램

Registration NOW OPEN for the SUMMER 2024

2024 Summer Class Schedule

 JUNE 24-SEPTEMBER 5 (No Classes on July 4th  for  Independant Day) (10 Weeks)

CLASSDAYTIMES
(Pacific Time
unless otherwise noted)
FIRST DAY/
 LAST DAY
Korean FundamentalsWednesday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
(9:30PM-11:30 PM EST)
June 26- August 28
Korean Fundamentals 
(In Person)
Thursday6:30 PM – 8:30 PMJune 27- September 5
(No Classes on July 4th  for  Independant Day)
Korean Fundamentals 
(In Person)
Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
June 29 – August 31
Beginner 1 
(In Person)
Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
June 24 – August 26
Beginner 1Thursday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
(9:30PM-11:30 PM EST)
June 27- September 5
(No Classes on July 4th  for  Independant Day)
Beginner 2Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(9:30PM-11:30 PM EST)

June 24 – August 26
Beginner 2 (In Person)Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
June 26 – August 28
Beginner 3Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
(9:30PM-11:30 PM EST)

June 24 – August 26
Beginner 3 
(In Person)
Tuesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
June 25 –  August 27
Beginner 4Tuesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
(9:30PM-11:30 PM EST)

June 25 –  August 27
Beginner 5Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
(9:30PM-11:30 PM EST)

June 24 – August 26
Beginner 6Thursday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
(9:30 PM-11:30 PM EST)
June 27- September 5
(No Classes on July 4th  for  Independant Day)
Intermediate 1Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
(9:30 PM-11:30 PM EST)

June 26 – August 28
Intermediate 2Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST)

June 29 – August 31
Intermediate 4Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
(1:00 PM-3:00 PM EST)

June 29 – August 31
Intermediate 6Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
(9:30PM-11:30 PM EST)

June 26 – August 28
Intermediate 7Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 
(9:30PM-11:30 PM EST)

June 24 – August 26
Conversational Korean (Highest Level)Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
(1:00PM -3:00 PM EST)

June 29 – August 31

As the first KAC registrant , you should take the placement test before completing the registration process (unless you are applying as an absolutely biginner applicant). Please take a level test here: https://nuri.iksi.or.kr/front/page/participation/onlineLevelTest/main.do. Send the test result to  mhpark@koreanamericancenter.org

Irvine King Sejong Institute: We offer the only comprehensive Korean language program in Orange County.  Our adult Korean language program is designated by South Korea as a King Sejong Institute. Check us out in the OC Register , LA Times, and NBC News! 

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Our 10 week Korean language program includes free Special Topic drop in language and cultural classes throughout the semester. Special sessions have included: “Let’s Make Ddukboki”, “Korean Tongue Twisters” “Pronounce Like a Native Speaker” to “Korean Folk-Art”

Anyone from anywhere can join our world famous Korean classes!

Each class runs for 2 hours during the course of the 10-week semester. All classes will be held both in person and online via zoom.

Must be 16 years and over. We encourage younger learners to join our Children and Youth Korean Program. Age exceptions will be made by approval of the Program Director, please email: info@KoreanAmericanCenter.org

Students who cannot read Korean must register in Korean Fundamentals. Classes at the same level are the same, just at different times and days. Select which works best for your schedule.

SUMMER SEMESTER 2024:

JUNE 25 – SEPTEMBER 5 (No Class on July 4th for Independant Day)

All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted. All classes via Zoom unless otherwise noted 

Various Sections within the same level are exactly the same content – only different day/times. Each class needs a minimum of 4 students to remain open. If minimum registration is not met, classes may be cancelled. Enroll now to ensure your class remains open.

SELF CHECK if you are unsure about whether to sign up for Fundamentals or Level 1: If you can read and understand this, then you can go to Level 1: 안녕하세요. 제 이름은 김영미 입니다. 저는 한국어 학생이에요. 저는 미국사람이에요.  If you cannot read nor understand what this means, then please sign up for Korean Fundaments. 

If you are still unsure which level to take, please take a level test here: https://nuri.iksi.or.kr/front/page/participation/onlineLevelTest/main.do

Send your test result to   mhpark@koreanamericancenter.org.

