19+ Helpful School-Related Terms In Korean

Can’t get enough of the popular K-drama school 학교 (hakgyo) series like Extraordinary You? How about learning some school-related terms in Korean today?

Hyosan, Shinhwa, and Kirin High School of Art. I know what you’re thinking, Korean drama schools. From the K-dramas Dream High and Boys Over Flowers, we were able to glimpse what schools and education in South Korea look like. You’ll have an idea about how the class goes, how the teachers teach, the students’ uniforms, the schedule, etc. But, if you want to learn more about schools, these K-dramas won’t be enough.

In this blog, let’s pretend that we’re on a field trip and our destinations will be Korean schools 학교 (hakgyo). You might want to pack some school-related terms in Korean, so here is a treat for you.


Education ( 교육 Gyoyuk) In South Korea

School and education are essential in one’s life. This is where you are taught formal education and how to function properly in the adult world. This is basically the time where you will learn all the life skills you need to become a successful and worthy individual in society.

Koreans value education. You can see it in their dramas. Hence, they take education seriously in the competitive schools, curriculum, and education system. But, what is it like to be studying in a Korean school?

Admit it: if you’re an OG K-drama fan, you have once dreamed of wearing the cute skirt with a vest when you’re a girl like Geum Jan-di in Boys Over Flowers. If you’re a boy, you want to experience rocking the uniform, being part of the varsity team, and being in a famous squad. Don’t worry. I completely get you. But, Korean schools are more than just those cutesy uniforms, heartthrob varsity players, and elite squads. They have a high-quality education system that is comparable to the Western countries.

The Korean public education system is divided into three parts: primary school (6 years), middle school (3 years), and high school (3 years). Only approximately 5% of Korea’s secondary schools were coeducational in 1996.

South Korea is the world’s most educated country by some measures. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 70% of 24- to 35-year-olds in the 51.5 million people have completed some form of tertiary education, the highest percentage in the world and more than 20 percentage points higher than comparable rates in the United States.

This is not surprising since we always see how hard they studied in different K-dramas. It is fantastic how Koreans have gone so far in education, given that many illiterate Koreans are starting from the Japanese colonization period. Now, South Korea is one of the fast-growing economies globally, and one of the key factors is the high literacy rate of their people.


Basic School-Related Terms In Korean

After learning some information about Korean education, let us now get into our business. Here are some basic school words that widen your vocabulary.

School – 학교 (Hakgyo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]학교 [/Speechword]

School - --학교 (Hakgyo)-School-Related Terms-In-Korean

Every Korean fan somehow dreamed of going to a Korean school like Shinhwa, but I’m sure not Hyosan. So, the first Korean word related to school that you should learn is 학교 (hakgyo), which means school in English. In South Korea, education is given by both public and private schools. Private schools (사립고등학교 saripgodeunghakgyo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]사립고등학교[/Speechword] receive less funding from the government compared to public schools(국립고등학교 gukripgodeunghakgyo).[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]국립고등학교[/Speechword]

The school year begins in early March and is divided into two semesters (학기 hakgi ). The first semester concludes typically in July, after which students have a one-month summer vacation (여름방학 yeoreumbanghak ). School resumes in August and continues until the end of December, just before the commencement of a two-month winter break (겨울방학 gyeoulbanghak).

Here are the top schools in South Korea:

  • Korea International School Pangyo Campus
  • Dulwich College Seoul
  • Yongsan International School of Seoul
  • Dwight School Seoul
  • Korea Foreign School
  • Gyeonggi Suwon International School
  • Asia Pacific International School
  • Seoul International School
  • Korea International School Seoul

Day Care Center – 어린이집 (Eorinijip)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]어린이집 [/Speechword]

In the K-dramas like Hi, Bye Mama, you can see that day-care centers are top-rated, especially if both parents are working. This is not part of the formal education system of South Korea, but it can help the child develop specific skills like language skills, arithmetic, and arts.

