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.
The attentive KLI staff continually work towards providing an enriched environment for their students.
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.