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Korean Language @ APLC

Normal Intake: Korean Language @ APLC 

Full time(11weeks):
3 Months Mon-Fri
except for Public Holiday
- 10am to 3pm
- 4 hours a day

Part time(6weeks):
Sat afternoon
10am to 1pm
- Total hours 18

Awarding Partner:
Dongseo University in Busan, South Korea

Full time:
02 Sep 2024

Part time:
Sat afternoon:

06 Jul 2024
07 Sep 2024
12 Oct 2024

Full Time Fee

Part Time Fee

  • Beginner (1A) – RM 3200  
  • Beginner (1B) – RM 3200
  • Intermediate 2A – RM 3400 
  • Intermediate 2B – RM 3400

RM 720 per level


  • RM 100 as Enrolment Fee– this fee include Registration Fee and student ID. Book fee RM85 (optional) to be purchased separately.
  • Staff / existing students will get 10% discount on the tuition fee, no enrolment fees required.

What is TOPIK?

TOPIK, Test of Proficiency in Korean, is a written test designed to measure the ability of non-native speakers for expression and comprehension in the Korean language. TOPIK test measures proficiency in reading, writing, and listening comprehension in the Korean language. The test has three different levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Further accuracy is expressed through six grades, two matched to each level to evaluate proficiency.

What is KLAT?

The Korean Language Ability Test (세계한국말인증시험), i.e., KLAT, is a standardized Korean test offered internationally in South Korea and worldwide. Korean Language Proficiency Test or KLPT is the former name. They developed this exam was developed to evaluate the Korean ability of non-native Korean speakers. 

Who is Dongseo University (DSU)?

DSU is one of the leading university in Busan, South Korea.

The Dongseo Educational Foundation has given rise to three different institutions of higher education: Kyoungnam College of Information and Technology (1965), Dongseo University (1992), and Busan Digital University (2002). Together these three institutions – KIT, DSU and BDU – educate around 20,000 students annually and employ over 1,000 professors.

Why Study Korean Language at APLC?

  • Reputable Awarding Partner – Dongseo University. The awarded certificate is endorsed by Dongseo University, in collaboration with APU.
  • Learning Flexibility. Students will be able to learn at their own pace. Students can also opt for Intensive Class with full time programmes and can opt to sit for the TOPIK or KLAT test, depending on their needs.
  • APLC will organize annual Study Tours to Dongseo University (subject to the pandemic situation and a minimum number of students).
  • All our lecturers are Koreans or native Korean speakers.
  • TOPIK and KLAT Prepatory classes are available at a separate cost
  • Scholarships are available to further studies in Dongseo University upon completing the Korean Language Programme at APLC.
  • Books/ teaching materials from Dongseo University are used in delivering the programme.
  • Students will be given opportunities to learn Korean Culture and to participate in Korean Speech Contests in Malaysia.
  • Classes will be very interactive as students are encouraged to speak and communicate with other classmates.

What is the difference between the part time and full time programmes?

The Full time programme is more academic in focus as it emphasize on reading, writing, listening , speaking and grammar. Students who enrol for the full time programme are usually looking to further their studies to Korean Universities.

The Part Time programme is more focused on learning for fun, able to speak and listen to Korean Language, watching K-Dramas/ movies without sub titles.

Full Time3 months per level240 learning hours
Part Time6 weeks per level18 learning hours




This is for beginners who haven't learnt any Korean Language at all. The focus is on pronunciation, practical vocabulary, sentence structure and simple conversations. There are classes on conversation, grammar, listening, and writing. Students will be introduced to basic Korean characters, and build sentences using basic Korean words. Student will be able to write Korean language characters, build Korean Language sentences and speak basic Korean Language. Students will be assessed based on their class activities, assignments, class test. It also covers formal and informal styles , abilityto use past tense, present tense, future tense in their communications.

▶ 2A
This level focuses on passive verbs, causative verbs and indirect speech. Students at this level experience notable improvements in their daily communicative abilities. In this level, students will become more familiar with the morphology of spoken and written language in Korean Language. It will also enable the students to acquire more accurate pronunciation and articulation of Korean words and sentence patterns and further develop their proficiency in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are able to construct complex sentences and are able to write an essay in formal formats.

▶ 2B
This level focuses on Korean traditional culture, customs, and proverbs. Various kinds of expressions are also covered. In this level , the focus is on conversation, which will enable the students to communicate in structured sentences using difficult vocabulary. Students will be is able to express their feelings and emotions, communicate in low informal form situations, using indirect narrative. Students will also be able to write comprehensive essays.

This level is aimed at helping non-Korean native speakers who want to study Korean professionally. Learners gain insights into the society of Korea, its culture, and its history. Through practicing advanced conversations and essay writing, learners become able to engage with various Korean media outlets such as dramas, movies, newspapers and novels.

In this level , students will become more familiar with the morphology of spoken and written in Korean Language. It will also enable the students to acquire more accurate pronunciation and articulation of Korean words and sentence patterns and further developing their proficiency in the skills of listening,speaking, reading and writing. Students will be able to construct more complex sentence, including expressing ideas and opinions in essay writing using the causative verb. 



Chen Lik Ken

My Korean Language has improved a lot after attending the Korean language class at APU. The Professor from DSU (Dr. Seo Kyu Won) is a Korean and he is like a talkative and super friendly Uncle. Besides teaching the Korean language programme, he also teaches us a lot about Korea Culture and how local Koreans speak instead of focusing entirely on the textbook. The fee for the programme is also very affordable, especially for APU students.


Nadja Mary Quimson

It has made learning Korean very enjoyable by making it very engaging. Everyone has a chance to practice together during class. Dr Seo is also very patient and kind with us. This course has been by far the most effective to me.


Damia Batrisyia Binti Ahmed Faizul - Student who has applied to study in Korea, Dongseo University

I have learnt a lot within these 6 weeks of classes. The classes were super fun, entertaining and more importantly interactive. It was easy to understand although the teacher is a native Korean speaker. I really enjoyed the speaking and listening activities in class. When everyone is familiar with some Korean phrases, we will just answer the teacher's questions in Korean and it sometimes turned out to be fun! but we learned a lot from it. On top of that, My classmates were really supportive and fun to learn with. Now, I know more about the Korean vocabulary and grammar, and I am able to create a perfect complete sentence! I am truly thankful to get the  opportunity to join this Korean Language Programme especially when I am preparing to further my studies in Korea soon.’’


For more information please contact Ms Lee Ai Mun:

Whatsapp:  Ms Ai Mun | Tel: 03-89925032 / 6012-3300576 | Email: aimun@apu.edu.my