WELCOME!

KCI offers a variety of Korean language classes — from basic grammar to advanced conversation — for those who want to learn about Korea and its language and culture.

KCI is one of 213 affiliates worldwide of the King Sejong Institute (KSI), an institution under the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism and the International Korean Language Foundation, established to support and promote Korean language education and Korean culture around the world.

Conveniently scheduled once a week in the evenings, the classes are perfect for working adults as well as students seeking to further their academic, professional, or personal goals. All instructors possess or qualify for advanced degrees in education and Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language (TKFL).

It’s a Community of Korean-learners!

Whether you’re taking your first step towards learning Korean or you’ve been studying Korean for awhile, learning a language is a continuous process and can often feel lonesome in awhile. 

At the Korean Center, we provide an all around program with everything you need to learn Korean. From qualified teachers, small class size, and a set curriculum devised by King Sejong Institute, we strive to be more than just a language school. Students on average spend about 3-4 semesters (which is equivalent to one year or so) once they join our Korean Language Program. You’ll have a chance to get to know your classmates and motivate each other. 

We provide 2-4 cultural events throughout the semester, offering a chance to learn about Korean culture (food, pop culture, music, drama, you name it), providing not just a language education, but for you to take one step closer to understanding Korean as a whole. On top of that, we provide new student orientation at the beginning of the semester as well as biweekly Korean speaking club for KLP students to connect with one another. 

KING SEJONG INSTITUTE

Is an organization funded by the Korean government providing language education to 213 Hakdangs around the world.

QUALIFIED TEACHERS

All our instructors are certified Korean language instructors from accredited Korean universities.

SMALL CLASS SIZE

We limit each class to 7-9 students in order to provide a quality learning experience.

  • "I am just extremely grateful for all that you do for the community. 정말 감사합니다!"

    - Fall 2020 Student

  • "Thanks for working so hard to make sure the quality of classes is good. Really appreciate what you guys have been doing! And you're doing a good job!"

    - S/S 2020 Student

  • "I know this year has not been what anyone expected, but weekly language classes have kept me focused and motivated in a time that has otherwise been pretty chaotic."

    - Fall 2020 Student

  • "For our family, it has enriched our lives so much, and we are so grateful to have found KCI and the Korean culture."

    - Winter 2021 Student

  • "I am in my 6th semester of Korean language class at KCI. The teachers are all professional and knowledgeable, and the students I have met are so fun to learn with! If you have ever thought of taking a Korean language class, now is the time!"

    - Lauren B.

  • "Just thank you so much for all that you do to make it easier for us to learn in this crazy time we are living in. I am so grateful! I see how much work you are all putting in, and I am very much in awe of all of you! 정말 감사합니다!!!"

    - S/S 2020 Student

  • "I enjoy this program very much and would like to see this format (online) even after the pandemic is resolved."

    - Fall 2020 Student

ADULT LANGUAGE CLASS INFORMATION

Formally known as the Korean Alphabet course. This course is designed to introduce the Korean alphabet, Hangul, for students without any or very little knowledge of the Korean language. The first 11 weeks will focus on reading and writing Hangul along with learning pronunciation rules and basic conversational expressions. The last 2 weeks will go over the basics of Korean language sentence structure as well as Korean numbering systems for the preparation of the Beginning 1 course. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to read Korean alphabets and words.

Textbook: Korean Made Easy, Starter (2009)

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This course is designed for students who can read and write the Korean alphabet. Students will acquire knowledge of basic grammar and expressions with related vocabulary. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to exchange greetings with each other, ask simple questions to others, describe locations, read Sino & Native-Korean numbers and use formal & informal polite present sentences.

This class is for students who completed Intro to Korean Language(한글) class at our school.
If you studied Korean Alphabet(한글) by yourself or at other places, please contact a coordinator and take a placement exam.

Textbook: 세종한국어 회화 1
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This course is for students who start to explore a higher level of language structure and to expand vocabulary. Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to exchange conversations related to topics of daily environments such as hobby, food, and transportation. In addition, students will be able to combine into short sentences what they know and what they hear in class.

This class is for students already finished Beginning 1 at our school. If you’re a new student interested in taking this course, please take the placement test by clicking the placement test link on the right column.

