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FALL 2021 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! 

Registration Now CLOSED for Fall 2021

Please add yourself to our interest list and we will notify you as soon as registration begins

Fall 2021: September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (10 Weeks) – No class on Saturday, October 9 in honor of Hangul Day.

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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”

FALL SESSION: CLASSES WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM (Korean Fundamentals on Mondays, which will be held in person)

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 online.

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 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 2021: September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (10 Weeks) – No class on Saturday, October 9 in honor of Hangul Day.

All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted 
ClassDayTimes (Pacific Time unless otherwise noted)First Day/Last Day
Korean Fundamentals (Absolute Beginners) – IN PERSON at
Korean American Center in Irvine
Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/13-11/15
Korean Fundamentals (Absolute Beginners)Tuesday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (7:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST)9/14-11/16
Korean Fundamentals (Absolute Beginners)Thursday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/16-11/18
Korean Fundamentals (Absolute Beginners)Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)9/11-11/20 (No Class Saturday 10/9)
Level 1Tuesday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (7:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST)9/14-11/16
Level 1Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/15-11/17
Level 1Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)9/11-11/20 (No Class Saturday 10/9)
Level 2Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/13-11/15
Level 2Tuesday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (7:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST)9/14-11/16
Level 2Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)9/11-11/20 (No Class Saturday 10/9)
Level 3Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/13-11/15
Level 3Tuesday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (7:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST)9/14-11/16
Level 3Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)9/11-11/20 (No Class Saturday 10/9)
Level 4Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/15-11/17
Level 4Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)9/11-11/20 (No Class Saturday 10/9)
Level 5Thursday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/16-11/18
Level 6Tuesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM9/14-11/16
Level 6Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)9/11-11/20 (No Class Saturday 10/9)
Level 7Saturday1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (4:00 PM EST – 6:00 PM EST)9/11-11/20 (No Class Saturday 10/9)
Conversational Korean (Level 9+)Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)9/11-11/20 (No Class Saturday 10/9)

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

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. 저는 한국어 학생이에요. 저는 미국사람이에요. 제 이름은 김태미 입니다.  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, 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.***

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 Level 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 Korean Level 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 Level 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 Level 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 Level 5 Final chapters of Sejong Korean Conversation Book 2
Continuation class of returning students of Level 6. 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: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 2 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Level 4 and Level 5:
  • Sejong Korean Conversation 3 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Conversation (Level 7+)

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. 

어바인 KAC한국학교

어바인 KAC 한국학교

가을학기 개강 안내

가을 학기 2021년 9월 13일 – 2021년 11월 19일 (10주)

KAC(오렌지 카운티 한미문화센터) 프로그램은 미 정부와 한국 정부로부터 동시에 선정된 유일한 한국어 교육 기관입니다. 저희 한국어 프로그램은 LA 타임즈, 채널 4 뉴스, 그리고 NBC 뉴스 등, 다양한 주류 언론에 소개되어 현재 미 전역에 널리 알려져 있습니다. 저희 한국어 프로그램은 기존의 한글학교 형식을 탈피하여, 학생들로 하여금 언어를 배우는 것이야말로 즐겁고 생동감 넘쳐야 한다는 믿음에서 시작합니다.

이 수업에 요구되는 한국어 수준은 일상적인 주제의 대화를 말할 수 있고, 간단한 문장을 읽고 쓸 수 있어야 합니다. 또한 일상적인 주제와 자신에게 친밀한 주제에 대해 이야기를 듣고 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.

KAC 한국학교

수업목표는 이중언어를 듣고 말하는 학생들로 하여금 재미있고 즐거운 수업을 통해 한국어를 읽고, 자신의 생각과 느낌을 표현하고, 글쓰기까지 확장할 수 있도록 높은 단계의 한국어로 향상시키는 것입니다. 학생들은 주제와 관련된 흥미롭고 창의적인 수업활동을 통해, 더욱 풍부한 어휘와 글쓰기 능력을 갖게 될 것입니다. 각 연령에 맞는 이야기와 전래 동화 및 다양한 교재는 한국어 수업을 보다 재미있고 생동감 넘치게 만들어 줄 것입니다.

