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Children’s Fun Korean Classes

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Fall 2021: Session: September 11, 2021 (Saturday) – November 20, 2021 (Saturday)  (No classes Saturday, October 9, 2021 for Hangul Day Event)

COVID UPDATE: As a result of the global pandemic, all classes, with the exception of our “Book Club” level class, 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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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.

For more information 6th grade and beyond, please visit our Youth Korean Program page.

이 수업은 한국어가 초급이거나 제한적인 한국어 수준으로 가정에서 영어를 기본적으로 사용하는 학생들이 대상입니다.
만약 학생이 이미 일상적인 주제의 한국어를 말할 수 있고 이해할 수 있으면 한국어 북클럽반을 선택해 주세요.

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.

Fall 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

Fall September 11, 2021 – November 20, 2021  (10 Weeks)

(No classes Saturday, October 9, 2021 for Hangul Day Event)

ClassDay(s)Time (PST unless noted)First Day/Last DayFormat
PreK/TK (4yr-5yr) – 30 minTuesday & Thursday1:00 PM (4:00 PM EST) – 1:30 PM (4:30 PM EST)September 14, 2021 – November 18, 2021Zoom
K-1st Grade-Level 1 Session AMonday & Wednesday2:00 PM (5:00 PM EST) – 2:45 PM (5:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
K-1st Grade-Level 1 Session BTuesday & Thursday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 3:45 PM (6:45 PM EST)September 14, 2021 – November 18, 2021Zoom
K-1st Grade-Level 2 Session AMonday & Wednesday1:00 PM (4:00 PM EST) – 1:45 PM (4:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
K-1st Grade-Level 2 Session BMonday & Wednesday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 3:45 PM (6:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
1st – 2nd – Advanced 고급한국어반Friday4:00 PM – 5:15 PMSeptember 17, 2021 – November 18, 2021In Person
2nd – 3rd Grade-Level 1 Session AMonday & Wednesday3:00 PM (6:00 PM EST) – 3:45 PM (6:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
2nd – 3rd Grade-Level 1 Session BTuesday & Thursday2:00 PM (5:00 PM EST) – 2:45 PM (5:45 PM EST)September 14, 2021 – November 18, 2021Zoom
2nd – 3rd Grade- Level 2Monday & Wednesday4:00 PM (7:00 PM EST) – 4:45 PM (7:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
3rd – 5th Grade – Advanced 고급한국어반Thursday5:00 – 6:15 PMSeptember 16, 2021 – November 18, 2021In Person
4th – 5th Grade – Level 1Monday & Wednesday4:00 PM (7:00 PM EST) – 4:45 PM (7:45 PM EST)September 13, 2021 – November 17, 2021Zoom
4th – 5th Grade – Level 2Tuesday & Thursday4:00 PM (7:00 PM EST) – 4:45 PM (7:45 PM EST)September 14, 2021 – November 18, 2021Zoom
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 Oct 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 Oct 9)Zoom
6th – 8th Grade – Advanced 고급한국어반Friday5:00 PM – 6:15 PMSeptember 17, 2021 – November 18, 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 Oct 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 Oct 9)Zoom
9th – 12th Grade Advanced 고급한국어반Tuesday5:00 PM – 6:15 PMSeptember 14, 2021 – November 16, 2021In Person

Most of our weekday 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. We offer some weekly Saturday classes to accommodate busy schedules.

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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.

What Will Students Learn?


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.

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.

  • 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.

