Do you speak Korean? (한국어 할 줄 아세요?). The answer could soon be a confident Yes (예) once you take Korean courses in Delhi at one of these reputed learning centers.
There are numerous reasons why someone might want to learn a foreign language.
While learning a new tongue has many pros, the cultural characteristics, studying abroad, traveling, and jobs requiring languages are the most prevailing motivations. As a language learner, you can end up in exciting places.
Not sure what foreign language you should study?
You can choose to learn Korean. It is one of the top 10 most popular foreign languages.
Although there is more demand for Mandarin speakers and Japanese language experts, the Korean language has slowly gained some limelight.
It is mainly fueled by the increasing participation of many International Korean companies like LG, Samsung, Kia, Posco, Lotte, and Hyundai in India. As a result, the well-paid language jobs for Korean learners are growing at a steady pace.
Another benefit of learning Korean is the cultural aspect.
Korea is a rich country with fascinating traditions, delicious food, and an exciting tourist destination. So, I don’t blame you for learning the language.
The Hallyu or the “Korean Wave” in K-Pop, K-Drama, K-Movies are becoming more and more popular globally. So you can have a one-of-a-kind chance to dive into its colorful 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.
Table of Contents
- Korean Language Learning Centres in Delhi
- 1. Korean Courses at Delhi University
- 2. Degree programs at JNU (CKS)
- 3. Jamia Millia Islamia (Faculty of humanity)
- 4. Korean Culture Centre, New Delhi
- 5. Arirang Korean Academy – Dwarka, Delhi
- 6. IICKL — A Korean Learning Institute
- 7. Women’s Training Institute – YWCA
- 8. IGNOU (SOFL)
Korean Language Learning Centres in Delhi
If you’re thinking about studying Korean in Delhi, check out my quick and easily accessible list of some of the best Korean learning centers in Delhi.
There are limited good options, and finding an excellent Korean institute can be challenging. Therefore, I have covered everything from degree programs to part-time classes to simplify your research.
1. Korean Courses at Delhi University
When it comes to a Korean language course in DU, students have two options.
Either (i) part-time (Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma) or (ii) full-time PG Diploma, PG Advanced Diploma, and MA/Ph.D. in East Asian Studies.
A) DU Colleges with part-time programs
As of 2023, only four DU-affiliated colleges offer 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, and Diploma.
- Shyam Lal College, Shahdara – Certificate, and Diploma.
- Daulat Ram College, Maurice Nagar, Delhi – Certificate, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma.
10+2 is a prerequisite for the Certificate course, whereas the Diploma and Advanced diploma requires candidates to have passed the Certificate and Diploma exam. Admission is as per merit.
B) Arts Faculty (Department of East Asian Studies)
The Department of East Asian studies at Arts faculty is an excellent place for Korean learners to embrace their passion.
The department offers a one-year full-time postgraduate intensive diploma (KF-1) and a one-year full-time PG intensive advanced diploma (KF-2) through the SLAT entrance test.
The eligibility criteria are a bachelor’s degree for KF-1 and KF-2. Plus, for KF-2, at least 75% marks in KF-1 or Diploma in Korean from any University is mandatory.
If you are interested in a degree-level MA, M.Phil, and Ph.D. in East Asian studies, you must select between Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The admission procedure is through an entrance test.
Address: East Asian Studies, Delhi University, Delhi.
Contact: 011 2766 6675/7725.
2. Degree programs at JNU (CKS)
Learn Korean the smart way with degree courses at the Centre for Korean Studies (CKS). JNU is the most prominent academic center of the Korean language, literature, and culture studies in South Asia.
CKS offers BA, MA, M.Phil, and Ph.D. programs in Korean through the entrance exam of JNU language courses.
In the MA program, students master the advanced skills in Korean, focusing on appreciation of literary texts of various genres, translation and interpretation from English to Korean and vice versa, analysis of current affairs, history, and study of the social and cultural heritage of Korea.
Your best choice of university to pursue degree courses in Korean in India is JNU.
Address: CKS, SLL&CS, JNU, New Delhi.
Contact: 011 – 2674 2575/2676/1557.
3. Jamia Millia Islamia (Faculty of humanity)
The Faculty of humanity and languages at Jamia Millia Islamia offers a one-year Certificate, a one-year Diploma, and a BA in Korean on the Delhi campus.
The course will equip students with Korean proficiency and help them find job opportunities at Korean companies. JMI and the Korea foundation have also have signed an MOU supported by the Embassy of South Korea.
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 management and engineering courses.
Address: Faculty of Humanities and Languages, JMI, New Delhi.
Contact: 011 – 2698 8044/5176.
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4. Korean Culture Centre, New Delhi
The Sejonghakdang (The King Sejong Institute), affiliated with the South Korean government, was established to promote and teach Korean as a foreign language worldwide.
Located at Lajpat Nagar – 4 in South Delhi, It is the first Korean culture center opened in South Asia.
The KCC’s primary goal is to promote the Korean language, culture, fashion, especially among Indian youth. They also organize music events and screenings of Korean movies for students.
KCC divided the entire Korean courses into three extensive parts and further subdivided them into eight 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). These days, they also take an interview before enrolling at the beginner level.
The Korean cultural center courses in New Delhi are designed as per the proficiency test in Korean. If you have prior knowledge and are unsure of your level, you can take their orientation test. The TOPIK exam is conducted twice a year in Delhi.
Along with knowledgeable native Korean teachers, KCC provides a great learning experience in a friendly environment. It is the best language institute to pursue Korean classes in Delhi.
Address: A 25, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi.
Contact: 011 4334 5000/1.
5. Arirang Korean Academy – Dwarka, Delhi
Established in 2008, This is another Korean institute located in Dwarka, Delhi. Arirang Korean Academy offers Basic, Intermediate, Advanced level and is one of the few institutes offering Korean courses in Delhi.
