Fall Session Begins:
September 9, 2017 – November 16, 2017
Registration Information: Registration is now closed. Please add yourself to our interest list and we will notify you as soon as our Winter 2018 schedule is released.
NOTE: For the past several sessions, our Korean Fundamentals and Level 1 classes have reached maximum capacity. It is highly advised to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.
New: Buena Park Class!
Thanks to our partner organization, Korean Community Services (KCS), we will be able to offer one of our most popular classes, Korean Fundamentals in Buena Park starting in the Fall 2017.
Fall 2017 Schedule and Fees: Prices do not include book or $10 material fee. All classes take place at our Irvine location, except otherwise noted.
*Please Note: The only difference between Sections A, B and C are the DAYS and TIMES. The content is exactly the same. Section C will be in Buena Park at KCS. KCS is located at: 7212 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621
Each class needs a minimum of 3 students to remain open. If minimum registration is not met, classes may be cancelled. Enroll now to ensure your class remains open.
**Supplemental Practice Class is a FREE instructor led practice class for our registered students in our basic levels and a great opportunity to reinforce the class lessons through additional practice and application. Attendance is optional. Our Supplemental classes are held on Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:45 PM at facilities in Irvine. This program is made possible through the support of our generous volunteers and donors.
PLACEMENT: For those students or those with no experience or background in Korean will automatically be placed in Korean Fundamentals. Students with a Korean heritage background who cannot read Hangul will also be asked to start with Korean Fundamentals.
All other students should read the Class Descriptions HERE
If you are still unsure which level to take, you can request a placement test by email so we can assess which level would be best. Please contact us by email to request the test.
BOOKS: We have selected books we believe to be the most practical and useful books for studying Korean. You may either purchase the books directly through KAC or you may purchase on your own. If you happen to purchase on your own, please be sure to purchase the correct edition as we are using the latest editions of all the books. Please note that these books may change based on
- Classes: Korean Fundamentals, Level 1, and Level 2 Fun & Fast Korean 1 by Darakwon Publishing – 1st Edition (4th printing March 2015) ISBN: 978-89-5995-829-0 (KAC Price: $25)
- Classes: Level 3 and Level 4: Fun & Fast Korean 2 by Darakwon Publishing – 1st Edition (3rd printing February 2016) ISBN: 978-89-5995-717-0 (KAC Price: $25)
TERMS (Please read before registering):
- Registration is not complete until payment is received. Early bird discounts apply only towards completed registrations.
- 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 volunteer run organization, we do not have the administrative capacity to handle these requests.
- Fees do not include books. Books can either be purchased on your own or through KAC. We only accept cash and checks only for book purchases.
- Fees may be tax deductible, talk to your financial advisor for details.
- Checks can be made out to: “Korean American Center“
- Credit card payments are accepted after registration form is complete. To pay by credit card, you will be prompted to the page after you complete the registration form.
- Payment on this page is for Korean classes ONLY (Click here to purchase Private Lesson packages)
- Fees must be paid prior to the beginning of class. Registration is not considered complete unless fees are fully paid.
The Korean American Center will be hosting a free college planning seminar for parents and students going into 9th to 12th grades on Saturday, May, 27, 2015. The objective of this 90 minute seminar is to share as much information to help parents and students maximize the chances and finding the best opportunities in college. This program is full of secrets, tips, and advice on how to make students stand out.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot here.
WHEN: Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:00PM
WHERE: Korean American Center
18 Truman St, Suite 208
Irvine, CA 92620
오렌지 카운티 한미 문화 센터는 오는 가을학기부터 9학년에서 12학년이 되는 학생들과 학부모들을 위한 무료 대학 입시 준비 세미나를 열려고 합니다. 90분간 진행되는 이 세미나는 가능한 많은 정보를 공유하여 학생들과 학부모들이 대학 진학에 있어서 최고의 기회와 최적의 조건을 찾는데 도움이 될 것입니다. 이 프로그램은 학생들이 어떻게 하면 두드러질 수 있는지에 대한 조언과 팁, 그리고 알려지지 않은 것들에 대해 알려줄 것입니다.
