Seoul National University, Language Education Institute

Location: Seoul, Korea

Requirements: A high school diploma and valid visa; application form; statement of purpose; resume; transcript; copy of current passport; application fee.

Description: The Language Education Institute offers two programs: the Five-Week Intensive Korean Language program and the Three-Week Intensive Korean Language program. The five-week option is a short-term Korean language program for students from English speaking countries to learn Korean language and culture in their summer break. Students have opportunities to learn Korean language and experience Korean culture through direct experience. Classes are offered at two levels of proficiency, beginning and intermediate, with an average of twelve students or less in each class. Korean language classes integrate all language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing along with each separate respective skill based classes of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The program consists of 5 weeks, the total of 100 hours of classes. Students meet four hours a day from Monday to Friday. Summer courses run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Students may participate in various cultural experience and extracurricular activities. Students live at Seoul Residence, a facility near the SNU campus. A three-week intensive program is highly recommended for adults who want to learn Korean language and make maximum progress in short period. Our highly structured syllabus will have you speaking, listening, reading and writing with confidence in the minimum amount of time. This intensive course includes the total time of 60 class hours.

Schedule: For the 2011 summer 5-week program, classes run from June 27 to July 29, 2011. For the 2012 summer 5-week program, classes run from July 2 to August 3, 2012.

Application deadline: For the 2011 summer 5-week program, the application deadline is May 27, 2011. For the 2012 summer 5-week program, the application deadline is June 1, 2012. For three-week program deadlines, please check the website.

More information: http://lei.snu.ac.kr/site/en/klec/main/main.jsp



Yonsei University, Yonsei International Summer School

Location: Seoul, Korea

Requirements: The summer school program is open to all students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university as well as high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited university. The Fall/Spring program is open to 4-year college or university student with a minimum 2.5 GPA who are currently studying at their home universities as full-time students, and have finished 2 semesters (or the equivalent) before the nomination / application.

Description: Yonsei University has two programs: Yonsei International Summer School and the Fall/Spring academic program. For the 2010 Summer brochure, click here. Yonsei University has hosted the best International Summer School since 1985. YISS is also administered in partnership with the University of California. Each year, key faculty and over 300 students from the UC system take part in the program. YISS offers a wide range of courses in the arts, culture, and humanities, Asian and Korean studies, international politics and economics, global management, science and technology, and environmental studies. During the 2011 YISS, we are going to arrange 400 spaces for summer school students at on-campus housing facilities located very close to the New Millennium Hall, where most classes will be held and the YISS main office is located. Due to a limited number of rooms, we strongly recommend you to apply for the on-campus housing as soon as you receive your admission number from YISS.

Schedule: For Summer 2011, classes run between June 21 – August 6, 2011. For Fall/Spring 2011-12, dates have not yet been updated but classes run from approximately September 1 – December 22 and March 1 – June 20.

Application deadline: The Fall/Spring academic program deadline for 2011-12 school year is April 30, 2011. The Summer program deadline is May 13, 2011.

More information: http://oia.yonsei.ac.kr/

Yonsei University, Yonsei Korean Language Institute (KLI)

Location: Seoul, Korea

Requirements: A completed online application form; copy of the student’s transcrip or diploma from the last school attended; photocopy of passport; fees.

Description: Yonsei’s Korean Language Institute offers two programs: The Special Summer Program and the Regular Program. The Special Summer Program is designed for students who want to take advantage of their summer vacation to learn the Korean language and culture. In the lower levels, emphasis is placed upon conversation, reinforced by writing. Further class hours are spent on practical conversation, listening, reading, composition, and cross-cultural communication. Korean classes are held 5 days a week (from 9:00 to 13:00) for 5 weeks (total 100 class hours). In the afternoon, Students can experience Korean culture through a number of special activities (2 hours a day, 2 days a week). students can experience Korean culture through one of the many special activities. There is an optional 3 day field trip that allows the students to visit historic sites. Through the field trip, students are able to see the ancient culture site, modern industrial facility and correctly understand Korean history. The Regular Program is offered on a year-round basis, so you may choose to begin your studies when it is most convenient for you. Throughout the program, students will learn cultural information needed for the successful application of Korean. KLI classes are small and offer many opportunities for interaction with the teacher and other students in class. Language learning is promoted through a variety of classroom activities and projects. In addition, students use the Language Lab to supplement class work and are also available for independent study.

Schedule: For Summer 2011, classes run between June 23 – September 2, 2011. For Fall 2011, classes run from September 29 – December 8, 2011. For Winter 2011-12, classes run from January 9 – March 21, 2012.

Application deadline: Applicants are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Applying before the registration deadline does not guarantee enrollment due to the limited number of students we can accommodate. Noting that, the Summer 2011 deadline is May 27, 2011. The Fall 2011 deadline is August 26, 2011. The Winter deadline is December 9, 2011.

