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SUMMER 2022 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 Open for SUMMER 2022

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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”

SUMMER SESSION: MOST CLASSES WILL BE HELD ONLINE VIA ZOOM. We will offer Beginning 2 and Beginner 3 classes 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 unless otherwise noted.

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.

Summer Session 2022: June 18, 2022 – August 29, 2022(10 Weeks) – No class on Monday, July 4, 2022 for Independence Day.

All times listed are in Pacific Standard Time unless otherwise noted. All classes via Zoom unless otherwise noted 
ClassDayTimes (Pacific Time unless otherwise noted)First Day/Last Day
Korean Fundamentals (Absolute Beginners)Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)6/18 – 8/20
Korean Fundamentals (Absolute Beginners)Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM6/20 – 8/29 no class on July 4
Beginner 1Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)6/18 – 8/20
Beginner 1Tuesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM6/21 – 8/23
Beginner 2Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)6/18 – 8/20
Beginner 2Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM6/20 – 8/29 no class on July 4
Beginner 2 – IN PERSONWednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM6/22 – 8/24
Beginner 3Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)6/18 – 8/20
Beginner 3 – IN PERSONMonday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM6/20 – 8/29 no class on July 4
Beginner 3Tuesday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (7:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST)6/21 – 8/23
Beginner 3Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM6/22 – 8/24
Beginner 4Wednesday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM6/22 – 8/24
Beginner 5Monday6:30 PM – 8:30 PM6/20 – 8/29 no class on July 4
Beginner 5Wednesday4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (7:00 PM EST – 9:00 PM EST)6/22 – 8/24
Beginner 6Tuesday5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (8:00 PM EST – 10:00 PM EST)6/21 – 8/23
Intermediate 1Thursday5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (8:00 PM EST – 10:00 PM EST)6/23 – 8/25
Intermediate 2Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)6/18 – 8/20
Intermediate 3Saturday10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (1:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST)6/18 – 8/20

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.

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

If you are still unsure which level to take, 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 Beginner 1 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to master all basic skills focusing on the acquisition of mid-beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning and the use of all the basic skills of Korean in more complex context. Students in Korean Level 2 will be able to talk about weekend activities using tense (present, past, future tense), make appointments using specific time and location, and give reasons for actions, and ask for favors. Students will also talk about family members using honorific expressions. Object marker 을/를, present tense, past tense 았/었/ᄊ 어요, future tense (으) ᄅ 거에요, Honorific expressions 으시-/-시-, 께서, purpose of movement -으러/러, making a suggestion -을까요, and Probability/guessing -을 거예요/-ㄹ 거예요 will be taught in this course.
Designed for students who have completed Beginner 2 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to acquire intermediate communicative skills that includes intermediate grammar and some writing skills. Korean Level 3 will cover everyday life conversational skills such as giving recommendations, talking about situations and conditions, and making appointments and reservations using proper forms of expressions. Commands with (으)세요, differential expressions ~습니다/ᄇ니다 with question ~습니까?/ᄇ니까?, when something has not been decided and yet to be completed ~(이)나/~거나, reasons for actions: -(으)니까, conditional clauses -(으)면, making requests -아/어/여 주세요, to become ~아어여 지다, and honorific expressions will be taught in this course.
For students who have completed Korean Beginner 3 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to acquire intermediate community skills focusing on vocabulary and intermediate grammar learning. Korean Level 4 will cover everyday life conversational skills such as talking about experience and plan, asking for information such as a period time, social etiquette, asking for help, and giving explanations about purpose by using proper forms of expressions. Students will learn about emphasizing between two different actions ~으려고/려고 하다, specific moment in which something happens ~을/ㄹ 때, ~을/ㄹ게요, negative and imperative propositions ~지 말다, -아/어/여야 되다, in order to do something ~기 위해서, express that you are impressed or surprise ~네요, in order to ~기 위해서 will be taught in this course.
For students who have completed Korean Beginner 4 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to develop high communicative skills, to acquire further comprehension ability, expanded vocabulary, more complicated grammatical patterns and sentence structures. Students will learn relatively complex structural patterns of Korean, build up their vocabulary, and get acquainted with various aspects of Korean culture and society. Students will be able to participate with ease and confidence in conversations on familiar topics, can speak about events and experiences in various time frames, and can handle social interactions in everyday situations.
Continuation class for returning students of Beginner 5 Final chapters of Sejong Korean Conversation Book 2
Continuation class of returning students of Beginner 6. Sejong Korean Conversation Book 3
Continuation class of returning students of Intermediate 1 Sejong Korean Conversation Book 3
Continuation class for returning students. New students with conversational level proficiency are welcome. Sejong Korean Conversation Book 4

