Korean Classes Information


2023 Schedule of Korean Classes 

  • Winter 2023: January 9, 2023 – March 20, 2023 (No Classes, Monday, Feb 20,2023)
  • Fall 2023: September 16, 2023 – December 2, 2023 (No Classes on Saturday Oct.14 for Community event day, 11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving Day))
  • Summer 2023: TBD
  • Fall 2023: TBD

Fall 2023Session Registration is now open.  registration and information page.   

COVID UPDATE: As a result of the global pandemic, most classes will be held online via Zoom. We are now accepted 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 adult learners (16 yrs+). 

 We offer the only comprehensive Korean language program in Orange County.  Our highly acclaimed adult Korean language program is now a King Sejong Institute designated by the S. Korean government. Check us out in the OC Register , LA Times, and NBC News  just to name a few. 

Irvine King Sejong Institute

In 2018, Korean American Center was selected by the South Korean government to establish a King Sejong Institute in Irvine. Under South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF) serves adult learners and educators in 57 countries by providing operational support, standardized curriculum and materials, scholarship opportunities for students, and professional development support for teachers. The Korean American Center is one of nine sites designated in the United States as an official King Sejong Institute. For more information about King Sejong Institute, click here.

Class Schedule & Registration

Children’s Fun Program and  Youth Korean Program 


The Irvine King Sejong Institute at the Korean American Center is proud to have created cost effective high quality Korean language classes for the entire community.

We are the only institute in Orange County whose sole focus is Korean language. Our instructors come from some of Korea’s most prestigious universities.  For information about our Youth Korean Language Classes, please click here.

We offer various level classes suited for adult learners ranging from those with no previous experience, to those with significant experience, to those with a Korean heritage background. Because we care about sharing the Korean language, we provide our students with additional study tools and resources to help in their journey. 


Most of our classes are $239 for the entire session  + $10 material fees and due prior to the beginning of each class. Fees are non-refundable (except class cancellation by KAC) and can not be transferred or postponed to another term. Fees do not include books, which may be purchased through KAC or on your own.


We can only accept a limited number of students per each class. Once the maximum number has been reach, registration will be closed. You may then choose to be added to the waitlist for next session. Students must reregister every semester. 


Most classes, unless otherwise noted, will be held at our main office in Irvine. 

Korean American Center (KAC)
20 Truman St, Suite #100
Irvine, CA 92620


Class description can be found here


For those with no experience or background in Korean will automatically be placed in Korean Fundamentals. For students considering Beginner 2+ but still unsure which level to take, you can request a placement test during registration period. Please send an email to request the test only during registration period.  This test is not intended for Fundamentals or Beginner 1.  

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


For those looking for an individualized program to meet their unique schedule, please visit our private lesson page.

King Sejong Institute

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