Description of Classes

King Sejong Institute Adult Korean Classes

This class is suited for absolute beginners or those with limited experience. Students with a background in Korean, but cannot read, will also be required to take this class before moving on. The goal of this course is to master Korean alphabet (Hangul) focusing on reading skills including pronunciation rules and to gain the basic four skills of Korean (listening, reading, writing, speaking) and sentence structure. Korean Fundamentals will cover basic topics including greetings, asking about jobs and objects, and location. Topic marker 은/는, subject marker 이/가, question words (뭐, 누구, 어디, 어느, 이건 ), equational expression 이에요/예요, and statements of existence and possession 있어요/없어요 will be taught.
For students who have completed Korean Fundamental or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to master all basic skills focusing on acquire beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning. Korean Level 1 will cover asking basic information such as relationships, family, phone numbers, birthdays, and expressions of buying things and ordering food. Numbers (Sino/Native), time marker ~에서 ~까지, Months of the year, days of the month, object particle 을/를, polite request expressions ~주세요, negative 안, ~지않다, question words 얼마나/어떻게, and 하다 verbs and adjectives will be taught in this course.
For students who have completed Korean Beginner 1 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to master all basic skills focusing on the acquisition of mid-beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning and the use of all the basic skills of Korean in more complex context. Students in Korean Level 2 will be able to talk about weekend activities using tense (present, past, future tense), make appointments using specific time and location, and give reasons for actions, and ask for favors. Students will also talk about family members using honorific expressions. Object marker 을/를, present tense, past tense 았/었/ᄊ 어요, future tense (으) ᄅ 거에요, Honorific expressions 으시-/-시-, 께서, purpose of movement -으러/러, making a suggestion -을까요, and Probability/guessing -을 거예요/-ㄹ 거예요 will be taught in this course.
Designed for students who have completed Beginner 2 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to acquire intermediate communicative skills that includes intermediate grammar and some writing skills. Korean Level 3 will cover everyday life conversational skills such as giving recommendations, talking about situations and conditions, and making appointments and reservations using proper forms of expressions. Commands with (으)세요, differential expressions ~습니다/ᄇ니다 with question ~습니까?/ᄇ니까?, when something has not been decided and yet to be completed ~(이)나/~거나, reasons for actions: -(으)니까, conditional clauses -(으)면, making requests -아/어/여 주세요, to become ~아어여 지다, and honorific expressions will be taught in this course.
For students who have completed Korean Beginner 3 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to acquire intermediate community skills focusing on vocabulary and intermediate grammar learning. Korean Level 4 will cover everyday life conversational skills such as talking about experience and plan, asking for information such as a period time, social etiquette, asking for help, and giving explanations about purpose by using proper forms of expressions. Students will learn about emphasizing between two different actions ~으려고/려고 하다, specific moment in which something happens ~을/ㄹ 때, ~을/ㄹ게요, negative and imperative propositions ~지 말다, -아/어/여야 되다, in order to do something ~기 위해서, express that you are impressed or surprise ~네요, in order to ~기 위해서 will be taught in this course.
For students who have completed Korean Beginner 4 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to develop high communicative skills, to acquire further comprehension ability, expanded vocabulary, more complicated grammatical patterns and sentence structures. Students will learn relatively complex structural patterns of Korean, build up their vocabulary, and get acquainted with various aspects of Korean culture and society. Students will be able to participate with ease and confidence in conversations on familiar topics, can speak about events and experiences in various time frames, and can handle social interactions in everyday situations.
Continuation class for returning students of Beginner 5 Final chapters of Sejong Korean Conversation Book 2
Continuation class of returning students of Beginner 6. Sejong Korean Conversation Book 3
Continuation class of returning students of Intermediate 1 Sejong Korean Conversation Book 3
Continuation class for returning students. New students with conversational level proficiency are welcome. Sejong Korean Conversation Book 4

BOOKS: This must be purchased separately. We will be using books by King Sejong Institute. Each book will be used for multiple levels.

Books can be purchased on either Amazon or Han Books.

  • Korean Made Easy for Starters Class: Optional for Korean Fundamentals
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 1 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Beginner 1, 2 and 3
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 2 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Beginner 4, 5, 6
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 3 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Intermediate 1,2
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 4 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Intermediate 3

TERMS (Please read before registering): 

  • FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE (except in the case of class cancellation by KAC). Please do not register if you are unsure. 
  • Fees are non-transferable to another semester. No Credits will be given for missed classes. Since we are a nonprofit organization, we do not have the administrative capacity to handle these requests.
  • Fees do not include books. Books can either be purchased through Korean American Center. Instructions on book purchase will be provided upon registration.
  • Fees may be tax deductible, talk to your financial advisor for details.
  • Fees must be paid prior to the beginning of class. Registration is not considered complete unless fees are fully paid. 

