Do you speak Korean? (한국어 할 줄 아세요?). The answer could soon be a confident Yes (예), once you start pursuing Korean Language Courses in Delhi at one of these reputed Institutes or learning centers.
Although there are not many options when it comes to Korean Language classes in Delhi / NCR. But still, you can find few Colleges, Universities, embassy affiliated cultural centre and Korean Institute in Delhi with various Korean programs.
There are numerous advantages of learning a foreign language and career options in languages are the most sought-after reason. Language learners end up in exciting places. If you’re not sure what foreign language should you study, you can choose to learn Korean if you wish to pick one between Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese. Korean is one of the top 10 most popular foreign languages.
Although there is more demand for Mandarin speakers and Japanese Language experts, the job opportunities after learning Korean in recent years is slowly and gradually gaining limelight because of increasing participation of many International Korean companies like LG, Samsung, Kia, Posco, Lotte, Hyundai in India. The well-paid language jobs for Korean learners are growing at steady pace.
Another advantage of learning Korean language is cultural aspect. The Hallyu or the “Korean Wave” in the form of K-Pop, K-Drama, K-Movies are becoming more and more popular all over the world. You can have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to dive into its culture and explore a new world.
새로운 언어를 하게될 때마다 새로운 인생을 산다. 한 언어만 할 줄 안다면 하나의 인생을 사는 것이다.You live a new life for every new language you speak. If you know only one language, you live only once.
Korean Language Learning Centres in Delhi
If you’re thinking about studying Korean in Delhi, check out our quick and easily accessible list of some of the best Korean learning centre in Delhi. We cover everything from degree options to part-time classes in order to simplify your research for you.
1) Korean Language Courses in Delhi University
When it comes to Korean language course in DU, students have two options: (i) Part-time program (Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) or (ii) Full-time PG Diploma, PG Advanced Diploma and MA/Ph.D. in East Asian Studies. As of February 2019, only four colleges affiliated to DU offers part-time Korean language courses in Delhi.
- Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Mall Road, Delhi – Certificate.
- Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, Pitampura – Certificate.
- Ramjas College, University Enclave, New Delhi – Certificate.
- Daulat Ram College, Maurice Nagar, Delhi – Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma.
10+2 is prerequisite for Certificate course whereas Diploma and Advanced diploma requires candidates to have passed the Certificate and Diploma exam respectively. Admission is given on merit.
Arts Faculty (Department of East Asian Studies)
The Department of East Asian studies at Arts faculty is a great place for Korean learners to embrace their passion. The dept. offers One Year Full time Postgraduate Intensive Diploma (KF-1) and One Year Full-time PG Intensive Advanced Diploma (KF-2) through SLAT entrance test. The eligibility criteria is bachelor’s degree for KF-1 and KF-2. Additionally for KF-2, at least 75% marks in KF-1 or Diploma in Korean from any University is mandatory.
The students have to choose one language between Chinese, Japanese and Korean if they are interested in degree level MA, M.Phil and Ph.D. course in East Asian studies. The admission procedure is based on entrance test.
2) Korean Language Course in JNU
The Centre for Korean Studies (CKS)
The Centre for Korean Studies (CKS) is one of the biggest academic centres of Korean Language, Literature and Culture Studies in South Asia. It offers BA, MA, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Korean Language, Literature and Culture Studies through the entrance exam of JNU language courses.
In MA programme, students master the advanced skills in Korean with special emphasis on appreciation of literary texts of various genres, translation & interpretation from English to Korean and vice versa, analysis of current affairs, and study of the social and cultural heritage of Korea. JNU is the best University for Korean language courses in India.
3) Learn Korean at Jamia Millia Islamia
From the academic year 2017-2018, Faculty of humanity offers One-year Certificate and One-year Diploma course in Korean Language in the Delhi campus. The Korean language classes in Jamia not only will equip students with proficiency in the Korean language but also aid them in finding job opportunities at Korean companies.
JMI and the Korea Foundation have signed a MOU supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea for this programme. Korea Foundation has also appointed a visiting professor to teach these courses. Apart from the certificate course, Korean is also available for students pursuing professional courses in Management and Engineering.
4) Korean Culture Centre, New Delhi
The Sejonghakdang (The King Sejong Institute) affiliated to South Korea government was established to promote and teach Korean as a foreign language all over the world. Located at Lajpat Nagar – 4 in South Delhi, The King Sejong Institute is the first Korean Culture Centre to be opened in South Asia. The KCC main purpose is to promote Korean Language, Cuisine, Fashion, Pop, Film, Culture particularly among Indian youth.
The entire Korean courses is divided into three broad parts – Beginners, Intermediate and advanced levels and further divided into 8 levels (Beginners – B1 & B2), (Intermediate – I1 & I2), and (Advanced – A1, A2, A3, & A4). They run three courses in a year (Jan-April), (May-Aug), and (Sept-Dec). They also conduct interview before enrolling in the beginners level.
The courses at Korean culture center in New Delhi are designed as per (TOPIK) Test of Proficiency in Korean exam. The TOPIK Exam is conducted twice in a year in Delhi. Along with the knowledgeable Korean language teachers, KCC provides a great learning experience in a friendly environment. It is the best language institute to pursue Korean language classes in Delhi.
5) Arirang Korean Academy – Dwarka, Delhi
Established in 2008, This is another Korean institute located in Dwarka, Delhi. They offers Basic, Intermediate and Advanced level course. It is one of the very few institutes offering Korean language courses in Delhi. Their classes cover Korean lifestyle, culture, food habits, and social customs.
6) IICKL — Indian Institute of Chinese and Korean Language
Another name that clicks in mind, when we think to pursue Korean classes from an institute in Delhi is IICKL. The language institute offers a number of short-term programs for students looking for Korean and Chinese language course in Delhi. IICKL runs the basic, intermediate and advanced level and classes are conducted only on weekends.
7) Korean Language Courses in IGNOU
Students interested in Korean Language & culture can now seek admission in the IGNOU through distance Learning. The Certificate in Korean Language & Culture (CKLC) aims at people who want to acquire basic level communication skills in Korean. For CKLC, IGNOU have two regional centers in Delhi and Noida. I personally don’t recommend CKLC course if your primary objective is career advancement.