Asia Society Texas Center

Korean Language Class: Level I (Wednesdays, Spring 2020)

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 – Wednesday, May. 13, 2020

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

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Asia Society Texas Center, in partnership with the Houston Korean Education Center, is pleased to offer a Korean Language class for adults who would like to learn the Korean language at a beginner level.

The Korean Level I Class is an introduction to Korean through simple conversations and culture. Students will engage in basic dialogue exchanges and write short sentences, which will enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course is designed to build a foundation in the Korean language by including everyday oral communication and interactive activities emphasizing pronunciation, vocabulary, and expressions. Students will also learn the skills to read and decode the Korean alphabet.

Culture is an integral part of the curriculum. In addition to language skills, students will develop an appreciation and understanding of Korean customs, culture, philosophy, and history.

Students must also purchase their own textbook. The pricing and information for the textbook can be found here. When checking out for your textbook purchase, please write in the comment section that you are a student from the Houston Korean Education Center to receive a free shipping upgrade (Priority Mail, 2–3 days).

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Classes take place weekly at Asia Society Texas Center on Wednesdays, January through May 2020.

Wednesdays, January 8 – May 13, 2020
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Instructor: Ha Ram Kim | Capacity: 15
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The Korean Level I Class is also offered weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Mondays, January 6 – May 11, 2020
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Instructor: Bohye Na | Capacity: 30
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Tuesdays, January 7 – May 12, 2020
6:30–8:30 p.m. | Instructor: Ha Ram Kim | Capacity: 15
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About the Instructor

Ha Ram Kim

Ha Ram Kim loves to share his love of languages with others. He uses his knowledge and background in many languages to make Korean more approachable even for those who are beginning to learn the language for the very first time. He taught several years in Arkansas before joining HKEC as an instructor where he's taught for a year now. His classes are structured to make the content applicable to the needs and wants of his students, whether it be travel, work, or personal interest.

Major support for Education & Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., and The Houston Endowment. Additional funding also provided by the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, as well as through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.

Presenting Partners

Korean Education Center and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Houston


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • $165 Members, $190 Nonmembers

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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