Children’s Korean Classes


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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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.

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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.

Posted on: February 14, 2021