Holistic Korean Language & Culture Education
Sejong Korean Language School’s course syllabus is what sets us apart from all other Korean Language Providers. Systematic, engaging and rigourous, our syllabus designed to cover all aspects of Korean Language: Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing.
Conversational (Speaking & Listening): Sejong Korean Language School structures all our Korean Language Courses to have an emphasis on conversation. Our aim is to hear all our students speaking fluently in Korean by the end of their education with us. Students complete listening exercises in class, and practice with conversation drills every single lesson.
Formal (Reading & Writing): Students learn grammar structures and complete written practices in class, as well as bring home some practice sheets to focus on in between classes. Being able to read and write well ensures that their spoken language is grammatically correct as well as correctly pronounced. As Korean is a phonetic language, it is important for learners to know how to spell words correctly in Korean in order to read them accurately as well.
Cultural: Cultural education is integrated in all of our classes. Korean language reflects the values of a polite Korean society. We use many forms of speech when conversing with others, including special forms for our elders or superiors. A cultural understanding is thus important and integral in a complete education in Korean language.
Exams & Certifications
Sejong Korean Language School awards students who have completed courses with at least a 75% attendance rate (both Term 1 and 2 of the said course) with a Certificate of Completion. Because Sejong Korean Language School has established a strong reputation of producing competent learners of Korean Language, many of our students were able to use Sejong Korean Language School’s certificates to apply for jobs and courses in Korea. Students have entered part-time and full-time tierary programmes, and have even gotten jobs in strict organisations (even embassies!).
However, please note that certain institutions will require prospective employees or students to take the official international test of Korean Language proficiency. This is the TOPIK exam, which is held twice a year in Singapore. For example, Seoul National University, Seoul’s top college, requires a TOPIK level 4 certification for enrolment into degree programmes. In such cases, Sejong students prepare for TOPIK exam at Sejong Korean Language School, and sign up for the bi-annual TOPIK paper (usually in April & October yearly) with their classmates. The staff at Sejong Korean Language School will be able to guide students on how to register for TOPIK, and recommend TOPIK Preparation Supplementary classes closer to the TOPIK exam date. TOPIK exam is an external exam that requires exam fees from students. These fees are payable directly to the TOPIK vendor, and not to Sejong Korean Language School.