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Course Introduction

Smart Korean Course is a year-round program for those who are looking for a short term Korean learning course. Through this intensive course, students can accomplish Korean language ability in a short period of time.
The course consists of five sessions a year. Students may choose their desired sessions to begin their studies. The students will be placed in different classes based on their Korean level from 1 to 6.

1. Academic Schedule

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학사일정
Course Duration Application Deadline Online Placement Test Notification of Acceptance Registration Deadline
2020 August 10 ~ September 25 June 8 June 9 ~ 14 June 22 June 28
September 28 ~ November 6 July 27 July 28 ~ August 2 August 10 August 16
November 11 ~ December 29 September 9 September 10 ~ 15 September 23 September 29
2021 January 4 ~ February 19 November 2
(2020)
November 3 ~ 8
(2020)
November 16
(2020)
November 22
(2020)

2020 August course is only available to level 1 and 2 learners.

The academic schedule is subject to change due to the circumstance of SNU LEI.

2. Course Description

  • (1)Each session consists of 8 weeks, 200 hours of classes.
  • (2)Classes are held for five hours a day from Monday to Friday.
    • Classes are held for six hours a day from Monday to Friday. (In case of *7weeks course)
  • (3)The classes run from 9:30 AM to 3:20 PM.
    • The classes run from 9:30 AM to 4:20 PM. (Four hours on 7th week in case of *7weeks course,)
  • (4)Each class consists of approximately 15 students.
  • (5)Students can participate in various cultural and special activities.
    (In case of cultural and special activities, classes may end at different time from regular class hours.)
  • 수업편성
    Period 1 09:30 ~ 10:20
    Period 2 10:30 ~ 11:20
    Period 3 11:30 ~ 12:20
    Lunch Break 12:20 ~ 13:30
    Period 4 13:30 ~ 14:20
    Period 5 14:30 ~ 15:20

3. Cultural Activities

  • -Students can understand Korean culture through various cultural opportunities along with Korean language classes from Smart Korean course.
  • (1)Taekwondo
    • Students learn Taekwondo, a Korean traditional martial art.
  • (2)Korean traditional percussion quartet (Samulnori)
    • Students learn Korean traditional music from specialists.
  • (3)Korean paper art
    • Korean paper art is a type of traditional art which creates patterns on Korean paper using natural pigments. Students design their own patterns.
  • (4)Korean cooking class
    • Students learn how to cook Korean cuisine such as Bulgogi and Bibimbap.
  • (5)A field trip to the DMZ
    • Students learn about the tragic division of the Korean peninsula and North-South relationship. (This activity may change)