Korean Language Program

2020 CLASS SCHEDULE

7:00PM - 9:00PM, 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)

Registration page on the website will open at 10:00AM Pasific Time, two weeks before the first day of each semester.

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 twenty-four students per class.

Introductory Korean
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
To introduce students Korean sentence structures and verb conjugations so that students may be able to 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.
Advanced B
This course is to familiarize students with different grammar patterns and words both for spoken and written registers. Students will get chances to expose themselves to various linguistic expressions and also to have better awareness about the language and culture of Korea. In addition to the textbook, the instructor will occasionally provide course materials and supplementary notes as needed. Most instructions will be given in Korean in order to create an immersive language-learning environment for the students. Since this is the most advanced class offered by the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, students are encouraged to repeat to enroll in the course as many terms as they want. The course contents will slightly vary each term.

Classes may be cancelled without notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Maximum twenty-four students per class.

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

LOCATION

Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (KCCLA)

5505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Cross Streets: Dunsmuir Ave & Wilshire Blvd.)

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

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 amount is reached, the registration will be closed and no one else will be able to enroll.
  • The registration process will be open two weeks before the first day of class.
  • 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 filled.
  • Online applications should be submitted before class begins for every semester.
  • Students must register EVERY SEMESTER; previous registrations are not valid for the current term.
  • Please take care to proof-read your application before submitting. Any typographical /spelling errors will be recorded as such.
  • In order 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 rest of the 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 Pasific Time, two weeks 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. You can always request to have the office change your level at anytime.
    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.
  • Can I get a refund if I am unable to take the class or if some emergency comes up?
    Unfortunately, we do not give refunds. As stated on our website, we have a non-refundable registration fee. This is a clerical fee for your registration. It is not a tuition and thus may not be pro-rated nor refunded the way other institutions may do.
  • Can I pay by credit/debit card?
    No. At the moment we are only set up to accept checks, money orders or cash in-office. We recommend you personally submit your payment to the office staff. You may also mail by USPS and put "Attn: KLP" on the envelope. At this time, we are NOT set up to accept electronic payments (e.g. credit cards, debit cards, transfers, paypal, etc.). Registrations must be done on our website, but at this time, we do not accept any payments online.
  • Can I pay for the class without registering?
    No, we ask that all students register first. We cannot apply a payment to anyone who is not a registered student.
  • 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.
  • My employer will pay for my classes. Can I get a receipt?
    Yes, receipts are given when you pay your registration. If you require additional proof of payment, simply stop by the registration office.
  • 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 and paid 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.