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5 Week Zoom Class For Absolute Beginners

To address the national crisis, we have modified our beginner Korean class by offering a 5-week class for absolute beginners ANYWHERE in the United States.

We are a designated King Sejong Institute, by the S. Korean government. We are the only King Sejong Institute in the United States to offer special Zoom classes. Check us out in the OC Register , LA Times, and NBC News! 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Please add yourself to our interested list and we will notify you when our Fall schedule is released. INTEREST LIST HERE

Each two hour class will be held once per week and will be through Zoom.

ClassDayTimesFirst Day/Last Day
Beginner Korean – Wed (5 weeks)Wednesday6:30 PM PST – 8:30 PM PSTJune 24 – July 22
Beginner Korean – Thu (5 weeks only)Thursday4:00 PM PST (7:00 PM EST) – 6:00 PM (9:00 PM EST)June 25 – July 23
Beginner Korean- Sat (5 weeks only)Saturday10:00 AM (1:00 PM EST) – 12:00 PM (3:00 PM EST)June 27 – July 25
All classes will offer same content. The only thing different are the time/day. All times listed in Pacific Standard Time, unless otherwise noted.

CLASS SIZE WILL BE LIMIED

We have done our best to simulate a physical classroom experience that is highly interactive and engaging. This is NOT self study. This is NOT module based learning. This is an actual class. 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. 

ABOUT THIS CLASS: The special class is designed for students who are new to learning Korean. The goal of this course is to learn how to read and write in Korean using the Korean alphabet, Hangul, some basic phrases to be used when introducing oneself, asking for basic information about someone else, counting up to 100, talking about one’s daily activities using simple sentences, and useful greetings and common everyday phrases. Students will also learn about the Korean culture including customs, popular slangs, well-known songs, and more.

FALL 2020 ADULT KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASS REGISTRATION

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

September 12 2020 – November 19, 2020 (10 Weeks)

FALL SESSION: ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM.

Registration is now open

Each class runs for 2 hours during the course of the 10-week semester. Must be 16 years and over. All classes will be held online. Exception will be made by approval of the Program Director, please email: info@KoreanAmericanCenter.org

Students who can not read Korean must register in Korean Fundamentals. Classes in the same level are the same, just different time and day. Select which works best for your schedule.

Fall Session 2020: September 12, 2020 – November 19, 2020 (10 Weeks) 

ClassDayTimesFirst Day/Last Day
Korean Fundamentals (No experience required, absolute beginner)Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM9/12-11/14
Korean Fundamentals (No experience required, absolute beginner)Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/16-11/18
Level 1Thursday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM9/17-11/19
Level 2Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM9/12-11/14
Level 2Tuesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/15-11/17
Level 3Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM9/12-11/14
Level 3Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/14-11/16
Level 4Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM9/12-11/14
Level 4Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/16-11/18
Level 5Tuesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/15-11/17
Conversational Korean (Level 7+)Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM9/12-11/14

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.

WHICH CLASS SHOULD I TAKE?

For those students or those with absolutely no experience or very little experience in Korean should register for Korean Fundamentals. Students with a Korean heritage background who cannot read Hangul will also be asked to start with Korean Fundamentals. All other students should review our Korean Class Descriptions

If you are still unsure which level to take, you can request a placement test by email so we can assess which level would be best. Please contact us by email to request the test. **Placement tests will only take place during registration period.***

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 the first day of class for $25

  • Sejong Korean Conversation 1 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Korean Fundamentals, Level 1, and Level 2
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 2 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Level 3 and Level 4:
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 3 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Level 5 and Level 6.

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.
  • Checks can be made out to: “Korean American Center
  • Fees must be paid prior to the beginning of class. Registration is not considered complete unless fees are fully paid. 