More information: http://www.yskli.com/kli_about_overview.htm



Ewha Womans University, Ewha International Education Institute Co-ed Programs

Location: Seoul, Korea

Requirements: Current undergraduate and graduate school students, admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

Description: International Exchange & Study Abroad Program offers a one or two semester program with courses offered in both Korean and English.

Schedule: To be determined for 2011-12. Please check website for exact dates.

Application deadline: For spring: dorm applications due Dec. 10; applications due Dec. 30; semester begins Mar. 2 and ends June 20. For fall: dorm applications due June 10; applications due June 30; semester begins Sept. 1 and ends Dec. 20. For summer: applications due May 31; classes begin June 25 and end Aug. 3.

More information: http://summer.ewha.ac.kr/



Hallym University, Hallym International School Korean Language & Culture Summer Program

Location: Chuncheon, South Korea

Requirements: Any student currently enrolled in a university or a high school graduate wishing to join the program is eligible for admission. All applicants must be capable of using English.

Description: The Hallym International Summer Program 2011 is an exciting four and a half-week program for international participants and Hallym University students. The program is designed to offer participants the opportunity to experience cultural enrichment through special lectures, group projects, field trips, and more. For international participants, this program will be a chance to not only learn Korean language and gain hands-on experience with Korean culture, but also earn up to six academic credits. This year we are opening selections of elective courses designed to offer participants the chance to explore Korea focusing on their particular interests and form valuable relationships with other students who share similar passions. Participants will be accommodated in a dormitory room shared with one other person. Acceptance to the Hallym International Summer Program (HIS) automatically includes accommodation in the dormitory rooms.

Schedule: July 4 – July 29, 2011.

Application deadline: The early application deadline is March 4, 2011. The regular application deadline is May 20, 2011.

More information: http://his.hallym.ac.kr/site/main.php



Kyung Hee University, Institute of International Education (IIE), Korean Language Program

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Requirements: Foreigners and non-native Koreans (18 years +); application form; copy of passport or foreign ID; four passport-sized pictures.

Description: In 1993, the IIE initiated its Korean Language Programs and was selected as an official institute for teaching Korean to foreign students. These students came to study in Korea on an invitational scholarship offered by our government since 1996. Every year about 1,200 people from over 50 different countries attend the IIE. Our school helps foreign students become accustomed nationally to both a different language and life style. Furthermore, through the provision of a “volunteer system” our foreign students are provided better opportunities to adjust comfortably with the help of 1:1 Korean volunteers. The Regular Program is a 16-week semester program with 15-21 class hours per week. The Korean Language education course aims to fulfill international students’ interest in the Korean Language as well as in the culture. For students who want to learn Korean Culture, this program includes Elective Courses as follows: Korean Movie, Chinese Characters, Korean Music and Taekwondo. In addition, the department of the foreign studies has Conversation course, Advanced-level English course and teacher training courses for people who want to have competitiveness for the globalized world.

Schedule: Winter 2010-11: December 9, 2010 to February 28, 2011. Spring 2011: April 4, 2011 to June 15, 2011. Summer 2011: June 22 to August 31, 2011. Fall 2011: September 26 to December 2, 2011.

Application deadline: Winter 2010-11: November 11, 2010. Spring 2011: March 6, 2011. Summer 2011: May 22, 2011. Fall 2011: August 28, 2011.

More information: http://eng.iie.ac.kr/


Korea University, Korean Language and Culture Center, Institute of Foreign Language Studies

Location: Seoul, Korea

Requirements: Application form, registration certificate or graduation certificate, copy of a valid passport and two passport photographs. No prior Korean language study required.

Description: There are two programs: the Intensive Summer Language Program and the Regular Program. The Intensive Summer Language Program is designed for adult learners who wish to learn the Korean language and culture during summer holidays. The program runs in July for four weeks. Korean language classes are 4 hours (9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday) per day and students are afforded the opportunity to go on field trips and extracurricular activities including visiting King Sejong’s Grave, Ceramic Village, Everland, Samulnori, and Taek-kyeon. The Regular Program offers four terms (spring, summer, fall, and winter) year-round for high school students over 15 years of age and those with further education. Students are placed into level one to six depending on their Korean language proficiency. Those who complete level 6 are eligible to join the Advanced Research Class. Each term runs for ten weeks with 200 class hours. Class meets five days a week, with 20 class hours per week (9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday). Ten hours are spent on learning new vocabulary and grammar and practicing them in actual communication situations, while the other ten hours are dedicated to specific language skills: four hours for intensive oral communication training, and two hours for reading, writing, and listening respectively. Students can choose from KU dormitory, boarding houses, and others.

Schedule: Winter term: January 10 – March 24, 2011. Spring term: April 11 – June 22, 2011. Summer term: July 11 – September 21, 2011. Fall term: October 10 – December 16, 2011.

Application deadline: Winter term deadline: December 10th, 2011. Spring term deadline: March 18, 2011. Summer term deadline: June 17, 2011. Fall term deadline: September 16, 2011.

More information: http://klcc.korea.ac.kr/

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