Their classes cover the Korean lifestyle, culture, food habits, and social customs.
Address: T-305, Plot No-11, Aggarwal Plaza, Sec-12, Dwarka, New Delhi.
Contact: 011 4503 4053.
6. IICKL — A Korean Learning Institute
Another name that clicks in mind when we think of pursuing Korean classes from a language institute in Delhi is IICKL.
The language learning center administers many short-term programs for students looking for Korean and Chinese courses in Delhi.
IICKL runs the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels and sessions are conducted only on weekends. They also prepare for the TOPIK test.
Address: A-1/25, Mahavir Enclave, Dwarka, Sector-1, New Delhi.
Contact: 011 4134 5472.
7. Women’s Training Institute – YWCA
YWCA New Delhi is another educational institution offering Korean courses in Delhi is YWCA. They are conducting a one-year diploma in Korean.
The one-year fee is INR 47200, and one needs a minimum of 12th passed to get admission.
Address: 1 Ashoka Road, New Delhi
8. IGNOU (SOFL)
Students interested in Korean Language & culture can now seek admission in the IGNOU’s’ SOFL through distance learning.
The Certificate in Korean Language & Culture (CKLC) aims at people who want to acquire basic communication skills in Korean. For CKLC, IGNOU has two regional centers in Delhi and Noida.
I personally don’t’ recommend the CKLC course if your primary objective is career advancement.
Hi sir, My name is Vikas. I just passed out from class 12th and I want to learn Korean. My Main Motion is to become a translator. I don’t know where to start could you please tell me in full detail what should I do to learn Korean. I am very confused it will help me if you guide me. One more thing I am taking a college admission in BA honors program in Delhi University with cuet (common University entrance test) if I get the admission then can I still learn Korean. Thank you.
You can learn Korean regardless of what degree course you pursue. You can study at one of the private centers or DU colleges. To become a translator, you can aim for long term Korean studies. Perhaps, Masters in Korean once you achieve good proficiency before that.
Hey buddy I am also looking for Korean language course and i also wanted to become a translator.
I wish you all the best, Madhu!
Sir, I’m a 3rd year BA student from AU and I want to learn Korean. Do I have to do a BA course or diploma is sufficient?
Sufficient for what? It all depends on your goal. Diploma is also fine if you intend to achieve elementary or lower intermediate level Korean.
Sir, I am a 3rd-year b.com student and i want to learn Korean. So should i do ba or diploma is good enough? Is ignou ok for a certificate course in Korean?
Since you are already about to complete your graduation, try some part-time courses like a 2-year diploma or some private institutes. IGNOU’s certificate program isn’t a good choice.
Sir, I want to speak and write the Korean language perfectly so is a ba in Korean is good. Or if it’s enough. Can you tell me from where should I persuade it? JNU or ….??
Yes, BA in Korean is a good choice to learn Korean properly. You can consider JNU, along with Jamia and other options.
Sir, can you suggest me some books for learning Korean?
I haven’t checked and shortlisted any list. Maybe I will do it in the future.
Does du’s diploma help me with clearing my TOPIK exam?
Yes, especially TOPIK I (level 1 and 2).
I am a B.com graduate. I am interested in the Korean language, and it’s been 6 months now since I started learning Korean by myself but now I need guidance. I want to be a translator but now I am really confused about what I should do next.
Do long-term Korean courses and get certifications from a university or take TOPIK. Then, gain some entry-level experience, and finally, search for Korean translator jobs.
Hello sir, I want to learn Korean. I had chosen two institutes Ariang Korean academy and Lagma school of language. Can you suggest which one is better or from which institute? I should choose? If you can suggest to me another institute which that help me a lot.
Arirang Korean Academy is a good place to learn Korean. The KCC (Korean cultural center) is the best choice for part-time courses.
I want to know how can I get admission in DU for Certificate course in Korean language.
Check the respective colleges offering the course provided that admission is not closed.
I wanted to make a career out of learning Korean. I’m a 2nd-year BCom Hons student who wants to do master in Korean. Can you please through some light on offline classes and some tips for my career !!
Before appearing for MA entrance in Korean, you have to study Korean for 2-3 years and achieve an advanced level. For that, you can join any Korean learning center.
Hello sir, I wanted to ask that along with achieving a particular level in topik, do we need a graduation degree (like in BCom, ba, bba, BSc) also in order to get a job as a Korean translator or interpreter. Is a degree also necessary?
You can do the work as a freelance and in some organizations without a degree, but most MNC and big companies ask for at least a graduate, if not a master’s. Plus, if you want to do an MA in Korean in the future, you need a Bachelor’s degree. Remember, TOPIK is a certificate with a validity of just 2 years, whereas MA is a degree and valid for life.
Well hi sir, I’m glad to ask this question from you as you had already answered my other queries too very conservatively. What I wanted to ask is that as I wanted to take diploma to learn Korean too and for job perspective too so which is one best to do Korean language from is it Du (Daulat Ram or Ramjas) or Arirang Korean Academy or kcc from these three which is the best as you aren’t in the favour of du colleges for foreign languages. Well I’m also in the favour of that because I myself doing Ba. Spanish from Jesus and Mary and they do acc. to the syllabus which is puzzled and confusing one so I wanted to know your opinion. From which one should I do the Korean language course.
Thanks I’m waiting for your reply.
KCC is better.
Hello sir, I am Payal from Gujarat. I want to learn the Korean language because I want to go to Korea for my master’s. I want class offline. So what to do sir?
For offline, enroll in any Korean learning center. Unfortunately, I am not aware of any good Korean institute in Gujarat.
Presently, I am in class 11th. I want to learn the Korean language and Chinese too because I want to watch series without English subtitles and of course I want to go there too (Korea and China). I live in Delhi. Which institute should I join? I am a beginner. I don’t know what should I do!
