Korean Language Institutes


Ewha Womans UniversityHallym University of Graduate StudiesHankuk University of Foreign Studies

Korea UniversityKyunghee UniversitySeoul National University

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Ewha Womans University 

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The Language Education Center of Ewha Womans University was first opened in 1988. It offers practical language training focused on conversational skills. The center’s self-developed textbooks such as ‘Pathfinder in Korean’ and ‘Ewha Korean’ are also widely used abroad. The classes are composed of female and male students of various nationalities and ages.

CourseTimesDescription
Regular CourseSpring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: 3 times a week; Mon, Wed., Fri.
/ Morning class (11:00-13:10)
/ Evening class (19:00-21:00)
/ 72 hours per term
/ 10-15 students per class
The course is focused on enhancing conversational skills in every day contexts with an emphasis on Korean speaking and listening. Evening classes provide training in business Korean.
Short-term CourseSummer & winter
/ Term: 3 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week
/ Mon.-Fri.; 09:00-13:00
/ 60 hours per term
/ 10-15 students per class
This program provides integrated intensive Korean learning (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Cultural lessons are included in the curriculum.
Intensive CourseSpring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week; Mon.-Fri. / 09:00-13:00 / 200 hours per term / 10-15 students per class
Two alternating professors teach each class integrated Korean (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Students engage in everyday role-playing activities to enhance their speaking and listening skills. Cultural classes are included in the curriculum.

School Housing & Other Lodging

Students taking short-term intensive classes in February, July, or August can apply for a room in the university’s Residence Hall. Room applications are taken during the registration period on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are notified of room allocations individually and may be assigned to either a single or a double room. Students taking regular language courses are not eligible to apply for school housing.
The monthly rent for private lodging in the Sinchon area (where Ewha Womans University is located) is around 450,000 to 500,000 won per person.

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Hallym University of Graduate Studies

The Hallym Korean Language Education Center at the Hallym University of Graduate Studies runs Korean language training programs with a special focus on Korean culture experiences. The center offers systematic and step-by-step training to meet the different needs of its students, as well as overseas language training programs through a partnership with its sister university. Language students can also seek assistance in pursuing graduate studies in Korea.

Course Programs
Regular Program– Spring and fall terms, 15 weeks per term
– 4 times a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays / 4 hours per day
(Class hours are flexible.)
– 10 to 15 students per class
Short-term Program – Summer and winter terms, 6 weeks per term
– 4 times a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays / 4 hours per day
(Class hours are flexible.)
– 10 to 15 students per class

Dormitory and Boarding

Those taking classes at the Hallym Korean Language Education Center can apply for a gosiwon or one room (studio) recommended by the center. The rent of a one room studio with meals, shower facilities, and convenience facilities costs between 400,000 to 500,000 won a month.

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Hankuk University of Foreign Studies 

The university’s “Foreign Language Training Center” was opened in 1974 and was reestablished as the “Center for Korean Language and Culture” in 2006. Over the last thirty years, a large number of internationals and Koreans living abroad have studied Korean language and culture at the center.

CourseTimesDescription
Regular Course Spring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week
/ Mon.-Fri.; 9:00-13:00
/ 200 hours per term
/ 7-13 students per class
Students are separated into classes by ability (Levels 1-6). Each level
includ
es all areas of study: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Short-term Course Spring & summer
/ Terms: 4 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week
/ Mon.–Fri.; 9:00-13:00 / 80 hours per term / 7-13 students per class
In addition to learning Korean (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), the program offers hands-on cultural programs and special activities.

School Housing & Other Lodging

Students enrolled in any of the center’s programs may apply for school housing (single or double rooms). Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and students are individually notified of room allocations.
Private lodging around the school costs around 450,000 won a month. A “gosiwon” (small studio room) costs around 300,000 to 400,000 won a month.
 

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Korea University 

Korea University’s Korean Cultural Educational Center, founded in March of 1986, offers a variety of cultural experiences designed to enhance students’ knowledge of Korean culture and the Korean language. Pottery, watching traditional arts performances, calligraphy, Taekwondo, and Samullori (traditional Korean percussion) are particularly popular classes. School clubs offer a variety of opportunities for fieldtrips and other activities.

Course Times Description
Regular CourseSpring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week; Mon.–Fri.
/ 9:00 to 13:00
/ 200 hours per term
/ 10-13 students per class
Of the 20 study hours each week, 10 hours are used for learning and practicing new vocab. and 4 hours are used for intensive speaking practice. The remaining 6 hours are used to study reading, writing, and listening.
Summer Intensive Korean Course July only
/ Term: 4 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week; Mon.-Fri.      09:00-13:00
/ 80 hours per term (excluding fieldtrips)   / Sat. fieldtrips & cultural experiences       / 11-12 students per class
Students are placed in a beginner, intermediate, or advanced class and receive 4 hours of intensive Korean lessons every day.

School Housing & Other Lodging

Students enrolled in the regular program, summer intensive Korean course, or special Korean course for Japanese visitors (1st session) can apply for a dormitory room on a first-come, first-served basis. Private housing in the Anam area, where Korea University is located, costs around 500,000 won a month.