이 수업은 한미문화센터의 교실에서 학생들과 직접 만나는 대면수업입니다. Korean American Center, 20 Truman St, #100, Irvine, CA 92620

수강료는 10주 당 $325, 자료비 $10 이 추가됩니다.(학생들이 읽어야 할 책값은 포함되지 않았습니다)

형제 자매 할인: 먼저 어린이반 또는 청소년 반에 등록한 학생 외에 형제 자매가 추가하는 경우, $50을 할인해 드립니다. 이 경우, 따로 등록하지 마시고 반드시 한번에 등록, 결제하셔야 할인 혜택을 받을 수 있습니다.

한국어 수업 문의 및 연락처:

한국어: MGLee@KoreanAmericanCenter.org / 949-892-8315

영어: info@KoreanAmericanCenter.org / 949-535-3355

Fall Session Korean Class Registration Now Open

September 13, 2021 – November 19, 2021 (10 Weeks)

We have revolutionized the traditional 한글학교 model which leaves students bored, uninterested and frustrated. We believe language acquisition should be a fun and dynamic experience. 

About Our “Book Club” Korean Classes

Students at this level are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics and things familiar to them. For students not yet at this level, please visit our novice level children’s Korean program here.

The goal for our “Book Club” Korean is to move Korean learners from bilingual to biliterate in fun and interesting ways. Students will expand their vocabulary, reading and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. We incorporate age appropriate stories, folktales, history, current event, and other content to make Korean learning more fun and dynamic. 

All our “Book Club” class will meet in person at the Korean American Center.  20 Truman St, Irvine, CA 92620

Price

The cost of our 10-week program is $325 plus $10 material fee. This does not include the cost of any assigned reading books the students might need.  

Sibling discount: Take an additional $50 off each student after the first student enrolled in either any of our Children or Youth classes. Students must register in the same transaction to receive a discount. 

For More Information:

Korean: MGLee@KoreanAmericanCenter.org / 949-892-8315

English: info@KoreanAmericanCenter.org

Fall 2021 Korean Class Schedule

시간표첫날/마지막 날형식
1st Grade/2nd Grade – Book Club / 1학년/2학년 쏙쏙 한국어교실Friday 금오후 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM2021년 9월 17일 ~ 2021년 11월 19일 September 17, 2021 – November 19, 2021대면수업 In Person
3rd – 5th Grade – Book Club 3학년-5학년 도란도란 한국어교실Thursday 목오후 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM2021년 9월 16일 ~ 2021년 11월 18일 September 16, 2021 – November 18, 2021대면수업 In Person
6th – 8th Grade – Book Club 6학년 – 8학년 두근두근 한국어교실Friday 금오후 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM2021년 9월 17일 ~ 2021년 11월 19일 September 17, 2021 – November 19, 2021대면수업 In Person
9th – 12th Grade – Impactful Communication / 9학년 – 12학년 자신만만 한국어 교실Tuesday 화오후 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM2021년 9월 17일 ~ 2021년 11월 16일 September 14, 2021 – November 16, 2021대면수업 In Person

Description of Classes:

KAC 한국학교

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: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (그림책, 전래 동화, 어린이 뉴스, 환경, 역사 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(1-2문단 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 are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics about things that are familiar to them. This class is designed for Learners currently in 1st or 2nd grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that of biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. We incorporate age appropriate stories, folktales, and other content to make Korean learning more fun and dynamic.
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 are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics and things familiar to them. This class is designed for Learners currently in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. We incorporate age appropriate stories, folktales, and other content to make Korean learning more fun and dynamic.
다양한 대화 과제를 수행할 수 있다. 학교, 가정, 여가 활동 등에 관한 대부분의 가벼운 주제의 대화에 참여할 수 있고, 어느 정도 공식적인 대화도 가능하다. 제한적이긴 하지만 뉴스나 커뮤니티 관심사에 관해서도 이야기할 수 있다. 학습목표: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (전래동화, 최신 뉴스, 다큐, 환경, 역사, 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 논리적으로 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(3-4 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 are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics and things familiar to them. This class is designed for Learners currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. Students will explore topics such as current events, the environment, Korean history to expand on proficiency and express more complex thoughts and opinions both verbally and in written format.
수준의 일상적인 대화나 사회적 상황을 다룰 때 편안하고 자신감 있게 대화할 수 있다. 학교, 여가, 특정 관심사, 자신 있는 분야 등과 관련된 기본적인 정보 교환을 요하는 사회적 상황들과 복잡하지 않은 과제들을 말하거나 쓸 수 있다. 학습목표: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통 능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (최신 뉴스, 환경, 다큐, 역사, 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격 파악, 정보의 핵심을 요약 정리할 수 있다. 또한 자신의 생각을 논리적으로 표현하고 설득할 수 있게 한다. 더 나아가 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 한글 에세이를 완성한다. 수업 방식: 주제 중심의 한국어 프로그램으로, 주제와 관련된 다양한 쟝르의 글 읽기(문학작품, 논픽션, 기사, 생활글 등)를 통해 한국어 감상력을 기르고, 관련된 주제에 대한 심층 토론으로 자신의 생각을 말과 글로 짜임새 있게 표현할 수 있도록 도와준다. Prerequisite: Students are able to hold a conversation in Korean on familiar topics. They can read simple paragraphs and write simple sentences. This class is designed for Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade with proficiency in Korean. The goal for this level is to prepare students for academic and professional level proficiency. Students will expand their Korean skills by interpreting and inferring the meaning from complex materials on a range of unfamiliar, abstract, and specialized issues that are spoken and written. Students will participate fully in discussions and debates from a variety of interests. Students will express thoughts and ideas through writing essays, short stories, and poetry.

