**We Are Back!! Kongbubang will resume as scheduled. Our next class will be Thursday (June 18th). We hope to see you all there. (Posted: June 17, 2015)
**Due to the MERS situation in Korea the Welfare center we have our classes has temporarily closed. Therefore, our Saturday (June13th 2015) class has been cancelled. We expect that our classes will resume the following week. We will update you with more details and updated class schedules ASAP. In the meantime please stay safe and healthy. (Posted: June 10, 2015)
1. 2015 SECOND Semester Schedule
Saturday Class Level 0 ~ 4 4:00 ~ 5:30 PM
JUNE 13 LESSON 01
JUNE 20 LESSON 02
JUNE 27 LESSON 03
JULY 04 LESSON 04
JULY 11 LESSON 05
JULY 18 LESSON 06
~~ SUMMER VACATION ~~
AUG 22 LESSON 07
AUG 29 LESSON 08
SEP 05 LESSON 09
SEP 12 LESSON 10
SEP 19 LESSON 11
Thursday Class Level 1 ~ 2 7:30 ~ 9:00 PM
JUNE 18 LESSON 01
JUNE 25 LESSON 02
JULY 02 LESSON 03
JULY 09 LESSON 04
JULY 16 LESSON 05
JULY 23 LESSON 06
~~ SUMMER VACATION ~~
AUG 20 LESSON 07
AUG 27 LESSON 08
SEP 03 LESSON 09
SEP 10 LESSON 10
SEP 17 LESSON 11
GAL WOL COMMUNITY WELFARE CENTER 갈월 종합 사회 복지관 51-19 Galwol-dong (144 Huamdong-gil), Yongsang-gu, Seoul. We recommend you take the SUBWAY (blue line)! If you come to Sookmyong Women’s University Station, go out through exit number 2!! follow the main street on your right. Don’t turn around, don’t turn left or right, just follow the road. You will walk pass a bakery, Domino’s Pizza and GS25. When you get to a building with a sign saying “Namyoung-dong office” in English your practically there. Our building is located next to the Namyoung-dong office (between Namyoung-dong office and a school). It is a very modern building. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have an English sign. We will try to put a small sign on the main door, if possible. Walk into the building and you will see our friendly teachers waiting to help. If you have trouble locating our building or if you have any question, please call Sanghyun 010-6807-8985 or Haemin 010-3374-9389.
Registration – The Entrance Hall (1st floor)
Level 0, 1 & 2 – 6th Floor
Level 3 – 2nd Floor
Level 4 – Meet at the first floor of the welfare center or at Jesus Coffee next door.
3. LANGUAGE PROGRAM?
LEVEL 0 – Introductory class – TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
If you are absolutely new to the Korean language, this class is for you. We will teach you the Korean alphabet and how to read with an emphasis on the proper pronunciation. Due to the shortage of classrooms this class will be taught in a waiting room on the 6th floor.
LEVEL 1 – Basic class for Basic Korean learners – TAUGHT IN ENGLISH & KOREAN
Beginner level of phrases and vocabulary taught. You will be able to speak in basic sentences and understand basic conversations at the end of the semester. Lessons for this class will be taught using 순한 한국어 – Mild Korean textbook.
LEVEL 2 – Class for Beginners and low intermediates – taught in English & Korean
Amazingly there are a lot of people who tried to learn Korean by themselves. And many of them reach the level of reading and writing in Korean. Unfortunately, they stop trying there!!^^ This class is for those who can read and write but need a lot of practice!! Lessons will be taught using 야생 한국어 – Wild Korean textbook. It is highly recommended you purchase this book for this class. You can buy it in the classroom.
LEVEL 3 – Intermediate Level – taught in Korean
This class is for people who can read and write well but need some grammatical understanding and practice. It is focused on improving speaking ability with a grammatical understanding of the Korean language. It is to help people’s understanding of basic structures of Korean language so that people can create their own sentences using the frame that they learn. It is not just a Grammer class! You will learn basic structures which are hidden in Korean daily conversations.
LEVEL 4 – Advanced Level – taught in Korean
This class is for the student who can speak Korean quite well and wants to practice his/her Korean more!
Due to the shortage of classroom, we have this class at a coffee shop next to the community center called Jesus coffee. Meet up will be in the 1st floor of the welfare center.
Very simple and short! Registration will be available on site. After filling out that form, you can take part in our class!! Since we are not a language institute, there is not a term or a semester! A new visitor can take one of the classes at any Thursday or Saturday when she/he makes her/his first visit
5. TEXT BOOK?
Lesson 0, 3 and 4 doesnt have a set textbook. Photocopies of that days lesson will be provided. Lesson 1 and 2 use textbooks available for purchase in the class. Textbook prices are under 15,000won.
There are some questions that have come up repeatedly about our Korean Classes. Our answers are below.
Q1. How many students do you have? Usually there are about 20-30 students. Class sizes fluctuate from time to time. We have 5 classes available from absolute beginners to advanced levels. Each class will have between 5 to 15 students each.
Q2. Where are they from? We have students from all over the world. USA, Canada, UK, Scotland, China, New Zealand, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Russia, Taiwan, Israel, South Africa, France…
Q3. do you have any textbook? Please refer to the Textbook section above.
Q4. Why is it free? Good-will, give and take. Please keep in mind, that although its is free, we are only able to do this because we accept 1,000won donation to cover the cost of copies and teaching supplies.This is merely a request and not mandatory.
Q5. What do I need to be bring to class? A pen and paper will be the only thing you will need besides the class textbook.
Q6. Do I need to register for the class? Please refer to the Enrollment section above.
Since we are not a language institute, there is no specific semester or term. But we try to make our class more informative and helpful for you guys, so new ideas and comments on the classes will be greatly appreciated. More question about our classes? Please feel free to leave a comment on our Q&A section or contact Haemin(Hannah) email@example.com or Sanghyun firstname.lastname@example.org(010-6807-8985)