If you’re into K-dramas, K-Pop, and basically the entire Korean culture, we know how much you want to understand what your faves are saying (or singing!) without looking at the English subtitles. Lo and behold: The Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) has announced that they will be offering free (yes, you read that right) online Korean language classes this term for learners based here in the Philippines! This will be in the form of live classes held online, conducted by licensed Korean language teachers.
Running for 10 weeks from September 21 to November 27, 2020, this exciting offer is available for those who are 13 years old and above (you can still join if you’re a minor, as long as you submit a signed waiver): Beginners with no Korean language background are given 40 hours for the entire class duration, and 60 hours for advanced learners with minimal knowledge about the Korean alphabet and grammar. There will be no diagnostic exam for the former, while the latter is required to pass one which they will receive after their online registration:
The class schedule differs per level (two to four hours per day, depending on the group you’re in), and there will be a maximum of 15 students accommodated per class to “ensure a quality online class experience. ”
Online registration starts this Wednesday, September 16, and KCC will be posting registration links on that day at specific times per class. Note that there will be no advanced reservation or registration via email. That means you have to prepare (including your internet connection and devices!) for d-day to secure a slot. In case you're wondering, here's more information about the online registration
KCC launched its pilot run for the online Korean language classes in August this year, focused on entry-level learners. Aside from this endeavor, KCC is also currently holding its Korea at Home campaign, which includes the Korean Film Festival 2020 that showcases Park Seo Joon, Hyun Bin, and Son Ye Jin movies online.
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