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.

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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
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    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.

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