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

Books can be purchased on either Amazon or Han Books.

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

TERMS (Please read before registering): 

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

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. 

Spring 2017 Adult Korean Language Class Registration

Summer Session Begins: July 7, 2017 – August 31, 2017  

For the summer only, the semester will be 8 weeks long, but the class length will be 1 hour and 50 minutes. While the number of weeks will be reduced, the total number of hours of instruction will remain the same as our regular 10 week schedule. The reason for the modified schedule was in order to complete the session between the Fourth of July and Labor Day holidays. After the summer, we will revert back to our 10 week, 90 minute program. 

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON THURSDAY, JUNE 8th  (Those on the interest list will be contacted first). 

Registration Information:  We can only accept a limited number of students per class. Once the maximum number has been reach, registration will be closed. You may then choose to be added to the wait-list for next session. The past several semesters, we have completely filled our Korean Fundamentals and Level 1 classes. 

Registration Form:  All new and returning students must complete an application form each semester. Registration is not considered complete until payment has been made. 

Summer 2017 Schedule and Fees:  For the past several sessions, our Korean Fundamentals and Level 1 classes have reached maximum capacity. It is highly advised to register as soon as possible to secure your spot. Prices do not include book or $10 material fee. 

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*Please Note: The only difference between Section A, B and C are the DAYS and TIMES. 

Each class needs a minimum of 3 students to remain open. If minimum registration is not met, classes may be cancelled. Enroll now to ensure your class remains open. 

**Supplemental Practice Lab is every Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:45 PM at Heritage Park Community Center in Irvine. This is an instructor led practice class and a great opportunity to reinforce the class lessons through additional practice and application. There is no extra charge to attend for registered students and attendance is optional. Think of it as a free additional class during the week. This program is made possible through the support of our generous volunteers and donors.

Class Descriptions and Sample Lessons can be found on HERE

PLACEMENT TEST (OPTIONAL):   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.  Students interested in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 will have the opportunity to take an optional online proficiency test to ensure they are placed in the appropriate class. Please contact us by email to request the test. 

BOOKS: We have selected books we believe to be the most practical and useful books for studying Korean. You may either purchase the books directly through KAC or you may purchase on your own. If you happen to purchase on your own, please be sure to purchase the correct edition as we are using the latest editions of all the books. Please note that these books may change based on

  • Classes: Korean Fundamentals, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3: Fun & Fast Korean 1 by Darakwon Publishing – 1st Edition (4th printing March 2015) ISBN: 978-89-5995-829-0 (KAC Price: $25)
  • Classes: Level 4 and Level 5: Fun & Fast Korean 2 by Darakwon Publishing – 1st Edition (3rd printing February 2016) ISBN: 978-89-5995-717-0 (KAC Price: $25)

TERMS (Please read before registering): 

  • Registration is not complete until payment is received. Early bird discounts apply only towards completed registrations. 
  • Fees are non-refundable (except in the case of class cancellation by KAC). Please do not register if you are unsure. 
  • Fees are non-transferable to another semester. No Credits will be given for missed classes. Since we are a volunteer run organization, we do not have the administrative capacity to handle these requests. 
  • Fees do not include books. Books can either be purchased on your own or through KAC. 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
  • Credit card payments are accepted after registration form is complete. To pay by credit card, you will be prompted to the page after you complete the registration form. 
  • Payment on this page is for Korean classes ONLY (Click here to purchase Private Lesson packages)
  • Fees must be paid prior to the beginning of class. Registration is not considered complete unless fees are fully paid.  