Description of Classes

Kid’s Fun Korean

Prerequisite: None 4 or 5 years olds who are not currently in Kindergarten. This class is suited for absolute beginners or those with limited Korean exposure. The goal of this course is to familiarize learners with Korean language and develop a level of comfort with the language. Learners will develop basic language foundational skills through stories, rhymes, and songs. Learners will be exposed to numbers and words for vocabulary expansion. Learners will gain an understanding of meaning and use of words. Students will develop phonological awareness and manipulate sounds that make up the Korean language. Class duration: 30 minutes
  • ACTFL: Novice Low
  • Prerequisite: None
This class is designed for Learners currently in Kindergarten or 1st grade who are absolute beginners, those with limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). The goal of this course is to familiarize the learners with Korean language and to develop a level of comfort with the language. Learners will develop basic language foundational skills through stories, rhymes, and songs. Learners will be exposed to numbers and words for vocabulary expansion. Learners will gain an understanding of meaning and use of words and learn basic sentence patterns that students can build upon. Students will learn basic vowels and consonants, stroke patterns, read basic syllables, express likes and dislikes, native and sino numbers. Questions such as who (누구), what (뭐), where (어디) will be covered.
  • ACTFL: Novice Mid
  • Prerequisite: Returning students should enroll in this class or students who have proficiency in the topics covered in Level 1. Students must already recognize basic vowels and consonants of Hangul.
This class is designed for Learners currently in Kindergarten or 1st grade who have had exposure to Korean and have been introduced to Hangul. Learners will expand on topics introduced in previous levels by expressing how old they are, reinforcing basic greetings, and reciting native Korean and Sino numbers. Students will expand their knowledge and be able to ask questions such as those involving numbers (몇), how (어떻게), what (무슨), which (어떤). Students will expand on Hangul such as double vowels, double consonants, and batchim syllables. Learners will be able to follow age appropriate instructions and routines in Korean, understand basic directions, and express what they like and dislike.
  • 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 about things that are familiar to them.
  • This class is designed for Learners currently in 1st or 2nd 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 of biliteracy (reading and writing). Students will expand their vocabulary and writing skills in fun and creative ways though using a theme based approach. We incorporate age appropriate stories, folktales, and other content to make Korean learning more fun and dynamic.
  • 일상적이고 생활적인 한국어 대화가 가능하고, 간단한 주제의 한국어 읽기, 쓰기를 할 수 있다. 가족, 친구, 좋아하는 것 등, 친숙한 주제의 자료를 읽고 중심 생각을 파악하고 표현할 수 있다.
  • 학습목표: 위와 같은 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (그림책, 전래 동화, 어린이 뉴스, 환경, 역사 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(1-2문단 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.
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • Prerequisite: None
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 2nd or 3rd grades who are absolute beginners, those with limited exposure to Korean, or who do not already know Hangul (Korean Alphabet). Learners will learn how to match sound with letters, stroke pattern, basic syllable, name, and words. The goal of this course is to familiarize the learners with Korean language and to develop a level of comfort with the language. Learners will develop basic language foundational skills through stories, rhymes, and songs. Learners will learn Sino and Native numbers and words for vocabulary expansion. Learners will learn basic sentence patterns to state existence or possession. Students will learn basic greetings, express likes and dislikes, express how old they are, and understand questions such as who (누구), what (뭐), where (어디). Students will be introduced to the Korean keyboard.
    • ACTFL: Novice Mid
    • Prerequisite: Returning students should enroll in this class or students who have proficiency in the topics covered in Level 1. Students must already know Hangul and be able to sound out basic syllables.
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 2nd or 3rd grade with previous experience in learning the Korean language. Learners will have exposure to more complex syllables and will build upon previous knowledge of Native and Sino numbers by learning math equations, counting items (개), people (명), and animals (마리), expressing dates and times, Learners will be able to follow age appropriate instructions and routines in Korean, understand basic directions, and express what they like to do and when they like to do it, and can understand the time and date when plans are discussed. Students will be able to talk about what they did using past, Students will be differentiate when speaking to someone older than them (존댓말).
    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 3rd, 4th, or 5th 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. We incorporate age appropriate stories, folktales, and other content to make Korean learning more fun and dynamic. 일상적이고 생활적인 한국어 대화가 가능하고, 간단한 주제의 한국어 읽기, 쓰기를 할 수 있다. 가족, 친구, 좋아하는 것 등, 친숙한 주제의 자료를 읽고 중심 생각을 파악하고 표현할 수 있다. 학습목표: 기본적인 한국어 의사소통과 읽기 쓰기의 학습능력을 갖춘 학생들로 하여금, 연령과 이해력에 맞는 교육자료 (전래동화, 어린이 뉴스, 환경, 역사 인물 이야기 등)을 통해 이야기의 줄거리와 주제, 인물의 성격을 파악하고 자신의 생각을 효과적으로 표현할 수 있게 한다. 더 높은 단계의 한국어 구사는 물론, 정확한 문장과 풍부한 내용의 글쓰기(2-3 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.
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • Prerequisite: None
    This class is designed for Learners currently in 4th or 5th grade who are absolute beginners, those with 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) and sentence structure in fun and creative ways. Students will learn stroke patterns and sound out basic syllables with batch’im. The goal of this course is to familiarize the learners with Korean language and to develop a level of comfort with Korean. Learners will develop basic language foundational skills in an age appropriate way using real world applications. Learners will learn Sino and Native numbers in order to express their age, counting items, and dates. Learners will learn basic sentence patterns that will allow them to introduce themselves to both peers and elders and express presence or possession. Students will learn basic greetings, express likes and dislikes, express how old they are, and understand questions such as who (누구), what (뭐), where (어디).
    • ACTFL: Novice Mid
    • 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 Learners currently in 4th or 5th grade with previous experience in learning the Korean language. The goal is to gain confidence in using the Korean language and build upon basic sentence patterns. Learners will be introduced to more adjectives and it’s grammar rules in order to expand on basic sentences. Students will expand their knowledge and be able to ask questions such as those involving numbers (몇), how (어떻게), what (무슨), which (어떤). Learners will be able to express differences and similarities and make comparisons by using 하고 and 달라요. Learners will be able to understand dates, times, seasons when schedules and routines are discussed. Learners will be able to recite mathematical operations and use the appropriate counting words for things, people, and animals. Students will be able to talk about weekend activities using present and past tense.
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • 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.
    • ACTFL: Novice Mid
    • 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
    • ACTFL: Novice Low
    • 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.
    • ACTFL: Novice Mid
    • 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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    About Our Program 한국학교