You can pick one language and enroll in any language school. For example, KCC and Arirang for Korean and HanYou and MeiYu for Chinese.
Thank you so much sir for the guidelines!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 You are awesome!! Thank you for your help!!!
Hello sir, I finished my B.com exam and also did a certificate course in the Korean language and I want a pursue my career in this language can plz tell me what’s the next step. Actually, I’m confused between BA from JNU, KP-1 from the Department of Arts faculty, DU.
While both options are fine, but JNU is the ultimate choice for Korean learners. Once you complete your BA, you will get direct admission in an MA in Korean and make a career out of it.
Can you tell me from which college of du you did your certificate course in korean language as I also want to do a certificate course in this language.
You can study Korean from SGTBK, SGGSC, Ramjas, Shyam Lal, or Daulat Ram College.
Hi! For beginners course for learning the language mainly for personal and recreational use, would the certification taught at the Universities be more steady and approachable or the different language centres? Thank you! (in case if the centres are too far and the universities are close, would it make a difference in the learning?)
If you’re learning Korean as a personal or hobby, the certification doesn’t matter. Pick the one that is more convenient to you.
I am in 12th standard now. I want to learn Korean after my 12th with my graduation. I am looking forward to applying for the KGSP scholarship after my graduation. Can you please tell me which is the best option between Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (DDU) or the Korean cultural center (KCC)?
Sir, I am pursuing Bcom from SOl. I want to learn the Korean language and I’m learning this language by myself for the past 2-3 months. And I also know so much about the Korean language by watching Kdrama and kpop, and all. But my relatives are telling me that there is no scope in the Korean language in the future. I told them many times but they are not convinced. I really want to go to Korea and do the job there. Can you suggest to me what kind of jobs I could do there with BCom? And I’m also preparing myself for giving entrance to JNU. Can I get a job in India after pursuing Korean language? What kind of jobs I could get in Canada after pursuing Korean? Please sir give me a reply.
If you know Korean quite well, you can get a job in India that requires the Korean language. However, getting a job in South Korea or Canada solely based on Korean is difficult. You may get some opportunities based on some combinations, but that is a pretty vast topic to cover here.
I had done my graduation from DU in English HONS. And now I m pursuing a Master’s degree. I want to work in Korea. I am not financially strong that I go there for studies. Can you tell me how it can become possible and what should I do to achieve this dream?
Please sir I need guidance.
You can try as an ESL teacher in Korea. If you do not have technical skills or a high level of fluency in Korean, you will have a difficult time finding a job there.
Hello sir! I am confused between pursuing an MA in English and an MA in the said language. If I were to teach the English language in Korea; then would it be advantageous to get a master’s in English rather than a master’s in Korean? Would an advanced diploma along with TOPIK-5 and TESL work? Also for a job as a translator is BA in English necessary?
For teaching English in Korea, MA in English and intermediate level Korean skills would be better. There isn’t any specific requirement, and you are also eglibile if you possess TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA certification. In fact, there isn’t any compulsory demand for most language-related jobs, and it depends more on your language ability and relevant experience.
Hello sir, I want to be a teacher and will give entrance for b.ed. But confused about which subject should I choose social science or English for b.ed. since I have an interest in Korean. Which will go along with it? My peers suggested I not do Korean but instead do German or French since these have better job opportunities. What to do sir, help me in this confusion.
I cannot recommend which subjects to choose beyond languages as it depends on various factors. As far jobs are concerned, language like French, Spanish, German, and Japanese offers more opportunities than Korean.
Sir, I’m an undergrad student but being an enthusiast for learning new languages, I really wish to learn Korean. Though I have enrolled in some non-academic online programs, I don’t know about any good reference or practice books/workbooks, which is essential for learning any language. Can you please suggest to me some books? If possible, please suggest to me some platforms from where I can get related info. It would be really helpful!
I haven’t really checked the resources and apps for learning Korean. I will soon write about this at joyofkorean.com
Sir, I am is pursuing BA from Delhi university college of vocational and right now my 2nd year and 4th semester are going on. I want to learn a Korean language course So can you confirm which college in Delhi will be the best?
There aren’t many options. Daulat Ram and Ramjas are two good choices.
I want to learn the Korean language because I really like k- dramas, k-pop. I am in 9 standard so can i learn Korean?
Yes, why not. Find a Korean tutor or join one of the Korean institutes in Delhi. But since you are learning only for hobby, you can do it informally by combining self-study, books, and some help from a teacher.
what should I do first in Korean language? BA or MA? I m confused sir. I m in 11 standard and i opted for humanities. Sir, actually i know very much about Korea and even I can speak korean but still, i think I’m a beginner. So, from which college I can learn Korean very fluently du or kcc. I wanted a job in a mbcs headquarter. So what should i do?
If you want degrees, first BA, then MA. You have to prepare for entrance. If you prefer part-time Korean, along with full-time in other subjects, KCC. Fluency, job prospects are pretty subjective, and one can achieve regardless of where you learn.
I am studying Eng hons from DU. What kind of job can I get in Korea.
This is too generic to answer.
In Korea, only native English speakers get jobs related to English like teaching or as a translator.
As per the CEPA agreement, Indians are also allowed to teach English in Korea.
Sir I would really appreciate it if you can help me in providing information about studies in Korea related to economics.
For that, you have to check with Korean universities offering courses in the economy and then apply as per the eligibility criteria. This is quite a big topic that needs lots of time, research, and writing. But, based on several requests, I might do it sometime in the future. 🙂
Sir, it’s very sad that I couldn’t make the entrance exam of bachelor’s in the Korean language from both JNU and JMI because I just lack general knowledge of the world. But I’m really very serious about learning Korean and get my career as a translator. I can say that I’ve reached the intermediate level in Korean already by myself. I want some degree so that I can get my dream career in the future. Sir, please suggest to me what to do and from where?
