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Course for International Students

We are thrilled to announce the new cuisine and Korean language program. The program, Le Cordon Bleu’s Diplôme de Cuisine, is specially designed with Sookmyung Women’s University Korean Language class to support students who are eager to learn and explore both gastronomy and Korean culture.

Korean is spoken by more than 78 million people and the number of Korean language learners has remarkably grown in the past several decades. The Korean program at Sookmyung Women's University offers intensive language study, including Korean culture field trips and activities.

After the successful completion of the program, students are able to receive both Cuisine Diploma and Korean Language Certificate in only 1 intensive year.


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Course Detail

  • Entry Requirement
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 18 years or older
    • No prior culinary experience is required
    • Eligibility to study in English
    • Language: IELTS overall 5.5, TOEFL iBT 65 or equivalent
  • Cuisine Diploma
    • Initiation Cuisine
      • Initiation Cuisine opens the door to the adventures of classic cuisine. This step is designed to develop students’ competencies to work in a professional kitchen. Beginning with basic knife skills, students steadily progress to learn stocks, sauces, butchery and all classic cooking methods while familiarizing themselves with French culinary terminology. Students will also develop personal kitchen organization skills through individual practical application.
    • Basic Cuisine
      • Basic Cuisine introduces students to the concepts of Bistronomie which draw upon the classic French regional cuisine heritage in a fresh, modern and innovative manner. Students begin to perform tasks more easily and instinctively through practice. Basic Cuisine also emphasizes the understanding of French gastronomic culture including ingredients, cuisine techniques, and historical sides.
    • Intermediate Cuisine
      • Intermediate Cuisine introduces students to classic French regional dishes and European cuisine techniques, through which they will apply the techniques introduced during Basic Cuisine. Through practice, students will begin to perform tasks instinctively with greater ease and understand the importance of mise en place: organization and production.
    • Superior Cuisine
      • During Superior Cuisine, which concludes our Diplôme de Cuisine, students will focus on advanced preparation and cooking techniques while being encouraged to develop their own creative ideas and apply their kitchen operation knowledge. Alongside mastering intricate techniques, students at this level will also individually gain group leadership skills that will prepare them for an industry environment. Working as a team, students will plan and host a dinner event where they need to produce items of high-quality appearance and taste together.
  • Korean Language Program
    • TERM 1 (10 weeks) | LEVEL 1~2
      • Level 1: Learning how to pronounce, read and write Korean consonants and vowels.
      • Level 2: Learning various Korean euphonies and understanding numerous inflections of Korean language.
    • TERM 2 (10 weeks) | LEVEL 2~3
      • Level 2: Learning various Korean euphonies and understanding numerous inflections of Korean language.
      • Level 3: Learning how to express various subjects such as finding a rent, planning a plan, joining a club, booking a concert, and imagining future.
    • TERM 3 (10 weeks) | LEVEL 3~4
      • Level 3: Learning how to express various subjects such as finding a rent, planning a plan, joining a club, booking a concert, and imagining future.
      • Level 4: Practicing proverbs and expressions to apply proper situation with deeper understanding of Korean society.
    • TERM 4 (10 weeks) | LEVEL 4~6
      • Level 4: Practicing proverbs and expressions to apply proper situation with deeper understanding of Korean society.
      • Level 5: Improving their knowledge by covering unfamiliar subjects such as politics, sociology, economics, and culture.
      • Level 6: Enhancing advanced level of vocabulary, grammar, and specialized expressions by using newspapers, tv news.

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