Public registration for fall 2021 classes will open on August 1, 2021. Both in person and online formats are offered. A late fee of $10 will be assessed on registrations after August 25, 2021.
Semester dates can be found here.
Wednesday classes and times
|Squirrel (Gr K-1)|
Duck (Gr 2-3)
Giraffe (Gr 4-5)
Friday classes and times
Friday classes are for new beginners with no knowledge of Korean language
|5:00-6:00 pm||6:00-7:00 pm||7:00-8:00 pm|
|Ladybug (Gr PK-2)||Middle School 1||High School 1|
|Seal (Gr 3 – 5)||Adult 1|
Saturday classes and times
|9:00-10:00 am||10:00-11:00 am|
|Sprout (PK-K)||Rabbit (Gr 1-2)|
|Sheep (Gr 2-3)||High School 2|
|Middle School 2||High School 3|
|Adult 3||Adult 2|
This class introduces pre-K and Kindergarten students to the 한글 alphabet and basic Korean vocaulbary and phrases through songs, stories, and play. The class incorporates fine motor work with art projects and some worksheets. Maximum 6 students.
Easy entry to grade-level Korean learning. Focus is on Korean language conversation, 한글 alphabet 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, songs and creative projects. Maximum 6 students.
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 6 students.
- Duck, 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 is an entry level class for new elementary students grade 3 and up with no Korean language background. The objective is to teach the 한글 alphabet and basic phrases so that can join an age-appropriate class. Maximum 6 students.
This class focuses 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 6 students.
- High School 1
An introduction to the Korean language for teens. Students will learn the 한글 alphabet, start reading and writing simple sentences in Korean whilst learning basic vocabulary and conversational phrases. No previous learnng experience required. Maximum 8 students.
- High School 2
Teens continuing in their Korean language studies will obtain more vocabulary, and learn reading, writing and conversation skills via short sentence makings with different verb tenses. Maximum 8 students.
- High School 3
For intermediate level teens with 1 year or more of Korean language experience. Focus is on deepening Korean literacy by increasing facility with 한글 conversation, reading and writing. Classes drawing from K-pop, K-dramas, and current events to explore Korean culture. Maximum 8 students.
- Adult 1
Beginning adult students will cover the 한글 alphabet and learn Korean conversation skills, as well as some reading and writing and grammar. Maximum 8 students.
- Adult 2
This class is for adults who are able to read and write basic 한글 and have some Korean language experience. Students will continue to develop their conversational abilities and improve their reading and writing along with learning grammar. Maximum 8 students.
- Adult 3
Adult students who have achieved a certain level of proficiency in their Korean language studies can move into this intermediate level class. Studies also focuses on conversational skills in a variety of social and professional 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.
In person classes are located at 151 W 20th Avenue, San Mateo.
Online classes will use the Zoom videoconferencing platform.
Fees (per semester)
|Class||Tuition||Materials Fee||Total Fee|
- Returning students receive a $45 discount.
- Financial assistance may be available; contact us if interested.
- Cancellation policy: Due to current public health conditions, our cancellation policy is being modified to a two week written notice period. A student may withdraw from class with two weeks of written notice. A refund will be issued for the portion of unused classes after the two week notice point. Materials fees are not refundable. If Looking Glass cancels a class prior to the start of the semester due to low enrollment, all students enrolled in the class will receive a full refund, including materials fee.