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Summer 2018: Korean Language & Culture Classes

Focused on practical language skills and cultural context, the King Sejong Institute Washington, D.C. (KSIDC) offers a range of classes that build skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing Korean. All classes are limited in size and led by native Korean-speaking instructors with teaching experience at U.S. universities or professional institutions. Classes primarily teach language skills, while also introducing students to the traditional, modern, and social culture of Korea.


The KSIDC is a DC-based nonprofit organization which operates Korean language classes and educational programs in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center. Registration for all KSIDC classes is open to the public, and all those who wish to improve their Korean are welcome! For more details, see our nondiscrimination policy below.


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Stay informed of upcoming classes and language programs from the KSIDC.


2018 Schedule 

Spring: Jan 29 - Feb. 26

Summer: July 16 - Aug. 29

Fall: Sept. 10 - Dec. 19

Hallyu Camp: 2019 (past info here)


Exact start and end dates for each class vary. A detailed schedule will be added to this website and sent to our mailing list before each session of classes.




Summer 2018



After several months of renovation work at the Korean Cultural Center, Korean language classes from the King Sejong Institute Washington, D.C. will resume in late summer and fall of 2018! 


SUMMER SCHEDULE NOTICE


The summer class session is much shorter than usual, but will make use of the time and space available at the KCC as we prepare for the fall session (which will offer the full range of regular courses starting in early September). To all our regular followers and students, thank you for your patience! This summer session is a smaller, more compressed schedule of review and special topic courses. There are fewer courses than a regular full session, and space is very limited as a result. For those unable to register for summer, keep in mind that registration for the full fall session will begin in August, once the schedule is confirmed. 




How to Register

Registration is now open for the classes listed below. All registration is first come, first served by email request to awoj@koreaembassy.org, until the class reaches maximum enrollment. Please first check the class status below and indicate in your email the SPECIFIC class you would like to register for and its day of the week. To receive future class announcements by email, join our mailing list at the link above. 


Schedule

PLEASE NOTE that this summer schedule is a special one -- rather than cancel the entire session due to renovation work, we decided to offer a smaller, more compressed class schedule that make use of the limited time available. There are fewer courses being offered than a regular full session, and space is very limited as a result. For those unable to register, keep in mind that we will have a full fall session starting in early September.


Some Summer 2018 courses meet once a week, and some meet twice a week; all classes meet from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at the Korean Cultural Center, with a total of 6 (SIX) meetings per course. See the full schedule below.


Fees

Tuition for new students is $120 per course (6 meetings). Returning students receive a discount tuition rate of $110. Some courses do not require a textbook, while others do (see below for details)All classes are contingent upon a minimum enrollment, and tuition is not refundable after the first class.


Perks

All summer classes include a light snack party at the end of the session, plus complimentary Korean snacks, coffee, and tea refreshments during every class, access to parking at the KCC (limited to availability), and additional class and Korean Cultural Center materials. Students with 75% attendance or better receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.


Class Levels / Sequence

Some class levels may not be offered every session, but most are. The number and variety of classes is also gradually expanding to meet demand. Classes in bold are currently being offered:  


Beginner 1 

Beginner 2

Beginner 3

Intermediate 1

Intermediate 2

Advanced

Special Topics (3)


Nondiscrimination Policy of the KSIDC

The King Sejong Institute Washington, D.C. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission and registration policies, support related to registration costs, and other school-administered programs.


Schedule of Classes


Beginner 2 Grammar Review

This class is tentatively full! To join the waitlist in case space opens up, click here

When: Mondays (once per week), 6:45-8:45pm (first class meets Mon. July 16)

Instructor: Jin Choi

Textbook: none required (handouts will be provided, or bring your optional NEW Sogang Korean 1A textbook)

DescriptionThis class is primarily a review of essential content from Beginner 2, using grammar and expressions in practical situations. It focuses on practicing key grammar structures taught in the Beginner 2 course, but also teaches vocabulary and some supplementary material. It is primarily intended for those who have completed at least Beginner 2 already and are preparing to proceed to the next level course during the fall session. 


New students registering for this class should have completed Beginner 2 or understand most of the following sample dialogue: 


앤디: 미나 씨, 오늘 일해요? 

미나: 아니요. 

앤디: 그럼 뭐 해요? 

미나: 친구 집에 가요. 

앤디: 몇 시에 친구 집에 가요? 

미나: 여덟 시에 친구 집에 가요.


앤디: 미나 씨, 주말에 뭐 했어요?

미나: 공원에 갔어요.

앤디: 공원에 운동하러 갔어요?

미나: 아니요, 친구를 만나러 갔어요.

앤디: 그런데 근처에 공원이 있어요?

미나: 네, 집 앞에 있어요.


Beginner 3 Grammar Review

This class is tentatively full! To join the waitlist in case space opens up, click here

When: Wednesdays (once per week), 6:45-8:45pm (first class meets Wed. July 18)

NOTE: Due to the August 15 holiday, this class will meet ONCE on a Thursday (August 16).  

Instructor: Jin Choi

Textbook: none required (handouts will be provided, or bring your optional NEW Sogang Korean 1B textbook)

DescriptionThis class is primarily a review of essential content from Beginner 3, using grammar and expressions in practical situations. It focuses on practicing key grammar structures taught in the full Beginner 3 course, but also teaches vocabulary and some supplementary material. It is primarily intended for those who have completed at least Beginner 3 already and are preparing to proceed to the next level course during the fall session. 