Kindergarten – 유치원 (Yuchiwon)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]유치원 [/Speechword]

Since the initial curriculum was established in 1969, the national kindergarten curriculum has been changed ten times. In 2012, the Nuri Curriculum was introduced for all five-year-olds, and in 2013, it was expanded to include all three and four-year-olds. The Nuri Curriculum is designed to help children develop in five major areas (physical activity, health, communication, social relationships, artistic experience, and natural exploration) to promote healthy mental and physical development.

Here is a list of top pre-schools and kindergartens in South Korea:

  • BEK Lodge
  • Yongsan International School of Seoul
  • ECLC Early Childhood Learning Center
  • Seoul Foreign School Early Childhood
  • CRADA International Kindergarten
  • Dulwich College Seoul – DUCKS
  • BEK Bundang

Elementary School/Primary School – 초등학교 (Chodeunghakgyo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]초등학교 [/Speechword]

Korean students attend elementary school from eight to thirteen, with grades one through six. You may also be unaware that Korea’s age system differs from the rest of the globe. But this is a separate topic.

Primary school is free and compulsory in Korea, and it provides the general elementary education required in life. The elementary school enrollment percentage is as high as 99.9%.

English has also been taught as part of the regular curriculum since 1997, one hour per week for third and fourth graders and two hours per week for fifth and sixth-grade pupils, to expand foreign language study.

Middle School – 중학교 (Junghakkyo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]중학교 [/Speechword]

Students progress from elementary school to middle school, including grades 1 through 3. We count up from elementary to high school in most other Western countries. Students in Korea, on the other hand, are classified as 1st-grade middle school students (중학교 1학년 junghakgyo 1haknyeon) when they begin their first year of middle school. A student in third-grade middle school (중학교 3학년 junghakgyo 3haknyeon ) is a student who has been in middle school for three years. Students attend three years of high school after three years of middle school, referred to as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.

High School – 고등학교 (Godeunghakkyo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]고등학교 [/Speechword]

High school is undoubtedly the most memorable part of every student’s journey. It is undeniable since most of the K-drama school series are in high schools like Boys Over Flowers, The Heirs, Reply 1997, Dream High, and Twenty-Five Twenty-One. But, it can also be reflected in these K-dramas how challenging, pressuring, and competitive high school is.

Remember the scenes in Reply 1988 when Deok-sun did her best to do well in their exam? Her mom even changed her name, hoping that she’ll do well in exams to get into a good university. Come to think of it, she is just a high school student only, and the pressure is really heavy.

This is because the competition for admission to the best schools, particularly university and, to a lesser extent, high school, is severe. Korean students constantly study to raise their marks and admission to the best schools.

The school day typically lasts from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with most pupils continuing their studies after school at a Hagwon (학원), which we will further discuss later. Students frequently sit through lessons with minimal action or hands-on learning during the day at their actual school. Of course, this is dependent on the school.

Individuals who have graduated from middle schools or passed a qualification exam and an evaluation that provides comparable credits are eligible for admission to high schools. General high schools, Special-Purpose high schools, vocational high schools, and Autonomous high schools are the four types. Student selection procedures change depending on the school type and/or location (e.g., metropolitan or provincial areas). Since high school is not considered compulsory education in Korea, students must pay entry fees and tuition.

Here is a list of some high schools in South Korea:

  • Apgujeong High School
  • Bomoon High School
  • Bugil Girls’ High School
  • Bugil High School
  • Bundang High School
  • Busan Foreign Language High School
  • Busan International High School
  • Chungdam High School
  • Daeil High School
  • Hana Academy Seoul
  • Korean Arts High School
  • Seoul National University High School
  • Seoul Science High School
  • Yongsan High School

University – 대학교 (Daehakgyo)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]대학교 [/Speechword] | College – 전문대 (Jeonmundae)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]전문대 [/Speechword]

University - 대학교 (Daehakgyo) | College - 전문대 (Jeonmundae)-School-Related Terms-In-Korean

Remember when Sung Bo-ra, in Reply 1988, was admired because she studied at Seoul University? They are not overreacting. Studying in a good university is a high achievement for South Koreans.

According to Article 28 of the Higher Education Act of South Korea, universities and colleges exist to develop students’ personalities and teach and explore significant science and art notions vital for the nation’s and human society’s development.

