There are nearly 80 million Korean language speakers in the world and over 35,000 in Toronto. Studying Korean provides valuable business opportunities in Asia's third largest economy, as well as with international Korean companies such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai, and Kia. One of the best things about learning Korean is the writing system, hangul. You can learn to read this alphabet very quickly, and since words are written phonetically, you'll soon be able to pronounce every Korean word you see.
Korean Level 1
Our introductory Korean course is ideal for students without any prior knowledge of the language. The textbook for this course is Integrated Korean: Beginner 1 (2nd edition), which is included in the course fee. At this level, you will learn to read and write hangul, introduce yourself, describe others, ask for location, inquire about others' well-being, discuss school, make requests, ask about hometown and family, ask and talk about quantity, say goodbye, ask and talk about destination and purpose, describe daily activities and weekend plans, talk about likes and dislikes, ask about someone's background, and ask for and give directions. Grammar topics include: questions, comparison, particles, describing location, polite suffixes, possessive forms, counting, sentence patterns, irregular verbs, past forms, negation, expressing probability, and connecting clauses.
Korean Level 2
The second level course begins with a review of material covered in level 1, then proceeds to cover the second volume of the Integrated Korean: Beginner series (included in the course fee). Topics include starting a conversation, describing your background, apologizing, extending and accepting invitations, making phone calls and appointments, describing illness or pain, making requests and questions, taking a taxi, writing letters, shopping, going to a restaurant and talking about hobbies. Grammar topics include expressing goals, honorifics, expressing desire, connecting clauses, progressive form, expressing obligation or necessity, adverbs, negative commands, compound verbs and conditionals.
Payment and registration must be received before the registration deadline. Books and materials are included within the course tuition.
Group Korean Language Courses in Toronto
The eight-week program is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at our 2160 Yonge Street location.
In-person classes (8 weeks)
Tuesday, March 29th until Thursday, May 19th Registration deadline: March 16th
Tuesday, June 7th until Thursday, July 28th Registration deadline: May 27th
Tuesday, August 16th until Thursday, October 6th Registration deadline: August 5th
Tuesday, October 25th until Thursday, December 15th Registration deadline: October 14th
Group Korean Language Courses Online
These eleven-week programs are held on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Online classes (11 weeks)
Saturday, January 29th until Saturday, April 9th Registration deadline: January 21st
Saturday, April 23rd until Saturday, July 2nd Registration deadline: April 15th
Saturday, July 16th until Saturday, September 24th Registration deadline: July 8th
Saturday, October 8th until Saturday, December 17th Registration deadline: September 30th
Private Korean Language Programs:
Please note: An additional 35% surcharge will be added to the course fee for private classes held off-campus within Toronto.