You love Big Bang, are obsessed with Touch Your Heart and can't get enough bibimbap in you life; sounds like you may need to learn Korean!
Ahhh… Korea! We’re not going to lie, visiting Seoul is one of our fave short trips from Hong Kong, and when we’re not visiting these festivals in South Korea, we’re stocking up on all the best Korean makeup we can get our hands on in Hong Kong! But what about the language? Well, Korean is actually quite logical to learn (even though it’s ranked as high-difficulty by many experts), the thing is, when you dive into the history of the alphabet – Hangeul, it was actually developed to unite a country with incredibly low literacy rates, so once you begin to understand the tones and nuances, you’ll be banging out tunes by EXO out at the norae-bang in no time. Just head to these Korean classes in Hong Kong.
Korean classes in Hong Kong to perfect or start your language studies
Korean Cultural Center
If you really want to deep dive into the rich Korean culture, then the Korean Cultural Center should be your first point of call. Running regular exhibitions, lectures and performances to promote the country, they also offer a selection of short language classes for beginners to advanced speakers that teach writing, speaking and using cultural references such as movies and literature to help with more in-depth learning, and we’re all about that.
Korean Cultural Center, 6-7/F Block B, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2270 3500, 香港中環鴨巴甸街35號PMQ B座6-7樓
Hong Kong Korean Academy
Located in Wan Chai, Hong Kong Korean Academy is a language academy that offers group and private lessons taught by native Korean teachers. Book in for one of their summer intensive courses or work towards your TOPIK certification, whatever you’re hoping to achieve, this school is ready to help you get there. Plus, they offer classes in both English and Cantonese – 아싸
Hong Kong Korean Academy, 7/F Mirage Tower, 15 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2574 5088, 灣仔譚臣道15號萬利中心7樓
Looking for Korean classes in Hong Kong to improve your business Korean or to work towards becoming fluent in conversation? Q Language offers a flexible schedule for small group or one-to-one lessons from 8am-8pm, Monday-Saturday. Want to learn with your friends? Sign up for a personalised group class where they’ll tailor the material especially for you, whether you want to understand those K-Pop lyrics, or deep dive into a Korean Drama you’ve been hearing about.
Q Language, 14/F Wing On Cheong Building, 5 Wing Lok Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2540 0552, 上環永樂街5號永安祥大廈14樓
International Language Centre
If you want to learn the Korean language as well as the unique side of the Korean culture, then you might want to consider signing up at International Language Centre. Taught by experienced native teachers fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, whether you’re at beginner, intermediate or advanced level, you’ll be seeing progression in no time.
International Language Centre, 16/F, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3796 2707, 中環德輔道中68號萬宜大廈商場16樓
HK Korean Language & Culture Meet-up
This intermediate level group on Meetup regularly gets together to self-teach the language, along with guidance from native teachers. If you already have a basic understanding of Korean, this could be a great place for you to brush up on your speaking or writing skills, surrounded by other K-enthusiasts. Best of all, each session only costs $50, making this one of the most affordable Korean classes in Hong Kong
Find out more about HK Korean Language & Culture Meetup online
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