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Regular Program

The Korean Language & Culture Program (KLCP) is designed to improve international students’ comprehensive conversation skills in Korean that runs all the year round. KLCP provides intensive Korean language training to international students admitted to Korean universities and to others interested in engaging in work related to Korea or the Korean language.

The KLCP provides the regular program year round, with four sessions: spring, summer, fall and winter. Students may choose their desired quarter and begin their studies in Korean language. Students are divided from level 1 to 6 based on their command of Korean language. Those who have completed level 6 may study in the advanced academic class that is designed to cultivate students to acquire advanced Korean language skills in professional areas.

1. Academic Schedule

Vietnamese and Mongolian nationality students who need D-4 visa should apply one session in advance.
(For example: if you want to start from the summer session, you should apply by the deadline of the spring session)

- 2019

2019년 학사일정
Session Course duration Application deadline Notification of acceptance(e-mail) Placement test
Spring Mar 4 – May 10 Dec 24(Mon) Jan 7(Mon) 17:00 Feb 27(Wed)
Summer Jun 3 – Aug 9 Mar 25(Mon) Apr 8(Mon) 17:00 May 29(Wed)
Fall Sep 2 – Nov 8 Jul 1(Mon) Jul 8(Mon) 17:00 Aug 28(Wed)
Winter Dec 2 – Feb 7 Sep 23(Mon) Oct 7(Mon) 17:00 Nov 27(Wed)

The academic schedule is subject to change depending on our center's circumstances.

For 2019 Summer session, students who do not need D-4 visa can apply by April 22(Mon).


2. Course Description

  • Morning Class
  • Each session consists of 10 weeks, the total of 200 hours of classes.
  • Students meet four hours a day from Monday to Friday.
  • Each class consists of approximately 12~15 students.
  • Students may participate in various cultural experience and elective courses (Refer to the information as follows).
  • Morning class runs from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
오전반 수업편성
Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
09:00 - 09:50 10:00 - 10:50 11:10 - 12:00 12:10 - 13:00
  • Afternoon Class
  • Afternoon class runs identical programs to the morning class.
  • Students in the afternoon class may apply for a visa as well.
  • Students may enroll in the afternoon class at the tuition that is 10 % cheaper than the morning class.
  • Students can freely choose either the morning or afternoon class. (Elective classes such as Pronunciation Clinic, TOPIK Preparation Class etc take place in the afternoon. If students want to take elective classes, please enroll in morning class. Elective classes may not open if there aren’t enough applicants.)
  • Afternoon class runs from 1:30 PM to 5:20 PM.
오후반 수업편성
Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4
13:30 - 14:20 14:30 - 15:20 15:30 - 16:20 16:30 - 17:20
  • Advanced Academic Class (Advanced Intensive Korean Course)
  • Each session consists of 10 weeks, the total of 160 hours of classes.
  • Advanced Academic class is divided into academic purpose class and practical purpose class. In academic purpose class, a report with thesis format is written and in practical purpose class, various forms of writing such as proposal, review, description, and etc are written.
  • Students meet four hours a day from Monday to Thursday.
  • Each class consists of approximately 12 students.
  • Students may participate in various cultural experience and elective courses (Refer to the information as follows).
  • Morning class runs from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, afternoon class runs from 1:30 PM to 5:20 PM.

3. Cultural Activities

- Students have various cultural opportunities as follows depending on their levels.

  • The Tea ceremony demonstration and traditional folk songs
  •     Students drink Korean traditional tea at “Dahyangmandang,” a traditional teahouse, and learn the tea ceremony and traditional folk songs.
  • The Korean traditional percussion quartet (Samulnori)
  •     Students visit the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing arts and learn the Korean traditional percussion quartet, a type of Korean traditional music.
  • Korean paper art
  •     Korean paper art is a type of traditional art that artists dye mineral dyes on Korean paper to make patterns. Students learn Korean paper art at either Language Education Institute or the National Folk Museum of Korea.
  • Korean dishes
  •     Students learn how to cook representative Korean dishes such as Bulgogi and Bibimbap.
  • A field trip to the DMZ
  •     Students experience the tragic division of the Korean peninsula and North-South relations. (it is subject to change.)