Korean lessons

  • Korean language lessons

    Korean language lessons given by Ran Choi

    Our KAB Korean teacher Ran Choi gives Korean language lessons, it is online for individual or group. Price for individual teaching is 30 EUR per hour and 25 EUR per hour for the KAB members. Prices for group lessons are negotiable. Contact Ran for more information : ranana.tablet@gmail.com .

    Ran has a facebook group for Korean language students : Joayo Corée

    Self-study for free

    You can easily learn Korean for free at your own pace.

    We recommend some Youtube channels:

    learn korean 365

    JW Korea TV


    Learn Korean 101

    Talk to me in Korean

    Korean full course

    YoungYoon Korean (dialogue)

    Very good App to learn Korean that I recommend: “Kimiko coréen” [app in French] and “TOPIK” (search in Play Store or Apple)

    An excellent tool to watch videos & K-dramas with 2 languages sub-titles: “Language Reactor”

    This is a Chrome free extension (plug-in): https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/language-reactor/hoombieeljmmljlkjmnheibnpciblicm/related

    It works with Netflix and Youtube

    When you place your mouse on a word that you don’t know you have the translation of this specific word, and the video pauses automatically, just move out the mouse and the video continues. This is awsome!

    Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link (G.O.A.’L)

    Korean language scholarschip to study in Seoul (usually 30-50% off if you register through GOA’L) https://goal.or.kr/scholarship/

    Some additional information (to help those interested, the information below applies to +/- all Korean universities):

    • Typically 10 weeks and 200 hours lessons, 4 hours a day (what they call “semester” is actually a term or 3 months). There are 6 levels (2 beginners, 2 intermediate, 2 advanced), so 1.5 years in all, but of course you go as far as you want.
    • Normal price is +/- 1400 USD per semester (tuition only).
    • Up to 50% off, so very interesting.
    • Discount only for GOA’L members, so for adoptees, max for 2 semesters at the same university.
    • Language programs open for men/women even in universities for women.
    • The application process is quite difficult from an administrative point of view, so start the process on time, I advise you to collect the required documents even before the application period opens. Example, if you graduated from university, ask for a graduation certificate signed by your university, then it must be legalized by the regional ministry of higher education (requires an appointment), then have it apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (requires an appointment), then have it translated into English or Korean by a legal translator, and the translation must be legalized, then send it per mail to the university in Korea. They do not accept photocopies or scans, and no documents can be sent by email. For a high school diploma, same process but must be apostilled by the Korean consulate, for which you have to make an appointment online, which can sometimes take 1 week. The total cost of the administration steps is 100-200 Eur, and add 100-200 Eur if you need express delivery like DHL, Fedex.
    • If you study only 1 semester (= 10 weeks) then you do not need a visa (Europeans can stay in Korea up to 90 days without a visa), but for longer periods it is advisable to have a student visa D-4. To obtain this visa, you must register for at least 2 semesters (and pay all semesters in advance), it is also necessary to have a certificate from your bank stating that you have at least 10,000 USD in your account ( not a simple screenshot, it must be signed by the bank and in English).
    • If you are an adoptee, then you can apply for a F4 visa, which is more interesting than the other visas (study or work). It is valid for 2 years and can be renewed/extended easily. You just need an adoption certificate, a criminal record check (just ask your municipality, no translation required), a valid passport (min 6 months), a photo, then book an apointment at the consulate, it costs less than 100 EUR.
    • This administrative complexity is unrelated to the GOA’L scholarship. This is generally the case for all foreign students applying to a Korean university.
    • Hope this helps, good luck!

    Nest Korea

    Nest Korea is offering the 한글공부방 Korean Language Class! Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity!

    More info: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=642782274517831&set=a.395805255882202

    Looking to get started with Korean or improve your language skills without putting a dent in your budget?

    National Center for the Rights of the Child (NCRC), together with King Sejong Institution Foundation (KSIF), is providing again free Korean courses to overseas adoptees living in Korea!

    The applicant should:

    -have a visa that allows them to stay in the country for the time of the course

    -be able to commit to a minimum of 80% class attendance

    More information:


    Application form:


    Application deadline is June 16 (KST).

    For further inquiries, please contact NCRC’s Lee Hyun-Jin

    ☎ 02-6454-8697


    #한국어🙋‍♂️Always wanted to be able to watch K-dramas without subtitles? Or understand the lyrics of your favorite K-pop song? 🙋

    📣 Apply for the Korean Language courses of the year 2023/2024!

    The courses will run from the fifth week of August 2023 to the second week of June 2024, totaling 30 classes, which will include exams and various Korean cultural experiences.