Children’s Fun Korean Classes/ 어바인 KAC 한국학교

All classes will be held both In-Person and online via Zoom. Our nationally recognized program is now accepting students throughout the country on a first come, first serve basis. Our Virtal classes are dynamic LIVE CLASS – this is not a self-study course nor is it module based learning.  Our interactive classes are designed for young Korean learners.


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We are the only institute in nation to receive designation by BOTH the United States government and the Korean government for the teaching of Korean language. Our classes have been featured on NBC News America and in various other media outlets.

June 10, 2024 – August 3, 2024 (8 weeks -NO CLASS on Thursday 4, 2024 for Forth of July)

Korean Language Proficiency Levels and Speaking Classes

Level 0- Absolutely beginner no experience and can not read any Korean alphabet.

Level 1 – They can read Korean words and sentences, although not yet fluently. They can improve their reading and conversation skills more at this level. They may be able to exchange greetings, give their identity, and name a number of familiar objects from their immediate environment. However, they are unable to perform functions or handle topics pertaining to the Intermediate level, and cannot therefore participate in a true conversational exchange.

Level 2 – They can read all Korean sentences. They communicate minimally by using a number of isolated words and memorized phrases limited to the particular context in which the language has been learned. When responding to direct questions, they may say only two or three words at a time or give an occasional stock answer.

Level 3 –This class is designed for students who are proficient in reading Korean and capable of holding conversations in Korean. They can read all Korean sentences well. At this level, students will learn Korean grammar and be able to engage in conversations.

Speaking Class through Short Story Book – They can read Korean sentences. They will learn new vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and Korean culture through short story books.

Speaking Class through Long Story Book – They can read Korean sentences very well. They will learn new vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and Korean culture through long story books.





SUMMER IMMERSION CAMP SCHEDULE

Session 1June 10 – June 28
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER)4th – 6th grade (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER)1st – 3rd grade (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER)
Session 2July 8 – July 26
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (NOVICE HIGH)4th – 6th grade (Level 1-Able to read basic Korean)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (NOVICE HIGH)1st – 3rd grade (Level 1-Able to read basic Korean)

Level 0- Absolutely beginner no experience and can not read any Korean alphabet.

Level 1 – They can read Korean words and sentences, although not yet fluently. They can improve their reading and conversation skills more at this level. They may be able to exchange greetings, give their identity, and name a number of familiar objects from their immediate environment. However, they are unable to perform functions or handle topics pertaining to the Intermediate level, and cannot therefore participate in a true conversational exchange.

Learners will participate in a dynamic and immersive learning environment with other students, experiencing an amazing and intensive 3-week linguistic and cultural program that can open doors for college and success in the 21st-century global economy. Our program will provide enriched opportunities for two different types of learners: beginners and novice high-level individuals. This will be achieved through classroom immersion, catering to both beginner and advanced students for Korean language acquisition in Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes of communication, utilizing real-world scenarios.

Each class will focus on a minor theme, incorporating age-appropriate activities. Learners will improve their understanding and explore the connections between Korean culture, arts, history, and language. Engaging, hands-on cultural activities such as arts, crafts, calligraphy, and music will be integrated into the curriculum to enhance real-world applications of the Korean language. This holistic approach aims to provide a comprehensive and effective learning experience for participants.

“Critical language” is a term used in the to designate languages for which there is large demand for language professionals but little supply. We believe the earlier children learn Korean, the better positioned they will be for the future.

Most of our weekday classes will be held twice per week. We have found that for young beginning level Korean learners, students learn and retain more when classes are held twice per week, versus the same amount of time once per week.

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The cost of our 10-week program is $375 plus $10 technology fee. Program includes materials that will be send via email. No additional books will be required.