Bilingual vs Biliterate: What’s the Difference?

A person who is bilingual can fluently speak and listen in two languages.이중 언어를 구사하는 사람은 두 가지 언어로 유창하게 말하고 들을 수 있습니다.
A person who is biliterate can speak, listen + read and write proficiently in two languages. Biliterate 사람은 두 가지 언어로 말하고 듣고 읽고 쓸 수 있습니다.
A person who is biliterate is also considered bilingual, but a person who is bilingual is not necessarily biliterate.

Kid’s Fun Korean

Prerequisite: None 4 or 5 years olds who are not currently in Kindergarten. This class is suited for absolute beginners or those with limited 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 Level 1. 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.
  • Prerequisite: Students are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics about things that are familiar to them.
  • This class is designed for Learners currently in 1st or 2nd grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that of biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. We incorporate age appropriate stories, folktales, and other content to make Korean learning more fun and dynamic.
  • 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: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (그림책, 전래 동화, 어린이 뉴스, 환경, 역사 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(1-2문단 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.
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • Prerequisite: None
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 2nd or 3rd 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).
    Prerequisite: Students are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics and things familiar to them. This class is designed for Learners currently in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. We incorporate age appropriate stories, folktales, and other content to make Korean learning more fun and dynamic. 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.
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • Prerequisite: None
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 4th or 5th grade who are absolute beginners, those with limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). Learners 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 in fun and creative ways. Students will learn stroke patterns and sound out basic syllables with batch’im. The goal of this course is to familiarize the learners with Korean language and to develop a level of comfort with Korean. Learners will develop basic language foundational skills in an age appropriate way using real world applications. Learners will learn Sino and Native numbers in order to express their age, counting items, and dates. Learners will learn basic sentence patterns that will allow them to introduce themselves to both peers and elders and express presence 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).
    • 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 6th, 7th, and 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.
    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: Students are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics and things familiar to them.
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. Students will explore topics such as current events, the environment, Korean history to expand on proficiency and express more complex thoughts and opinions both verbally and in written format. 다양한 대화 과제를 수행할 수 있다. 학교, 가정, 여가 활동 등에 관한 대부분의 가벼운 주제의 대화에 참여할 수 있고, 어느 정도 공식적인 대화도 가능하다. 제한적이긴 하지만 뉴스나 커뮤니티 관심사에 관해서도 이야기할 수 있다. 학습목표: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (전래동화, 최신 뉴스, 다큐, 환경, 역사, 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 논리적으로 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(3-4 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
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • Prerequisite: None
    This class is designed for High School Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade who are absolute beginners, have limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). Learners 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). Learners will acquire beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning. Students will learn basic sentence structures (is, are, am), statements of possession and existence (have, don’t have, here, not here), and basic questions (who, what, when). Students will learn appropriate greetings and will be able to introduce themselves with basic information. Learners will become acquainted with various aspects of Korean culture and society.
    • 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 High School Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade. The goal of this course is to gain confidence speaking Korean and build upon all basic skills focusing. This class will cover asking basic information such as relationships, family, phone numbers, birthdays, and expressions of buying things and ordering food. Learners will acquire mid-beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning and the use of all the basic skills of Korean in a more complex context. Learners will be able express weekend activities using present and past tense and make appointments using specific time and location.
  • Prerequisite: Students are able to hold a conversation in Korean on familiar topics. They can read simple paragraphs and write simple sentences.
  • This class is designed for Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade with proficiency in Korean. The goal for this level is to prepare students for academic and professional level proficiency. Students will expand their Korean skills by interpreting and inferring the meaning from complex materials on a range of unfamiliar, abstract, and specialized issues that are spoken and written. Students will participate fully in discussions and debates from a variety of interests. Students will express thoughts and ideas through writing essays, short stories, and poetry.
  • 수준의 일상적인 대화나 사회적 상황을 다룰 때 편안하고 자신감 있게 대화할 수 있다. 학교, 여가, 특정 관심사, 자신 있는 분야 등과 관련된 기본적인 정보 교환을 요하는 사회적 상황들과 복잡하지 않은 과제들을 말하거나 쓸 수 있다.
  • 학습목표: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통 능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (최신 뉴스, 환경, 다큐, 역사, 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격 파악, 정보의 핵심을 요약 정리할 수 있다. 또한 자신의 생각을 논리적으로 표현하고 설득할 수 있게 한다. 더 나아가 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 한글 에세이를 완성한다. 수업 방식: 주제 중심의 한국어 프로그램으로, 주제와 관련된 다양한 쟝르의 글 읽기(문학작품, 논픽션, 기사, 생활글 등)를 통해 한국어 감상력을 기르고, 관련된 주제에 대한 심층 토론으로 자신의 생각을 말과 글로 짜임새 있게 표현할 수 있도록 도와준다.

