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Explore multimedia stories about NSLI-Y Korean summer and academic year programs on NSLI-Y Interactive!

Korean Summer Program

Korean AY

Program Location: South Korea
Program Dates: Summer programs are six to eight weeks in duration and typically start in mid-June to early July and end in early to mid-August
Language Class Hours: Minimum of 120 hours during the program
Accommodations: Host families or a combination of group housing and host family stays

Academic program: The Korean summer program will provide participants the opportunity to develop their Korean language skills while improving their understanding of traditional and modern Korean culture. Instruction will be provided on all four language skills, but will focus on increasing students’ speaking and listening comprehension abilities. Activities and homework assignments will be theme-based and will include structured opportunities to practice language skills outside the classroom. Korean will be the primary language of instruction and students will be expected to speak only Korean in class and during program-related language events. Participants will maintain a portfolio of their language work and progress.

Korean Classroom

Pre- and post-program expectations:  All participants will be required to participate in pre-program language learning programs, as guided by their implementing organization. All participants will be required to complete a pre-program survey, pre-program language assessments (if requested),   and several post-program surveys and language tests.

Good to know: In Korea, rice is eaten every day and is usually served with every meal. There is a saying that the meal is not finished until you eat rice.


Korean Academic Year Program

Korean Instruments

Program Location: South Korea
Program Dates: Late August through May or June
Language Class Hours: Minimum of 10 hours per week
Accommodations: Three different host families for the fall, winter, and spring terms of the program

Academic program: The Korean academic year program will provide participants the opportunity to develop their Korean language skills while improving their understanding of traditional and modern Korean culture. Korean academic year participants will attend Korean language classes throughout the academic year while also taking other academic coursework in Korean at local high schools. Activities and homework assignments will be theme-based and will include structured opportunities to practice language skills outside the classroom. During the winter break, participants will take part in volunteer and career development activities in addition to their Korean language studies.

Pre- and post-program expectations: All participants will be required to participate in pre-program language learning programs, as guided by their implementing organization. All participants will be required to complete a pre-program survey, pre-program language assessments (if requested),   and several post-program surveys and language tests.

Good to know: When eating Korean style you will not have a plate for your food. You will generally have your own rice and soup bowls, but everything else is served and eaten from community serving dishes.

Fun fact! In the Korean language, it can be interpreted as self-centered to refer to things as "my mother," or "my book." Instead, people will often say "our mother," or "our book."