Don’t worry. It is not the end of the world. You can still learn properly by joining the Korean cultural center or a combination of a private institute and self-study. You can also take the TOPIK test to gauge your level. Later, you can try for an MA in Korean.
Sir, do you mean I can do an MA after I qualify TOPIK test? There’s no need for doing BA before that?
Yes, BA in Korean is not compulsory for MA in Korean. You can do a bachelor’s program in any stream. You can prepare for the MA entrance by achieving an advanced level of Korean like TOPIK level IV or V.
Thank you, sir. But, I have some more queries left. Is there any way, I can contact you? It’d be personal if I ask those queries in this comment section.
Sure. You can send me an email or message on Instagram.
Hello sir, I live in Delhi and want to learn Korean because I really like reading and speaking Korean. Can you teach me Korean? I’m in class 10th, and what will be your fees?
I don’t know Korean. You can join one of the Korean learning centers in Delhi.
I am pursuing Bachelors’s degree in computer science engineering (3rd year). After the final year, if I learn at least Intermediate level Korean language from KCC, Can I get a technical job in South Korea. Or what should I do so that I can get a job in South Korea? Please guide me. I am too confused about what to do.
The knowledge of Korean alone is not enough to get a job in South Korea. You need expertise in an in-demand field, relevant experience, and an opportunity in hand. The easier option would be to pursue Masters from Korea and then search for jobs over there as you would gain a post-study work visa. From India, you have to contact any overseas job consultant or look for IT jobs that can send you to Korea for future assignments.
I’m doing my last year’s graduation, and I want to learn the Korean language. But in my state, we don’t have such an institute or any coaching classes. So, how can I learn the Korean language? Like can I have any online classes for it? So that I can have a certificate? I’m really eager to study the language. Can you please reply to my comment?
The only way to get a recognized certification is to study at any reputed Korean learning center or to take the TOPIK examination. Online certifications are not valuable and acceptable for most purposes. You can still learn online through an online teacher, books, and online resources.
Hello sir, I have read all the previous comments, and the information you have provided is extremely helpful. However, I wish to ask you something.
I am currently pursuing English Literature. My M.A. will be complete by April next year, and I wish to pursue the Korean language next. I am currently a freelance content writer, and I want to know if I can make a career as a multi-lingual content writer in India? Can you guide me with where I can find such opportunities?
Yes, you can make your career in this field provided that you possess a knack of writing and excellent command over the language. Some websites and businesses require content writers. If you are willing to study Korean for a few years, you can go ahead with the idea.
I have done my masters in education in 2017 and had also done B.Ed. I want to learn the Korean language to get a job in Korea. I am just a beginner. What should I do to learn the language? I am very confused. I want a part-time course that can offer online classes with study material. Also, that’s affordable for me. Eagerly waiting for your response.
While you can learn basic Korean online, but to learn it properly and achieve an intermediate and advanced level, I’d recommend enrolling in any Korean institute. Nearly all educational institutions offer part-time courses at an affordable price. Knowledge of Korean is not enough to get a job in South Korea. It is just one of several factors.
Hello sir, I want to make a career in teaching the Korean language. For that, what would be required? A diploma or degree? Currently, I’m a graduate and have a degree in education.
Any long term course like advanced Diploma from any College or TOPIK level IV/V by studying in any private institute will be ok.
Sir, among DU and KCC, which is better if we take into consideration placement and job opportunities?
Barring a few exceptions, Neither of them offers job placement. Regardless of where you study, in the end, you have to search for employment on your own.
Sir, then which place would you suggest to study Korean?
Okay, Sir thank you.
Sir, I am from Lucknow. I want to learn the Korean language and do a job in Korea. Can you advise me? Please, sir, guide me.
Thank you, sir.
While Korean can make your life easy in South Korea, however, getting a job there solely based on the Korean language is hard. You need other in-demand qualifications, experience, and of course, a valid work permit.
Hello Sir, I am Riya Anand and I’ve pursued my under graduation in English hons. And I wish to study the Korean language. Can you please let me know to which college I can apply to and which course will be best for getting me placed after the completion of the course. I’ll be looking forward to your positive response.
You can consider Ramjas College’s 2-year Diploma or Daulat Ram’s 3-year Advanced Diploma. Besides, you can study at the Korean culture center. KCC an 8-level course of 4-months each. They also take an interview before enrolling for the Korean course.
Namaste sir 🙏. Sir, I am doing BA and I have an interest in learning Korean. I have to start from basic and want to learn to write, read, listen and speak with native Korean people. Please guide me when and where to take admission and how many years it will take to complete the course. Which college or institute should I choose? Sir, please help me move forward. 🙏
Depending on your location, you can join any private institute or Korean cultural center / King Sejong Institute. If you want to achieve a higher competency level, aim for 3-years of study.
Sir, I am pursuing B.Ed from DU. Can I do the Post Graduate Diploma in Korean from DU alongside? Is it possible?
If you are talking about 2-years full-time PG postgraduate intensive diploma and Advanced Diploma in Korean, then Yes. You have to appear for the SLAT entrance test for admission. All the details, including previous year QPs, syllabus, and dates are mentioned on the DU site.
Yes, Sir 2 year PG intensive diploma. So Sir, since B.Ed is also a full-time course and PG Diploma of 2 years, will also be full time. Will my certificates for both be valid if I do them together? Also, Sir will it help me if I want to teach Korean in school?
Since both are full-time, thus, you might not be able to do it together. You can check the feasibility. Yes, KF2 certification will help you find teaching jobs in school. But do remember, there aren’t enough Schools offering Korean courses.
Thank you, Sir.
I recently graduated from college, and I want to learn Korean (till the professional level). I’m still a beginner. I applied to the Korean culture center and even interviewed for it but didn’t get selected. I don’t know their criteria for selection, but I still want to study Korean. So what should I do?