    Youth Korean Language Classes 청소년반

    A Fun and Engaging Korean Class for Our Youth

    Registration is CLOSED for Middle and High School.

    COVID UPDATE: As a result of the global pandemic, all classes, with the exception of our “Book Club” Korean, will be held online via Zoom. Our nationally recognized program is now accepting students throughout the country on a first come, first serve basis. Our 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.

    Fall September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021  (10 Weeks)(No classes Saturday, October 9, 2021 for Hangul Day Event)

    Middle School (6th – 8th grade) and High School (9th – 12th grade)

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

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    Middle School Program (Grades 6 – 8):

    Middle School Korean

      • Prerequisite: None
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 6th, 7th, and 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.
     
    • 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.
     
    • Prerequisite: Students are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics and things familiar to them.
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. Students will explore topics such as current events, the environment, Korean history to expand on proficiency and express more complex thoughts and opinions both verbally and in written format.  
    • 다양한 대화 과제를 수행할 수 있다. 학교, 가정, 여가 활동 등에 관한 대부분의 가벼운 주제의 대화에 참여할 수 있고, 어느 정도 공식적인 대화도 가능하다. 제한적이긴 하지만 뉴스나 커뮤니티 관심사에 관해서도 이야기할 수 있다.
    학습목표: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (전래동화, 최신 뉴스, 다큐, 환경, 역사, 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 논리적으로 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(3-4 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

    High School Program (Grades 9 – 12):

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    “Learning Korean Through Hallyu” for High School Students in Grades 9 – 12

    Our Level 1 High School class is suited for Beginning level learners. No experience required. The theme for our High School class will be “Learning Korean Through Hallyu”. Hallyu means “The Korean Wave” which includes K-Pop, K-Drama, K-Cinema, and even K-Food. Only students in grades 9th through 12th will be accepted.