Description of Classes

Winter 2022 Children & Youth

Accordion Sample DescriptionPrerequisite: None 4 or 5 years olds who are not currently in Kindergarten. This class is suited for absolute beginners or those with some Korean exposure. The goal of this course is to familiarize learners with Korean language and develop a level of comfort with the language. Learners will develop basic language foundational skills through stories, rhymes, and songs. Learners will be exposed to numbers and words for vocabulary expansion. Learners will gain an understanding of meaning and use of words. Students will develop phonological awareness and manipulate sounds that make up the Korean language. Class duration: 30 minutes
  • ACTFL: Novice Low
  • Prerequisite: None
This class is designed for Learners currently in Kindergarten or 1st grade who are absolute beginners, those with limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). The goal of this course is to familiarize the learners with Korean language and to develop a level of comfort with the language. Learners will develop basic language foundational skills through stories, rhymes, and songs. Learners will be exposed to numbers and words for vocabulary expansion. Learners will gain an understanding of meaning and use of words and learn basic sentence patterns that students can build upon. Students will learn basic vowels and consonants, stroke patterns, read basic syllables, express likes and dislikes, native and sino numbers. Questions such as who (누구), what (뭐), where (어디) will be covered.
  • ACTFL: Novice Mid
  • Prerequisite: Returning students should enroll in this class or students who have proficiency in the topics covered in the first session. Students must already recognize basic vowels and consonants of Hangul.
This class is designed for Learners currently in Kindergarten or 1st grade who have had exposure to Korean and have been introduced to Hangul. Learners will expand on topics introduced in previous levels by expressing how old they are, reinforcing basic greetings, and reciting native Korean and Sino numbers. Students will expand their knowledge and be able to ask questions such as those involving numbers (몇), how (어떻게), what (무슨), which (어떤). Students will expand on Hangul such as double vowels, double consonants, and batchim syllables. Learners will be able to follow age appropriate instructions and routines in Korean, understand basic directions, and express what they like and dislike.
  • ACTFL: Novice Low
  • Prerequisite: None
This class is designed for Learners currently in 2nd, 3rd or 4th grades who are absolute beginners, those with limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). Learners will learn how to match sound with letters, stroke pattern, basic syllable, name, and words. The goal of this course is to familiarize the learners with Korean language and to develop a level of comfort with the language. Learners will develop basic language foundational skills through stories, rhymes, and songs. Learners will learn Sino and Native numbers and words for vocabulary expansion. Learners will learn basic sentence patterns to state existence or possession. Students will learn basic greetings, express likes and dislikes, express how old they are, and understand questions such as who (누구), what (뭐), where (어디). Students will be introduced to the Korean keyboard.
  • ACTFL: Novice Mid
  • Prerequisite: Returning students should enroll in this class or students who have proficiency in the topics covered in Level 1. Students must already know Hangul and be able to sound out basic syllables.
This class is designed for Learners currently in 2nd or 3rd grade with previous experience in learning the Korean language. Learners will have exposure to more complex syllables and will build upon previous knowledge of Native and Sino numbers by learning math equations, counting items (개), people (명), and animals (마리), expressing dates and times, Learners will be able to follow age appropriate instructions and routines in Korean, understand basic directions, and express what they like to do and when they like to do it, and can understand the time and date when plans are discussed. Students will be able to talk about what they did using past, Students will be differentiate when speaking to someone older than them (존댓말).
  • ACTFL: Novice Mid
  • Prerequisite: Returning students should enroll in this class or students who have experience with the topics covered in previous level. Students must already know Hangul and be able to sound out basic syllables.
This class is designed for Learners currently in 4th or 5th grade with previous experience in learning the Korean language. The goal is to gain confidence in using the Korean language and build upon basic sentence patterns. Learners will be introduced to more adjectives and it’s grammar rules in order to expand on basic sentences. Students will expand their knowledge and be able to ask questions such as those involving numbers (몇), how (어떻게), what (무슨), which (어떤). Learners will be able to express differences and similarities and make comparisons by using 하고 and 달라요. Learners will be able to understand dates, times, seasons when schedules and routines are discussed. Learners will be able to recite mathematical operations and use the appropriate counting words for things, people, and animals. Students will be able to talk about weekend activities using present and past tense.
  • ACTFL: Novice Low
  • Prerequisite: None
This class is designed for Learners currently in 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade who are absolute beginners, have limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). Learner will master Korean alphabet (Hangul) focusing on reading skills including pronunciation rules and to gain the basic four skills of Korean (listening, reading, writing, speaking) and sentence structure. The class will cover basic topics including greetings, introductions, Native and Sino numbers in an age appropriate way using real world applications. Learners will be able to count items (개), people (명/분), animals (마리), papers (장), and books (권). Students will be able to introduce themselves with basic information such as their age, grade, where they live and how many people are in their family. Students will be able to express statements of possession and existence.
일상적이고 생활적인 한국어 대화가 가능하고, 간단한 주제의 한국어 읽기, 쓰기를 할 수 있다. 가족, 친구, 좋아하는 것 등, 친숙한 주제의 자료를 읽고 중심 생각을 파악하고 표현할 수 있다. 학습목표: 기본적인 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (전래동화, 어린이 뉴스, 환경, 역사 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 효과적으로 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(2-3 문단 이상)를 완성한다. 수업 방식: 주제 중심의 한국어 프로그램으로 , 주제와 관련된 다양한 읽기와 동영상 자료를 통해 학생들의 흥미를 유발하고, 관련된 통합활동으로 자신의 생각을 효과적으로 표현할 수 있도록 도와준다 Prerequisite: Students who are able to speak and comprehend Korean on a casual basis on everyday topics. Must be able to read and write simple sentences. **The class will be conducted completely in Korean.***
  • ACTFL: Novice Mid
  • Prerequisite: Returning students should enroll in this class or students who have experience with the topics covered in previous level. Students must already know Hangul and be able to sound out basic syllables.
The goal of this class is for students to gain confidence using the Korean language and build upon question words (뭐, 누구, 어디, 어느, 이건 ). Learners will build upon Native and Korean numbers in order to go shopping. They will be able to ask how much something is, express prices, number of items, and ask for a discount. Students will learn basic geography and will be able to express the different types of food, peoples, and cultures. Students will learn how to use polite request expressions ~주세요, negative 안, ~지않다. Students will how to describe their daily and weekly schedules and routines using appropriate time markers ~에서 and time frames 부터~까지.
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About Our Program 한국학교