Going to a university requires a solid commitment to studying, patience, and money. Of course, there are scholarships that you can apply for if you are family is not well-off, like Sun-woo in Reply 1988. Some didn’t even have the opportunity to get into prestigious universities because of their exam scores.

The years required for university graduation are two to four years for junior colleges and four years for universities; however, medicine, traditional Asian medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and pharmacology require two years of preparation courses and thus six years in total.

Some of the top universities in South Korea are the following:

  • Sejong University
  • Sogang University
  • Seoul National University
  • University of Seoul
  • Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Ewha Women’s University
  • Kyung Hee University
  • Hanyang University
  • Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)
  • Yonsei University
  • Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
  • Korea University
  • Seoul National University
  • KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

So, what happens when you finish college? Graduates of Korea’s top three colleges rule the country, with most high-ranking government positions and management positions in Korea’s powerful business conglomerates held by graduates of the country’s top three institutions (chaebols).

Here is a list of celebrities with bachelor’s degrees:

  • Kim Tae Hee – Seoul National University; Fashion Design
  • Lee Seung Gi – Dongguk University; International Trade and Commerce, Dongguk Graduate School; Finance and Cultural Contents, and Child Psychiatry Counselling Certificate
  • Nam Goong Min – Chung-Ang University; Mechanical Engineering
  • Minzy – Baekseok University; Theology
  • Kim Ji Seok – Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; Major in German and Kyung Hee University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Communication; Cultural Contents Planning
  • Jung Eun Chae – Central Saint Martins; Textile Design
  • Lee Bo Young – Seoul Women’s University; Korean Literature

Graduate School – 대학원 (Daehagwon)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]대학원 [/Speechword]

Given the competitive and challenging nature of the Korean education system, entering and finishing graduate school is a big deal.

Here are some K-pop idols that have master’s degrees:

  • BIGBANG’S Taeyang – Master’s Degree in Producing Performances and Images from Daejin University
  • 2 p.m.’s Taecyeon – Korea University Graduate School of International Studies
  • G-Dragon – Master’s Degree in Content and Retail Distribution from Sejong University

Teacher – 선생님 (Seonsaengnim)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]선생님 [/Speechword] | School Teacher 교사 (Gyosa)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교사 [/Speechword]

Teacher - --선생님 (Seonsaengnim) | School Teacher 교사 (Gyosa)-School-Related Terms-In-Korean

Prof. Yang Jong-Hoon, Kang Se Chan, Jung In Jae, and Professor Yoon Deok Man. Are these names familiar to you? Yes, they are some of the teachers in K-dramas that are notable for their roles. They pretty much symbolize the teachers in South Korea.

In South Korea, teachers are held in great regard. Students and society treat them with more respect than their American counterparts, and they are addressed with the honorific word.

Licensure under legal standards is required of graduates of teacher training institutes to achieve excellence in the educational system and to ensure a sense of professionalism and commitment to teaching.

Teachers are divided into two categories: primary and secondary school teachers, as well as assistant instructors, professional counselors, librarians, training teachers, and nursing teachers. According to the presidential decree, they must meet particular standards for each category and be licensed by the Minister of Education.

Student – 학생 (Haksaeng)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]학생 [/Speechword]

Student - --학생 (Haksaeng)-School-Related Terms-In-Korean

Korean students are called 학생 (haksaeng) in a general sense. Korean students are expected to study really hard to get good grades and be accepted to the best universities. They are put under a lot of pressure to do their best in school, resulting in depression, drinking problems, and suicide.

Subject – 과목 (Gwamok)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]과목 [/Speechword]

What is your favorite school subject? South Korea has major 전공 (jeongong) and minor 부전공 (bujeongong) subjects that are taught at different levels. High school students learn nine (9) common subjects: Korean language, social studies (including Korean history), science, mathematics, physical education, practical arts, fine arts, and moral education. If you want to learn more, check out the blog about subjects in Korean.