Should I wait for the next batch (in February), or are there any other institutions where I can apply? I tried in all the places listed above, but the admissions in DU are already closed, and the rest institutes aren’t replying. Please help.
Yesterday, the Korean cultural center offered a free 4-month online beginner course to the first 300 candidates, but seats got filled quickly. To my knowledge, KCC and other private institutes are not offering regular courses these days. So, maybe you can apply in early 2021.
You can also apply to Daulat Ram College for a certificate, and then diploma and advanced Diploma. The last date to apply is 13th August. Check the registration link and prospectus → DRCFL. You can also apply to a few more DU colleges mentioned above.
Sir, In this year’s prospectus of JMI, there is no detail of the certificate in a foreign language. So will Jamia not take admission for the certificate in the foreign language this year?
I think they will but might follow a different procedure and timeline for admission in part-time language courses. It would be better to contact JMI.
Hello sir, this’s Sushma from Rajasthan. Sir, I’m studying in class 11th from the arts stream. Sir, I’m too interested to learn Korean culture, music, people and one of the most important things is its language. I learn Korean through an application “talk to me in Korean” and “speak Korean.” I wanted to ask you that I wanted to go to Korea but I don’t know that “how to get admissions after 10+2? And from which college or university? Will I be able to go or not? I have a lot of questions. I’m totally confused. Thanking you!!
First, you have to decide on various things before moving to South Korea. For instance, what courses you want to pursue, budget, the consent of your parents, long term career planning, to name a few. Once you reach some conclusion, you can search the Universities for the same. For that, you can contact any overseas study consultant or can apply on own by visiting the concerned educational institutions.
Good evening sir,
I cleared the TOPIK level 2 exam in 2017. However, the certificate expired in 2019, as I was not able to continue due to various reasons. I want to make a career in the Korean language as a translator. I understand that it would take me 3-4 years to get to the advanced level. So, I decided to look for an internship and clear the TOPIK exam simultaneously. However, I was not able to find any internships in translation. Would you know where I can find some internships that would allow me to learn and help build a career in the same?
You can send your resume to various companies that do business with Korean companies, or South Korea. To my knowledge, I’m not aware of such companies.
I want to pursue my career in the Korean language. Can you suggest to me any college except JNU and JMI for the full-time course (undergraduate)?
To the best of my knowledge, JNU and JMI are the only two options for a full-time BA in Korean. If you are interested in a part-time course, you can try 3-year Advanced Diploma at Daulat Ram College, or a 2-year Diploma at JMI. Furthermore, there are a few private institutes and KCC for a variety of short-term Korean programs.
Hello Sir, I want to make a career in a foreign language (Korean). In 2017, I have completed my graduation B.sc (Bio). So can I get admission? If yes, then please tell me something about college, admission process + fees, etc. My English is also weak.
Admission where? Different educational institutions have different criteria and fee structure. So, it depends. You can either choose 3-year Advanced Diploma from Jamia or DU Colleges. Online Forms are available for Jamia, whereas the DU admission procedure will begin in May-June. You can also try for private institutes and KCC. You don’t need a good proficiency in English to learn Korean. You can read this article, along with all comments. If you have any specific question, you can always ask.
Thank you sir,
Whatever information you have provided is very beneficial. But I am a bit confused there is still a gap of 2 to 3 years since I graduated so I do not understand whether I should do B.A or 3 years advanced diploma?
No need to repeat the bachelor’s program. You can go with the Advanced Diploma or join the KCC to achieve advanced Korean proficiency in 3 years.
I am in class 10th. I want to learn the Korean language. Can I do Korean after 10th? Please suggest to me what I do.
Yes, you can. Either join an institute offering Korean classes or find any teacher (online or offline). With resources like books, audio lessons, and tutor, you can learn Korean.
Hello sir. I have searched the dates of the interview in the Korean culture centre and the interview is January. So I have to wait nearly a month. So, sir, I don’t want to waste my one month. What could I do now?
A month? For the session Feb-July, KCC conducts the interview in January, and for Sept-Dec, the interview will be organized in August. If you don’t want to wait, you can enroll at any other Korean learning center.
Sir, I live in Delhi and I want to become a translator. I love the Korean language and I want to learn the language. 1. Which is more beneficial learning Korean from university ( after 12) or from separate classes (like Korean culture centre).
As far as learning Korean is concerned, both options are fine. However, you still need a degree that can only be granted by any University. BA and MA in Korean is an excellent choice. If you wish to do graduation in any other stream, you can choose KCC.
Hello sir, I am Tanvi in class 12. I have an interest in the Korean language, and I want to have a career in it, but no one side is providing clear information. I want to know the institution that is having a diploma in Korean with their fees structure, application form, and eligibility info. I want to have this language as a career and after class 12. I’m going for B.Com private and continue my diploma in the Korean language full time. Can you provide me a proper path for my career and information?
Where you want to study? If in Delhi, you can try Daulat Ram College. The College offers a 3-year part-time Advanced Diploma in Korean. Admission starts in June. Besides, you can also enroll for a 2-year Diploma from JMI once you clear an entrance test. Then you have The King Sejong Institute in Lajpat Nagar, where you can pursue short-term courses. Here, Admission is based on the first-come-first-served, followed by a personal interview.
Thank you so much, Sir, for providing all the information. I was able to choose Korean Cultural Center with your help. And I am proud of my decision. You really are doing great work. Thank you (고맙습니다) ?
I’m glad it helped you 🙂
I’m interested in learning Korean, not necessarily from a career aspect. What do you suggest?
You can learn Korean as a hobby. In fact, most people do for the same reason. You can join some learning centers.
Hi, I want to speak and learn the Korean language as my career? What can I do?
Enroll in one of the nearest Korean learning institutes.
Sir, i want to learn Korean, where is the best center here for the Korean language?
Korean Culture Centre at Lajpat Nagar-4 is a good choice.
