Korean Levels and Class Progression

There are 5 levels for learning Korean. Within each level, there are multiple classes. There are 24 classes total before reaching the advanced level.

BEGINNER LEVEL – DETAILS (6 classes total)

Beginner, 1, 2, 3

Advanced Beginner 1, 2, 3

PRE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – DETAILS (6 classes total)

Pre-Intermediate (1-6)

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – DETAILS (6 classes total)

Intermediate (1-6)

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – DETAILS (6 classes total)

Upper-Intermediate (1-6)

ADVANCED LEVEL – DETAILS (multiple classes)

 

BEGINNER DETAILS

Classes – Beginner 1-3, Advanced Beginner 1-3

Total Hours – 72

Curriculum –
Active Korean 1 Textbook, Active Korean 2 Textbook

TOPIK I – 1

ACTFL Level – Novice Low to Novice High

Level Description –

The Beginner Class cover the basics of Koreans from greetings to basic conversational skills to being able to order food and shop. The course is developed for the beginners who are excited to learn basic Korean phrases while gaining a strong familiarity with the Korean alphabet, Hangul. Students will learn through little games, role plays, and presentations, and will learn to read and write Hangul.

The Advanced Beginners Class goes more in depth for Beginners in Korean. The class covers how to express time and making appointments, as well as location and directions. Our course is designed for the advanced beginner who’s eager to develop their language skills further by reading and writing, as well as conversing with others.

 

PRE-INTERMEDIATE DETAILS

Classes – Pre-Intermediate Korean 1-6

Total Hours – 72

Curriculum –
Active Korean 3 Textbook, Active Korean 4 Textbook

TOPIK I – 2

ACTFL Level – Novice High to Intermediate Low

Level Description –

The Pre-Intermediate Korean Classes goes deeper into the Korean language. The classes go over more advanced grammatical structures than the previous beginner courses for speaking, reading, and communicating. Writing and speaking practice is emphasized in this course while students learn upper level grammar and vocabulary to become intermediate-level Korean speakers.

 

INTERMEDIATE DETAILS

Classes – Intermediate Korean 1-6

Total Hours – 72

Curriculum –
Active Korean 4, other various texts

TOPIK II – 3

ACTFL Level – Intermediate Mid to Intermediate High

Level Description –

The Intermediate class is designed for students who have a basic understanding of Korean and are looking to improve their speaking, reading, and listening skills more. The course goes through more advanced vocabulary and phrases for students, while covering even more advanced grammatical structures for speaking, reading, and communicating in Korean.

 

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE DETAILS

Classes – Upper-Intermediate Korean, Conversation

Total Hours – 96

Curriculum – Various texts

TOPIK II – 4

ACTFL Level – Intermediate High to Advanced High

Level Description –

Upper Intermediate Korean is a series of classes designed to encourage students to more deeply understand the Korean around them, including dramas, TV programs, and debates about issues. In other words, students already know all basic grammar and vocabulary and have confidence in functioning in day to day situations, but they’d prefer to use their Korean on a deeper level.

 

ADVANCED DETAILS

Classes – Advanced Korean, Business, Conversation

Total Hours – Multiple

Curriculum – Various texts

TOPIK II – 5 + 6

ACTFL Level – Advanced to Distinguished

Level Description –

The Advanced Classes are designed for students that are able to speak Korean but would like to develop their skills in specialized situations. This includes understanding news broadcasts and newspapers, television shows about specific topics, and speeches. This also includes understanding meetings conferences and special announcements. Classes are designed for students that have an understanding of the Korean language and want to continue to improve their reading, listening and most importantly speaking abilities in the language.Students can choose which classes to enroll in to improve themselves in different professional settings, beyond daily conversation and to further enhance their understanding of Korean through readings and discussion.