Fall 2020

Public registration is delayed until July 26, 2020. We apologize for the delay.
A late fee of $10 will be assessed on registrations after August 26, 2020.

Wednesday classes and times

Squirrel (Gr 1)
Giraffe (Gr 4-6)

Saturday classes and times

9:00-10:00 10:00-11:00
Sprout (PK-K) Butterfly (Gr 1)
Ladybug (K-1) Rabbit (Gr 1-2)
Sheep (Gr 2-3) Seal (Gr 3-5, new students)
Tiger (Gr 4-6) Teen (Gr 6-12)
Intermediate Adult Beginner Adult

Class Descriptions

  • Sprout
    This class begins to incorporate fine motor work with art projects, some worksheets and 한글 work. Maximum 5 students.
  • Ladybug
    Heritage students who are already conversational and speak Korean at home work will work in this class to expand their conversation skills. Songs and stories are incorporated to teach reading and writing 한글. Maximum 6 students.
  • Squirrel 
    Easy entry to grade-level Korean learning. Focus is on Korean language conversation, 한글 reading and writing. A typical class consists of review, new phrase work, vocabulary, 한글 reading and writing drills, stories, songs, and cultural topics. Teaching methods include call-and-answer drills, repetition, partner work, songs and creative projects. Maximum 6 students.
  • Butterfly
    This class is for 1st grade students who are continuing from the previous year. Students work to improve conversation, reading and writing ability in 한글 through songs and stories. Homework is assigned from workbooks. Maximum 6 students.
  • Rabbit
    For continuing 1st and 2nd grade students with good command of 한글. Students will improve Korean literacy, developing broader vocabulary and improving their reading and writing. Maximum 8 students.
  • Sheep  
    Building on what they learned last year, students deepen their ability to read and write 한글, and continue to develop listening comprehension and speaking skills. Maximum 6 students.
  • Seal
    Seal is an entry level class for new students grade 3 and up with no Korean language background. The objective is to teach basic phrases and the 한글 alphabet so that students can join an age-appropriate class. Maximum 6 students.
  • Giraffe & Tiger  
    These classes focus on conversation and 한글 reading and writing for older elementary students with intermediate-level experience in Korean. Classes are more in-depth and accelerated, with coverage of more vocabulary, more complex sentence structures and variations of phrases. Maximum 8 students.
  • Teen
    This class for new and continuing teens will cover the 한글 alphabet, as well as written work and conversation practice. No prior knowledge of Korean is necessary. Maximum 8 students.
  • Beginning Adult
    Beginner adult students will cover the 한글 alphabet and learn Korean conversation skills, as well as some reading and writing. Maximum 8 students.
  • Intermediate Adult
    After achieving a certain level of skill, vocabulary and 한글 retention, adults continuing in their Korean language studies can move into this intermediate level class. This class also focuses on conversational skills in a variety of settings. Maximum 8 students.

NOTE: Students are sometimes placed outside their age range based on their skill level, maturity and other factors. Please inquire if you are unsure which class is appropriate. 

Pending state and local public health mandates, our tentative plans are to hold classes at
151 W 20th Ave, San Mateo, CA. 94403 (in the Up Academy building) (map)

Fees (per semester)

Class Tuition Materials Fee Total Fee
Language class $367.50 $37.50 $405
  • Returning students receive a $45 discount.
  • Financial assistance may be available; contact us if interested.