New students registering for this class should have completed Beginner 3 or understand most of the following sample dialogue: 

앤디: 미나 씨, 주말에 뭐 했어요?

미나: 공원에 갔어요.

앤디: 공원에 운동하러 갔어요?

미나: 아니요, 친구를 만나러 갔어요.

앤디: 그런데 근처에 공원이 있어요?

미나: 네, 집 앞에 있어요.


한국:  미국 씨, 한국 음식을 드셔 보셨어요?

미국:  네, 먹어 봤어요.

한국:  김치를 좋아하세요?

미국:  아니요, 김치는 좋아하지 않아요. 

한국: 왜요? 

미국:  김치가 맛있지만 너무 매워서 못 먹어요.  


저는 회사원이에요. 집에서 회사까지 버스로 30분쯤 걸려요. 그래서 보통 7시에 일어나요. 8시에 집에서 출발해요. 그런데 오늘은 1시간 늦게 일어났어요. 버스 정류장까지 뛰었어요. 그런데 정류장에 사람이 너무 많았어요. 버스도 안 왔어요. 그래서 택시를 탔어요. 택시가 정말 빨리 갔어요. 9시 전에 도착했어요. 그래서 회사에 들어가기 전에 편의점에서 우유를 하나 샀어요.


Advanced Intermediate Korean: Accelerated Grammar for Subsequent Levels

This class is tentatively full! To join the waitlist in case space opens up, click here

When: Mondays AND Wednesdays (twice per week), 6:45-8:45pm (first class meets Mon. July 30)

Instructor: Hei Sook Yoo

Textbook: [3주 완성 연세 한국어] 3 WEEK COMPLETION YONSEI KOREAN 3 (the textbook may be purchased in advance on your own HERE; if we are able to offer it for sale directly, we will notify those taking this class by July 16)

DescriptionThis course is designed to meet the linguistic and cultural needs of those who have completed at least Intermediate 1 or above at the King Sejong Institute DC. This accelerated course is designed to strengthen knowledge of key grammar patterns as well as cultural competence to build speaking and writing proficiency. This course covers also important grammatical structures and fundamental vocabulary necessary for a better understanding of Korea. Upon completion of this session, students will be tracked into a next level course (Intermediate 2 or Advanced). (This is course may be some review for those who have completed Intermediate 2 and above.) For a more details course outline, visit our supplementary website HERE

New students registering for this class should have completed our Intermediate 1, 2, OR an Advanced class,  or understand most of the following sample dialogues: 

Intermediate 1 Sample Dialogue

한국:  미국 씨, 한국 음식을 드셔 보셨어요?

미국:  네, 먹어 봤어요.

한국:  김치를 좋아하세요?

미국:  아니요, 김치는 좋아하지 않아요. 

한국: 왜요? 

미국:  김치가 맛있지만 너무 매워서 못 먹어요.  


저는 회사원이에요. 집에서 회사까지 버스로 30분쯤 걸려요. 그래서 보통 7시에 일어나요. 8시에 집에서 출발해요. 그런데 오늘은 1시간 늦게 일어났어요. 버스 정류장까지 뛰었어요. 그런데 정류장에 사람이 너무 많았어요. 버스도 안 왔어요. 그래서 택시를 탔어요. 택시가 정말 빨리 갔어요. 9시 전에 도착했어요. 그래서 회사에 들어가기 전에 편의점에서 우유를 하나 샀어요.


Intermediate 2 Sample Dialogue

앤디: 미나 씨, 축구 보는 것을 좋아하세요?

미나: 왜요?

앤디: 그럼, 오늘 같이 축구 보러 가요!

미나: 미안해요. 오늘은 다른 친구하고 만나기로 했어요.

앤디: 그럼, 다음에 같이 갑시다.

미나: 네, 다음에 갈 때 꼭 알려 주세요.


저 는 회사원이에요. 집에서 회사까지 버스로 30분쯤 걸려요. 그래서 보통 7시에 일어나요. 8시에 집에서 출발해요. 그런데 오늘은 1시간 늦게 일어났어요. 버스 정류장까지 뛰었어요. 그런데 정류장에 사람이 너무 많았어요. 버스도 안 왔어요. 그래서 택시를 탔어요. 택시가 정말 빨리 갔어요. 9시 전에 도착했어요. 그래서 회사에 들어가기 전에 편의점에서 우유를 하나 샀어요.


Registration / More Information

To register, please check the current status of the class above and email AWOJ@koreaembassy.org with the name and day of the specific class for which you would like to register. You will receive a reply with details on registration / payment forms for available classes. 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration requests are taken in the order received until a class is full, at which point a waitlist option will be added to this website and existing registration requests will be confirmed. Joining the waitlist is a good idea, as enrollment often shifts ahead of the start. For more information, contact Adam Wojciechowicz at awoj@koreaembassy.org or (202) 587-6168.


The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. is located at 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20008. Free parking in our private lot is available to registered students, and the center is bus route-accessible or a 15-minute walk from the Dupont Circle metro station. For a map of the embassy and the KCC, click here.