Classmates – 반 친구들 (Ban Chingudeul)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]반 친구들 [/Speechword]

Of course, one of the most important school-related terms in Korean that you should learn is classmates 반 친구들 (ban chingudeul). If you’re referring to one classmate, you can use 반 친구 (ban chingu). Since studying is tiring, know your classmates at least and try to gain a friend. They will be with you in every journey in school, be it failures or success.

Classroom – 교실 (Gyosil)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교실 [/Speechword]

Classroom - 교실 (Gyosil)-School-Related Terms-In-Korean

The classroom is where learning takes place. As seen in K-dramas, high school students have their desks and chairs arranged adequately in rows. There is also either a blackboard or a whiteboard. In college, classrooms are more significant, and the population of students in every room is also larger.

School Uniform – 교복 (Gyobok)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교복 [/Speechword]

School Uniform - 교복 (Gyobok)-School-Related Terms-In-Korean

Most of you will probably agree with me that Korean school uniforms are incredibly lit. OG K-drama fans surely dreamed of wearing a Korean uniform. In South Korea, most elementary schools do not require uniforms except in a few private elementary schools; nonetheless, uniforms are required beginning in middle school and continuing through high school. A standard South Korean uniform consists of a shirt, blazer, and tie, with girls wearing skirts and boys wearing pants. Some of the adorable K-drama school uniforms are:

  • The Heirs
  • Boys Over Flowers
  • Dream High
  • Flower Boy Ramen Shop
  • High School Love On
  • To The Beautiful You
  • School 2013

School Club – 동아리 (Dongari)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]동아리 [/Speechword]

School clubs 동아리 (dongari) are one of the most exciting parts of the school. This is where you can do what you love to do, meet new friends, and of course, it determines your hierarchy in school. Clubs are offered to give the opportunity to explore your passions, interact with others who share your interests, and have

We usually see that most of the “cool” male students are in the sports club while girls are either in the performing arts, broadcasting, or literature. But, K-dramas like Twenty-Five-Twenty-One and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo that females can also excel in sports clubs.

Cram School/Private Academy – 학원 (Hagwon)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]학원 [/Speechword]

Did you know that according to World Education News, Korean society is described as having an “almost cult-like dedication to learning,” with children being “test-alcoholics” and parents being “tutor-aholics?”

This is not surprising since Korean students are put under a lot of pressure by their parents and society to have good grades in exams and be accepted into universities. This typically comes at the cost of excessive studying, high pressure, and a system that primarily uses tests to assess students’ talents. You can see this in their K-dramas. So, to achieve this goal, Korean students study like crazy.

After a long study day, most students will continue studying in a Hagwon (학원), which means “private school” in English. Take note that Hagwons are not a real school. They are usually small businesses that operate out of offices and teach students after school.

On the other hand, some students who can’t afford it choose to stay in study rooms like Reply 1988 or just study in their own home.

Exam – 시험 (Siheom)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]시험 [/Speechword]

When watching the K-drama school series, you’re already familiar with how their exam goes. Korean educational system measures students’ abilities using only exams. Of course, this varies by school, but most schools prioritize tests. Any instruction that isn’t directly relevant to answering exam questions is frequently viewed as a waste of time by both students and teachers.

A typical semester at school for any given class might have one or two evaluations outside of the final and midterm exams called 수행평가 suhaengpyeongga, which usually translates to “performance assessment.” The performance assessment typically accounts for about 30% of a final grade, with the rest coming from the midterm (중간고사 junggangosa) and final (기말고사 gimalgo ) exams.

Students’ grades in a class or on an exam do not decide whether they pass or fail. It is quite rare for a Korean student to repeat a grade. Students are instead ranked against their classmates in the same class and grade. Remember that Deok-sun’s friends used to call her Ms. 999th because it’s her rank in school? If you ask a student about their exam score, they are more likely to give you the rank in which they placed rather than an actual score or percentage.

Korean SAT – 수능 (Suneung)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]수능 [/Speechword]

Korean SAT - 수능 (Suneung)-School-Related Terms-In-Korean

When students finish their three years of high school, they take the Korean version of the SAT. This test is very important. It is commonly known as 수능 (suneung), which is short for 대학수학능력시험 (daehaksuhakneungryeoksiheom). Korean students take this sometime in mid-November each year.