Our classes are aligned with ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Our classes, unless otherwise noted, are at the Novice Low and Novice Mid level based on ACTFL Proficiency Benchmarks.

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Through incorporating 21st century technology, Students will be able to increase their Korean language proficiency, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

In addition to learning the language, students will learn about aspects of Korean culture and history through activity based learning. It is our goal that students develop a sense of pride and appreciation of their Korean heritage.

Class Location:

All Classes, with the exception of our Book Club Korean Classes, will take place via Zoom. Please make sure your students have access to a computer with a camera and microphone.

FAQ’s

Why Learn Korean?

Korean is an increasingly important language on the world stage. Korea has one of the world’s largest and most innovative economies. The Korean cultural impact around the world is representative of the continued growth of Asian influence in America.

Because Korean is still not a widely taught language, there will be a shortage of Americans who can speak Korean. Learning Korean connects your child to 75 million people worldwide and will provide your child them with greater opportunities in a 21st century global environment.

Will learning a second language be confusing for my child? 

No. Learning a second language does not cause language confusion, language delay or cognitive deficit, which have been concerns in the past. In fact, according to studies at the Cornell Language Acquisition Lab (CLAL), students who learn a second language can maintain attention despite outside stimuli better than children who know only one language.  Students in the process of learning a second language that have been evaluated on standardized testing procedures used in schools, received higher scores in more than just the verbal aspect of the tests. They also scored higher in math.

Will my child’s academic learning be compromised by spending time learning Korean?

No. Students are likely to have higher levels of academic success throughout school. When a students learns a second language, it not only activates the components of the brain that are responsible for verbal and written communication, but it also activates the areas of the brain that are directly responsible for reasoning, thinking, and numeric understanding. As a result, the student is capable of excelling in virtually every area of their academic careers.

TERMS (Please read before registering): 

  • Fees are non-refundable (except in the case of class cancellation by KAC). Please do not register if you are unsure. 
  • Fees are non-transferable to another semester. No Credits will be given for missed classes. Since we are a nonprofit organization, we do not have the administrative capacity to handle these requests.
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KIDS & YOUTH KOREAN SUMMER CAMP

어바인 K A C 한 국 학 교

2024 SUMMER KOREAN IMMERSION  (In-Person) & VIRTUAL CAMP

For Children & Youth

This is program is intended for BEGINNER and NOVICE HIGH LEVEL. No Experience Required.

  • ABSOLUTE BEGINNER Absolutely beginner no experience and can not read any Korean alphabet.
  • NOVICE HIGH-They can read Korean all the sentences. They communicate minimally by using a number of isolated words and memorized phrases limited by the particular context in which the language has been learned. When responding to direct questions, they may say only two or three words at a time or give an occasional stock answer.

