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Korean Language Education

Korea University

1) Introduction

The Korean Language and Culture Center(KLCC) affiliated with the Institute of Foreign Language Studies of Korea University was established on March 1, 1986 in order to promote Korean language and culture in line with the ever growing status of Korea in the world. Since it was established, about 25,000 of foreign nationals and overseas Koreans have finished KLCC’s Korean language and culture programs, and currently about 3,000 students are attending the program every year.

KLCC boasts its systematic curriculum which meets various needs of the students, distinguished faculty who specialize in Koran language education, teaching materials which feature linguistic traits of Korean language, effective and up-to-date teaching methodology, and friendly and caring class atmosphere. With these various features and recommendation from the former students, KLCC programs have been well known through the world.

With the start of the new millennium, KLCC has prepared its cutting-edge teaching and learning environments and multimedia facilities for language education, It has also made continuous efforts to develop more effective teaching methods and textbooks in order to live up to its reputation as a leading Korean language education provider. KLCC is also giving best efforts to help its international students and overseas Koreans enjoy the process of learning Korean language and culture.

2) Program Overview

Regular Course 10-week program for each semester.
4 semesters in a year
Special Courses Special Program for Japanese Students
Summer School for Teenagers
Summer Intensive Program
Other Special Courses Korean language and culture program for foreign diplomats and their families
Special program for students of overseas universities
Training Courses for Korean Language Teachers Training Courses for Korean Language Teachers

3) Korean Language Regular Course

Regular course is for overseas Koreans and foreigners above 18 years old. It consists of four semesters in a year; spring, summer, fall, and winter session. Students may vary in 1 to 6 levels according to their Korean language proficiency. Those who have completed the 6th level are eligible for attending advanced research class.

Program Overview

1) Each semester runs for 10 weeks with 200 class hours.

2) Class runs for five days a week, with 20 class hours per week (9am to 1pm, from Mon. to Fri.). 10 hours are spent on learning

new vocabulary and grammar and practicing them in actual conversational situations, while the other 10 hours are spent on

specific language skills: four hours for intensive oral communication training, and two hours for reading, writing, and listening

respectively.

Periods Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1-2 Period
Morning Class:
09:00~10:50
Afternoon Class: 13:30~15:20
General studies on Korean language
3-4 PeriodMorning Class :
11:10~13:00Afternoon Class :
15:40~17:30
Specific language skills class
(Separate classes on listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, etc.)

3) The average class size is from 10 to 13 students.

4) The advanced research class is available when there are seven or more students who have completed the level 6 and wish to

enroll in the advanced research class. Class times are the same as the regular program.

Level Objectives and Description

Level 1

• Learn the most basic Korean communication skills required in our daily life, such as greetings, self-introduction, shopping,

ordering at restaurants, asking for directions, and making appointments etc.

• Ask and answer simple questions by using basic sentence structure about familiar topics related to our daily life, such as myself,

family, weekend activities and weather etc.

• Read and pronounce Korean letters and learn how to read signs in everyday life, such as traffic signs.

• Write simple sentences in accordance with the spelling rules.

• Learn cultural norms and dining etiquettes related to daily life of Korean culture.

Level 2

• Learn sentences needed to conduct daily transactions at, for example, a store, a restaurant, a post office or a bank etc.

• Ask and answer longer questions about ordinary and familiar topics, such as family, hobby, traveling, traffics, emotions, sports

and experiences etc.

• Listen to and understand simple announcements, read and understand memos and simple advertisements.

• Complete simple application forms, and write short letters and memos required in our daily life.

Level 3

• Read, understand, and write paragraphs about familiar social/abstract topics, such as career, work life, school life, personality,

appearance and events etc.

• Listen to and understand simple advertisements and weather forecasts, and read and understand practical readings, including

simple advertisements, notices, and short newspaper articles.

• Learn the basic skills of explanation, description, comparison and delivering to write a short paragraph.

• Learn common proverbs and idioms, and learn about holidays and customs of Korea.

Level 4

• Read, understand and write paragraphs about familiar social/abstract topics such as events, culture, customs, environment and

consumption etc.

• Understand simple television clips, and read short essays and newspaper articles.

• Understand different styles of written and spoken language, and learn to speak and write accordingly.

• Learn proper communication skills and basic work process done in Korean at work.

Level 5

• Discuss political, economic, social and cultural issues.

• Learn appropriate styles for spoken and written communication, or in formal and informal situations.

• Read reports and editorial articles, listen to simple interviews, debates and documentaries and learn to grasp the overall

meaning.

• Learn academic language skills, such as speed reading, summarizing, note-taking, discussion and presentation. Also learn

business language skills, such as briefing and writing reports.

• Gain further understanding of Korean politics, economy, history and culture.

Level 6

• Discuss a variety of political, economic, social and cultural issues.

• Improve accuracy and fluency of Korean, which requires in academic and business settings.

• Develop in-depth understanding of editorials, newspaper articles, academic papers, literary works and professional debates.

