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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>

STARTALK Korean Language and Culture Academy 2021 starts on June 14! The program is full. We are very excited to welcome our participants and take a virtual trip to South Korea.

Please be sure to check this website again early in 2022 for information about future programs. In the meantime, look at our resources page for information about what you can do now to learn more about Korean language and culture.  Contact outreach@languageinstitute.wisc.edu with any questions.

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. 

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