Class sizes are very limited.  We will only accept a maximum of 24 students in each group.

 All classes will take place at:  Korean American Center, 20 Truman St. Irvine, CA 92620

Sibling Discount: $50 off each sibling after the first student. Must be in the same transaction to receive the discount. It will automatically be added to each subsequent student. 

IN-PERSON IMMERSION CAMP SCHEDULE

Session 1June 10 – June 28
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER)4th – 6th grade (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER)1st – 3rd grade (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER)
Session 2July 8 – July 26
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (NOVICE HIGH)4th – 6th grade (NOVICE HIGH)
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (NOVICE HIGH)1st – 3rd grade (NOVICE HIGH)

Learners will participate in a dynamic and immersive learning environment with other students, experiencing an amazing and intensive 3-week linguistic and cultural program that can open doors for college and success in the 21st-century global economy. Our program will provide enriched opportunities for two different types of learners: beginners and novice high-level individuals. This will be achieved through classroom immersion, catering to both beginner and advanced students for Korean language acquisition in Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational modes of communication, utilizing real-world scenarios.

Each class will focus on a minor theme, incorporating age-appropriate activities. Learners will improve their understanding and explore the connections between Korean culture, arts, history, and language. Engaging, hands-on cultural activities such as arts, crafts, calligraphy, and music will be integrated into the curriculum to enhance real-world applications of the Korean language. This holistic approach aims to provide a comprehensive and effective learning experience for participants.

Korean American Center is the only organization in the nation designated by both the Korean and United States governments for the teaching of Korean languages. We specialize in offering a high quality, creative, fun, and dynamic learning environment with actual accredited teachers.


2024 VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP

VIRTUAL CAMP CLASS SCHEDULE

June 10, 2024 – August 3, 2024 ( NO CLASS on Thursday for 4th of July)

Korean Language Proficiency Levels and Speaking Classes

  • Level 0 – Absolute beginners with no experience and unable to read any Korean alphabet
  • Level 1 – They can read Korean words and sentences, although not yet fluently. They can improve their reading and conversation skills at this level. They may be able to exchange greetings, introduce themselves, and name a number of familiar objects from their immediate environment. However, they are unable to perform functions or handle topics pertaining to the Intermediate level, and therefore cannot participate in a true conversational exchange.
  • Level 2 – They can read all Korean sentences. They communicate minimally by using a number of isolated words and memorized phrases limited to the particular context in which the language has been learned. When responding to direct questions, they may say only two or three words at a time or give an occasional stock answer.

The Korean American Center will host summer program for Korean learners at various skill levels. No experience required. The program is designed to build comprehensive language skills and improve students’ knowledge of Korean through fun and engaging classroom immersion. Through 21st century teaching and learning, students will learn real world application of Korean language. Instruction will be provided on all four language skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening); with an emphasis on increasing students’ speaking and listening comprehension abilities.

We make Korean learning fun!!

Through project-based activities, learners will gain a deeper understanding by exploring the connections between Korean language and culture.

Program Outcomes

STARTALK is a federally funded program of the National Security Agency. STARTALK participants MUST HAVE SOME PROFICIENCY IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED. This camp will prepare those with no or little experience with the proficiency to be qualified for the upcoming STARTALK program. For more information, please visit our STARTALK information page.

  1. experience Korean language immersion in the classroom
  2. communicate in Korean in real-world circumstances,
  3. use vocabulary learned from real-world contexts,
  4. understand impact traditional culture and values has on the language.
  5. foster an appreciation of their Korean cultural heritage and instill a sense of pride in their dual heritage.

Korean Fundamentals Special 5 Week Program Fall 2023 for Absolute Beginners

November 6, 2023 – December 4, 2023

REGISTER NOW FOR 5 Week K F Intensive Program

REGISTER NOW FOR 5 Week K F Intensive Program

This is NOT self study. This is NOT module based learning.   You will be able to practice speaking with classmates, you will be able  to ask your teacher  a question, and everything else you would do in a regular class. 

ClassDay TimesFirst Day/Last Day
Korean Fundamental Intensive – 5 weeks  

*Note that Intensive class covers the same
Content as the regular 10 Weeks, but fewer
weeks and faster pace
Monday
6:30 PM (PST)- 
8:30 PM (PST)
November 6, 2023 
–   December 4, 2023