STARTALK SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM

Interest list for STARTALK* Summer 2020 Korean Heritage Language Immersion Program

Read in 한국어

We had an amazing STARTALK program last summer and we look forward to another impactful summer in 2020! Here’s some fast facts from last year:

  • There were only 8 STARTALK Korean programs in the United States.
  • We were the ONLY STARTALK program for any language in Orange County.
  • There were only 5 STARTALK Korean Programs offered for Middle School learners.
  • We were the ONLY middle school program for Korean Heritage learners.
  • We had 29 students.
  • Our student/teacher ratio was 4:1
  • We were the ONLY STARTALK program to receive supplemental learning materials from agencies in South Korea.

INTEREST LIST FOR SUMMER 2020

Program Dates: 
June 22, 2020 – July 17, 2020
Mondays through Fridays
9:00AM-2:30PM
.
A total of 110 instructional hours will be completed (equivalent to one academic year).

Application Due: TBD
We may request an interview depending on the number of applicants.

Program Costs:
If accepted, tuition and most materials for this program will be provided by the National Security Agency.  Students will only need to pay $199 administrative processing fee upon acceptance. There will be $10 application fee due at the time of application. 

Class size will be extremely limited.

STARTALK Coverage of STARTALK SUMMER

Newsletter #1
Newsletter #2
Newsletter #3
Korea Times (07/23/2018)
Korea Daily (02/23/18)
Korea Times (02/21/2018

STARTALK Media Page (videos and photos)

What is STARTALK?  STARTALK is a project funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical-need foreign languages, with programs for students (K-16) and teachers. Korean is considered to be one of those critical languages.

The Korean American Center in partnership with UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies, will host a summer immersion program for Korean heritage language learners. The program will be designed to build comprehensive language skills and improve students’ knowledge of Korean through classroom immersion and will be based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. The program will offer a fun and challenging opportunity for Korean heritage learners going into the 6th through 8th grades in the fall of 2019.  

Students with exposure to Korean at home will learn and expand their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. 

Students will receive a letter of completion from UCI and United States Congressional recognition. 

    • Use Korean language immersion in the classroom to improve language skills.
    • Communicate in Korean in real-world circumstances.
    • Use vocabulary learned from real-world con
      texts.
    • Understand impact traditional culture and values has on the language.
  • Foster an appreciation of their Korean cultural heritage and instill a sense of pride in their dual heritage.

 Class size will be extremely limited.  

STARTALK students experience ancient Korean sport with a hands-on archery demonstration.

STARTALK is guided by six Principles for Effective Teaching & Learning and has three main objectives:

  1. To increase the number of students enrolled in the study of critical-need languages
  2. To increase the number of highly effective critical-language teachers in the U.S.
  3. To increase the number of highly effective materials and curricula available to teachers and students of these critical-need languages

미주 한인 2, 3세 중학생들을 위한 2018 스타톡(StarTalk) 여름 한국어 교실

오렌지카운티 한미문화센터(Korean American Center)에서는 UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies와 함께 곧 다가올 2018년 여름, 한인 2, 3세 중학생(6학년부터 8학년까지)들을 위한 심화 한국어 수업을 개설합니다.

2018년에 진행될 스타톡 한국어 수업은, 학생들로 하여금 포괄적인 언어 능력을 기르고 한국어에 대한 지식을 집중적으로 쌓을 수 있도록 고안되었습니다. 이 프로그램은 언어 학습을 위한 세계적 용이성 기준에 맞춰져 있으며, 말하기, 듣기, 읽기, 쓰기 능력을 기르고 싶어하는 초급부터 중급 정도의 한국어 실력을 가진 한인 2, 3세 중학생들을 위한 수업입니다. 단, 학생 모집 인원은 제한적입니다.

특별히 21세기형 수업과 학습을 통해, 학생들은 실제 상황에 응용 가능한 한국어를 배우게 될 것입니다. 학생들은 과거와 소통하고, 그것이 현재에 미치는 영향을 탐구하게 될 것입니다. 또한, 가족들과 지역 사회 구성원들을 인터뷰하는 <지역 역사 비디오 프로젝트>를 통해 친구들과의 친목을 다지고, 가족들과 유대관계를 더욱 돈독히 하게 될 것입니다. 학생들이 제작한 이 비디오 프로젝트는 스타톡 한국어 수업 마지막 날에 그동안 교실에서 진행된 다른 프로젝트들과 함께 상영될 것입니다.

