Our Mission Statement

Instruction of Korean as a foreign language (KFL) is making an unprecedented rapid growth both overseas and in Korea. Needless to say, this is due mainly to the near-miraculous development of the Korean economy, the marked increase in the overseas Korean population, and the firm commitment and sincere efforts of the Korean government and relevant Korean organizations to globalize Korean studies and the Korean language and culture. The learning of Korean has thus been greatly promoted as the Korean language is the foundation on which all areas of Korean studies are built: Korean is the means by which non-Koreans conduct cross-cultural communication with Koreans; and Korean is the basis through which overseas Koreans maintain their national heritage, identity and pride. The key to these vital needs is the effective teaching of KFL supplemented with superior textbooks and other teaching or learning aids.

With the intensions of developing instructional materials which are essential for a comprehensive and successful overseas Korean language education, KLEAR (Korean Language Education and Research) Center was founded exclusively for the following purposes: (a) pedagogical research, teacher training and development of instructional materials for Korean as a foreign language; (b) the transaction of any or all lawful activities for which nonprofit corporations may be incorporated such as charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational purposes.