    High School Korean

    Prerequisite: None This class is designed for High School Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade who are absolute beginners, have limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). Learners 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). Learners will acquire beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning. Students will learn basic sentence structures (is, are, am), statements of possession and existence (have, don’t have, here, not here), and basic questions (who, what, when). Students will learn appropriate greetings and will be able to introduce themselves with basic information. Learners will become acquainted with various aspects of Korean culture and society.
    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 High School Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade. The goal of this course is to gain confidence speaking Korean and build upon all basic skills focusing. This class will cover asking basic information such as relationships, family, phone numbers, birthdays, and expressions of buying things and ordering food. Learners will acquire mid-beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning and the use of all the basic skills of Korean in a more complex context. Learners will be able express weekend activities using present and past tense and make appointments using specific time and location.
  • Prerequisite: Students are able to hold a conversation in Korean on familiar topics. They can read simple paragraphs and write simple sentences.
  • This class is designed for Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade with proficiency in Korean. The goal for this level is to prepare students for academic and professional level proficiency. Students will expand their Korean skills by interpreting and inferring the meaning from complex materials on a range of unfamiliar, abstract, and specialized issues that are spoken and written. Students will participate fully in discussions and debates from a variety of interests. Students will express thoughts and ideas through writing essays, short stories, and poetry.
  • 수준의 일상적인 대화나 사회적 상황을 다룰 때 편안하고 자신감 있게 대화할 수 있다. 학교, 여가, 특정 관심사, 자신 있는 분야 등과 관련된 기본적인 정보 교환을 요하는 사회적 상황들과 복잡하지 않은 과제들을 말하거나 쓸 수 있다.
  • 학습목표: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통 능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (최신 뉴스, 환경, 다큐, 역사, 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격 파악, 정보의 핵심을 요약 정리할 수 있다. 또한 자신의 생각을 논리적으로 표현하고 설득할 수 있게 한다. 더 나아가 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 한글 에세이를 완성한다. 수업 방식: 주제 중심의 한국어 프로그램으로, 주제와 관련된 다양한 쟝르의 글 읽기(문학작품, 논픽션, 기사, 생활글 등)를 통해 한국어 감상력을 기르고, 관련된 주제에 대한 심층 토론으로 자신의 생각을 말과 글로 짜임새 있게 표현할 수 있도록 도와준다.
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    “Learning Korean Through Hallyu” for High School Students in Grades 9 – 12

    Fall 2021 Class Schedule

    The cost of our 10-week program is $325 plus $10 technology fee. Program includes materials that will be send via email. No additional books will be required.

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

    ClassDay(s)Time (PST unless noted)First Day/Last DayFormat
    6th – 8th Grade-Level 1 Session ASaturday10:00 AM (1:00 PM EST) – 12:30 PM (3:30 PM EST)September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (no class Sept 9)Zoom
    6th – 8th Grade-Level 1 Session BMonday & Wednesday5:00 PM (8:00 PM EST) – 5:45 PM (8:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
    6th – 8th Grade-Level 2Saturday1:00 PM (4:00 PM EST) – 2:30 PM (5:30 PM EST)September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (no class Sept 9)Zoom
    6th – 8th Grade – Book Club 6학년 – 8학년 두근두근 한국어교실Friday5:00 PM – 6:15 PMSeptember 17, 2021 – November 19, 2021In Person
    9th – 12th Grade: Level 1Saturday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 4:30 PM (7:30 PM EST)September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (no class Sept 9)Zoom
    9th – 12th Grade: Level 2Saturday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 4:30 PM (7:30 PM EST)September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (no class Sept 9)Zoom
    9th – 12th Grade – Impactful Communication / 9학년 – 12학년 자신만만 한국어 교실Tuesday5:00 PM – 6:15 PMSeptember 14, 2021 – November 16, 2021In Person

    About Our Korean Program

    Our classes are aligned with ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Our Kindergarten through 5th grade classes are at the Novice Low level based on ACTFL Proficiency Benchmarks.

    Middle School Korean Heritage Day

    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.

    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:

    All Classes, with the exception of Book Club Korean, 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 my child be able to earn school credit? 

    Each school district or private school varies on its policy when it comes to accepting outside coursework. It is up to the student and parent to communicate with the counselors at their school to find out what paperwork they need in order to receive foreign language credit.  We will gladly provide the necessary information upon request. Please contact your school prior to contacting us.

    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.

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

    Korean Classes for Kids: Pre-Teens & Teenagers in Middle School – High School Korean classes in Irvine Korean Classes in Orange County 한국학교 한극학교

    Children’s Fun Korean Classes

    Registration is now CLOSED

    Fall 2021: Session: September 11, 2021 (Saturday) – November 20, 2021 (Saturday)  (No classes Saturday, October 9, 2021 for Hangul Day Event)

    COVID UPDATE: As a result of the global pandemic, all classes, with the exception of our “Book Club” level class, will be held online via Zoom. Our nationally recognized program is now accepting students throughout the country on a first come, first serve basis. Our 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.

    Since Korean American Center is a designated King Sejong Institute, all our instructors are certified by the South Korean Government to teach Korean as a foreign language.