    Our classes are aligned with ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. Our classes, unless otherwise noted, are at the Novice Low and Novice Mid level based on ACTFL Proficiency Benchmarks.

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    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.

    Class Location:

    All Classes, with the exception of our Book Club Korean Classes, 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 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.

    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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    STARTALK SUMMER IMMERSION PROGRAM

    Interest list for STARTALK* Summer 2022 Korean Heritage Language Immersion Program

    We had an amazing STARTALK program last summer and we look forward to another impactful summer in 2021! Here’s some fast facts from last year:

    • There were only 8 STARTALK Korean programs in the United States.
    • We were the ONLY STARTALK program for any language in Orange County.
    • There were only 5 STARTALK Korean Programs offered for Middle School learners.
    • We were the ONLY middle school program for Korean Heritage learners.
    • We had 29 students.
    • Our student/teacher ratio was 4:1
    • We were the ONLY STARTALK program to receive supplemental learning materials from agencies in South Korea.

    INTEREST LIST FOR SUMMER 2022

    Program Dates: 
    TBD Summer 2022
    Mondays through Fridays 

    A total of 90 instructional hours will be completed (equivalent to one academic year).

    Application Due: TBD
    We may request an interview depending on the number of applicants.

    Program Costs:
    If accepted, tuition and most materials for this program will be provided by the National Security Agency.  Students will only need to pay $199 administrative processing fee upon acceptance. There will be $10 application fee due at the time of application. 

    *Program pending funding from the National Security Agency. 

    Class size will be extremely limited.