스타톡 프로그램은 다음과 같은 부분에 초점을 두고 있습니다.

    1. 한국어 집중 강화 교실 경험
    1. 실생활에서의 한국어 의사소통
    1. 실제 상황에서 일어나는 문맥을 통한 어휘 습득
    1. 전통 문화와 가치가 언어에 미치는 영향을 이해
  1. 한국 문화 유산에 대한 이해를 고취, 이중적 정체성에 대한 자부심 불어넣기

*이름을 명단에 기재해 주시면 프로그램 등록이 시작될 때 연락드리겠습니다.

스타톡 프로그램이란? 스타톡은 미정부지원 프로그램이며, 메릴랜드 대학교(University of Maryland)에 있는 국가 외국어 센터에서 진행합니다. 스타톡 프로그램의 목적은 교사와 학생(K-16)을 훈련시키는 프로그램을 통해 주요한 외국어를 가르치고, 배우고, 이용하는 미국 시민의 수를 증가시키는 것입니다. 이러한 주요 언어들 하나로 한국어가 고려되고 있습니다.

*문의

한국어 949-233-7868
영어    949-535-3338

Children’s Korean Classes

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

January 18, 2020 – May 16, 2020 (17 weeks total)

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION TAKE $30 OFF! Use Coupon code: lovemyself20 at checkout. Offer expires 1/1/20 at 11:59PM. (We will not issue any refunds if you forget to apply coupon code at checkout or register after coupon code expires.)

We’re offering our FUN KOREAN Children’s program for Grades Kindergarten to 5th grade. For 6th grade and beyond, please visit our Youth Korean Program page.

Did you know that Korean is considered a “critical language” according to the United States government? “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. Class Size is limited!  한국어로 더 자세한 정보를 원하시면 한국일보 2019년 8월 20일 자 기사를 참고하세요. 클릭

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.

Winter/Spring 2020 CLASS SCHEDULE

We offer both Weekday and Weekend class options.

January 18, 2020 – May 20, 2020 (17 weeks total) No classes the week of March 30 – April 4th for Spring Break.

The cost of our 17-week program is $450 plus $25 material fee. Sibling discount: Take an additional $50 off each student after the first student.

ClassDayTimeFirst Class/Last Class
K-2ndSaturday1:30-3:30pmJanuary 18, 2020 – May 16, 2020
K-2ndMonday4-6pmJanuary 20, 2020 – May 18, 2020
3rd-5th GradeSaturday1:30-3:30pmJanuary 18, 2020 – May 16, 2020
3rd-5th GradeWednesday4-6pmJanuary 22, 2020 – May 20, 2020

For 6th grade and beyond, please visit our Youth Korean Program page.

About Our Program

Our classes are based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages.

Through 21st century teaching and learning methods, students will learn real world application of Korean language.  Each developmentally appropriate class will offer theme-based learning activities and will include opportunities to practice language skills.

All students will be taught the Korean alphabet system (Hangul), pronunciation and basic conversational usages such as greetings, and self-introduction using methods that are appropriate to their age. All classes will weave in aspects of Korean heritage and culture.

Early age classes will utilize enriched play method, a playgroup-style with songs and games, making Korean language learning fun and hands-on. Through a creative curriculum, our program will help children develop Korean language skills, through social interaction, Children will explore colors, counting, family, body parts, animals and simple phrases.

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.

Korean American Center is a proud member of ACTFL

Class Location:

Classes will take place at the Korean American Center
18 Truman St, Suite #208
Irvine, CA 92620

Youth Korean Language Classes 청소년반

A Fun and Engaging Korean Class for Our Youth

Registration is OPEN for Middle and High School.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION TAKE $30 OFF! Use Coupon code: lovemyself20 at checkout. Offer expires 1/1/20 at 11:59PM. (We will not issue any refunds if you forget to apply coupon code at checkout or register after coupon code expires.)

