Korean Language Classes Information Page
2017 KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASS SCHEDULE:
- Winter Session: January 7, 2017 – March 17, 2016
- Spring Session: March 25, 2017 – June 22, 2017 (Registration is now closed, please add yourself to our interest list to be notified when new schedule is released)
- Summer Session: TBD
- Fall Session: TBD
ABOUT OUR KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASSES:
Great news: For Spring 2017 only, we have increased the total number of weeks from 10 weeks to 12 weeks at no additional charge! This was made possible through the support of our students and donors. After Spring, we will revert back to our standard 10 week program. Take advantage of this great opportunity.
We are proud to have created cost effective high quality Korean language classes for the entire community. We are completely self-funded, with no religious or political affiliation, and all the proceeds go towards supporting our programs. We are the only secular organization in Orange County whose ONLY focus is the 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. Each class is 90 minutes. We also offer an optional FREE instructor led supplemental class every Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:45 PM (See below for more details). This means, students have double the amount of learning and practice opportunities! In addition, we provide our students with additional study tools and resources to help in their journey.
All our classes are $185 for the entire 10 weeks + $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:
Korean American Center (KAC)
18 Truman St, Suite #208
Irvine, CA 92620
KOREAN CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
is designed for students who have no or very little knowledge of Korean. The goal of this course is to master Korean alphabet (Hangul) focusing on reading skill including pronunciation rules and to gain basic four skills of Korean (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). Korean fundamental will cover four basic topics including greetings, asking about jobs and objects, and asking location. Students will be able to construct simple sentences with around 300 basic words. Topic marker (은/는), subject marker (이/가), question words (무엇/어느), equational expression (이에요/예요), and 있어요/없어요 will be taught. Sample Lesson – Sample Lesson – K-Fundamentals
Level 1 is design for students who have completed Korean Fundamental or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to master all basic skills focusing on acquire beginner communication skills with vocabulary and basic grammar learning. Korean Level 1 will cover asking basic information such as relationship, phone numbers, birthdays, and expressions of buying things. Students will be able to construct simple sentences with about 800 basic words. Numbers (Sino/Native), time marker (~에서 ~까지), question words (얼마나/어떻게), 하다 verbs and adjectives will be taught for 10 weeks in this course. Sample Lesson: Sample Lesson – Level 1
Level 2 is design for students who have completed Korean Level 1 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to learn how to use all the basic skills of Korean in more complex context focusing on fluency in speaking and writing. Korean Level 2 will cover grammar points about tense (present, past, future tense) and favors. Students will be able to construct sentences with about 1500 basic words. Object marker (을/를), present tense, past tense (았/었/ㅆ 어요), and future tense (으) ㄹ 거에요 will be taught for 10 weeks in this course. Sample Lesson: Sample Lesson – Level 2
Level 3 is design for students who have completed Korean Level 2 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to acquire intermediate communicative skills in all areas with emphasis of writing and intermediate grammar. Korean Level 3 will cover everyday life, appointments, asking directions and ordering food by using proper forms of expressions. Commands with (으)세요, deferential expressions (~습니다/ㅂ니다) with question (~습니까?/ㅂ니까?), and honorific expressions will be taught for 10 weeks in this course. Sample Lesson: Sample Lesson – Level 3
Level 4 is design for students who have completed Korean Level 3 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to develop intermediate communicative skills in more complex context with emphasis of writing and advanced grammar. Korean Level 4 class will cover public rules, daily conversation in the house, shopping, and living in Korea. Clausal connective (-지만, -(으)ㄴ데/는데, expression desire –고 싶다 and noun-modifying form (Verb~는 + Noun) will be taught for 10 weeks in this course. Sample Lesson: Sample Lesson – Level 4
Level 5 is design for students who have completed Korean Level 4 or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to develop advance communicative skills in more complex context with emphasis of writing and advanced grammar.
SUPPLEMENTAL KOREAN CLASS/LAB:
What makes our program truly unique is we offer our students the opportunity to apply what they learned in class with weekly instructor led supplemental lab at no extra charge. Participation is optional, but we encourage learners of all levels to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Our Supplemental Practice is held every Thursday from 7:00 – 8:50 at Heritage Park Community Center in Irvine.
For those with no experience or background in Korean will automatically be placed in Korean Fundamentals. Students interested in Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 will have the opportunity to take an optional proficiency test to ensure they are placed in the appropriate class. Tests will take approximately 30-40 minutes which includes listening and speaking and will be graded immediately after the test.
Students may submit registration application and payment during the placement test dates. Only registered students may take the placement test.
PRIVATE KOREAN TUTORING:
For those looking for an individualized program to meet their unique schedule, please visit our private lesson page.
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