    STARTALK Coverage of STARTALK SUMMER

    Newsletter #1
    Newsletter #2
    Newsletter #3
    Korea Times (07/23/2018)
    Korea Daily (02/23/18)
    Korea Times (02/21/2018

    STARTALK Media Page (videos and photos)

    What is STARTALK?  STARTALK is a project funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical-need foreign languages, with programs for students (K-16) and teachers. Korean is considered to be one of those critical languages.

     

    Students with exposure to Korean at home will learn and expand their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. 

    Students will receive a letter of completion from UCI and United States Congressional recognition. 

      • Use Korean language immersion in the classroom to improve language skills.
      • Communicate in Korean in real-world circumstances.
      • Use vocabulary learned from real-world con
        texts.
      • Understand impact traditional culture and values has on the language.
    • Foster an appreciation of their Korean cultural heritage and instill a sense of pride in their dual heritage.

     Class size will be extremely limited.  

    STARTALK students experience ancient Korean sport with a hands-on archery demonstration.

    STARTALK is guided by six Principles for Effective Teaching & Learning and has three main objectives:

    1. To increase the number of students enrolled in the study of critical-need languages
    2. To increase the number of highly effective critical-language teachers in the U.S.
    3. To increase the number of highly effective materials and curricula available to teachers and students of these critical-need languages

     

    미주 한인 2, 3세 중학생들을 위한 2018 스타톡(StarTalk) 여름 한국어 교실

    오렌지카운티 한미문화센터(Korean American Center)에서는 UCI’s Center for Critical Korean Studies와 함께 곧 다가올 2018년 여름, 한인 2, 3세 중학생(6학년부터 8학년까지)들을 위한 심화 한국어 수업을 개설합니다.

    2018년에 진행될 스타톡 한국어 수업은, 학생들로 하여금 포괄적인 언어 능력을 기르고 한국어에 대한 지식을 집중적으로 쌓을 수 있도록 고안되었습니다. 이 프로그램은 언어 학습을 위한 세계적 용이성 기준에 맞춰져 있으며, 말하기, 듣기, 읽기, 쓰기 능력을 기르고 싶어하는 초급부터 중급 정도의 한국어 실력을 가진 한인 2, 3세 중학생들을 위한 수업입니다. 단, 학생 모집 인원은 제한적입니다.

    특별히 21세기형 수업과 학습을 통해, 학생들은 실제 상황에 응용 가능한 한국어를 배우게 될 것입니다. 학생들은 과거와 소통하고, 그것이 현재에 미치는 영향을 탐구하게 될 것입니다. 또한, 가족들과 지역 사회 구성원들을 인터뷰하는 <지역 역사 비디오 프로젝트>를 통해 친구들과의 친목을 다지고, 가족들과 유대관계를 더욱 돈독히 하게 될 것입니다. 학생들이 제작한 이 비디오 프로젝트는 스타톡 한국어 수업 마지막 날에 그동안 교실에서 진행된 다른 프로젝트들과 함께 상영될 것입니다.

    스타톡 프로그램은 다음과 같은 부분에 초점을 두고 있습니다.

      1. 한국어 집중 강화 교실 경험
      1. 실생활에서의 한국어 의사소통
      1. 실제 상황에서 일어나는 문맥을 통한 어휘 습득
      1. 전통 문화와 가치가 언어에 미치는 영향을 이해
    1. 한국 문화 유산에 대한 이해를 고취, 이중적 정체성에 대한 자부심 불어넣기

    *이름을 명단에 기재해 주시면 프로그램 등록이 시작될 때 연락드리겠습니다.

    스타톡 프로그램이란? 스타톡은 미정부지원 프로그램이며, 메릴랜드 대학교(University of Maryland)에 있는 국가 외국어 센터에서 진행합니다. 스타톡 프로그램의 목적은 교사와 학생(K-16)을 훈련시키는 프로그램을 통해 주요한 외국어를 가르치고, 배우고, 이용하는 미국 시민의 수를 증가시키는 것입니다. 이러한 주요 언어들 하나로 한국어가 고려되고 있습니다.

    *문의

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