• Refine ability to recognize and generate various speech patterns of Koreans.

Advanced Research Class

※ Open to students who complete the level 6, the Advanced Research Class is for those who wish to learn Korean for specific

professional purposes or for those who wish to broaden their understandings of the Korean society through the language.

Tuition

1) Admission Fee: KRW 60,000 (Non-refundable)

2) Level 1 to 6: KRW 1,580,000 per semester
* Afternoon Classes: KRW 1,220,000 per semester
* Advanced Research Class:

KRW 1,340,000 per semester
- Textbook fees (KRW 20,000 ~ 35,000 depending on the level) are not included.
- Tuition is adjusted in spring semester every year. Individuals who paid in advance must also pay the difference once the adjustments are made.

Kyung Hee University

1) Regular Course

ㆍAdmission Requirements

- Overseas Koreans and Foreign Nationals above 18 years old

ㆍNumber of Students

- Beginners 1 and 2, Intermediate 1 and 2, Advanced 1 and 2, each level holds 15 students within

ㆍClass time

- Korean language class runs for 5 days a week, with 4 class hours per day

- Meeting with Kyung Hee Univ. student helpers for 5 hours a week

- Field trips in every semester

- Culture class besides regular classes (elective)

ㆍSemester course

- Regular Korean language course runs for 10 weeks a semester, consisting of spring, summer, fall, and winter semesters.

- Each student will be placed at their appropriate level through the language placement test.

- By using various multimedia learning materials, classes will proceed in an excellent environment.

(Fully equipped with video and audio devices, slide and overhead projectors, and TVs)

- Upon finishing the course, certificates and academic reports will be provided.

- After completion of regular course, those who wish to apply for the Kyung Hee undergraduate and graduate degree

programs will be given support.

2) Intensive Course

ㆍSemester course

- Intensive Course runs for 3 weeks every spring and summer session.

- Each student will be placed upon their level through the languageplacement test.

- By using various multimedia learning materials, classes will proceed in an excellent environment.

(Fully equipped with air-conditioners, heaters, video and audio devices, slide and overhead projectors, and TVs)

- Upon finishing the course, certificates will be provided.

ㆍAdmission Requirements

- Overseas Koreans and Foreign Nationals above 18 years old

ㆍNumber of Students

- Beginners 1 and 2, Intermediate 1 and 2, Advanced 1 and 2

ㆍClass time

- Korean language class runs for 4 days a week with 4 class hours per day. On every Thursday, a field trip (2 times) will take

place.

- Korean culture class runs for 4 hours a week

- Korean language practice with univ. student helpers for 5 hours a week

Period Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 9:00-9:50 Korean Language Class Field Trip Korean Language Class
2 10:00-10:50
3 11:00-11:50
4 12:00-12:50
13:00-13:50 Lunch Lunch
5 14:00-14:50 Korean Culture Class Korean Culture Class
6 15:00-16:00

Korean Culture Special Class

- In order to deepen the understanding of Korean culture, lectures on Korean language, history, politics, economy, movie,

music and field trip etc, will be delivered.

- Contents: classes on Korean etiquettes, martial-arts, arts, dance, folklore, movie, history, and music, field trips and

Samul-nori

3) Tuition

- Tuition Admission Fee Textbook Fee (Purchase on-site) Total
Regular Course KRW
1,540,000
KRW
60,000
Main Textbook:
KRW20,000~KRW22,000
Workbook:
KRW12,000~KRW15,000
KRW
1,600,000
3-Week Intensive Course KRW
891,000
KRW
60,000
KRW
951,000
End-of-year Course for office workers KRW 400,000 includes tuition, application fee, textbook fee, field trip fee

Sogang University

1) Introduction

In order to promote the Korean language and culture around the world, Sogang University's Korean Language Education Center was established in 1990. Since then, about 10,000 foreign nationals and overseas Koreans who are interested in the Korean language and culture have completed the course. Currently, about 1,300 students enroll in Sogang University's Korean Language Education Center each year.

2) Distinguishing Features of Sogang University's Korean Language Education Center

- Focus on Speaking

- Focus on Learners

- Excellent Faculty

- Excellent Facilities

3) Regular Course

Course Regular Course (20hrs/wk, total 200hrs)
Class Days Mon-Fri(5 days/wk) Each level 10 wks
Class Hours 09:00-13:00 (4hrs/day)
Levels Level 1-7 (Level 7: Korean Culture Course)
Class Size Around 12 students
Level Objectives

Level 1 ) Able to interact in daily life with basic communication skills

Level 2 ) Able to interact in daily life with basic communication skills, as well as understand Korean culture

Level 3 ) Able to understand and express most of the conversations in daily life in Korea

Level 4 ) Able to understand and express the basic social situations in Korea.

Level 5 ) Able to understand and express the routine social situations in Korea.

Level 6 ) Able to understand and express most of the social situations in Korea.