Students are taking it seriously because most of the criteria for admission to the university depend on a student’s performance on this test. The pressure is extra high because there is only one test every year. So if a student did poorly, they have to wait another year to re-do (재수 jaesu ) their SAT. A student who retakes the test is known as a 재수생 (jaesusaeng).

Graduation Ceremony – 졸업식 (Joeopsik)[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]졸업식 [/Speechword]

We will end this major list with the word graduation ceremony 졸업식 (Joeopsik). Graduating from a prestige university signifies distinction, high socioeconomic standing, excellent marriage chances, and a prestigious and respected white-collar work route. Graduation is the culmination of your student life. It is a fruit of all the hard work of a student. But, nobody will ever be more proud than Korean parents.

Here’s an interesting fact, parents usually give cosmetic surgeries such as double eyelid surgery and nose job as a graduation gift in South Korea. Many organizations ask job applicants to provide an ID photo, and many employers consider physical beauty when making hiring decisions.


Korean Vocabulary Words Related To School Things

KoreanRomanizationEnglish Translation
학용품[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]학용품[/Speechword]hagyongpumschool supplies
백팩[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]백팩[/Speechword]baekpaekbackpack
칠판[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]칠판[/Speechword]chilpanblackboard
책[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]책[/Speechword]chaekbook
칠판[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]칠판[/Speechword]chilpanchalkboard
사전[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]사전[/Speechword]sajeondictionary
책상[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]책상[/Speechword]chaeksangdesk
지우개[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]지우개[/Speechword]jiugaeeraser
종이[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]종이[/Speechword]jongipaper
매직펜[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]매직펜[/Speechword]maejikpenmarker
노트[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]노트[/Speechword]noteunotebook
펜[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]펜[/Speechword]penpen
연필[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]연필[/Speechword]yeonpilpencil
연필 지우개[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]연필 지우개[/Speechword]yeonpil jiugaepencil eraser
프린터[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]프린터[/Speechword]peurinteoprinter
스테이플러[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]스테이플러[/Speechword]seuteipeulleostapler
교실 의자[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교실 의자[/Speechword]gyosil uijaschool chair
교실 책상[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교실 책상[/Speechword]chaekssangschool desk
교육청[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교육청[/Speechword]gyoyukcheongschool board
교과서[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교과서[/Speechword]gyogwaseotextbook


School Facilities

KoreanRomanizationEnglish Translation
강당[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]강당[/Speechword]gangdangauditorium, gymnasium
카페테리아[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]카페테리아[/Speechword]kapeteriacafeteria
체육관[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]체육관[/Speechword]cheyukgwangym
실혐실[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]실혐실[/Speechword]silhyeomsillaboratory
강당[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]강당[/Speechword]gangdanglecture hall
도서관[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]도서관[/Speechword]doseogwanlibrary
화장실[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]화장실[/Speechword]hwajangsiltoilet, bathroom


School Personnel

KoreanRomanizationEnglish Translation
코치[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]코치[/Speechword]kochicoach
학장[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]학장[/Speechword]hakjangdean
지도 교사[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]지도 교사[/Speechword]jido gyosaguidance counselor
관리인[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]관리인[/Speechword]gwanriincustodian; janitor
교장선생님[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교장선생님[/Speechword]gyojangseonsaengnimprincipal
교수[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교수[/Speechword]gyosuprofessor
안전요원[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]안전요원[/Speechword]anjeonyowonsecurity guard, safety guard
교감선생님[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교감선생님[/Speechword]gyogamseonsaengnimvice principal


Other School-Related Words In The Korean Language

If you enjoyed learning the common words for school above, here are more Korean words related to the school:

