Welcome To Korean American Center
#1 Source for Korean Language & Culture in the OC
Cultural Events
Korean/English Language Exchange - 언어교환 대화연습 모임
Cultural Programs 문화 프로그램

Building Connections

Between intergenerational Korean-Americans and the greater community by promoting opportunities for Korean cultural awareness.

Korean Language 한국어

We offer one of the largest non-collegiate adult Korean language program in the United States

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Korean Culture 문화

Foster an appreciation of Korea's rich heritage and provide opportunities for culture awareness.

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Posterity 후세

Keeping Korean culture alive for future generations. 문화 유산은 후대에 전해내려간다

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Korean American Center

The Korean American Center is a 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Irvine, CA dedicated to building connections between intergenerational Korean-Americans and others in the community by promoting opportunities for appreciation of Korea’s rich cultural heritage. We do this through a formal Korean language program, Korean/English language exchange, cultural events, fostering educational opportunities and workshops designed to educate people about Korean culture, Korean American Young Leaders committee and by providing opportunities for community activities, which further promote our purpose. We aim to integrate others of various backgrounds that have a common interest in Korea and its culture

We are exclusively supported by our Korean and non-Korean volunteers who donate their time, talents, energy and enthusiasm. Our volunteers play a key role in driving KAC by organizing and leading programs, hosting events and teaching classes. Please click here to understand how YOU can get involved.

KAC는 비영리 단체입니다. KAC의 목적은 한국어와 한국문화를 알리고 교류함으로써 지역사회에서 한국계 미국인, 한국인과  외국인 사이에 강한 유대관계를 쌓는 것입니다. 이를 위하여 정기적인 한국어-영어 언어교환 모임 및 한국어 교육 정규프로그램을 진행하고 있으며, 한국문화 교육, 워크샵과 같은 KAC의 목적을 증진시킬 수 있는 다양한 활동을 지역사회에 제공하고 있습니다.

저희는 오로지 한국인과 외국인 멤버(회원)들에 의해 지원을 받고 있습니다. 그들은 이 모임을 위해  자신의 시간, 재능, 에너지와 열정을 아끼지 않고 있습니다. 저희 회원들은 KAC(오렌지 카운티 한국/미국 문화교류)를 이끌어가는데 중요한 역할을 하고 있습니다. 회원들은 이벤트(행사) 활동과 워크샵을 구성 및 주최하고, 또한 교육을 담당하기도 합니다.

한국어 성인반

OCKACE offers low cost Korean Language classes for adults here in the heart of Orange County. Please visit HERE for more details.

We offer FREE weekly Korean/English language exchange for those who are either in the process of learning Korean or those wanting to practice their Korean. Click HERE for more details of our language exchange. 

Looking for some words and phrases? Check out our Pinterest page!

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There are several ways to get involved with Korean American Center

Lend Us Your Skills

Volunteer-ICONYou can help by lending us your talents and skills as a volunteer to help us run Korean American Center. The amount of time is up to you.  Whatever time you can give will be greatly appreciated. Please click HERE for more information.

자원 봉사자 모집!  여기 몇 가지 참여를 위한 직접적인 방법을 제시합니다. 

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There are various ways you can give to help support the day-to-day operations of OCKACE. Please click HERE for more information.  

나누세요! 여러분의 기부는 OCKACE의 운영비용을 충당하고, 개선하기 위해 쓰입니다.


Did you know that social media activity increases awareness of OCKACE?  

Connect-ICONWe communicate with the community by sharing relevant content and information through various social platforms. 

Every Like, Tweet, Check-In, Follow, Share, Hashtag, Repin, and Blog Shout-out helps spread the word about OCKACE. The more people who know about us, the more cultural programs we can offer.


문화 프로그램

It is our goal to offer the community access to programs that share Korea’s rich cultural heritage.

We offer a FREE weekly English/Korean Language Exchange program that promotes Korean and English language learning through sharing. Our program connects non-native speakers of Korean with an interest in Korean together with Native Korean speakers to improve their conversation skills and build connections.  Language Exchange is open to everyone and all levels of proficiency.  Please visit our Language Exchange page for more information.

몇개의 프로그램은 무료 언어교환과 어른들을 위한 한국어 강의를 합니다. 이경우 조금의 비용이 요구됩니다.

We offer a very high quality, low cost Korean language program for adults. The unique aspect of our program is that we offer free instructor led supplemental class which gives our Korean language students additional opportunity for Korean exposure and additional practice and learn. Our supplemental classes are run by committed volunteers who want to share the Korean language with others.

We are forming an interest list for those interested in learning Korean cooking. Sign up here.

We host an annul community Korean BBQ event.

Additional Programs Needing Support:

  • Film Screening featuring Korean-American film makers and promoting Korean films
  • Korean art exhibits
  • Korean arts workshops
  • Korean cooking/culinary programs
  • Korean history programs
  • Korean folk crafts
  • K-Pop programs
  • Traditional Korean music programs
  • And So Much More…..


Korean Food and Recipes 한식:

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Korean Cultural Assets 한국전통문화

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Korean Customs & Etiquette 한국문화와 예절

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