I want to do the Korean language course but I have no idea from where I can do can you guide me, please.
It is difficult to suggest anything meaningful without knowing the purpose and existing qualification. You can try Korean culture center in Lajpat Nagar.
I want to work in Korea. Do these universities offer jobs in Korea?
Not in my knowledge.
Hello sir, I am Pooja. I have completed graduation in B.COM (Hons) from DU, and now pursuing M.COM from Ignou. But I have a lot of interest in Korean, Japanese and Chinese language. I have following questions-
1) Should I choose a career in language? I’m almost on completion of my post graduation, and my parents won’t support me for language career if it does not provide me a good job.
2) How many years does it take to an academically complete language course to be eligible for an excellent job in du?
3) Though I love Korean, I still want to learn the other two languages as well. So for which language should, I go first?
4) I can pursue from du but do they provide good placement opportunities? Also, how much of basic level language course would be required for applying for the job?
Here are my answers:-
(1) You can but there are two caveats (i) It will take a long time, and (ii) at the end, there is no certainty of getting a high-paying language job.
(2) Job in DU as an Assitant professor? Well, at least 5-7 years and chances are very slim. To find a decent Japanese, Mandarin, or Korean specialist job in the corporate world, I would say 3-4 years in one of the East Asian languages.
(3) I believe you should learn the language you like. I think you need to be realistic here. Concentrate on only 1 language. Having the zeal to learn and actually able to achieve a higher level of fluency are two totally different things. Based on my numerous interaction with experts, natives, and scholars, I’d say 3-4 years to learn just one till Advanced Level, that also if you do with full dedication.
(4) Firstly, DU does not offer all kinds of courses in the languages mentioned above. Job placement is not very common. You have to find on own though not very difficult if you are proactive and good in the language concerned.
My advice would be to pick a language, study as a hobby and after a few years, you can nibble about career options as per your situation.
I want to learn the basics of either Korean or Japanese language and only because of interest not for any job purpose. I want to be able to read and write to understand the same. So, Is it possible to learn a language by yourself? Or is it not enough? Would it be necessary to do a course on the same?
While you can learn the beginners level through self-study but beyond that, it is hard and requires a great deal of discipline. I believe a good teacher makes a massive difference in learning any language. So, I would suggest exploring some learning centres.
I have great interest to learn the Korean language I know the much daily Korean vocabularies but I want to the perfectionist in reading, writing, and speaking this language. I am an R&D executive in the food sector so I have no time to attend regular classes. Please suggest me any institute, where I can attend the weekend class.
With Best Regards
You can try the Korean Culture Centre at Lajpat Nagar – 4. KCC offers weekend classes. You can achieve Lower Advanced level Korean proficiency in 3 years.
I am a grade 12th pass student. I have a liking for languages. I can already read, understand and write Korean. Kindly suggest a good career path which I can adopt next and how to go about it.
A 5 year integrated BA and MA in Korean is the ultimate choice. You can also try Bachelor and then Master in in-demand discipline and simultaneously study Korean part-time with a goal to higher proficiency like TOPIK Level V or VI in 3 to 5 years. The combination of Korean and other academic qualifications will open the door to numerous exciting career paths. Read — Career After 12th.
Sir, I don’t know English. Can I learn Korean?
For MA in Korean entrance exam for JNU, which Topik level should I be on?
The JNU entrance test for MA in Korean cannot be compared to TOPIK. However, it may be close to Level IV or V
Hi sir, I want to know about the language courses, I’m doing the job in the aviation field, so if I do any language course is it good for my future?
The foreign language is useful in a variety of sectors. However, It is difficult to say whether you’ll get an opportunity or not to demonstrate your language skills.
Sir, I have clear my 12th from CBSE board and I’m confused between German and Korean course. Can you please tell me the benefits of Korean over German. Also is it compulsory to do BA or MA in any language? Do institutes also provide a degree in a foreign language? And please also tell me the duration in which I properly learn the language. I have some more questions but firstly clear my above doubts.
Every language offers some unique benefits and that’s why I wrote articles on 15+ languages. There is no compulsion to do BA and MA. You can join any private institute and they don’t offer degree courses. Usually, it takes 3-4 years to learn a language properly.
Sir, I did my graduation from open university I want to learn Korean. Could u please tell me is there any eligibility required for the course. If not can I go for KCC!
Eligibility criteria for which course? In DU or Jamia, 12th is required for Advanced Diploma whereas for KF-1 at Dept. of EAS (DU), Bachelor in any stream followed by entrance test.
I’m in 2nd year bba graduate and I want to do a part time course in Korean language while studying which place can I opt to.
Korean Culture Centre at Lajpat Nagar is probably the best option. Additionally, you can also visit Arirang Korean Academy or IICKL. Both centres are situated in Dwarka.
What’s the eligibility criteria to apply for M.A in Korean from du?
DU does not offer MA in Korean. JNU and CUJ are two Universities with MA in Korean program. The eligibility criteria is Bachelor degree + Knowledge equivalent to BA / Advanced Diploma in Korean or TOPIK Level IV.
And how about pursue M.A in EAS? Do first I need to clear PG advance diploma?
No. To take the entrance test for MA in EAS, you only need a bachelor degree. Do remember that Korean language is just a small part of EAS. After the master program in East Asian studies, neither you will be proficient in Korean nor it will help you to get a Korean specialist job.
Sir, I want to know is efl university will be best for me, if i want to take a BA in English with diploma in Korean language and my future plan is to graduate in journalism? Is there any career option for me in south Korea?