Fall 2016 Registration

KAC’s Adult Korean Language Classes

Fall 2016 – REGISTRATION CLOSED

Please add yourself to our interest list for Winter 2017, beginning in January. We will notify you as soon as the schedule becomes available. 

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Fall Session Begins: September 12, 2016 – November 18, 2016
Each class session is 90 minutes. 

Registration Information:  We can only accept a limited number of students per class. Once the maximum number has been reach, registration will be closed. You may then choose to be added to the wait-list for next session.

Registration Form:  All new and returning students must complete an application form each semester. Registration is not considered complete until payment has been made. 

Fall 2016 Schedule and Fees:  Due to popular demand for our classes, we have added an additional section of Level 1. For the past several sessions, our Korean Fundamentals and Level 1 classes have reached maximum capacity. It is highly advised to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

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*Please Note: The only difference between Section A and B are the DAYS and TIMES. The content is exactly the same for each level. 

Each class needs a minimum of 3 students to remain open. If minimum registration is not met, classes may be cancelled. Enroll now to ensure your class remains open. 

**Supplemental Korean Practice lab is every Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:45 PM at Northwood Community Center in Irvine. There is no extra charge to attend for registered students. This is an instructor led practice lab and a great opportunity to reinforced the class lessons through additional practice. All levels are welcomed.

Class Descriptions and Sample Lessons can be found on HERE

PLACEMENT TEST (OPTIONAL):  For those students who are unsure which level to register for, we will offer a placement test.  For those students or those with no experience or background in Korean will automatically be placed in Korean Fundamentals. In addition, students with a Korean heritage background who cannot read Hangul will also be asked to start with Korean Fundamentals.  Students interested in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 will have the opportunity to take an optional online proficiency test to ensure they are placed in the appropriate class. 

BOOKS: We have selected books we believe to be the most practical and useful books for studying Korean. You may either purchase the books directly through KAC or you may purchase on your own. If you happen to purchase on your own, please be sure to purchase the correct edition as we are using the latest editions of all the books. Please note that these books may change based on

  • Classes: Korean Fundamentals, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3: Fun & Fast Korean 1 by Darakwon Publishing (OCKACE Price: $25)
  • Classes: Level 4 and Level 5: Fun & Fast Korean 2 by Darakwon Publishing – 1st Edition (February 2015) ISBN: 978-89-277-3135-1 (OCKACE Price: $25)
  • Classes: ALL (Optional):  Korean Made Easy Vocabulary by Darakwon Publishing – 1st Edition (March 2015) ISBN: 978-89-277-3117-7 (OCKACE Price: $35)

TERMS (Please read before registering): 

  • Registration is not complete until payment is received. Early bird discounts apply only towards completed registrations. 
  • Fees are non-refundable (except in the case of class cancellation by KAC). Please do not register if you are unsure. 
  • Fees are non-transferable to another semester. No Credits will be given for missed classes. Since we are a volunteer run organization, we do not have the administrative capacity to handle these requests. 
  • Fees do not include books. Books can either be purchased on your own or through KAC. 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
  • Credit card payments are accepted through Paypal only. To pay by credit card, you will be prompted to the page after you complete the application. 
  • Payment on this page is for Korean classes ONLY (Click here to purchase Private Lesson packages)
  • Fees must be paid prior to the beginning of class. Registration is not considered complete unless fees are fully paid.  
 

Registration for Fall 2016 has ended. Please add yourself to our interest list for Winter 2017, beginning in January. 
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