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The Korean Language and Culture Center (KLCC) affiliated with the Institute of Foreign Language Studies at Korea University is a Korean language and culture education provider which was established on March 1, 1986 with an aim to promote Korean language and culture in line with the ever growing status of Korea in the international community. Since its establishment, some 25,000 foreign nationals as well as overseas Koreans have participated in KLCC's Korean language and culture programs, and currently KLCC is receiving some 3,000 students every year.KLCC offers a systematic curriculum that accommodates various needs of learners, distinguished faculty who are specializing in Korean language education, textbooks and teaching materials tailored to specific linguistic features of Korean, effective and most up-to-date teaching methodology, and friendly and caring atmosphere. The excellence of KLCC programs has been already known to a number of countries via word-of-mouth, as former students recommend KLCC to others.With the start of the new millennium, KLCC is making renewed efforts to live up to its reputation as a leading Korean language education provider, by securing state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment and multimedia facilities, and by developing more effective teaching methodology and textbooks. KLCC is also dedicated to helping all its international students and overseas Koreans enjoy the process of learning Korean language and culture.
Programs offered by KLCC include Regular Korean Language Program, Special Korean Language Programs, and Training Programs for Korean Language Teachers, among others.
|Regular Program||Each term runs for ten weeks. Four terms a year|
|Special Programs||- Special Program for Japanese Students
- Summer School for Teenagers
- Summer Intensive Program
|Other Special Programs||- Korean language and culture program for foreign diplomats and their families
- Special programs for students of overseas universities (Kokusikan University, Daito Bunka University, Ritsumeikan University, etc.)
|Training Programs for Korean Language Teachers||- Training Program for Korean Language Teachers
- Training Program for Korean Language Teachers in Japan
KLCC offers practical and useful Korean language education through a systematic curriculum that caters for learners of all levels along with textbooks that are internally developed based on KLCC's experience and expertise. The curriculum integrates and separates different language skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - in an efficient manner to maximize learner progress. KLCC offers a range of specialized programs to meet the needs of students with various backgrounds and goals.
There are 30 classrooms dedicated to Korean language classes, along with video classrooms with large screens, computer labs, and mid to large-size auditoriums to support various learning activities. Students can use a variety of self-learning materials in the multimedia room, and watch satellite broadcasting and surf the net in the lounge-style computer room.
KLCC teachers are experts in Korean language education. They have good knowledge on general theories in language teaching as well as specific features of Korean language. They constantly work to develop and apply new and current Korean language teaching methodology.
Aside from in-class language learning, KLCC offers a range of activities for students to experience Korean culture hands-on. Students get to participate in activities like attending traditional art performances, making pottery, taekwondo, Korean calligraphy, and samulnori that will broaden their understanding of Korea's past, present and future. Also, the "buddies", who are local KU students, will help you experience more about Korea.
|Location||Room 121A, International Studies Hall, Main Campus|
|Getting a user card||Room 208, Science Library, Science Campus|
|Hours||09:00-17:00, Monday to Friday
Closed on Saturdays and public holidays