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Kyunghee University 

Kyunghee University’s Korean Language Program, first opened in 1993, offers a magnificent campus with excellent lecturers and facilities. Although the program doesn’t have a long history, the school is the official institute for teaching Korean to foreign invitational scholarship students and to non-native Korean scholarship students.

CourseTimes Description
Regular CourseSpring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks / Classes: 5 times a week
/ Mon.-Fri.; 9:00-13:00
/ 200 hours per term (excluding fieldtrips)
/ ~15 students per class
*Once a week, afternoon culture classes (taekwondo, etc.)
After taking a placement test, students are divided into classes based on their skill level. The course is designed for students who plan to enroll in the university’s undergraduate or graduate program upon completion of the course. Through a one-on-one buddy program, the school offers more opportunities for international and local Korean students to connect with each other.
Short-term CourseSpring & summer
/ Term : 3 weeks
/ Classes: 4 times a week; Mon.-Fri. (no class on Thurs.) / 9:00-13:00 (48 hours per term) or 14:00–16:00 (24 hours per term) / Includes Korean culture classes / Fieldtrips on Thurs. / ~15 students per class

School Housing & Other Lodging

Any student enrolled in the school’s Korean language programs can apply for a single or double dormitory room. Applications for school housing can be made via email and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are notified of housing assignments two weeks before classes begin. During the summer term when the demand for dorm rooms is high, the school’s Institute of International Education offers information on nearby lodging facilities.
Private housing near Kyunghee University costs between 500,000 won and 600,000 won per month.

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Seoul National University 

Opened in 1963, Seoul National University’s Language Education Institute offers Korean language training, administers publicly-certified language proficiency tests, and publishes journals on Korean linguistics. The institute has contributed greatly to the globalization of the Korean language.

Course Times Description
Regular CourseSpring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week / Mon.-Fri.; 09:00-13:00 (Morning), 13:30-17:20 (Afternoon)
/ ~12 students per class
The course (levels 1-6) combines lectures with cultural activities such as samullori, hanji crafts, and Korean cooking.
Evening CourseSpring, summer, fall, & winter terms
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Gwanak campus (Monday, Thursday)
/ Yeongeon campus (Tuesday, Thursday)
/ 6.30pm-9.20pm
/ 60 hours per term
/ ~12 students per class
The evening course focuses on conversational Korean used in everyday life (levels 1-4).
3-week Korean Intensive TrainingSummer & winter
/ Term: 3 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week; Mon.-Fri. 09:00-13:00
/ 60 hours per term
/ ~12 students per class
This course is a short-term intensive program that provides integrated Korean learning (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).


School Housing & Other Lodging

Only those enrolled in the institute’s regular programs (morning, afternoon, advanced classes) can apply for school housing. Students may stay in the dormitories for up to three consecutive semesters; dorms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are individually notified of room assignments. When on-campus housing is in high demand the institute offers information on nearby lodging.
The cost of private housing near Seoul University is between 350,000 won and 450,000 a month. A studio (called a “one room”) is around 400,000 or 500,000 won with a deposit and around 600,000 or 700,000 won without a deposit.

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Sogang University 

The Korean Language Education Center at Sogang University was established in 1990 and emphasizes learning through speaking. Classes are 4 hours a day, 2 hours of which are focused on Korean speaking. Written tests are given only 2 or 3 times a semester. Levels vary from 1 to 4 (20 books in all).

Course Times Description
Regular course
(20 hours a week)
Spring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week; Mon.-Fri. 09:00-13:00
/ 200 hours per term
/ ~12 students per class
There are 7 different course levels, each teaching Korean listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Speaking skills are enhanced through conversation drills and activities. Each class is taught by three instructors and is combined with cultural lessons.
Regular course
(15 hours a week) 
Spring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week; Mon.-Fri. 10:00-13:00
/ 150 hours per term
/ ~12 students per class
The course is the same as the 20-week regular course but excludes the writing portion. Writing is replaced with homework assignments. Each class is taught by two instructors and is combined with cultural lessons.
Evening Course Spring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: 18:50-20:40 Mon., Tues., Thurs. / 60 hours per term / ~12 students per class
The Sogang evening course is for those who cannot take the daytime program. The classes are tailored to the students’ learning needs.


School Housing & Other Lodging

Sogang University dormitories only have space for 5 language students per term, so on-campus housing is limited. However, the school arranges private lodging and homestays through a contracted service provider.
Housing in the Sinchon area is around 450,000 or 500,000 won a month per person.

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Yonsei University

Yonsei University’s Korean Language Institute (KLI) was added to Yonsei’s main campus in April of 1959 and has a long and proud history. The time-tested curriculum is taught by some of the area’s leading professors and is comprised of 4 parts: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A branch of Yonsei’s KLI has even been established in Los Angeles, USA (Dec. 1997); KLI continues to contribute to the advancement of the Korean language at a global level.

