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Why learn Korean?

 

The “Korean Wave” has continued to inspire people to learn the Korean language! Korean food, K-pop, and South Korean dramas have been inspiring people around the world to learn Korean in order to enjoy Korean culture. Roughly 80 million people across the world speak Korean, and that number is increasing every day! 

Is it difficult to learn Korean?

 

Korean grammar is similar to Japanese, which means sentences are backwards for English speakers, with the verb at the end of the sentence. This can be a big challenge to get used to! But there is hope - unlike Japanese and Chinese, Korean is written phonetically with an alphabet! The Korean alphabet is called Hangul, and it is unique among East Asian writing systems for its ease of use. It only takes about a day to learn the basics of the alphabet, and then you can start reading and writing right away. 

Fun Facts about Korean:

  • Korean uses honorifics in every level of the language, so the words that are used will change depending on the relationship between speaker and listener. 

  • Korean has two different number systems, one set of numbers is used for hours and counting and the other is used for minutes and math! 

  • King Sejong developed the Korean alphabet, Hangul, in the mid-15th century. Before that, Korean was written with  Chinese characters! Some popular characters are still used today. This change led to Korea having one of the highest literacy rates in the world.

ONLINE GROUP CLASSES

Need a language class PRONTO?  Purchase a group class now and get a prorated tuition, with credit towards the next session!

 

BEGINNER

(ACTFL Novice) (CEFR A1)

TEXTBOOK: TBD

At the end of beginner level Korean, you will be able to use familiar everyday expressions and have the knowledge needed for basic survival in Korean.

 

ELEMENTARY

(ACTFL Intermediate Low, CEFR A2)

TEXTBOOK: TBD

At the end of elementary level Korean classes, you will be able to express yourself in predictable concrete exchanges needed for basic life situations in Korean.

 

PRE-INTERMEDIATE

(ACTFL Intermediate-Mid, CEFR B2)

TEXTBOOK: TBD

At the end of Pre-Intermediate level, you will be able to deal with most situations you will encounter in Korean when working or attending school. Students finishing this level can usually be understood by native Korean speakers with some patience.

 

INTERMEDIATE

(ACTFL Intermediate-High, CEFR B2)

TEXTBOOK: TBD

At the end of Intermediate level Korean, you will be able to speak with fluency and spontaneity without difficulty. Students finishing this level can easily be understood by native Korean speakers, even those unaccustomed to dealing with non-native speakers. 

 

ADVANCED

(ACTFL Advanced Mid, CEFR C1)

TEXTBOOK: TBD

If you study Korean at this level you will be able to express yourself skillfully, with ease and confidence. At this level, you are able to deal with any social situation, even with unexpected social complications fluidly and with ease using Korean.

Private Lessons

 

1-ON-1 INSTRUCTION

Minimum 1½ hours each lesson.
Please allow at least 1 week to secure an instructor.

***Rates do not include textbook.

Textbook options will be discussed

with your instructor.