Korean Language Class: Level I (Tuesdays, Spring 2024)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Registration and Schedule
Mondays, January 8 – May 6, 2024
5:30–8:30 p.m. | Instructor: Eunkyung Back
Tuesdays, January 9 – May 7, 2024
5:30–8:30 p.m. | Instructor: Michelle Mijeong Guffey
Asia Society Texas, in partnership with the Houston Korean Education Center, is pleased to offer Korean Language Level I classes for adults who would like to learn the Korean language at a beginner level. The class takes place in-person at Asia Society Texas Center.
The Korean Level I class is an introduction to Korean through simple conversations and culture. Students will engage in basic dialogue exchanges and write short sentences, which will enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course is designed to build a foundation in the Korean language by including everyday oral communications and interactive activities emphasizing pronunciation, vocabulary, and expression. 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. Information about the textbook can be found here.
About the Instructor
Michelle Mijeong Guffey, a Korean language instructor, majored in English and English Literature in Korea and taught English to Korean students. After majoring in ESL in the United States and obtaining Texas state teacher’s certificates, she taught students in schools. Currently, she works as an administrator at the Houston Korean Education Center, in conjunction with the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, and teaches Korean language classes.
Education and Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by AARP. Generous funding also provided by Asia Chemical Corporation, and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Free Thursday exhibition admission presented by Regions Bank. Additional support is provided by Cathay Bank Foundation, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, and the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas.
Presenting Program Partners
Houston Korean Education Center | Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Houston
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
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