The STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy at UW-Madison is on indefinite hold. At this time we are unsure of whether we will offer it again in the future.

Welcome!  환영합니다!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy (KLCA) is a FREE, four-week, non-credit, non-residential program for high school students interested in exploring Korean language and culture. Through engaging, interactive learning activities, students will learn to communicate in Korean while exploring Korean cultural practices and traditions.

STARTALK Korean Language and Culture Academy 2021 was a great success! We welcomed 34 students from across the United States to our virtual program, “My Virtual Trip to South Korea.”  Students virtually visited four Korean cities, with language and culture integrated to gain knowledge of Korean traditions, geography, cuisines, and history while working towards gaining proficiency in a learner-centered classroom. Program workshops included interactive learning focused on aspects of Korean culture such as martial arts and K-Pop dancing.

For information about what you can do now to learn more about Korean language and culture visit our resources page.

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STARTALK is a national project funded by the National Security Agency. STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical-need languages, with programs nationwide for students (K-16) and teachers. 

The UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Language & Culture Academy is a program of the Department of Asian Languages & Cultures and the Language Institute, with funding from STARTALK.