Course Times Description
Regular CourseSpring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week; Mon.-Fri. 09:00-13:00 (Morning) / afternoon class (13:40-17:30) (200 hours per term)
/ around 13 students per class
There are 8 levels of Korean classes for beginners and 6 levels for those with more advanced Korean skills.
Evening CourseSpring, summer, fall, & winter
/ Term: 10 weeks
/ Classes: from 6.30pm to 9pm on Mon., Tues., Thurs.
/ 90 hours per term
/ 8-12 students p
er
class
The course is designed for those who cannot attend classes during the day. Levels are from 1 through 8. The curriculum is the same as that of the regular course.
3-week Short-term Course Spring, summer (1st & 2nd terms) & winter
/ Term: 3 weeks
/ Classes: 5 times a week; Mon.-Fri. 09:00-13:00
/ 60 hours per term
/ ~13 students per class
Korean classes are offered in the morning and cultural classes in the afternoon (Taekwondo, Korean cooking, Samullori, etc).


School Housing & Other Lodging

Students enrolled in the school’s regular course, 3-week short program, or summer programs can apply for a dormitory room online at the dormitory homepage (http://ih.yonsei.ac.kr) during the registration period. Room assignments are posted on the website or are sent to students via email.
KLI also offers information on private lodging near the school. The monthly rent for housing near Yonsei University is around 450,000 to 500,000 won per person.


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  • Website : www.yskli.com
  • Tel : +82-(0)2-2123-8550 (English) / +82-(0)2-2123-3465 (Chinese)

List of Korean Language Institutes

SeoulDongguk University Korean Education Centerhttp://iiae.dongguk.ac.kr/en/sub0101.asp
Duksung International Language Center http://dilc.duksung.ac.kr/eng/root/index.php
Ewha Language Centerhttp://elc.ewha.ac.kr
Hanyang University International Language Institutehttp://www.hyili.hanyang.ac.kr/Eindex.html
Hongik University International Language Institutehttp://huniv.hongik.ac.kr/~korean
HUFS Center for Korean Language and Culturehttp://www.hufs.ac.kr/user/hufskoreaneng
KMU Institute of International Educationhttp://iie.kookmin.ac.kr/english/kli/introduction.asp
Konkuk University Language Institute http://www.konkuk.ac.kr/eng/jsp/International/inter_4_1.jsp
Korea University Korean Language and Culture Center http://klcc.korea.ac.kr/about/about01_eng.html
Kyung Hee University Institute of International Educationhttp://www.khu.ac.kr/eng/academics/language_culture_programs.jsp
Seoul National University : Gangnam-gu Korean Language Centerhttp://www.gnucr.org/front/programs/Korean?menuSeq=14&parentSeq=2
Seoul National University Language Education Institutehttp://lei.snu.ac.kr/site/en/klec/main/main.jsp
Sogang University Korean Language Education Center http://klec.sogang.ac.kr
Sookmyung Women’s University Lingua Expresshttp://lingua.sookmyung.ac.kr/mbs/KoreanEn
Sungkyun Language Institutehttp://koreansli.skku.edu/index.php/en
University of Seoul Institute of International Cooperation and Educationhttp://iice.uos.ac.kr/iice_eng/main.jsp
Yonsei University Korean Language
Institute
https://www.yskli.com/_en/default.asp
Gangwon-doHallym Korea Language Education Center,
Hallym University of Graduate Studies 
http://english.hallym.ac.kr
IncheonIncheon University Incheon Institute for Korean Language Studies http://uikorean.incheon.ac.kr
Inha University INHA Language Training Centerhttps://ltc.inha.ac.kr/eng_lecture/lec_info.aspx
Gyeonggi-doAjou University Ajou Korean Language Institutewww.ajou.ac.kr
Chung-Ang University Korean Language Institutehttp://korean.cau.ac.kr
Daejeon CNU Langua
ge Education Center 
http://topinfo.cnu.ac.kr
Hannam University Korean Language and Korean Studies Center http://hankls.hnu.kr
Chungcheong-doKongju National University Korean Language Institute http://lei.kongju.ac.kr 
BusanPukyong National University Korean Language Program www.pknu.ac.kr
Pusan National University International Language Institutehttp://ili.pusan.ac.kr
Pusan University of Foreign Studies Korean Language & Culture Education Center http://klce.pufs.ac.kr
DaeguKyungpook National University Korean Language Program http://lang.knu.ac.kr
UlsanUniversity of Ulsan International Affairs and Educationhttp://int.ulsan.ac.kr
Gyeongsang-doChangwon National University Korean Language Schoolhttp://eng.changwon.ac.kr
Gyeongsang National University Korean Language Programhttp://eng.changwon.ac.kr
GwangjuChonnam National University Language Education Centerhttp://language.jnu.ac.kr
Chosun University Language Education Institutewww.chosun.ac.kr/lei
Jeolla-doChonbuk National University Language Education Centerhttp://lec.chonbuk.ac.kr
Mokpo National University Institute of International Exchange and Educationhttp://iiee.mokpo.ac.kr
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