COURSES

COURSE INTRODUCTION

The Sejong Korean Education Center offers customized education programs for our learners. Some past programs we have offered include:

  • Korean for day-to-day life as a foreigner in the country
  • Korean language and culture for the workplace
  • Korean for working with/in government agencies
  • Korean for working with/in public institutions
  • Korean for foreign families living in Korea

In each of our programs, we also provide cultural education to prepare our students for living in Korea for the short- or long-term. Let us know your needs so that we can develop a program for you.

CONVERSATION COURSE

Levels of conversation classes are based on the grammar and vocabulary that is most useful in everyday life.

Beginner Level

You can read and write using the Korean alphabet, and you can perform basic language functions as needed in greetings, introductions, shopping, ordering food, and you are able to have basic conversations about everyday and familiar topics such as family, hobbies, and travel.

Intermediate Level

You can read and understand simple advertisements, announcements, newspaper articles, and understand and discuss social topics such as work life, events, philosophy, and human relationships.

Advanced Level

You have in-depth discussions on politics, economics, society, culture, etc. You can write accurate and fluent content that is necessary for simple documents and general business operations.

BUSINESS KOREAN

Basically, students who are able to speak intermediate-level Korean are capable in frequent business-related tasks such as e-mail writing, business phone etiquette, data analysis, presentations, meetings to the extent that they are able to perform these most important functions independently. The Sejong Korean Education Center Business Course offers you everything you need to succeed in the Korean business environment.

TOPIK COURSE

The TOPIK test is designed to rank a nonnative Korean speaker’s ability as being elementary (first and second grades), intermediate, or high (third through sixth grades). The grading of the test uses item-based learning such as problem type analysis, analysis of spelling problems, grammar and vocabulary analysis, listening, reading and writing. The Sejong Korean Education Center is ready to prepare you for the TOPIK test.

Below is some more information regarding TOPIK grades.

TOPIK I

1st grade: Able to carry out basic conversations related to daily surviving skills such as self-introduction, purchasing, ordering food, etc., and understand the contents related to very personal and familiar subjects such as himself/herself, family, hobby, weather and the like. Able to create simple sentences based on about 800 basic vocabulary and possess understanding of basic grammar. Able to understand and compose simple and useful sentences related to everyday life.

2nd grade: Able to carry out simple conversations related to daily routines such as making phone calls and asking favour, as well as using public facilities in daily life.(Able to use about 1,500 to 2,000 vocabulary and understand personal and familiar subjects in certain order, such as paragraphing.) Able to use formal expression and informal expression accordingly depends on the situation.

TOPIK II

3rd grade: Able to perform basic linguistic functions necessary to use various public facilities and maintain social relationship, not experiencing significant difficulty in routine life. Able to carry out daily routine, with fair use of public facilities and able to socialize without significant difficulty. Able to express or understand social subjects familiar to himself/herself, as well as specific subjects, based on paragraph. Able to understand and use the speaking language and spoken language based on their distinctive basic characteristics

4th grade: Perform linguistic function necessary to use various public facilities and maintain social relationship, and carry out the function to some degree which is necessary for the performance of ordinary works. Able to use various public facilities, socialize, and carry out some degree of ordinary work. Able to understand easy parts in news broadcasts, newspapers, and understand and use the expressions related to social and abstract subjects relatively correctly and fluently. Able to understand social and cultural subjects, based on the understanding of Korean culture and frequently used idiomatic expression.

5th grade: Able to perform linguistic function to some degree which is necessary for research and works in professional fields. Able to understand and use the expressions related to even unfamiliar aspects of politics, economics, society, and culture. Able to use the expression properly, depending on formal, informal, spoken/written context.

6th grade: Able to perform linguistic function necessary to the research and works in professional fields relatively correctly and fluently. Able to understand and use the expressions related to even unfamiliar subjects of politics, economics, society, and culture. Experience no difficulty in performing the functions or conveying the meaning, although the proficiency has not reached full native speaker proficiency.