Introduction: We started India’s first non recorded Live Online Korean learning class named ‘AASHA’ by native Korean teacher, at the onset of Covid19 lockdown in March 2020, and was designed and introduced to students. It helped the participants during the lockdown to remain positive and have a sense of achievement through a standardised pattern of learning ‘Hangugeo’ or Korean language. The following project had concluded with a huge response and made us understand the demand and interest by Indian students to learn the Korean language. Further, all Korean language programs will be conducted in the newly established ‘Indo-Korean Center’. (link)
March 2020 AASHA project reference from archieves :
We at Kiwa have always promoted Hallyu with all its elements in India and Korean Language is one of them. It is by far the most important element of Hallyu and learning it brings you the closest to Korean Culture.
Although we have been conducting Korean language training to Indian employees in various Korean companies in India for the last 8 years along with numerous offline modules, we have now thought to go online with our ASHAA (Hope) module. This program has been thought over considering the crisis that has befallen on our planet due to Covid19. It has resulted to change our way of life, and as a Korean we believe that crisis should not take over productivity from any individual. Lockdown is not vacation.
We as humans have to remain productive in a safe way and one should not stop learning and sharing. Accordingly, we have brought in all our strengths, expertise, experience to prepare this program.
It will be a India based online live Korean class. We named this class as, Kiwa India’s ‘Korean Class AASHA’ We will use ZOOM as a platform to conduct the classes.
About the course module:
This program will explore a mix of regular contemporary Korean learning model, AND, the fusion of all our hallyu element experience and expertise, from our network and associates in Korea. Koreans from the field of music, dance, health, psychological therapy, social work, business, and our Kpop idols, will join us at different intervals over this course duration during talk shows as part of AASHA course module.
Regular language and culture classes (by Native Korean teacher) will be held four times a week from Monday to Thursday. The Friday class will be either Talk show or regular class. During the course there will be regular live lecture, shared video clips for learning useful expression from Korean drama and kpop. At intervals, we plan to have talk show with native Koreans.
We hope this class will not only improve your language skills, but also give you a better understanding about Korean culture, confidence in verbal Korean, being productive in crisis, and more importantly fill us with positive energy, sense of achievement and hope.
Dr. Eunjoo Lim
–Day & Time: (Indian Standard Time)
Monday to Thursday
(Live teaching 30min)
Korean learning class
Useful expression from K-pop/K Drama(Video 15min)
Problem solving (Live 15min)
group discussion (optional)
Talk show or Regular class
*Depending on the availability, time and date for ‘Talk show with Korean guests’ will be conducted at intervals during the course period, which will be announced during regular class timings.
*Course duration: 1hr/day, 5days/week for 3month =56 hrs
* Class timings may change as per Lockdown schedule and guidelines from the local authorities.
–Faculty: Dr. Eunjoo Lim, Nationality- South Korean, Certification from Yonsei University & Seoul National university, Republic of Korea.
–Method: Video conference through application ‘ZOOM’ (free download) or ‘WEBEX’ (free download)
5th April 2020 – Application Deadline for Group 1 (enrolment closed)
Time slot: 8-9AM
18th April 2020 – Application Deadline for Group 2 (enrolment closed)
Time slot: 10-11AM
Please follow our instagram ID for new group announcement
WhatsApp: +91-9890643590 for enquiry.
(1) Fill the application form ‘ here ‘
(2) Pay Online Course fee: Rs.2200/month , group of 5 or more Rs2000/- per person/month
Monthly fees can be paid through
a. Online bank transfer to: Name: Kiwa Enterprises, Bank: Cosmos Cooperative Bank, A/c no. 0271001013305, IFSC code:COSB0000027
b. Gpay : +91- 9890643590
(3) Confirmation mail will be sent for successful applicants. ZOOM link for live class will be shared in the ASHAA Whatsapp group.
(1) Participants must have broadband or 4GLTE internet connection, Desktop PC/ Laptop/Smartphone with earphones, mic with camera
(2) Free download ‘www.zoom.us’ on your computer or download app for IOS or Android in your smart phone’.
(3) No age limit and no previous knowledge of Korean is required.
(3) Participant is required to have the desire to know about Korea, the ‘Will’ to being productive in crisis, and is interested to converse in Korean.
(4) Notebook and stationary.
–Textbook: NOT required
Our own notes with references from combination of books like Sejong Korean, Seogang Korean etc.)