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School in Korean | Back-to-School Season Series

안녕하세요. 저는 Kynnede예요. School season is almost near, so today I will be starting a series of blog posts about school and school-related topics such as school supplies, school subjects, the education system in South Korea, and so on. First, I will be starting with school vocabulary and sentence examples. Let's get started!


How to say "school" in Korean

"School" in Korean is 학교. For each different level of schooling, the word 학교 is attached.


Here are some common Korean words that are related to school.

Words for schools in South Korea

  • 학교 - school

  • 초등학교 - elementary school

  • 중학교 - middle school

  • 어자중학교/여중 - all-girls middle school

  • 고등학교 - high school

  • 남자고등학교/남고 - all-boys high school

  • 여자고등학교/여고 - all-girls high school

  • 대학교 - university*

  • 대학원 - graduate school

  • 학원 - cram school, a private academy

  • 유치원 - kindergarten

  • 전문대 - college*

  • 전문 대학 - technical college

  • 전문대학교 - community college

  • 전학 - transfer school

  • 어학원 - language school

  • 어학당 - language school

  • 기숙 학교 - boarding school

"University" in Korean

The word for "university" in Korean is 대학교. Sometimes, when spoken of a specific university, for example, 한양대학교, it may be shortened as . In other words, you may say 한양대. For example:


한양대에서 졸업했어요. - I graduated from Hanyang University.


"College" in Korean

The word for "college" in Korean is 전문대. However, the term 대학교 is used interchangeably or is shortened as 대학. Technically, 전문대 is used specifically for colleges with programs 2-3 years.


Korean words for School-related People

Here are the words for the roles that people have related to school.

  • 교수 - professor

  • 교사 - school teacher

  • 선생님 - teacher

  • 초등학교 선생님 - primary school teacher

  • 초등학교 교사 - primary school teahcer

  • 학생 - student

  • 초등학생 - elementary school student

  • 중학생 - middle school student

  • 고등학생 - high school student

  • 대학생 - university student

  • 반 친구 - classmate

  • 반 친구들 - classmates

  • 반 - class (group of students)

  • 학자 - scholar

  • 담임선생님 - homeroom teacher

  • 교잔선생님 - vice principal

  • 원어민 선생님 - native-speaking teacher

  • 부장 선생님 - headteacher

  • 유학생 - international student

  • 교환 학생 - exchange student

  • 동기 - same-year peer

  • 선배 - senior/someone who entered before you

  • 후배 - junior/someone who entered after you

  • 수험생 - test-taker

  • 학습자 - learners

  • 학부생 - undergraduate

  • 대학원생 - post-grad

Subjects in Korean

Here are the common subjects that are taught in school.

  • 과목 - subject

  • 수학 - math

  • 지리학 - geography

  • 역사 - history

  • 과학 - science

  • 화학 - chemistry

  • 물리학 - physics

  • 샌물학 - biology

  • 문학 - literature

  • 외국어 - foreign language

  • 미술 - art

School-related Verbs

Here are some verbs in Korean related to school.

  • 기르치다 - to teach

  • 배우다 - to learn

  • 연습하다 - to practice

  • 공부하다 - to study

  • 교육하다 - to educate

  • 잘하다 - to be good at

  • 등교하다 - to go to school

  • 학교애 다니다 - to attend school

  • 하교하다 - to return home from school

  • 개학하다 - to start a new semester

  • 졸업하다 - to graduate

Other Korean vocabulary related to school

  • 학부 - department

  • 수업 - class

  • 시험 - exam, test

  • 강당 - auditorium, assembly hall

  • 학교식당 - school cafeteria

  • 교실 - classroom

  • 학년 - school year

  • 교육 - education

  • 도서관 - library

  • 학기 - semester

School-related Phrases

  • 좋은 대학교에 입학하게 되기 위해서 열심히 공부해요. - I study hard because I want to get into a good university.

  • 제가 제일 좋은 수업은 영어에요. - My favorite school subject is English.

  • 지금 한국어학원을 다니고 있어요. - I am currently attending a Korean language school.

  • 일주일에 학원에서 4개 수업을 들어요. - I take four classes a week in a private academy.

That's it for part 1 of the Back-to-School Season series! I hope you've enjoyed this lesson as well as I have. Please leave your suggestions and feedback in the comment section below. See you next time! Smooches

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