Yes, you can pursue BA in English along with 2-year Diploma in Korean at EFL Hyderabad though last date is over for 2019-2020. Why you want to do graduation again in Journalism? Finding a job in South Korea isn’t easy – especially as foreigner. Firstly, You’ll need a work visa to take up employment in South Korea. Secondly, You need to have higher academic qualification in the in-demand subject. Lastly, Good Korean language skills is necessity. Read — TOPIK Exam and EFLU Language Courses
Hello sir, i am Priya, graduated in bachelors of sciences. Actually, i want to go to Korea for my successive career or job so i am looking forward towards Korean language. So is it possible for me to do Korean language from any of the best institute and also side by side i want to go for mba from open learning institutes. Is this going to help me place in good companies related to south Korea and is the decision that i made is correct or not?
It will be difficult to find a job in South Korea solely based on Korean language and MBA (distance learning). Korean companies usually prefer someone residing in the country. Additionally, In-demand subjects and experience are other two other important factors. The better option would be to pursue MBA or Masters in Korean from Korea. Before going there, one should learn Korean at least till intermediate level.
Sir, I am very interested in learning Korean. This year I will complete my 12th (science). Should i opt for Korean courses or should I first secure another degree? is it alright for my career if I only have a degree for a language course? what are the career options if I opt Korean? sir, I am very confused about all these stuff it would be a great help if you could guide me in this situation.
If you’re interested to make career in Korean, then you can try JNU 5-year integrated BA and MA degree course in Korean through entrance test. JNU is one of the very few options in India as far as the Korean degree course is concerned. As a second option, you can take admission in any bachelor program, and simultaneously you can learn Korean from any good institution with a goal to achieve higher proficiency something like TOPIK Level V in 3-4 years.
Sir, Thank you very much. I would like to ask you one more question. After completing my ba and ma in Korean am i eligible to apply for a job of interpreter?
After MA in Korean, You will be eligible for most of the foreign language jobs, including as a translator and interpreter.
Hello Sir, I have completed my 12th in sci but now I want make my career in Korean Language. Can you suggest me a college which gives 1 year full time diploma in Korean so that I can prepare for JNU entrance also is 2 year full time course in IICKL good ? What courses can I do now since all the entrances have passed and I can only apply next year. Also I live in Mumbai so it will be good if it’s near Mumbai.
Few points (i) No College offers a 1-year full-time Diploma. In fact, the Diploma is a 2-year part-time course, and only Daulat Ram and Jamia conduct this program. The last date to apply is over for JMI and JNU. (ii) IICKL offers part-time classes. (iii) JNU entrance for what? For BA in Korean, you don’t need any prior knowledge in Korean. As per your situation, Either try 3-year Advanced Diploma from Daulat Ram or enroll in any private institute with a goal to achieve TOPIK Levels IV/V in 3 years. Then you can try for an MA in Korean. I’m not aware of any Korean course in Mumbai. Check the complete list of centres in India — Korean Courses in India.
Hello, Sir. I am in my last year of Master’s in chemistry. I’m keenly interested in studying Korean language. I have appeared in CKLC from IGNOU, though the results haven’t declared yet. I need your guidance regarding which course should I go for further studies in Hangeul. As I live in Dehradun, Delhi is nearest to me. But if there are better Colleges other than Delhi, please let me know. Also, can Clearing TOPIK would provide me better opportunity in studying in Korea?
Delhi is the best place to learn Korean in India. You can try KCC with an aim to complete Advanced 2 in 3 years. There is also a 3-year part-time Advanced Diploma from Daulat Ram College or JMI, or the better one is a 2-year full-time PG Intensive Adv. Diploma from DU provided that you clear the entrance test. All 4 options are good though CKLC won’t be considered anywhere since it covers very little Korean. It will take 3 to 5 years to learn Korean properly if your aim is a good career prospect. Yes, TOPIK will be helpful for higher study in S.Korea as well as in the career. Let me know if you have any doubt. You can read — How long does it take to learn Korean?
I am pursuing full time Korean Language from DU and I am doing my masters in English language through distance learning. I have a bachelor’s degree in English literature from DU. Are there well paid jobs in my field?
I guess you are doing a 1-year PG Intensive Diploma. You should continue until you complete 2nd year KF-2. Later, you can also appear for Korean proficiency test to check your competence level. Yes, there are plenty of high-paying Jobs including translator or Interpreter in any MNC after achieving higher proficiency in Korean.
My name is J.Shalini Mary from Tamil Nadu. I am a agricultural graduate. I want to learn Korean language (i am not a well speaker in English and i don’t speak Hindi) so, how can i join? Which centre is suitable for me. Can i survive this centre without knowing Hindi and English.
Knowing Hindi is not required to learn Korean or any other language. Since you wrote this question in English which clearly means you know some English and believe me, this much is all you need. I can recommend a few options if I know where you want to learn. In Chennai, you can join the Inko Centre.
Sir, can you please tell me about Arirang Korean Academy. What is the structure of the courses and when will admission start? Will learning Korean from there help in future to get work?
Their website is not updated. You can contact them at 011-45034053 for more details. There are not many options for Korean course in Delhi. Since you are going to give interview on 14th at KCC. Enroll at Korean Culture centre. Irrespective of where you study, what matter at the end is how you study.
Thank you Sir. You have really helped me. I don’t have anyone to guide me. And, you are the only one who has helped me to take steps confidently. Thanku sir. I will work really hard. Thankyou for guidance.
Welcome and I wish you all the best. 🙂
I’m only 15 years old. Can I get into Korean Culture Center for learning Korean?
I’m not sure about the minimum age. You can contact them for more info. For Jan 2019 session, admission is based on personal interview to be held on 14th and 15th December, 2018. How will you attend the classes if you get the class schedule on weekday morning? It’s better to complete 12th first and then start learning Korean.
Sir, I wanted to know how many levels in Korean Cultural Centre equivalent to graduation in Korean? Do I have to complete beginner, intermediate and advanced level which each have two levels? And then go for post graduation in Korean language?
Degree courses focus more on literature, culture, history and linguistic part whereas pvt. institution or cultural centre courses are more about language for day to day activity. That is why it cannot be compared. There are not many options regarding Advanced level Korean courses in India.
