Korean Language Class: Level I (Online Mondays, Fall 2020)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society at Home
Asia Society Texas Center, in partnership with the Houston Korean Education Center, is pleased to offer online Korean Language I classes for adults who would like to learn the Korean language at a beginner level.
The Korean Level I Class is an introduction through simple conversations and culture. Students will engage in basic dialogue exchanges and write short sentences, which will enhance listening, speaking, and writing skills. The course is designed to build a foundation in the Korean language by including everyday oral communication and interactive activities emphasizing pronunciation, vocabulary, and expressions. Students will also learn the skills to read and decode the Korean alphabet.
Culture is an integral part of the curriculum. In addition to language skills, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of Korean customs, culture, philosophy, and history.
Students must also purchase their own textbook. The pricing and information for the textbook can be found here.
Registration and Schedule
Weekly online classes are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, July through November 2020. Please follow the below links to register for classes.
Registration: $110 Members, $135 Nonmembers
Mondays, July 13 – November 9, 2020
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Instructor: Chelsea Guerra
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The Korean Level I Class is also offered weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Tuesdays, July 14 – November 10, 2020
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Instructor: Eunkyung Lee Back
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Wednesdays, July 15 – November 11, 2020
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Instructor: Ha Ram Kim
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About the Instructor
Chelsea Guerra is a teacher working with the Houston Korean Education Center. She is a new teacher, having just completed her first successful semester teaching a level 2 class at the HKEC office location. She graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in Linguistics and TESOL, as well as a focus on language acquisition. She began her Korean language learning journey after completing a summer Korean language program with Seoul National University before beginning college. She has continued her Korean language studies for the past 10 years, during which she spent 2 and a half years teaching English to Korean students in Seoul. Her teaching philosophy involves instilling the fundamentals of language learning, while also incorporating valuable cultural knowledge through various media. Through the perspective of a non-native Korean speaker, she hopes to provide a unique insight into an English speaker's struggles with understanding and speaking Korean.
Education programs at Asia Society are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support for Education & Outreach also comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., and The Houston Endowment. Additional funding is provided by the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, as well as through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.
About Asia Society at Home
We are dedicated to continuing our mission of building cross-cultural understanding and uplifting human connectivity. Using digital tools, we bring you content for all ages and conversations that matter, in order to spark curiosity about Asia and to foster empathy.
About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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