KoreanRomanizationEnglish Translation
대안 학교[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]대안 학교[/Speechword]daean hakgyoalternative school
보육원[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]보육원[/Speechword]boyugwonnursery school
학원[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]학원[/Speechword]hagwonafter-school private academy
반[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]반[/Speechword]banclass (group of students)
수업[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]수업[/Speechword]sueopclass (lesson)
담임 선생님[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]담임 선생님[/Speechword]damim seonsaengnimclass teachers
남녀공학[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]남녀공학[/Speechword]namnyeogonghakco-ed school
학위[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]학위[/Speechword]
준학사 학위[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]준학사 학위[/Speechword]
학사 학위[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]학사 학위[/Speechword]
석사 학위[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]석사 학위[/Speechword]
junhaksa hagwi
haksa hagwi
seoksa hagwi
Associate degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
초등학생[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]초등학생[/Speechword]chodeunghaksaengelementary school student
급식비[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]급식비[/Speechword]geupsikbifee for school lunch
기말고사[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]기말고사[/Speechword]gimalgosafinal exam
졸업식[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]-졸업식[/Speechword]joeopsikgraduation day
졸업사진[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]졸업사진[/Speechword]joreopsajingraduation photo
졸업식 연설[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]졸업식 연설[/Speechword]joreopsik yeonseolgraduation speech
고등학생[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]고등학생[/Speechword]godeunghaksaenghigh school student/high school students
담임 선생님[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]담임 선생님[/Speechword]damimseonsaengnimhomeroom teacher
숙제[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]숙제[/Speechword]sukjehomework
어학원[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]어학원[/Speechword]eohagwonlanguage school
강의[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]강의[/Speechword]ganguilecture
중학생[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]중학생[/Speechword]jung-haksaengmiddle school students
중간고사[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]중간고사[/Speechword]junggangosamidterm exam
원어민 선생님[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]원어민 선생님[/Speechword]woneomin seonsaengnimnative speaking teacher
후배[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]후배[/Speechword]hubaeone’s junior in school
수행평가[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]수행평가[/Speechword]suhaengpyeonggaperformance assessment
교시[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교시[/Speechword]
1교시[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]1교시[/Speechword]
2교시[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]2교시[/Speechword]
first period (“일 교시 il gyosi ”)
second period (“i gyosi ”)
문제[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]문제[/Speechword]munjeproblem/question
초등학교 선생님[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]초등학교 선생님[/Speechword]chodeunghakgyo seonsaengnimprimary school teacher
과제[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]과제[/Speechword]gwajeproject/assignment
사립고등학교[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]사립고등학교[/Speechword]saripgodeunghakgyoprivate high school
국립고등학교[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]국립고등학교[/Speechword]gukripgodeunghakgyopublic high school
검정고시[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]검정고시[/Speechword]geomjeonggosiqualification exam for college or high school entrance
질문[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]질문[/Speechword]jilmunquestion
퀴즈[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]퀴즈[/Speechword]kwijeuquiz
연구 논문[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]연구 논문[/Speechword]yeongu nonmunresearch paper
남학생[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]남학생[/Speechword]namhaksaengschoolboy
급식[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]급식[/Speechword]geupsikschool lunch, meal service
졸업반[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]졸업반[/Speechword]joreopbansenior year (school)
매점[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]매점[/Speechword]maejeomstore at a school
스승의 날[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]스승의 날[/Speechword]seuseungui nalTeacher’s Day
교탁[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교탁[/Speechword]gyotakteacher’s desk
교무실[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교무실[/Speechword]gyomusilteacher’s room, school faculty room
시험[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]시험[/Speechword]siheomtest
시간표[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]시간표[/Speechword]siganpyotimetable
방학[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]방학[/Speechword]banghakvacation


KoreanRomanizationEnglish Translation
복학[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]복학[/Speechword]bokhakcoming back to school after leaves
등교[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]등교[/Speechword]deunggyogoing to school
교육하다[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교육하다[/Speechword]gyoyukadato educate
가다[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]가다[/Speechword]gadao go, to go to (school), to enter (a school)
배우다[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]배우다[/Speechword]baeudato learn
연습하다[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]연습하다[/Speechword]yeonseupadato practice
공부하다[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]공부하다[/Speechword]gongbuhadato study
가르치다[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]가르치다[/Speechword]gareuchidato teach
시험을 보다[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]시험을 보다[/Speechword]siheomeul bodato take an exam
채점하다[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]채점하다[/Speechword]chaejeomhadato mark or grade an exam