Level 7 ) Able to understand and use Korean language in contemporary Korean society with a deep understanding of Korean

culture

Course Regular Course (20 hrs/wk, total 200 hrs) Regular Course (15 hrs/wk, total 150 hrs)
Class Days Mon-Fri (5 days/wk) 200 hrs/semester Mon-Fri (5 days/wk) 150 hrs/semester
Fees KRW 1,515,000 KRW 1,350,000
Textbook Fee Not included (KRW 35,000 for LEVEL 6, 7 only)
Admission Fee KRW 60,000 (For new students only, not refundable)
Total KRW 1,575,000 KRW 1,410,000

4) Intensive Course

- Intensive Course is for students who wish to learn the Korean language and culture in a short period.

- Intensive Course is designed upon requests from domestic and overseas universities, government institutions, and enterprises.

Textbook developers and professional instructors in Sogang University's Korean Language Education Center develop Intensive

Course to meet the needs of the clients.

- An enrollment of more than fifteen students is required to open the course, which provides the perfect environment to learn the

Korean language and culture.

Seoul National University

1) Introduction

- Regular Course is designed to improve overall communication skills of Korean language, running all year around. By

studying Korean language intensively through this course, students can enroll Korean undergraduate or graduate

schools, run a business or get a job in relation to Korea.

- Regular course is provided year round with four semesters; spring, summer, fall and winter. Students may choose their

desired semester and begin their studies in Korean language. Students are divided from level 1 to 6, based upon their

Korean language proficiency. Those who complete the level 6 may study in the advanced academic class, which is

designed to help students to cultivate advanced Korean language skills in professional fields.

2) Course Description

- Morning Class

① Each semester consists of 200 hours in 10 weeks.

② Students take classes 4 hours a day from Monday to Friday.

③ Each class will be composed of around 12 students within.

④ Students may participate in a variety of cultural experiences and other elective courses.

⑤ Morning class runs from 9am to 1pm.

- Afternoon Class

① Afternoon class provides the same programs as the morning class.

② Student visa is also available to the afternoon class students.

③ Tuition is 10% cheaper than that of the morning class.

④ Student may freely choose between morning class and afternoon class.

⑤ Afternoon class runs from 1:30 pm to 5:20 pm.

- Advanced Academic Class

① Each semester is consists of 160 hours in 10 weeks.

② Students take classes 4 hours a day from Monday to Thursday.

③ Each class will be composed of around 12 students within.

④ Students may participate in a variety of cultural experiences and other elective courses.

⑤ Advanced Academic class runs from 9am to 1pm.

3) Tuition

Classification Regular Morning Class Regular Afternoon Class Advanced Academic Class
Tuition per semester KRW 1,580,000 KRW 1,420,000 KRW 1,260,000

Yonsei University

1) Introduction

Korean Language Institute (KLI) affiliated with Yonsei University was established on April 1st, 1959 to provide the Korean language and culture courses for overseas Koreans and foreign nationals who wish to learn Korean language and culture, such as college students, missionaries, diplomats, professors, executives and employees residing in Korea. Through its distinguishing courses, KLI has helped them broaden the understanding of Korea. Today, 140 experienced instructors teach approximately 1,700 students every semester. As of 2012 Fall semester, as many as 100,044 students from 144 countries have studied and 5,865 have graduated from KLI.

-Semester : 10 weeks
-Hours of Instruction : 200 hrs (4 hrs/day X 5 days/wk X 10 wks)
-Class days : 5 days/wk (Mon-Fri)
-Class Hours : 4 hours (Morning Regular Course; 9:00 am ~ 1:00 pm and Afternoon Regular Course; 1:40 pm to 5:30 pm)

2) Tuition

Admission fee: KRW 60,000 (non-refundable)
Tuition: KRW 1,680,000 (for one semester (10 wks) when enrolling the 2013 academic year)

* Textbook fee (KRW 89,000~143,000 per semester) is not included.

Ewha Womans University

1) Regular Course

Ewha Language Center (ELC) runs its semester every spring, summer, fall and winter, 4 times a year. They are famous for their outstanding faculty, excellent teaching materials, and caring attitude towards enrolled students. Every year, about 6,000 students in ELC not only learn language itself but also raise their competitiveness as a global leader by taking classes on foreign language studies, Korean language studies, and Korean language faculty training program

Regular Student Admission Process
- Document evaluation
- Evaluation result notification and tuition instruction
- Placement test instruction (Writing and speaking test)

Tuition

Admission Fee: KRW 60,000

Tuition: KRW 1,430,000 in 2013 and KRW 1,540,000 in 2014

2) Intensive Course

Korean Language Intensive Course run in Summer and Winter, 2 times a year. Each semester holds for 3 weeks and students may register in beginner, intermediate, or advanced courses, depending on their Korean proficiency level.

Period Course hours per week Total Course Hours Class hours Level Max no. of student per class
3 wks 20 hrs (Mon-Fri) 60 hrs 9:10-13:00 Level 1-4 10-15 students
Tuition

Admission Fee: KRW 40,000

Tuition: KRW 660,000~ 720,000