My son would be entering elementary school next year. Because of this, I’ll be seriously taking Korean language lessons. In my almost nine years, I’ve attended Korean classes for less than six months and I don’t even study at home. Oh-no!!!
Luckily, I met a Filipina here who told me that Dongdaemun-gu offers free Korean language classes to multicultural families. The classes are held at the Dongdaemun-gu Multi-cultural Support Center located at Kyunghee University (near Hoegi Station). I went there last September but they said they don’t accept students when the term has started. They are quite strict with their classes and they provide intensive lessons.
The spring term will open in March and they are currently accepting applications. There will be a level test on February 16, that will include speaking, listening and reading. If you’re interested, just go to their office on the second floor of the Human Ecology Building in Kyunghee University. They also have cooking classes as well as driving classes (to be announced). For kids, they offer free violin and piano lessons. If you’ve been in Korea for less than five years, you could also apply for a teacher visiting course. For more information, you can call 02-957-1073. One of the coordinators there speak English pretty well (with a British accent!)