Textbook: 세종한국어 회화 1
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This course provides students with opportunities to improve their communicative competence in Korean and to gain confidence in using their speaking and listening skills. In this class, students will engage in spontaneous dialogues with little difficulty and extension of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary will be emphasized.

This class is for students already finished Beginning 2 at our school. If you’re a new student interested in taking this course, please take the placement test by clicking the placement test link on the right column.

Textbook : 세종한국어 회화 2
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This class is for students already finished Beginning 3 at our school. If you’re a new student interested in taking this course, please take the placement test by clicking the placement test link on the right column.

Textbook: 세종한국어 회화 2
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This course is designed to help students review grammar rules and vocabulary that were covered in Beginning 1 through Beginning 4 course. This course focuses more on reading comprehension and writing skills. If you’re a new student interested in taking this course, please take the placement test by clicking the placement test link on the right column.

Textbook: 서울대 한국어2B Student Book & Workbook

Option 1- 서울대 한국어 2B Student Book/ 서울대 한국어 2B Workbook

Option 2- 서울대 한국어 2B Student Book /서울대 한국어 2B Workbook

This course is intended for students who have completed Intermediate 1 (Spring 2022). Intermediate 2 will cover the last half of the 세종한국어 회화 3. Students will dive into more advanced grammar structures. If you’re a new student interested in taking this course, please take the placement test by clicking the placement test link in the right column.

Textbook: 세종한국어회화 3

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This course is intended for students who have completed Intermediate 2. If you’re a new student interested in taking this course, please take the placement test by clicking the placement test link in the right column.

Textbook: 서울대 한국어 2B Student Book & Workbook

Option 1- 서울대 한국어 2B Student Book/ 서울대 한국어 2B Workbook

Option 2- 서울대 한국어 2B Student Book/ 서울대 한국어 2B Workbook

This course is intended for those who have completed Intermediate 3. If you’re a new student interested in taking this course, please take the placement test by clicking the placement test link in the right column.

Textbook: 서울대 한국어 2B Student Book & Workbook (need to purchase both books)

Option 1- 서울대 한국어 2B Student Book/ 서울대 한국어 2B Workbook

Option 2- 서울대 한국어 2B Student Book /서울대 한국어 2B Workbook

 

This course is for those looking to build upon skills known and learned in the previous  course. While this course, as others, will build upon the four core language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—there will be a heavier emphasis on the speaking portion, enabling students to practice, extend, and apply their knowledge and skills in a more natural verbal way.

Textbook: 서강한국어 3A Student Book & Workbook

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This course is for those looking to build upon skills known and learned in the Intensive Speaking 1 course. While this course, as others, will build upon the four core language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—there will be a heavier emphasis on the speaking portion, enabling students to practice, extend, and apply their knowledge and skills in a more natural verbal way.

This course is intended for students who have completed Intensive Speaking 1 at our school.

Textbook: 서강한국어 3B Student Book & Workbook

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This course provides a comprehensive approach to Korean communication and contemporary culture. The four language skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing—are connected by a common learning objective in each lesson, enabling students to practice, extend, and apply their knowledge and skills. Authentic dialogues in this course help students grasp important Korean grammar structures and vocabulary. In each lesson, students are encouraged to reinforce what they have learned through a variety of both controlled and free conversation activities.

This course is intended for students who have completed Intensive Speaking at our school.

Textbook: 서강대 4A Student Book & Workbook

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 Buying Option 3:서강대 4A Student Book & Workbook

 

This course is intended for those who have completed Advanced 1. If you’re a new student interested in taking this course, please take the placement test by clicking the placement test link in the right column.

Textbook: 서강한국어 4B Student Book & Workbook

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HOW TO REGISTER

IN ONE EASY STEP – SIMPLY CLICK  AND COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM

If you are a new student or a returning students who has been away for more than a semester, please take the placement test.

Once we receive your registration form, you will receive a registration approval email from our program coordinator with a link for payment to complete your registration.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

New students are highly encouraged to attend our New Student Orientation on Zoom. The orientation will give you a chance to meet your fellow new students!

Beginning to Advanced Korean

Thursday, August 25th, 5-6pm

Intro to Korean

Thursday, September 8th, 5-6pm