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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. Read more>

COVID-19 Update

We have made the difficult decision to postpone STARTALK KLCA until summer 2021. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many events and services.  There is currently too much uncertainty to go ahead with STARTALK KLCA on June 15, 2020 as planned.  Instead, the program will be offered in summer 2021 with exact dates to be determined.

Please contact outreach@languageinstitute.wisc.edu with any questions.

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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.