Frequently Asked Questions
When will 2020 classes start?
The classes will start on the week of the last week of January in 2020. First class will l be determined by which day you have signed up for the class.
Proposed class dates in 2020 are as follows :
1. 1st Semester(Date )
2. 2nd Semester(Date )
3. 3rd Semester(Date )
4. 4th Semester(Date )
5. 5th Semester(Date )
Which Class Should I take?
The King Sejong Institute curriculum is made up of beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. The beginner level and intermediate level classes use the Sejong Korean text books(1 through 8) published by the National Institute of Korean Language, the institution that guides the Modern Korean Language. The course is designed for someone who is learning Korean for the first time to develop into a fluent Korean speaker. The best way to determine this is to do a level test at the center. You may visit us during hour office hours(although we are always open, we advise you to call in before you make a visit).
How much should I pay for class?
Fees are 100 USD per class for our regular classes. Considering that it is a 8 week course, and 24 hour class, it's roughly 50 USD per month and 4.5 USD per hour. It is very competitively priced compared to other language institutions that provide courses for other languages. The reason why we can do this is because we are non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and we receive funding from our institutions to foster Korean language and culture. It does not include parking but there are a lot of parking available in the area(the building parking was priced at 4 USD during class hours). The Introductory class will be offered for 50 USD for a 4 week course.
What are the text books and where can I find them?
The text books for KSIC will be the Sejong Korean 1 through 8. The classes are named after the text book. Sejong Korean 1-1 and 1-2 class will use Sejong Korean 1 as your text book.(24 hour 8 week course will finish half the book).
You may purchase the text books from the center(make payments online and picking up at the center is available) for the Korean version text books. The text books offered at the center are in full Korean version as recommended for classes.
The translated version in English can be found at www.hanbooks.com. They are located at 2777 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90006.