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Night Course

The Special Course is a year-long evening program aimed at fostering the next generation of professional literary translators. The course can be taken more than once.

Night Course
  • 7 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese)
Course Outline
  • Duration: 1 year (2 terms: Spring & Autumn)
  • Enrollment: April (Spring Term)
  • Requirement: Students must complete two terms and submit their translations.
  • 1 online class per week / weekday 19:00~21:00 / 12 weeks per term

    * Timetables to be sent out separately before the start of term.

  • Literary Translation Workshop (Korean → foreign language)
  • 1 session per term with an author (or a literary critic)
  • New Class: Around 8 for each language (English, Chinese, Japanese)
  • Advanced Class: Around 8 for each language (English, Chinese, Japanese)
  • Integrated Class: Around 8 for each language (French, German, Spanish, Russian)
Registration Fee100,000 KRW per year

How to Apply

How to Apply
  • Anyone with the ability to translate Korean literature into a foreign language (no restrictions on nationality, academic background, age or country of residence)
  • Applicants with no prior experience of studying at LTI Korea Translation Academy
  • Open to all
  • Applicants who have completed another course at LTI Korea Translation Academy.

    * Applicable courses: Regular Course, Translation Atelier, Special Course (Applicants who completed Year 1 of Special Course before 2019 are eligible.)

  • Around 8 students for each language Classes with fewer than 3 students may be closed.
Required Documents
  • Application form, personal statement
Registration Fee
  • 100,000 KRW per year (To be paid upon enrollment)

Application Timeline

Application Timeline
For all groups
End of January ~ Early February
  • Applications accepted online (
  • Application review
  • Translation test
  • Interview
End of March
  • Results & registration
  • Enrollment

in Charge

  • Special Course

    Seokwon Choi 
    Education Management Office


    Tel. +82-(0)2-6919-7772