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Affordable Korean Language Lessons Offered by the Korean Education Center of the Korean Consulate General of New York!

Are you one of the many adoptees in NYC interested in learning Korean but not sure where to go?

Also-Known-As, Inc. is excited to announce that the Korean Education Center of the Korean Consulate General of NY will continue to offer Korean language classes at both the beginner and intermediate levels. The Beginner Level I Class will start on Thursday, September 14, 2017 and the Intermediate Level I Class will start on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Registration is now OPEN

The registration fee is $100. Registration closes Monday, September 11, 2017. See the registration and cancellation section at the bottom of this page for more information.    

If you are not sure what level class you should take or have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To support Also-Known-As and become a member, please visit our membership page

PROFESSOR:
Professor Beom Lee will teach both the Beginner class and the Intermediate class. He has a B.A. and M.A. in sociology from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. He also has a M.A. and Ed.M. in Instructional Technology and Media, with a specialization in second language learning with multimedia from Teachers College, Columbia University. In the past he was a military officer in education and psychological warfare in the Republic of Korea Army, an assistant project manager (Hyundai Construction and Engineering Company), and is currently a lecturer in the Korean language program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

Beginner Level I Korean - Beom Lee
Professor Lee's Beginner Korean I Class will meet once a week for 2 hours on Thursdays. No prior knowledge of Korean is necessary. If you are unsure about your proficiency or have questions about the difficulty level of the class, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Classes will take place from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Houston Street Center. Classes meet for 12 weeks starting Sept 14 and ending Dec 7 (no class on Nov 23).

Intermediate Level I Korean - Beom Lee
Professor Lee's Intermediate I Korean Class will meet once a week for 2 hours on Wednesdays. Intermediate students are expected to have studied Korean for at least one year or be comfortable speaking and writing simple phrases. If you are unsure about your proficiency or have questions about the difficulty level of the class, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Classes will take place from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Houston Street Center. Classes meet for 12 weeks starting Sept 13 and ending Dec 6 (no class on Nov 22).

Class Structure and Information
Classes will cover reading, writing, listening, conversation and grammar in a fun and dynamic environment. Korean language teaching materials will include textbooks, practice worksheets, grammar guides and vocabulary lists.

Class Location
University Settlement at the Houston Street Center located at 273 Bowery (corner of Bowery and E. Houston) New York, NY 10002.

Subway
Take the F and exit 2 Ave. Walk 1 block west on E Houston and turn south on Bowery. Take the B,D,F,M and exit Broadway–Lafayette St and walk 6 blocks east on E Houston and head south on Bowery. Take the 6 and exit Bleeker St and walk east 3 blocks towards Bowery.  Head south on Bowery and cross E Houston St. Take the J, Z and exit Bowery. Walk 3 blocks north towards E Houston.  Take the N,R and exit Prince St. Walk 6 blocks to Bowery and head north towards E Houston.

Bus
M21, M103 to Bowery and E Houston

Class Fees (per person)
The Korean Education Center is sponsoring Korean language classes for Also-Known-As at the special rate of $100. Registration for the spring semester will close January 23, 2016.

This fee is much less than other local classes that are offered (typically $16-20 an hour), and comes with a teacher who is not only qualified to teach Korean, but also understands the myriad of motivations behind adult adoptees seeking to learn more about Korean language and culture.

Registration

Students must pre-register and pay for the class via the links below. Payment can be made either online (PayPal) or by check. If you have any questions or problems registering, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

Choose either the Registration Form - Online Payment or the Registration Form - Pay by Check

You are encouraged to sign up early to ensure that your space is reserved and enough materials are prepared. Class seats are available on a first come first serve basis and are only secured once you have received a confirmation email.

Cancellation Policy

Students may cancel their registration and receive a full refund (minus Paypal processing fees) if cancellation notice is received prior to the first class. Students may receive a 50% refund (minus Paypal processing fees) if registration is cancelled before September 15, 2017. Unfortunately, we cannot offer partial refunds for any missed classes or any refunds for cancellations on or after September 15, 2017.

To cancel your registration, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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