Spring 2024

Registration for spring semester 2024 is now open for continuing students. Priority is given to returning students first, then to siblings of returning students. Registration for the general public will open on December 13, 2023.

A late fee of $10 will be assessed on registrations after January 3, 2024. Semester dates can be found here.

Saturday in-person classes and times

8 – 8:45 am9 – 10 am10 – 11 am11 – 12 pm
(Gr 3-MS)
(Gr 1-2)
(Gr 3-4)
Middle School 2Tiger
(Gr 5-6)
High School 3Adult 3High School 2/
Adult 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.
  • Squirrel
    Easy entry to grade-level Korean learning for K – 1st grade. 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.
  • 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 these students learned in the prior year, these 3rd and 4th 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 upper elementary through middle school students with no Korean language background. The objective is to teach the 한글 alphabet and basic phrases so that students can join an age-appropriate class after one semester. This is a fast paced learning environment and students are required to do homework that includes (eventually!) reading. Maximum 8 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 8 students, 5th – 6th 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 / Adult 2
    This class is for high school students and 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.
  • High School 3
    For intermediate and advanced level teens with minimum 1 year of Korean language experience. Focus is on deepening Korean literacy by increasing facility with 한글 conversation, reading and writing. Students will use TOPIK Test prep work on a regular basis. Classes drawing from K-pop, K-dramas, and current events to explore Korean culture. 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.

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.