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

    이 수업은 한국어가 초급이거나 제한적인 한국어 수준으로 가정에서 영어를 기본적으로 사용하는 학생들이 대상입니다.
    만약 학생이 이미 일상적인 주제의 한국어를 말할 수 있고 이해할 수 있으면 한국어 북클럽반을 선택해 주세요.

    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.

    Fall 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

    Fall September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021  (10 Weeks)

    (No classes Saturday, October 9, 2021 for Hangul Day Event)

    ClassDay(s)Time (PST unless noted)First Day/Last DayFormat
    PreK/TK (4yr-5yr) – 30 minTuesday & Thursday1:00 PM (4:00 PM EST) – 1:30 PM (4:30 PM EST)September 14, 2021 – November 18, 2021Zoom
    K-1st Grade-Level 1 Session AMonday & Wednesday2:00 PM (5:00 PM EST) – 2:45 PM (5:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
    K-1st Grade-Level 1 Session BTuesday & Thursday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 3:45 PM (6:45 PM EST)September 14, 2021 – November 18, 2021Zoom
    K-1st Grade-Level 2 Session AMonday & Wednesday1:00 PM (4:00 PM EST) – 1:45 PM (4:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
    K-1st Grade-Level 2 Session BMonday & Wednesday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 3:45 PM (6:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
    1st – 2nd – Advanced 고급한국어반Friday4:00 PM – 5:15 PMSeptember 17, 2021 – November 18, 2021In Person
    2nd – 3rd Grade-Level 1 Session AMonday & Wednesday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 3:45 PM (6:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
    2nd – 3rd Grade-Level 1 Session BTuesday & Thursday2:00 PM (5:00 PM EST) – 2:45 PM (5:45 PM EST)September 14, 2021 – November 18, 2021Zoom
    2nd – 3rd Grade- Level 2Monday & Wednesday4:00 PM (7:00 PM EST) – 4:45 PM (7:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
    3rd – 5th Grade – Advanced 고급한국어반Thursday5:00 – 6:15 PMSeptember 16, 2021 – November 18, 2021In Person
    4th – 5th Grade – Level 1Monday & Wednesday4:00 PM (7:00 PM EST) – 4:45 PM (7:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
    4th – 5th Grade – Level 2Tuesday & Thursday4:00 PM (7:00 PM EST) – 4:45 PM (7:45 PM EST)September 14, 2021 – November 18, 2021Zoom
    6th – 8th Grade-Level 1 Session ASaturday10:00 AM (1:00 PM EST) – 12:30 PM (3:30 PM EST)September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (no class Oct 9)Zoom
    6th – 8th Grade-Level 1 Session BMonday & Wednesday5:00 PM (8:00 PM EST) – 5:45 PM (8:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
    6th – 8th Grade-Level 2Saturday1:00 PM (4:00 PM EST) – 2:30 PM (5:30 PM EST)September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (no class Oct 9)Zoom
    6th – 8th Grade – Advanced 고급한국어반Friday5:00 PM – 6:15 PMSeptember 17, 2021 – November 18, 2021In Person
    9th – 12th Grade: Level 1Saturday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 4:30 PM (7:30 PM EST)September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (no class Oct 9)Zoom
    9th – 12th Grade: Level 2Saturday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 4:30 PM (7:30 PM EST)September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (no class Oct 9)Zoom
    9th – 12th Grade Advanced 고급한국어반Tuesday5:00 PM – 6:15 PMSeptember 14, 2021 – November 16, 2021In Person

    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. We offer some weekly Saturday classes to accommodate busy schedules.

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    The cost of our 10-week program is $325 plus $10 technology fee. Program includes materials that will be send via email. No additional books will be required.

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

    What Will Students Learn?


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

    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.

    • 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.

