UPDATE (January 6, 2022) – This course is full. Places are still available in our Tuesday classes.
Asia Society Texas, in partnership with the Houston Korean Education Center, is pleased to offer Korean Language Level I courses for adults who wish to learn the Korean language at a beginner’s level.
The course will be held in person at the Asia Society Texas Center. Continuation of in-person classes is subject to change pending local and national safety guidelines for in-person gatherings. Please review the current Asia Society Texas safety guidelines here.
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The Korean Level I course is an introduction to Korean through simple conversation and culture. Students will engage in basic dialogue exchanges and write short sentences, which will improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The course is designed to lay the foundations of the Korean language by including daily 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 should also purchase their own textbook. You will find information in the manual here.
Registration and schedule
Weekly in-person classes are available Mondays and Tuesdays from January to May 2022. Please follow the links below to register for classes.
[SOLD OUT] Mondays January 10 – May 16, 2022
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Instructor: Chuhyun Hannah Chung
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Classes are also available on Tuesday.
Tuesdays January 11 – May 17, 2022
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Instructor: Chelsea Guerra
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About the instructor
Chuhyun Hannah Chung is an experienced Korean language teacher with a BS from Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, and an MS from New York University. She trained as a Korean instructor at the Institute for Training Korean Language Instructors at Yonsei University in Seoul and completed the STARTALK World Language Teacher Academy at Texas A&M University. She is a member of the National Association of Korean Schools’ Exemplary Lesson Development Committee and is an Assistant Korean Language Instructor at Houston Community College.
Asia Society Texas education and outreach programs are presented by Wells Fargo. Generous funding was also provided by Margie and Joe Blommaert, the Cathay Bank Foundation, Chevron, the George and Mary Foundation Josephine Hamman and HEB. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best of exhibitions and public programming to Houston.
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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 Asia’s vibrant diversity, 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 fight prejudices and build a more inclusive society.