Completion of four pre-starter asynchronous sessions is a prerequisite for prospective K-16 educators to be eligible to enroll in the beginning level course. These sessions are designed as four 1-hour asynchronous modules. Additionally, there is a Live Performance Assessment, a 5-minute one-on-one synchronous session with the instructor, scheduled upon the completion of all four modules.

Prerequisite requirement :
Option 1 - completion of the following four modules
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Option 2 - completion of the course

The registration for the 14th cohort is now open. Please register here.
This window will remain open until February, 2025. The 14th cohort will commence in February. 2025.
We will offer two levels: Korean Beginner Class and Korean Intermediate Class.
Each class comprises language and cultural lessons as well as activities. All classes follow a hybrid model, allowing for simultaneous in-person and Zoom participation.

KfE Program Objectives

• The KfE program encourages educators to engage with Korea and its culture in the community.

• The KfE program enhances an in-depth understanding of Korean culture and the Korean language to play an ambassador role to bridge the two cultures.

• The KfE program provides opportunities for educators to continue their interest in learning the Korean language.

KfE Curriculum Objectives

• Enhancing learners’ Korean language and cultural knowledge acquisition;

• Reaching out to local communities to embrace interactivity and camaraderie of the members through common interest of language and culture;

• Having program participants play the role of ambassador to promote Korean language and culture in a broader aspect.

• In addition, this curriculum aims to serve both F2F and online lessons consistently.

Target Population

KfE program targets K-16 educators around the world who are non-native Korean speakers with interest in Korean language and culture.

Target Participants’ Proficiency

The beginning course participants are expected to reach NH (ACTFL, 2012), while those in the intermediate course are projected to achieve IM (ACTFL, 2012).

Course Outline

KfE Beginning Level


• Introducing basic Korean greetings, expressions, and questions

• Practicing speaking and listening skills in common everyday situations

• Building vocabulary related to personal information, family, and activities


• Learning about Korean culture, customs, and traditions

• Exploring similarities and differences between Korean culture and participants' own cultures

• Engaging in cultural activities and celebrations


• Making connections between the Korean language and other subjects

• Using technology and resources to access authentic Korean materials

• Interacting with Korean speakers in person or online


• Comparing Korean language and cultural practices with those of other languages

• Understanding language-related stereotypes and misconceptions

• Reflecting on the benefits of multilingualism and multiculturalism


• Identifying Korean-speaking communities locally and globally

• Participating in language-related events and activities

• Collaborating with peers to practice Korean language skills

KfE Intermediate Level


• Advancing conversational Korean skills in various social contexts

• Engaging in discussions, expressing opinions, and debating

• Practicing listening comprehension with more complex audio materials


• Deepening the understanding of Korean culture, history, and contemporary issues

• Analyzing Korean literature, films, and media to gain cultural insights

• Participating in cultural exchange programs or activities


• Making interdisciplinary connections with Korean language and content areas

• Using authentic Korean resources to explore topics of interest

• Collaborating on projects that incorporate Korean language and culture


• Analyzing linguistic and cultural differences between Korean and other languages

• Understanding cultural perspectives and communication styles

• Reflecting on personal growth and cultural competence


• Engaging with the Korean-speaking community through volunteering

• Participating in international exchange programs or opportunities to visit South Korea

• Demonstrating cultural sensitivity and adapting communication for different contexts