For PG in Korean, there are only two options. (1) MA from JNU and to clear the entrance you need to complete at least 5-6 out of 8 levels from Korean culture centre or TOPIK Level V. (2) For 2 year PG KF-1,2 from DU, you don’t need any prior knowledge in Korean. Admission is through SLAT entrance and the written exam is based on English Language Aptitude, Reasoning, and G.K. & Awareness.
Sir, which one is better between P.G. from DU and king Sejong institute for learning Korean. Also, which Topik exam level will i be able to clear after PG from DU considering you need at least Topik level 4?
The KCC courses are part-time whereas DU one is a full-time. You can apply for SLAT entrance test in May. If you clear the entrance, go with 2-year PG Advanced Diploma otherwise enroll in KCC with a goal to complete 6-7 levels in 3 years! Whatever you decide, you don’t need TOPIK. Unlike DU and KCC certifications that are valid for life, TOPIK is valid for only 2 years.
P.G. Diploma from DU and M.A. in East Asian studies are two different courses or same only since in M.A.- EAS, one has to learn one of the language?
No both are different. As the name suggest, MA in EAS focuses on East Asian countries and Korean language as an elective subject is a part of it whereas PG Intensive Advanced Diploma is only about Korean Language and literature. Both are full-time courses though.
Sir how much will it cost in total to learn korean till advance level approximately according to you . Will Appreciate your feedback .?
The fee amount will differ depending upon the centre. There are not many options for Korean and fees are affordable. What Looks Interesting and fascinating on day 1 turns out to be complicated and difficult at later stage. Since very few people reach Advanced level. I won’t worry about cost when pursuing any East Asian Languages.
Sir can anybody provide Korean language home tuition in East Delhi?
I’m sure there may be few. You can find some Korean tutor through local classified site like Sulekha, JustDial, Learnpick, Urbanpro, etc.
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Sir, I am learning Korean right now. And, I am not facing any difficulty as it is very easy for me. Should i go for learning Japanese too? I want to be a freelance translator. Will it help me in getting more job opportunities?
No. Continue with Korean only. I don’t know your prior knowledge but you should aim to complete TOPIK Advanced level V/VI in the next few years. Korean beginner’s level is quite easy. The Intermediate and Advanced levels, however, are quite complex and time-consuming.
Two different languages at the same time will be very difficult and confusing. If for hobbies and want to complete only beginners level, then it’s fine otherwise Avoid. Once you complete the Advanced level in Korean, you can pursue Japanese. The future of Korean Language is full of opportunities.
Sir, are there any Korean language centers in Mumbai
Unfortunately, I am not aware of any Korean Institute in Mumbai. There may be few but due to lack of enough information, i cannot suggest. I will update if i find something. You can try Individual Korean tuition or IGNOU’s Certificate in Korean Language & Culture (CKLC).
Hello sir ,
Is certificate and diploma is compulsory for korean language topik test.
No. Anyone can appear for TOPIK test with or without certification. Only knowledge is required for the TOPIK.
If i learn Korean can i find job in Korea?
No. Everyone speaks Korean in South & North Korea. You need some primary skills other than language to get a job there. The ability to speak Korean is an added advantage and can help you to communicate effectively in Korea.
Sir, what is the difference between a Certificate course and a diploma course being offered at DU? And which is better?
Certificate course is beginners level whereas Diploma is Intermediate level. The three year course is divided between 3 parts. 1st year – Certificate, 2nd year – Diploma, and 3rd year – Advanced Diploma. You cannot pursue Diploma without completing Certificate.
sir i want to know more about the korean language
Read – Career After Learning Korean in India
Sir, how to apply for diploma in korean in Delhi University? What is its eligibilty criteria? What is the syllabus of common entrance test (SLAT)?
For the 2018-2019 session, the Last date to submit the application form is over For KF-1. You can try a few good private institutes offering Korean Language courses.
Do companies recruit students from DU if they learn foreign language (particularly Korean)? Do they hire us temporarily even for small projects or meetings etc.? Please tell me if i should learn Korean if it can provide me a side earning source too?
Yes they do. Both Freelance short-term as well as full-term jobs options are there after learning Korean. Korean is a good choice with a wide range of career options.
Thanks for the reply Sir. Will a certificate course be enough for this? If not, please tell me what other courses should i do?
If you want to make your career in Korean, then Certificate course is not enough. Try to complete Advanced Diploma or Korean proficiency Test TOPIK Levels 5 or 6.
Is English required for learning Korean?
No. English is not compulsory. Korean is totally different from English.
I want learn korean for job
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Generally, they run 3 courses in a year for 15 weeks each. Jan-April, May-Aug and Sept-Dec. Registration for May-Aug will start in mid April (most likely). Fees is around 8,000-10,000 for one level including study material. For latest update and details, you can contact at 011-43345041 or Visit at their centre located 25 A, Lajpat Nagar-IV (near moolchand).
Sir Namashkaar. I’m Rahul from Delhi. Sir, I need to ask about which language is most in demand for job purpose.. And which is highly growing day by day? Thank you.. Regards Rahul 9311xxxxx.
You can read the article for complete details. Which foreign language has more career scope?
Sir, I am in the 12th class and a commerce student. I want to learn the Korean language. Can you suggest to me any college by which I can carry on my further studies (BCom) with Korean?
SGTB Khalsa, SGGSCC, Ramjas, Shyam Lal, and Daulat Ram are 5 DU colleges offering part-time Korean courses in Delhi.
So that means 8000 for B1& B2 both… or for B1 8000 and for B2 8000 as well…
It is 8,000 for 1 level i.e. B1. For both B1 & B2 – it will be Rs. 16,000. I gave you the contact details, you can call to confirm. For May-Aug 2018 batches, registration will start on 16th Apr and will continue till 27th Apr 2018.