    Description of Classes

    Kid’s Fun Korean

    Prerequisite: None 4 or 5 years olds who are not currently in Kindergarten. This class is suited for absolute beginners or those with limited 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 Level 1. 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.
  • Prerequisite: Students are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics about things that are familiar to them.
  • This class is designed for Learners currently in 1st or 2nd grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that of biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. We incorporate age appropriate stories, folktales, and other content to make Korean learning more fun and dynamic.
  • 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: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (그림책, 전래 동화, 어린이 뉴스, 환경, 역사 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(1-2문단 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.
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • Prerequisite: None
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 2nd or 3rd 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).
    Prerequisite: Students are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics and things familiar to them. This class is designed for Learners currently in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. We incorporate age appropriate stories, folktales, and other content to make Korean learning more fun and dynamic. 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.
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • Prerequisite: None
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 4th or 5th grade who are absolute beginners, those with limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). Learners 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 in fun and creative ways. Students will learn stroke patterns and sound out basic syllables with batch’im. The goal of this course is to familiarize the learners with Korean language and to develop a level of comfort with Korean. Learners will develop basic language foundational skills in an age appropriate way using real world applications. Learners will learn Sino and Native numbers in order to express their age, counting items, and dates. Learners will learn basic sentence patterns that will allow them to introduce themselves to both peers and elders and express presence 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).
    • 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 6th, 7th, and 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.
    • 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.
    • Prerequisite: Students are able to speak Korean on casual everyday topics and can read simple words. They can understand when Korean is spoken to them on everyday topics and things familiar to them.
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade with proficiency in speaking and listening. The goal for this level is to build a foundation where students go beyond bilingual (speaking) to that biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. Students will explore topics such as current events, the environment, Korean history to expand on proficiency and express more complex thoughts and opinions both verbally and in written format. 다양한 대화 과제를 수행할 수 있다. 학교, 가정, 여가 활동 등에 관한 대부분의 가벼운 주제의 대화에 참여할 수 있고, 어느 정도 공식적인 대화도 가능하다. 제한적이긴 하지만 뉴스나 커뮤니티 관심사에 관해서도 이야기할 수 있다. 학습목표: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (전래동화, 최신 뉴스, 다큐, 환경, 역사, 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 논리적으로 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(3-4 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
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • Prerequisite: None
    This class is designed for High School Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade who are absolute beginners, have limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). Learners 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). Learners will acquire beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning. Students will learn basic sentence structures (is, are, am), statements of possession and existence (have, don’t have, here, not here), and basic questions (who, what, when). Students will learn appropriate greetings and will be able to introduce themselves with basic information. Learners will become acquainted with various aspects of Korean culture and society.
    • 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 High School Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade. The goal of this course is to gain confidence speaking Korean and build upon all basic skills focusing. This class will cover asking basic information such as relationships, family, phone numbers, birthdays, and expressions of buying things and ordering food. Learners will acquire mid-beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning and the use of all the basic skills of Korean in a more complex context. Learners will be able express weekend activities using present and past tense and make appointments using specific time and location.
  • Prerequisite: Students are able to hold a conversation in Korean on familiar topics. They can read simple paragraphs and write simple sentences.
  • This class is designed for Learners currently in 9th through 12th grade with proficiency in Korean. The goal for this level is to prepare students for academic and professional level proficiency. Students will expand their Korean skills by interpreting and inferring the meaning from complex materials on a range of unfamiliar, abstract, and specialized issues that are spoken and written. Students will participate fully in discussions and debates from a variety of interests. Students will express thoughts and ideas through writing essays, short stories, and poetry.
  • 수준의 일상적인 대화나 사회적 상황을 다룰 때 편안하고 자신감 있게 대화할 수 있다. 학교, 여가, 특정 관심사, 자신 있는 분야 등과 관련된 기본적인 정보 교환을 요하는 사회적 상황들과 복잡하지 않은 과제들을 말하거나 쓸 수 있다.
  • 학습목표: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통 능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (최신 뉴스, 환경, 다큐, 역사, 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격 파악, 정보의 핵심을 요약 정리할 수 있다. 또한 자신의 생각을 논리적으로 표현하고 설득할 수 있게 한다. 더 나아가 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 한글 에세이를 완성한다. 수업 방식: 주제 중심의 한국어 프로그램으로, 주제와 관련된 다양한 쟝르의 글 읽기(문학작품, 논픽션, 기사, 생활글 등)를 통해 한국어 감상력을 기르고, 관련된 주제에 대한 심층 토론으로 자신의 생각을 말과 글로 짜임새 있게 표현할 수 있도록 도와준다.
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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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    Korean Classes for Children: Preschool, Korean Kindergarten

    Korean Classes for Kids: Pre-Teens & Teenagers in Middle School – Elementary, high schoo, middle school #1 Korean classes in Irvine Korean Classes in Orange County 한국학교 한극학교 #1 Rated Korean School in Orange County Zoom Korean classes, Zoom Korean Classes for Children, Zoom Korean for Kids

    SPRING 2021 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! 