WINTER/Spring: January 18, 2020 – May 21, 2020 (17 weeks total)

MIDDLE SCHOOL (6th – 8th grade)

High SCHOOL (9th – 12th grade)

For younger learners, please visit our Fun Korean for Children.

Middle School Program (Grades 6 – 8):

Students who have little to no experience with Korean should register for Beginner Korean. This class begins with learning Korean alphabet. Those with experience or have attended previous class with us, including STARTALK, should register for Korean Novice Mid/High. (Novice High Students should be able to do the following: “I can share the time and date of an upcoming event; I can recognize the order of events from a story timeline; I can understand directions for setting the table; I can exchange preferences with my friends about our likes and dislikes.”)

High School Program (Grades 9 – 12):

This class is suited for all levels of novice learners – those with no experience though novice Mid.

Winter/Spring Class Schedule

Weekend and Weekday class options available! No classes the week of March 30 – April 4th for Spring Break.

Sibling discount: Take an additional $50 off each student after the first student enrolled in either our Fun Korean Children or Youth program.

ClassDayTimeFirst Class/Last Class
6-8th Grade: Beginner KoreanSaturday1:30-3:30pmJanuary 18, 2020 – May 16, 2020
6-8th Grade: Beginner KoreanThursday4-6pmJanuary 23, 2020 – May 21, 2020
6-8th Grade: Novice Mid/HighSaturday1:30-3:30pmJanuary 18, 2020 – May 16, 2020
6-8th Grade: Novice Mid/HighTuesday4-6pmJanuary 21, 2020 – May 19, 2020
9-12th Grade: Beginne KoreanSaturday1:30-3:30pmJanuary 18, 2020 – May 16, 2020

About Our Korean Program

The classes will be based on the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Through 21st century teaching and learning methods, students will learn real world application of Korean language.  Activities and assignments will be theme-based and will include structured opportunities to practice language skills outside the classroom.

Each class will meet weekly.  Our small class size will enable our instructors to work on the individual needs of each student. First time learners will be taught the Korean alphabet system (Hangul), pronunciation and basic conversational usages such as greetings, self-introduction and shopping. We will then introduce grammar includes particles, verb usage, conjugations and proper use of the numbers.

Students will be able to form longer sentences with 500 newly acquired words as they learn more complicated particles, tenses, ending forms and joining clauses. Students will be able to express personal experiences and plans on topics such as the seasons and traveling.  Teacher will used comprehension checks to ensure constant understanding. Students will be able to increase their Korean language proficiency, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

In addition to learning the language, they 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.

What students will learn
In addition to knowing how to read Hangul, students will learn how to do the following.

  • I can say hello and goodbye to peers and elders.
  • I can tell someone my name and ask someone’s name.
  • I can state my age and where I live.
  • I can recite pure Korean (1-10) and Sino Korean numbers (1-1000)
  • I can ask how much something and be able to understand prices.
  • I can respond to yes/no questions.
  • I can say the date and the day of the week.
  • I can modify verbs into past, present, and future tenses
  • I can ask someone questions about where they live, what school they go to and what they like and dislike.

If your student can ALREADY do ALL of the above, then they are ready for Korean 2.  If they can do some and not others, then they may develop a stronger foundation by attending Korean 1. 

Class Location:

Classes will take place at the Korean American Center
18 Truman St, Suite #208
Irvine, CA 92620

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 my child be able to earn school credit? 

At the end of each semester, the student will receive a certificate from the the Korean American Center which will state the student received 38 hours of instruction. Students will also receive a grade for the class. It is up to the student and parent to communicate with the counselors at their school to find out what paperwork they need to receive foreign language credit.  We will gladly provide the necessary information upon request.

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.

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.

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 volunteer run organization, we do not have the administrative capacity to handle these requests.
  • Checks can be made out to: “Korean American Center

Check out our video from our Summer Youth Program!

