Youth Korean Language Classes 청소년반
A Fun and Engaging Korean Class for Our Youth
Registration is CLOSED for Middle and High School.
Please add yourself to our INTEREST LIST and we will notify you as soon as we release our schedule for next session.
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.
Spring Session 2021: March 6, 2021 – May 20, 2021 (No classes March 27th – April 2nd for Spring Break)
Middle School (6th – 8th grade) and High School (9th – 12th grade)
For younger learners, please visit our Fun Korean for Children.
Middle School Program (Grades 6 – 8):
Students who have little to no experience with Korean may register for the twice weekly classes. This class begins with learning Korean alphabet. Students with experience or have attended previous class with us, including STARTALK, should register for Korean Novice Mid/High, held on Saturdays. (Novice /Mid High Students should be able to do the following: “I can sound out Korean words; I can share the time and date of an upcoming event; I can understand directions for setting the table; I can exchange preferences with my friends about our likes and dislikes.”)
High School Program (Grades 9 – 12):
Our 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.
Spring Class Schedule
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.
|Class||Day(s)||Time (PST unless noted)||First Day/Last Day|
|6th – 8th Grade: Beginner (Novice Low/Mid)||Tue & Thu||3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 3:45 PM (6:45 PM EST)||March 9, 2021 – May 20, 2021 (No Class March 30th)|
|6th – 8th Grade: Beginner (Novice Low/Mid)||Tue & Thu||5:00 PM (8:00 PM EST) – 5:45 PM (8:45 PM EST)||March 9, 2021 – May 20, 2021 (No Class March 30th)|
|6th – 8th Grade: Novice Mid/High (already knows Hangul and basic sentance structure)||Saturday||1:00 PM (4:00 PM EST) – 2:40 PM (5:40 PM EST)||March 6, 2021 – May 15, 2021 (No Class March 27th)|
|9th – 12th Grade: Beginner (Novice Low/Mid)||Saturday||3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 4:40 PM (7:40 PM EST)||March 6, 2021 – May 15, 2021 (No Class March 27th)|
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.
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.
Classes will take place via Zoom. Please make sure your students have access to a computer with a camera and microphone.
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/school district 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 to receive foreign language credit. We will gladly provide the necessary information upon request.
Will my child’s academic learning be compromised by spending time learning Korean?
No. Students are likely to have higher levels of academic success throughout school. When a students learns a second language, it not only activates the components of the brain that are responsible for verbal and written communication, but it also activates the areas of the brain that are directly responsible for reasoning, thinking, and numeric understanding. As a result, the student is capable of excelling in virtually every area of their academic careers.
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.