The Korean Language & Culture Program (KLCP) was first developed by SNU’s Language Education Institute in 1969 to provide intensive Korean language training to foreign students admitted to Korean universities and to others interested in learning about Korean language and culture. Since then, over 13,000 students from more than 70 countries have graduated from the KLCP, and the program has grown to annually enroll about 1,700 students. Many graduates go on to serve the public and private sectors by engaging in work related to Korea or the Korean language.
If you are currently residing in Korea, you may visit the Center Office at Seoul National University, Bldg.137-1, Room No. 101.
SNU’s Korean Education Center offers ten-week sessions to foreigners or students from overseas. Students may begin the program in any session. All students are required to take a placement test, so that they can be assigned classes according to their command of the language. Students who are accepted into the Korean Language Program are eligible to apply for either a General Short-Term Visa (C-3) or a General Student Visa (D-4). The Center provides campus housing for its international students, but on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Center offers a 14-week Teacher Training Program for foreigners or overseas Koreans interested in Korean language education. College graduates or graduates-to-be are eligible to apply to this program. Those who are accepted into this program may apply for either a General Short-Term Visa (C-3) or a General Student Visa (D-4). See the Center’s website for detailed information on application processes.
The SNU Korean Language Education Center offers short-term classes for those who wish to learn Korean for everyday use and needs. No prior knowledge of Korean is necessary at level one, and those who have mastered the basics can enroll in levels two and three. Visas cannot be obtained with acceptance to these shorter programs.