Korean Classes for Children: Pre-Teens & Teenagers in Middle School – High School

Korean Classes for Kids: Pre-Teens & Teenagers in Middle School – High SchoolKorean classes in Irvine

3 WEEK SPECIAL COURSES

We are offering special courses as we wait for our regular session to begin in January. This time, we are offering three new special course offering.

Register TODAY as class sizes are limited.
Classes Suited for all levels. Prerequisite:
 Korean Fundamentals or equivalent experience (ability to read Hangul and understand sentence structure)

All classes $89 + $5 Material Fee.

Korean for Travel
Tuesdays, December 3, 10, 17 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 

In this course, students will learn practical Korean through a virtual trip to Korea. Students will experience various situations that they would face in Korea, and will explore aspects of Korean culture. Students will simulate various travel situations including planning their own trips.

Learning Korean Though TV Shows & Film: 
Wednesdays, December 4, 11, 18 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

This short course students will learn Korean phrases through watching film clips and Korean variety shows. Students will learn phrases, idioms, and slang terms used by everyday Koreans. 

Korean Through Food and Shopping: 
Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Students will learn different phrases that are needed in various shopping situations ranging from going to a grocery store, a department store, and traditional Korean market. Students will learn about ordering various types of food at a Korean restaurant. Lastly, students will read a recipe to make a simple Korean dish using prepared ingredients.

FALL 2019 ADULT KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASS REGISTRATION

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

Fall Session I: September 7 – November 13 (10 Weeks) – REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED – Add yourself to our interest list for Winter 2020 beginning in January. We will inform you as soon as registration is open.

Each class runs for 2 hours during the course of the 10-week semester for only $199! Must be 16 years and over. We invite those younger to join our youth classes. All Classes held at: Korean American Center, 18 Truman, Irvine, CA 92620

Students who can not read Korean must register in Korean Fundamentals.Classes in the same level are the same, just different time and day. Select which works best for your schedule. 

Fall Session I: September 7 – November 9

ClassDay Times
Korean Fundamentals – SatSaturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Korean Fundamentals – WedWednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Level 1 – Sat Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level 1 – TueTuesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Level 2 – SatSaturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level 2 – WedWednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Level 3 – SatSaturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level 3 – Mon Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Level 4 Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level 5 Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level 6Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fall Session II: October 7- December 9

ClassDayTimes
Korean Fundamentals – MonMonday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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. 

WHICH CLASS SHOULD I TAKE?

For those students or those with absolutely no experience or very little experience in Korean should register for Korean Fundamentals. Students with a Korean heritage background who cannot read Hangul will also be asked to start with Korean Fundamentals. All other students should review ourKorean Class Descriptions

If you are still unsure which level to take, you can request a placement test by email so we can assess which level would be best. Please contact us by email to request the test.

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

Books can be purchased on the first day of class for $25

  • Sejong Korean Conversation 1 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Korean Fundamentals, Level 1, and Level 2
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 2 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Level 3 and Level 4:
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 3 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Level 5 and Level 6.

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. We only accept cash and checks only for book purchases.
  • Fees may be tax deductible, talk to your financial advisor for details.
  • Checks can be made out to: “Korean American Center
  • Fees must be paid prior to the beginning of class. Registration is not considered complete unless fees are fully paid. 

SPRING & SUMMER 2019 ADULT KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASS REGISTRATION

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

SPRING: April 6, 2019 – June 20, 2019 (10 Weeks) (No Class Saturday 4/20 and Monday 5/27) –

SUMMER SESSION I: June 4, 2019 – August 6, 2019 (10 Weeks) – Registration is closed

SUMMER II 2019 SESSION: Saturdays, June 29, 2019 – August 31, 2019 (10 Weeks) – Registration is closed

Please add yourself to our interest list and we will notify you when registration opens for our Fall semester which starts in September.

NEW CLASSES!!

This semester, we are offering 2 new Korean language courses: Professional (Formal) Korean and Korean for Travel.