    📌 [ Registration ] June 26 – June 28, from 6 PM to 8 PM 📌

    ✏️How to register: registrations must be done in person at the Korean Cultural Center located at Regentschapsstraat 4 Rue de la Regence, 1000 Brussels.

    ❗️ Places are LIMITED and are on a first come first served basis. (Max. 20 students per class.)

    📌 [ Pre-registration ] 📌

    • Pre-registration is only available for those who have passed the level test for the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 terms with an attendance rate of 70 percent or higher.

    • The Korean Cultural Center will send individual emails in mid-June to those who meet these criteria. We will not accept any other lists or registrations outside of this process.

    👉 For more detailed info (payment, class schedule, books, etc. ) see: https://brussels.korean-culture.org/…/438/read/123052

    >> Update: beginner course was already sold out after 30 min!

    Korean language course for adoptees living in Korea – fall 2023


    Korean Language Class in Waterloo every Saturday (4h)


Movie & K-drama

  • Movie & K-drama
    Movie “Retour à Séoul” Synopsis: On a whim, 25-year-old Freddie returns for the first time to South Korea, where she was born. The young woman sets off with ardor in search of her origins in this country which is foreign to her, tipping her life in new and unexpected directions. Released: February 8, 2023 Interview …

Music & K-pop

  • Music
    Top 10 music in Korea: http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/musictop10.htm?lang=f&start_year=2022&rank_date=2022-07-10 [Arirang Special] Song So Hee (송소희), ‘Arirang Alone (홀로 아리랑)’ Feel the Rhythm of KOREA: SEOUL


  • Korean culture

    [pdf doc in French]

    Overseas adopted children returned as artists… ‘Homeland’ themed exhibition

    by Kimura Byol Lemoine, 13 April 2023

    To mark the 70th anniversary of overseas adoption, international adoptees will visit their home countries and hold an art exhibition at the National Assembly and Insa-dong for a month.

    The Arts and Culture Association with Overseas Adoptees (KADU, CEO Park Chan-ho) held the opening ceremony of the ‘KADU Overseas Adopted Artist Exhibition’ at 3:00 pm on the 10th at the special exhibition hall in the 2nd lobby of the National Assembly Members’ Hall.

    This exhibition is co-hosted by Rep. Sujin Lee, Minjung Kang, and Seongju Kim from the Democratic Party of Korea, and independent members Hyeongbae Min and Mihyang Yoon, and KADU.

    At the opening ceremony, Rep. Soo-jin Lee (Dongjak-eul, Seoul) said, “This year marks the 70th anniversary of overseas adoption. We need to do our best in enactment and budgeting,” he demanded.

    Park Chan-ho, CEO of KADU, said, “It is not the fault of the adoptees that they do not know the Korean language or culture.”

    In the exhibition, 28 adoptees from 11 countries, including the United States, Germany, Canada, Denmark, France, Sweden, Belgium and Norway, will present 80 paintings, photographs, installation art, and videos on the theme of ‘motherland’. These works contain the pain experienced during the process of overseas adoption and the longing for the hometown. They plan to tell Korean audiences their stories as well.

    Until the 15th, it will be held at the special exhibition hall of the National Assembly Members’ Hall, and from the 19th to May 2nd, it will be moved to the Maru Art Center in Insa-dong. A conversation with the artist is also scheduled at 3:00 pm on the 23rd.

    In line with the exhibition, a forum will be held on the 21st at 2:00 p.m. at the National Assembly Members’ Hall with the theme of ’70 years of international adoption, rethinking international adoption’. On the 22nd, a traditional exorcism performance with the theme of ‘motherland’ will be held.

    Meanwhile, KADU also carries out volunteer activities such as giving Korean names to international adoptees and lighting candles of hope for overseas adoptees. Photographers Park Chan-ho, Park Jong-myeon, Lim Anna, Yoon Jeong-mi, children’s writer Lim Jeong-jin, traditional artist Lee Mi-young, national intangible cultural asset Kim Hye-gyeong, and Jeonnam intangible cultural asset Kim Jeong-hee are active as members.

  • K-Culture

    ArirangTV livestream 24h/24h

    You can watch Arirang TV here: ArirangTV

    Korean Cultural Center Brussels: https://www.facebook.com/koreanculturalcenterbrussels/

    “Cet arbuste à floraison hivernale” korean poetry [In French]: http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/contents_view.htm?lang=f&menu_cate=culture&id=&board_seq=434494&page=1&board_code=

    Poem by Caro Line [in French]  🌸  🌸  🌸 , link to her Facebook page

    Visit Korea: https://vr.visitkorea.or.kr/