KoreanRomanizationEnglish Translation
방과 후 수업[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]방과 후 수업[/Speechword]banggwa hu sueopafter school class (also refers to a class during the vacation)
학교 끝나고…[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]학교 끝나고[/Speechword]hakgyo kkeutnago…after school
수업 전에[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]수업 전에[/Speechword]sueop jeonebefore class
수업 끝나고…[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]수업 끝나고[/Speechword]sueop kkeutnago…after class
1학년[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]1학년[/Speechword]ilhaknyeonfirst year in school
2학년[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]2학년[/Speechword]ihaknyeonsecond year in school
3학년[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]3학년[/Speechword]samhaknyeothird year in school


Korean Sentences Related To School

School And Studying

KoreanRomanizationEnglish Translation
열심히 공부해요![Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]열심히 공부해요[/Speechword]yeolsimhi gongbuhaeyo!Study hard!
지금 한국어학원을 다니고 있어요.[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]지금 한국어학원을 다니고 있어요多謝[/Speechword]jigeum hangugeohagwoneul danigo isseoyo.I am currently attending Korean language school.
선생님, 저는 이 것이 이해가 안 돼요[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]선생님, 저는 이 것이 이해가 안 돼요[/Speechword]seonsaengnim, jeoneun i geosi ihaega an dwaeyoTeacher, I don’t understand this.
(만약) 공부한다면 성공할 거야[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]만약 공부한다면 성공할 거야[/Speechword](manyak) gongbuhandamyeon seonggonghal geoyaIf you study, you will succeed.
저는 내년에 대학교에 갈 것이기 때문에 지금 열심히 공부하고 있어요[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]저는 내년에 대학교에 갈 것이기 때문에 지금 열심히 공부하고 있어요[/Speechword]jeoneun naenyeone daehakgyoe gal geosigi ttaemune jigeum yeolsimhi gongbuhago isseoyoBecause I will be going to university next year, I am studying hard now.
방학식은 언제예요?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]방학식은 언제예요[/Speechword]banghaksigeun eonjeyeyo?When is the last day of school?
개학식은 언제예요?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]개학식은 언제예요[/Speechword]gaehaksigeun eonjeyeyo?When is the first day of school?
졸업식은 언제예요?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]졸업식은 언제예요[/Speechword]joreopsigeun eonjeyeyo?When is the graduation ceremony?
방학 언제 해요?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]방학 언제 해요[/Speechword]banghak eonje haeyo?When is your vacation?

Related To Teachers

KoreanRomanizationEnglish Translation
교사입니다.[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]교사입니다[/Speechword]Gyosaimnida.I’m a teacher.
저는 영어 선생님이에요[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]저는 영어 선생님이에요[/Speechword]jeoneun yeongeo seonsaengnimieyoI am an English teacher
저는 선생님이 되고 싶어요[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]저는 선생님이 되고 싶어요[/Speechword]jeoneun seonsaengnimi doego sipeoyoI want to be/become a teacher
선생님이 최고예요![Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]선생님이 최고예요[/Speechword]Seonsaengnimi choegoyeyo!You’re the best teacher ever!
선생님 같은 분은 찾기 힘들어요.[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]선생님 같은 분은 찾기 힘들어요[/Speechword]Seonsaengnim gateun buneun chatgi himdeureoyo.Teachers like you are not easy to find.
담임선생님은 누구예요?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]담임선생님은 누구예요[/Speechword]damimseonsaengnimeun nuguyeyo?Who is your homeroom teacher?
무슨 과목을 가르쳐요?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]무슨 과목을 가르쳐요[/Speechword]museun gwamogeul gareuchyeoyo?What subject do you teach?
1주일에 수업을 몇 개 가르쳐요?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]多謝[/Speechword]1juire sueobeul myeot gae gareuchyeoyo?How many classes do you teach per week?
하루에 (보통) 수업을 몇 개 가르쳐요?[Speechword voice=”Korean Female” isinline]하루에 수업을 몇 개 가르쳐요[/Speechword]harue (botong) sueobeul myeot gae gareuchyeoyo?How many classes do you (usually) teach per day?


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