Professional/Business Korean: Take your Korean to the next level!! This class will be conducted using only formal Korean 존댓말.  This level is used beyond business settings, but also the level used when first meeting someone, when speaking to customers, elders, superiors, and when delivering presentations. It is the form used in the military, in many workplaces, and in news broadcasts.  The goal of this course is to develop high communicative skills and to acquire further comprehension ability in a more formal situations. Students will use the formal “I” form 저, will learn to make a statement using ~ㅂ니다,  ask a question ~ㅂ니까?, make a request using ~십시오, and  express a proposition or expression using ~ㅂ시다. Prerequisite: Level 2 or equivalent proficiency.

Korean for Travel: Students will learn expressions, vocabulary, and conversation dialogues for various traveling situations that may occur between the student’s arrival to Korea through departure. Topics include transportation, accommodations, meals, shopping, pop culture, and sight seeing. Students will also learn about essential cultural and travel information.  Prerequisite: Level 1 or have equivalent proficiency.  

Each class runs for 2 hours during the course of the 10-week semester for only $199!

SPRING SCHEDULE: April 6, 2019 – June 20, 2019 (No Classes on Saturday April 20th and Monday, May 27th)

Students who can not read Korean must register in Korean Fundamentals.

Spring 2019 Class OfferingDay Times
Korean Fundamentals – SatSaturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Korean Fundamentals – MonMonday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Level 1 – SatSaturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level 1 – WedWednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Level 2 – SatSaturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level 2 – MonMonday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Level 3 – Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level 4 Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Level 5 Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Professional KoreanThursday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Classes in the same level are the same, just different time and day. Select which works best for your schedule.

*No Classes on Saturday, April 20th. No Classes Monday, May 27th. All sections within a level are exactly the same – only the day and time are different. All classes will be in Irvine. 

Classes held at: Korean American Center, 18 Truman, Irvine, CA 92620

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. 

PLACEMENT:   For those students or those with no experience or background in Korean will automatically be placed in Korean Fundamentals. Students with a Korean heritage background who cannot read Hangul will also be asked to start with Korean Fundamentals.

All other students should review our Korean Class Descriptions

If you are still unsure which level to take, you can request a placement test by email so we can assess which level would be best. Please contact us by email to request the test.

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

Books can be purchased on the first day of class for $25

  • Classes: Korean Fundamentals, Level 1, and Level 2 Sejong Korean Conversation 1 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing
  • Classes: Level 3 and Level 4: Sejong Korean Conversation 2 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing
  • Classes: Level 5: Sejong Korean Conversation 3 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing
  • Korean for Travel: 여행 한국어 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing

TERMS (Please read before registering): 

  • Registration is not complete until payment is received.
  • 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. We only accept cash and checks only for book purchases.
  • Fees may be tax deductible, talk to your financial advisor for details.
  • Checks can be made out to: “Korean American Center
  • Fees must be paid prior to the beginning of class. Registration is not considered complete unless fees are fully paid. 

Special 3 Week Korean Courses

During the month of December, the Korean American Center will be offering two unique Korean short courses. Classes will be held at the Korean American Center in Irvine. Both classes are perfect for ALL LEVELS. Class size limited.

Classes will take place at
Korean American Center
18 Truman St.
Irvine, CA 92620

Register Now

 

Korean Idioms & Expressions  (속담과 관용어)

TUESDAYS, Dec 4, 2018 – Dec 18, 2018

Like with any other language, Korean offers a lot of proverbs & idiomatic expressions. Often the meaning of these expressions completely differ from the literal meaning. In this class we will break down some of the most common expressions that every native Korean speaker knows. All Levels welcomed. Prerequisite: Must be able to read Korean. We will not be teaching Hangul. All material will be in Korean, there will be no Romanization.

 

Learn Korean Through K-Dramas

THURSDAYS, Dec 6, 2018 – Dec 20, 2018

Suitable for all levels, this Korean class is designed to expand your Korean language skills through dramas in a fun and entertaining way. It’s a great way to learn grammar, phrases, and expressions. Learners will explore Korean culture and lifestyle and participate in their own drama dialogue. Prerequisite: Must be able to read Korean. We will not be teaching Hangul. All material will be in Korean, there will be no Romanization.