The Korean Language Institute was established on April 1st, 1959 as the first institute to provide intensive Korean language courses. The KLI not only has been offering Korean culture but also played a role introducing Korean culture and history through its language training to students, missionaries and diplomats.
All teachers are experienced and specially trained to teach Korean to non-native speakers. Today, the KLI has turned into a large-scale institute where 140 instructors teach approximately 1,700 students per term. 5,865 students have graduated from KLI in the past 53 years and total of 100,044 students from 144 countries have studied Korean at KLI.
KLI students come from all over the world and from all walks of life. The result is a lively, international mix of students who provide a stimulating environment for learning the Korean language. This environment provides many opportunities for diverse discussions and cross-cultural exchange that promote conversation skills and make for a better understanding of each other.