Register for UCLA’s High School Summer Korean Language Classes

For the first time, UCLA is offering a Korean language summer course for high school students of Korean heritage. Students will have the opportunity to spend four weeks through July studying the language they speak at home and meet other heritage speakers in the Los Angeles area.

The classes are for all levels of heritage language students, whether they’re looking to improve their language skills or learn the basics of reading, writing and speaking Korean. Students will also have the opportunity to conduct their own oral histories project with their family and community members, as well as explore different genres of cultural texts and art.

The program runs from July 6-30, and classes will be held Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The total cost for the four-week program is $200.

Those interested can find more information at the Korean Language Program website and register here.


The UCLA High School Heritage Language Program has offered courses in Armenian, Russian and Persian in past years, but this is the first year it has offered a Korean-language course. While the classes are sponsored by UCLA and take place inside the school’s classrooms, they will not count as college classes or carry any college credit. Students can check with their guidance counselor to see if this course is eligible for high school language credit.

You can email the High School Heritage Language Program or call them at (310) 825-2510 for more information.