    March 29, 2021 – June 12, 2021 (11 Weeks)

    We’ve increased the number of weeks from 10 week to 11 weeks at no additional cost! Additionally, we offer 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”

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

    Now anyone from anywhere can join our world famous Korean classes!

    Registration is NOW CLOSED.

    Add yourself to our interest list and we will notify you with as soon as our summer session is released.

    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. Age exceptions 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.

    Spring Session 2021: March 29, 2021 – June 12, 2021 (11 Weeks)

    All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted 
    ClassDayTimes (Pacific Time unless otherwise noted)First Day/Last Day
    Korean Fundamentals (Absolute Beginners)Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM3/29-6/7
    Korean Fundamentals (Absolute Beginners)Tuesday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (7:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST)3/30-6/8
    Korean Fundamentals (Absolute Beginners)Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)4/3-6/12
    Level 1Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM3/29-6/7
    Level 1Tuesday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (7:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST)3/30-6/8
    Level 1Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)4/3-6/12
    Level 2Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM3/31-6/9
    Level 2Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)4/3-6/12
    Level 3Thursday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (7:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST)4/1-6/10
    Level 4Tuesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM3/30-6/8
    Level 4Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)4/3-6/12
    Level 5Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM3/29-6/7
    Level 6Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM3/31-6/9
    Level 6Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)4/3-6/12
    Conversational Korean (Level 7+)Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)4/3-6/12

    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

    • Korean Made Easy for Starters Class: Optional for Korean Fundamentals
    • Sejong Korean Conversation 1 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
    • Sejong Korean Conversation 2 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Level 4 and Level 5:
    • Sejong Korean Conversation 3 by King Sejong Institute Foundation Publishing Classes: Conversation (Level 7+)

    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. 

    Children’s Korean Classes

    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

    Please add yourself to our INTEREST LIST and we will let you know as soon as our schedule is released for next session.

    March 6, 2021 – May 20, 2021  (No classes March 27th – March 30th for Spring Break)

    COVID UPDATE: As a result of the global pandemic, all classes will be held online via Zoom. Our nationally recognized program is now accepting students throughout the country on a first come, first serve basis. Our 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.

    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.

    Since Korean American Center is a designated King Sejong Institute, all our instructors are certified by the South Korean Government to teach Korean as a foreign language.

    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!

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    Spring 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

    March 6, 2021 – May 20, 2021 (No classes March 27th – March 30th for Spring Break)

    The cost of our 10-week program is $320 plus $10 technology fee. Program includes materials that will be send via email. No additional books will be required.

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

    Our Kindergarten through 8th grade 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.

    ClassDay(s)Time (PST unless noted)First Day/Last Day
    K-1st Session AMon & Wed1:00 PM (4:00 PM EST) – 1:45 PM (4:45 PM EST)March 8, 2021 – May 19, 2021 (No Class March 29th)
    K-1st Session BMon & Wed3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 3:45 PM (6:45 PM EST)March 8, 2021 – May 19, 2021 (No Class March 29th)
    K-1st Session CTue & Thu2:00 PM (5:00 PM EST) – 2:45 PM (5:45 PM EST)March 9, 2021 – May 20, 2021 (No Class March 30th)
    2nd – 3rd Session ATue & Thu1:00 PM (4:00 PM EST) – 1:45 PM (4:45 PM EST)March 9, 2021 – May 20, 2021 (No Class March 30th)
    2nd – 3rd Session BMon & Wed4:00 PM (7:00 PM EST) – 4:45 PM (7:45 PM EST)March 8, 2021 – May 19, 2021 (No Class March 29th)
    4th – 5th Session BTue & Thu4:00 PM (7:00 PM EST) – 4:45 PM (7:45 PM EST)March 9, 2021 – May 20, 2021 (No Class March 30th)

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

    About Our Program

    Our classes are aligned with ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Our Kindergarten through 5th grade classes are at the Novice Low level based on ACTFL Proficiency Benchmarks.

    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.

    What Will Students Learn?

    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.


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

    • 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.

    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 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.

    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.

    STARTALK SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM

    Interest list for STARTALK* Summer 2022 Korean Heritage Language Immersion Program

    We had an amazing STARTALK program last summer and we look forward to another impactful summer in 2021! 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 2022

    Program Dates: 
    TBD Summer 2022
    Mondays through Fridays 

    A total of 90 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. 

    *Program pending funding from the National Security Agency. 

    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.

     

    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

    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.