자리가 제한되어 있으니 미리 예약하시길 바랍니다.
한국어 Registration Now Closed for Summer 2017 Youth Korean Language Immersion Program for Middle & High School Students.
The Korean American Center will host a Youth Korean immersion program for middle and high school students at various skill levels. No experience required. The program is designed to build comprehensive language skills and improve students’ knowledge of Korean through fun and engaging classroom immersion. Through 21st century teaching and learning, students will learn real world application of Korean language. Instruction will be provided on all four language skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening); with an emphasis on increasing students’ speaking and listening comprehension abilities.
The program will be designed for learners going into the 8th through 12 grades in the fall of 2017. These students possess varying degrees of language proficiency from novice to intermediate, will gain literacy; expand their reading skills and comprehension, and increase their speaking and listening skills. Class size will be limited.
This program will run for 3 weeks (Jun 19, 2017 – July 7, 2017), Monday through Friday from 1:30PM – 4:30PM. No class on July 4th.
Price: $425 + $10 Material Fee. (25% off of 2nd child).
This program will focus on students being able to:
- experience Korean language immersion in the classroom
- communicate in Korean in real-world circumstances,
- use vocabulary learned from real-world contexts,
- 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 limited to only a small number of students.
미주 한인 2, 3세 중학교와 고등학교 학생들을 위한 2017 KAC 여름 한국어 교실
한미 문화원센터 (KAC) 다가오는 2017년 여름, 한인 2, 3세 중학교와 고등학교 학생들을 위한 한국어 심화 교실을 열려고 한다. KAC 한국어 수업은 포괄적인 언어 능력을 기르고 학생들의 한국어에 대한 지식을 집중력있게 쌓을 수 있도록 고안되었다. 이 프로그램은 언어 학습을 위한 세계 용이성 기준에 맞춰져 있으며, 자신의 말하기, 듣기, 읽기, 쓰기 능력을 기르고 싶어하는 초급부터 중급 정도의 한국어 실력을 가진 한인 2, 3세 고등학생들을 위한 교실이다. 학생 모집 인원은 제한적임.
이 프로그램은 3 주간(2017년 6월 19일부터 2017년 7월 7일까지) 진행될 것이며, 월요일부터 금요일, 오후 1시30분부터 오후 4시 30분까지 진행된다.
이 프로그램은 다음과 같은 부분에 초점을 두고 있다.
- 교실에서의 한국어 집중 강화 교실 경험
- 실생활에서 한국어를 통한 의사소통
- 실제 상황에서 일어나는 문맥을 통한 어휘 습득
- 전통 문화와 가치가 언어이 미치는 영향을 이해
- 한국 문화 유산에 대한 이해를 고취시키고, 이중 정체성에 대한 자부심을 불어넣기
Korean American Center is offering a special three week “Power Vocabulary” class designed to expand your Korean vocabulary through Sino (Chinese) root words, or Hanja.
Classes will run from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM for three weeks.
1. Tuesday, November 29, 2016
2. Tuesday, December 6, 2016
3. Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Why study Hanja? Sino-Korean or Hanja(Korean: 한자, Hanja: 漢字) is the Korean name for Chinese characters. More specifically, it refers to those Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated into the Korean language with Korean pronunciation. Sino-Korean words are one of the three main types of vocabulary in Korean. The other two are native Korean words and foreign words imported from other languages, mostly from English. Sino-Korean words today make up about 60% of the Korean vocabulary.
So basically, having a little background knowledge in Hanja will give you clearer understanding about the Korean language. Since many Korean words are derived from Hanja even knowing some basic Hanja can greatly increase your vocabulary and knowledge of Korean.
This class will not be focused on writing Hanja, but rather learning Sino-Korean root words that will help you understand more Korean words.