Korean Studies in Australia: An Overview of Non-Degree Language Programs

Are you looking to study the Korean language in Australia without enrolling in a university degree program? This guide will give you a brief overview of a number of institutions providing Korean language courses across six states/territories.

Scroll below or use the links here to read about the programs on offer in each city:

Disclaimer: While Asia Options strives to be as accurate as possible in the information we provide on study options, we cannot act as an official education consultant and study offerings may be subject to frequent changes. We recommend you check the latest information available on each institution’s official website and get in touch with them if you require any further clarification.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, institutions may have switched to an online format or cancelled classes entirely. The websites of some institutions have information about their response to the pandemic, while other institutions should be contacted directly for the latest information. Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, Asia Options is unable to advise on these matters.

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra

ANU Centre for Continuing Education

The ANU Centre for Continuing Education is located at the Acton campus of the Australian National University.

The centre provides Korean language courses for beginner and lower intermediate learners. Each course runs for nine weeks, with a two-hour class per week, for a total of 18 hours of class time per course. Textbooks and teaching materials vary by level.

New South Wales

Sydney

Korean Cultural Centre (KCC)

The Korean Cultural Centre Australia is located near Museum Station in Sydney’s CBD.

KCC provides Korean language courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. Courses run for 12 weeks, with a 90-minute class each week, for a total of 18 hours of class time per course. KCC uses the Sejong Korean textbooks for most of its courses. A level test is available on the website to determine the most suitable level for a prospective student.

Korean Education Centre (KEC)

The Korean Education Centre is located near Museum Station in Sydney’s CBD.

KEC provides Korean language courses to prepare learners for taking TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean), and the levels are structured accordingly. Courses run for 10 weeks, with a 90-minute class each week, for a total of 15 hours of class time per course. KEC uses practice tests and previous tests for its courses.

La Lingua Language School

La Lingua Language School is located in Haymarket, just south of Sydney’s CBD.

The school provides Korean language courses for beginner to advanced learners. Courses run for eight weeks, with a two-hour class each week, for a total of 16 hours of class time per course. A free level test is available upon request.

Macquarie Community College

Macquarie Community College has a number of locations throughout Sydney.

The college provides Korean language courses for beginner learners. Information about the courses and class locations can be obtained by visiting the website or contacting the college.

Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College is located near Town Hall Station in Sydney’s CBD.

The college provides structured Korean language courses for beginner learners, as well as informal courses for learners at more advanced levels. Each course runs for a duration of eight weeks. The college uses the Sogang Korean textbooks for its beginner courses.

Sydney Language Solutions

Sydney Language Solutions is located near Town Hall Station in Sydney’s CBD.

The school provides a number of different Korean language courses for beginner to intermediate learners. Courses run for 10 weeks, with a two-hour class each week, for a total of 20 hours of class time per course. The school also offers one-to-one tutorials and online courses.

USYD Centre for Continuing Education

The USYD Centre for Continuing Education is located in Newtown, adjacent to the Camperdown campus of the University of Sydney.

The centre provides four beginner-level Korean language courses. Each course runs for 10 weeks, with a two-hour class each week, for a total of 20 hours of class time per course. The centre uses the Sogang Korean textbooks for its courses.

UNSW Institute of Languages

The UNSW Institute of Languages is located at the Kensington campus of the University of New South Wales.

The institute provides Korean languages courses at the beginner, elementary and lower intermediate levels, with each level consisting of two modules. Each module runs for a duration of 10 weeks.

Queensland

Brisbane

Brisbane Korean Language School

The Brisbane Korean Language School is located at Holland Park State School, southeast of Brisbane’s CBD.

The school provides Korean language classes for children and adults. Information about the classes can be obtained by contacting the school.

LaPont Language Centre

LaPont Language Centre is located near Central Station in Brisbane’s CBD.

The centre provides Korean language courses for learners of various levels. Courses run for 10 weeks, with a 90-minute class each week, for a total of 15 hours of class time per course.

UQ Institute of Modern Languages

The UQ Institute of Modern Languages is located at the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland.

The institute provides Korean language courses for beginner, intermediate and more advanced learners. Most courses run for 11 weeks, with a two-hour class each week, for a total of 22 hours of class time per course. The institute uses the Sogang Korean textbooks for its courses.

Gold Coast

TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland’s Korean language course is located at its Southport campus on the Gold Coast.

The institution provides a Korean language course for beginner learners. The course runs for eight weeks, with one class each week.

South Australia

Adelaide

Korean School of Adelaide

The Korean School of Adelaide is located in Beulah Park, east of Adelaide’s CBD.

The school provides Korean language classes for children and adults. Information about the classes can be obtained by contacting the school.

UniSA King Sejong Institute

The UniSA King Sejong Institute is located at the City campus of the University of South Australia.

The institute provides Korean language courses for learners of various levels. Information about the courses can be obtained by contacting the institute.

Victoria

Melbourne

Centre for Adult Education (CAE)

The Centre for Adult Education is located near Flinders Street Station in Melbourne’s CBD.

CAE provides Korean language courses for elementary, intermediate, advanced and proficient learners, as well as conversation courses. Each course ranges from nine to 13 weeks, with a two-hour class each week. The website contains a skill level guide, and CAE can be contacted for a free language skills assessment.

Korean Language School of Melbourne

The Korean Language School of Melbourne is located at Wesley College, near Prahran Station and numerous tram stops, south of Melbourne’s CBD.

The school provides Korean language courses for learners of all levels. Each term runs for seven to 10 weeks, with a three-hour class each week. Classes are run on Saturday mornings only. The school uses the Sogang Korean textbooks for its courses. Students are permitted to change to a different level within the first two weeks of the term if they feel their current level is not suitable.

My Korean School

My Korean School is located near Parliament Station in Melbourne’s CBD.

The school provides Korean language courses for elementary, intermediate and advanced learners. Hangeul (Korean alphabet) courses run for three sessions, with each session running for 90 minutes. Regular courses run for 11 to 13 sessions, with each session running for 90 minutes. Private and semi-private tutoring options are also available. The school uses the Ewha Korean textbooks for its courses.

Western Australia

Perth

Korean Language Cultural Education Centre (KLCEC)

The Korean Language Cultural Education Centre is located in South Perth, just south of Perth’s CBD.

The KLCEC provides Korean language courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners, as well as TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) preparation courses and other special classes. Regular courses run for eight weeks, with a two-hour class each week, for a total of 16 hours of class time per course. The KLCEC uses the Sogang Korean textbooks for intermediate and higher level courses.

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Jake Black

Jake is a graduate student at the University of Melbourne and a Social Media Intern at the Australian Institute of International Affairs Victoria. He has studied in Korea as an exchange student twice, in 2017 and 2019.

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