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Academic Schedule & Curriculum

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Intensive Korean Language Training Program

This is an intensive Korean language training program for non-native speakers who wish to acquire systematic learning of the Korean language. This program is composed of 4 regular courses.

  • Curriculum
    Levels Course Period Class Days
    per Week
    Class Days
    per Week
    Class Hours Number of Students
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced 10 weeks
    (1semester)
    Monday - Friday
    (5 days a week)
    150 hours
    (3 hours/day)
    09:00~11:50 About 15
    13:00~15:50
  • Academic Schedule - The regular course is progressed in a 4-semester system each year. Each semester is composed of 10 weeks.

    Semester Period Registration Deadline
    Regular Course March - June (10 weeks) End of January
    July - September (10 weeks) End of April
    September - November (10 weeks) End of July
    December - February (10 weeks) End of October

    ※ Students will take a level test on the first day of the program

  • Course Description
    • Level 1 (Beginner 1): learn basic Korean expressions
      • - Subject : for those that are learning Korean for the first time
      • - Content/purpose : foster (low) beginner language ability for basic expressions by learning the Hangul alphabet, pronunciation and basic sentence structure, studying basic vocabulary and learning how to greet, introduce oneself and buy products in Korean
    • Level 2 (Beginner 2): study conversations required in daily life
      • - Subject : for those that have completed the Level 1 course or possess the equivalent Korean language ability
      • - Content/purpose : foster (high) beginner language ability for various conversational expressions by learning complex sentence structures, such as conjunctions and postpositions, based on basic sentence understanding
    • Level 3 (Intermediate 1): acquire basic communication skills used in daily life
      • - Subject : for those that have completed the Level 2 course or possess the equivalent Korean language ability
      • - Content/purpose : foster (low) intermediate language ability for handling duties in the office, hospital, post office and other places by studying passive/causative verbs and indirect narrations
    • Level 4 (Intermediate 2): study language expressions for basic situations of social life
      • - Subject : for those that have completed the Level 3 course or possess equivalent Korean language ability
      • - Content/purpose : foster (high) intermediate language ability for reading short essays or newspaper articles, make general use of the Korean language, study Korean vocabulary and expressions, such as idioms, proverbs and honorific/casual language
    • Level 5 (Advanced 1): acquire language ability for understanding general conversations in social situations (political, economical and social) and to express personal opinions regarding these topics
      • - Subject : for those that have completed the Level 4 course or possess the equivalent Korean language ability
      • - Content/purpose : foster (low) advanced language ability for discussing specialized topics by learning advanced vocabulary, grammar (advanced conjunctions), difference in meaning between similar expressions
    • Level 6 (Advanced 2): acquire professional language ability for understanding most social situations and conversing about various topics
      • - Subject : for those that have completed the Level 5 course or possess equivalent Korean language ability
      • - Content/purpose : foster (high) advanced language ability for understanding graduate content or handling office duties by reading learning about current events through media (radio, TV, newspaper, lecture), reading about literary works, writing documents or reports
  • Culture Experience Class

    Provide opportunity to experience Korean culture to acquire proper understanding on the living culture, folklore, history of Koreans.