Spring 2023

Registration for spring semester 2023 will open for continuing students on November 25, 2022. Priority is given to returning students first, then to siblings of returning students. Registration for the general public will open on December 9, 2022.

Both in-person and online formats are offered. A late fee of $10 will be assessed on registrations after December 30, 2022. Semester dates can be found here.

Friday online classes and times
Friday classes are for new beginners with no knowledge of Korean language

4:20-5:20 pm5:00-6:00 pm
Seal (Gr 3-5)Ladybug (PK-2)

Saturday in-person classes and times

9:00-10:00 am10:00-11:00 am11:00-12:00 pm
Sprout (PK-K)Rabbit (Gr 1-2)Sheep (Gr 2-3)
Middle School 2High School 2Tiger (Gr 4-5)
Adult 3High School 3Adult 2

Class Descriptions

  • Sprout
    This class introduces pre-K and Kindergarten students to the 한글 alphabet and basic Korean vocabulary and phrases through songs, stories, and play. The class incorporates fine motor work with art projects and some worksheets. Maximum 6 students.
  • Ladybug
    A beginning class for pre-K through 2nd graders. The students will learn alphabets and learn how to read simple vocabulary and learn basic greetings and commonly used phrases. 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 6 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 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.
  • Tiger
    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, 4th – 5th grades.
  • Middle School 2
    For continuing 6th-8th grade students with knowledge of 한글 and have some ability in reading and writing in Korean. Classes will emphasize broadening vocabulary, reading, writing and conversation skills. 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 construction 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 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 focus 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 a videoconferencing platform.

Fees (per semester)

ClassTuitionMaterials FeeTotal Fee
Language class$367.50$37.50$405
  • Returning students receive a $45 discount.
  • Financial assistance may be available; contact us if interested.
  • Cancellation policy: A student may withdraw from class with four weeks of written notice. A refund will be issued for the portion of unused classes after the four 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.