What we're about
What does PCL stand for?
Korea's People, Culture, and Language and also Presbyterian Church of the Lord.
So this is a church group?
Yes, the class is offered through the English Ministry of an otherwise Korean church. If you want to know more about us, click here: PCL English Ministry (http://www.empcl.org/).
Do I need to join the church or be a Christian to take the class?
No, the class is open to anyone and everyone.
Is the class really free? What's the catch?
There's no catch. The textbook costs 15,000 KRW, but the class is totally free. The reason the class is free is that the teachers are volunteers from the church. Although they are volunteers, many have a background in teaching. Offering this free class is one way that we serve our community, a community that increasingly includes people from outside Korea.
What textbook do you use?
Beginner classes us Active Korean, which features explanations in English. Intermediate and Advanced classes use 세종 한국어, which is published by the National Institute of the Korean Language and is all in Korean.
How many classes/levels are there?
We offer five classes: Beginner 1, Beginner 2, Beginner 3, Intermediate, and Advanced.
How long is the semester?
There are three semesters per year. Each semester is approximately 12 weeks long: Jan-Mar, May-July, Sep-Nov.
The semester already started. Can I still join?
Yes, provided that there is room in the class. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
I'm sold. Do I need to register or can I just RSVP?
Please RSVP and send an email to email@example.com and tell us your first and last name and your approximate level of Korean.
Read what our students are saying about the class:
“ Considering most of us taking the classes are teachers, I would have to say the way they're organized and the way they teach is amazing! It's not just a mess-around get-together at a cafe, rather actual classes in classrooms with great teachers. I'm very impressed and will continue to attend because this class is great!” — Nicholas Park (http://www.meetup.com/PCLKorean/members/12945207/)