Korean Language Program

Free Online Class

2020 CLASS SCHEDULE

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

  • Winter : 01.07.2020 - 03.24.2020 (12 Weeks)
  • Spring : 04.14.2020 - 06.30.2020 (12 Weeks)
  • Summer : 07.21.2020 - 08.18.2020 (5 Weeks)
  • Fall : 09.15.2020 - 12.01.2020 (12 Weeks)

2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

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

  • Winter : 01.05.2020 - 03.23.2020 (12 Weeks)
  • Spring : 04.13.2020 - 06.29.2020 (12 Weeks)
  • Summer : 07.20.2020 - 08.17.2020 (5 Weeks)
  • Fall : 09.14.2020 - 11.30.2020 (12 Weeks)

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CLASS INFORMATION / LEVELS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age on the first day of the semester.
  • 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
    PDF file of textbook will be emailed to all paid students, instead of physical textbook.
  • 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 at least 18 years of age on the first day of the semester)

REGISTRATION FEES ($80/Semester)

  • Currently, we only accept checks, money orders, or cash.
  • We are not able to accept payments by credit card, debit card, or any other electronic or mobile payment method at this time. Although you must register on the site, payments cannot be made on the site.
  • Please make check payable to KLP and write five-digit registration number on the memo line (we recommend check payments as they are traceable and more secure than cash). Please also include a printout of your registration page, if possible.
  • Checks should be mailed to Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 5505 Wilshire Bl., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Please be sure to write "Attn: KLP" on the envelope.
  • Please do not mail cash - we accept cash payments in-office only during regular business hours, subject to COVID-19 guidelines.
  • The NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee cannot be refunded for any reason. It is NOT a tuition fee and thus cannot be refunded or pro-rated.
  • Registered students who have not paid by the first day of class may be automatically put on a waiting list, as paid students on the waitlist have priority over students who have not paid.
  • Students on the waiting list may pay the registration fee only by check. We will not deposit the check until enrollment is confirmed, and if there is no room left in the class, we will destroy your check.
  • As KCCLA will not be offering textbook sales this session, required textbooks must be purchased by students before starting class. Textbooks may be purchased at http://www.hanbooks.com

ONLINE REGISTRATION

  • Currently at KSI, you will only be able to register online and in advance. We can accept only a limited number of students and once that limit is reached, registration will be closed and no one else will be able to enroll.
  • The registration page on the website will open at 10:00AM Pacific Time, two week 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 term.
  • Online applications should be submitted before class begins each semester.
  • Students must register EACH SEMESTER; previous registrations are not valid for the next term.
  • Please take care to proof-read 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 class.
  • Students will NOT have access to Share Screen functions. Students will need to run the Zoom app on their computer or tablet.
  • Only paid students will receive a Zoom meeting invitation and password before the first class (we are unable to send Zoom invitations to unpaid students and students on the waiting list).
  • Only authorized, registered students may log in using the email address provided at registration. Any unauthorized participants will be removed from Zoom.
  • Please note that transfers between levels will NOT be permitted with virtual classes.
  • In order to admit students on the waiting 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.

Apply Online

Registration page on the website will open at 10:00AM Pacific Time, 1 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 decide?
    Please refer to our class descriptions to determine your level. If you are not sure, an online Korean level test is offered at http://www.sejonghakdang.org/sjcu/levelTest/levelGuide.do. You will be able to get a grade immediately for an appropriate level. We ask that you choose ONE level to register for. Please do NOT register for more than one level, one time (per term).
  • Should I register for more than one level if I am not sure?
    No. We kindly ask that you never register more than one time, per term. We are happy to switch your level at any time, multiple times. Please do not register for more than one level, one time - as it will create duplicates of yourself in our system.
  • I've already taken classes at KCCLA and registered in the past. Do I have to register again/every time?
    Yes, we ask that all students register every term. Previous registrations are never valid for the current term.
  • Do you sell textbooks and materials?
    No, we do not sell, keep, lend nor offer any textbooks. Please see our website for textbooks recommended. We highly recommend you purchase textbooks through an online source such as Amazon (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, we are unable to do so.
  • Is there a minimum attendance policy?
    No. As long you are registered and paid, we do not require a minimum attendance.
  • Can I get a certificate or diploma to show I've taken the class?
    If you have an attendance rate of 75% or above, we may issue a letter of attendance by special request only. We normally do not issue such letters and students must keep a 75% or above attendance to request this.
  • My friend/spouse/child may be interested in your program. Can I bring him/her to check it out?
    Our policy allows for only registered adults (18 and over) to be in the classrooms at class time. If someone you know would like to find out more, please contact us so that we can make arrangements for him/her to audit a class one time and get more information.