Online Korean Language Program

2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

7:00PM - 9:00PM PT, EVERY TUESDAY

  • Winter : 01.05.2021 - 03.23.2021 (12 Weeks)
  • Spring : 04.13.2021 - 06.29.2021 (12 Weeks)
  • Summer : 07.20.2021 - 08.17.2021 (5 Weeks)
  • Fall : 09.14.2021 - 11.30.2021 (12 Weeks)

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CLASS INFORMATION / LEVELS

  • Must be a US resident and at least 18 years of age as of the first class.
  • Classes may be cancelled without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Maximum 30 students per class.
Introductory Korean (2 Classes)
Introductory Korean (Sec 1) & Introductory Korean (Sec 2) are two sections of the same class. Introductory Korean is for students who cannot yet read or write in Hangeul. Students will learn to put consonants, vowels, and consonant-endings together to read and write with ease. Students will also learn basic phrases and grammar.
  • Download Syllabus
  • Textbook: Introduction to Sejong Korean
    A PDF file of the textbook will be emailed to all registered students.
  • Fee: Free
Basic A (2 Classes)
Basic A (Sec 1) & Basic A (Sec 2) are two sections of the same class. Students will learn Korean sentence structures and verb conjugations so that they can introduce themselves, describe people and objects in their immediate environment, and use shopping phrases.
Basic B
Our Basic B class is a continuation of the Basic A class. Newcomers who pass the Proficiency Examination for this level are also eligible to take this course, but students must already be comfortable reading and writing in Hangeul. This class introduces a higher level of basic grammar, vocabulary, and language structure, so students can build tools to converse more confidently and become more familiar with the spoken and written Korean language. This class uses interactive exercises to improve conversational skills through grammatical accuracy and situational drills.
Intermediate A
Intermediate Korean A is the first quarter in the continuation of Intermediate Korean A, B, C and is designed for students who have completed Basic B or have the equivalent proficiency. The goal of this course is to equip students with intermediate communicative skills in all areas; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Intermediate Korean A will cover lessons 1-14 in the textbook.
Intermediate B
Intermediate B is a continuation of Intermediate A, B, C and is designed for students who have completed Intermediate Korean A or have the equivalent proficiency. Intermediate B will cover 12 lessons in the textbook. We will review some of the grammar patterns learned in Intermediate A as we continue to build vocabulary and learn new grammar patterns. Regular attendance, review, and completion of assignments will help you understand and retain the material.
Intermediate C
Our Intermediate C class is a continuation of our Intermediate B class and is designed for students who have completed Intermediate B or have the equivalent proficiency. Intermediate Korean C will cover 12 lessons in the textbook. We will review some of the grammar patterns learned in Intermediate B as we continue to build vocabulary and learn new grammar patterns. Regular attendance, review, and completion of assignments will help you understand and retain the material.
Advanced A
This course is a continuation of Intermediate C and designed for students who have completed Intermediate courses at Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (KCCLA) or have the equivalent proficiency. This course will cover 12 chapters in the textbook as reviewing grammars and vocabularies related to subject assigned for each week. It will focus on speaking as well which takes place in various situations.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Textbooks may be purchased at http://www.hanbooks.com
  • In-store from Bandi Book USA
    Address : 2777 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90006
    Tel : (213) 739-8107

TARGET GROUP

  • Classes are designed for those who wish to learn about Korean language and culture.
    (Must be a US resident and at least 18 years of age as of the first class.)

ONLINE REGISTRATION

  • You must register online and in advance. We can accept only a limited number of students to each class, so we will close registration once the class and waitlist are full.
  • The registration page on the website will open at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, two weeks before the first day of each semester.
  • We highly suggest you register as soon as we open the registration process, as you will not be able to register once our maximum capacity has been reached.
  • Please do NOT register for more than one level per semester. Multiple registrations will be voided.
  • Students must register each semester; previous registrations do not carry over to a subsequent semester.
  • Please be sure to proofread your application before submitting. Any typographical /spelling errors will be recorded as such.
  • We are exercising safety precautions to avoid unauthorized access to our KCCLA classes. All classes will be synchronous using the Zoom platform. Zoom sessions will not be recorded nor posted, in order to protect the privacy of the participants.
  • Students will NOT have access to Share Screen functions. Students should run the Zoom app on their computer or tablet.
  • Only registered students will receive a Zoom meeting invitation and password before the first class (we are unable to send Zoom invitations to students on the wait list).
  • Only authorized, registered students may log in using the email address with which they registered for class. Your friends or family members cannot take the class with you unless they are registered for the class. Any unauthorized participants will be removed from Zoom.
  • In order to admit students on the wait list, enrolled students who miss even one class without prior consent during the first two weeks will automatically have their enrollment canceled. If you have an emergency preventing you from attending either of the first two classes but plan to attend the remaining sessions, please contact us by email.

PLACEMENT TEST

  • If you want to take the free online Korean Level Test, please click here
  • Based on your test result, please choose your level.

CONTACT

For more information, please call the Program Manager at 323-936-3025 or email at seung822@kccla.org.

Apply Online

Registration page on the website will open at 10:00AM Pacific Time, 2 week before the first day of each semester.

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Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

  • I am not sure of my level; how do I know which level to enroll in?
    Please refer to our class descriptions to determine your level. If you are not sure, an online Korean level test is offered at https://nuri.iksi.or.kr/front/page/participation/onlineLevelTest/main.do. You will be able to get an evaluation result immediately so you can place into the appropriate level. We require that you register for only ONE level. Please DO NOT register for more than one level each semester.
  • Should I register for more than one level if I am not sure?
    No. Please do not register for more than one level per semester, as it will create duplicate entries in our system and you will take space away from other students who want to learn Korean. Duplicate entries will be voided. We are happy to switch your level one time if you need to move up or down to a more appropriate level.
  • I've already taken classes at KCCLA and registered in the past. Do I have to register again/every semester?
    Yes, we ask that all students register every semester. Previous registrations are not valid for the current term.
  • Do you sell textbooks and materials?
    No, we do not sell, keep, lend, or offer any textbooks. Please see our website for info about the required textbooks. We highly recommend you purchase textbooks through an online source such as HanBooks.com or Amazon.com (you can simply copy-paste the ISBN in a web browser), but we do not require it to enroll.
  • I am a foreign student - do you offer any visa or immigration sponsorship/permits?
    No, as we are not an accredited institution, so we are unable to sponsor visas.
  • Is there a minimum attendance policy?
    No. As long as you are registered, we do not require a minimum attendance to remain in the program, except for the first two weeks when your registration may be dropped for an absence (please see above). But minimum attendance of 75% is required for a Certificate of Completion (please see below)
  • Can I get a certificate or diploma to show I've taken the class?
    We are not a degree-issuing institution, so we do not give diplomas. But if you have an attendance rate of 75% or higher, we can issue a Certificate of Completion by email request.