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About Suyeon L.

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Canton, MI

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reading and writing
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Korean culture
Korean language
Survival Korean words
Korean test

About Suyeon
Hi, there! My name is Suyeon. and I can't wait to meet you!

I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students how to read korean, conversations, and translation as well.
I'm very patient and friendly and my teaching style is based on your interest and ability. If you want to learn commonly used phrases or grammar basis, conversations or studying for test, whichever your goals are I will be prepared for the lessons .

I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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*Once you purchased the lessons, you can request to schedule your lessons. you can also see my profile to check my availability (https://takelessons.com/profile/suyeon-l?service=korean&online=1)

* we can use Skype (my skype ID is suyeonmina) or Takelessons class room for our online lesson.

please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! :)
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Mariah June 9, 2019
· Korean · Online
First lesson was good! Suyeon uses examples of her own that help me understand the way things are supposed to be said. I will practice until my next lesson!
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Briana B. June 4, 2019
· Korean · Online
Mrs. Suyeon is very kind and patient. I look forward to many more lessons with Mrs. Suyeon.
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Courtney May 29, 2019
· Korean · Online
Perfect lesson for me to practice my speaking skills! Very patient and helpful!
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About Jeehoon P.

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Gainesville, FL
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My teaching area includes these followings:
Basic Korean Speaking, Reading, and Writing
Conversational Business Korean
SAT II Korean Language
Korean Language in Contemporary Korean Culture
(and more)

About Jeehoon
안녕하세요! Love kPOP or kDrama?! Learn the language and no more subtitles!
Using TakeLessons or any kind of online-tutoring companies is new to me - but I am extremely confident to say that my teaching experiences will be able to provide great learning experience based on customized materials prepared by myself.
I'm currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant pursuing MS in Economics at FAU. I am originally from Seoul, South Korea and I've been in the states for the past ten year since I started studying here as an exchange student.
I am very outgoing and personable - don't worry if you are a shy person! I am always happy to listen to students' needs and wants.
I am very passionate about teaching and helping others - as one once said "To Teach in To Change One's Live Forever", every lesson for every student means a lot to me. Thus I hold gre
at responsibility and honor to do my job.
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April November 5, 2016
· Korean · Online
As an educator I have high expectations. I have tried two other tutors in the hopes of finding a tutor that would fit me. While the other tutors were very polite and comfortable to work with, Jeehoon exceeded my expectations. Jeehoon was prompt, organized, knowledgeable, and very comfortable to work with. He also has a great personality and sense of humor which helps to relax the student fostering a learning environment. I learned the most with him in one lesson than the other two lessons from my other tutors combined. If you truly want to learn Korean Language in a thorough manner, this is the tutor to work with. I am excited and look forward to my future sessions with Jeehoon.
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Eva S. September 24, 2016
· Economics · Online
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Dale T. October 4, 2015
· Korean · In studio
Jee has a great personality and is a great teacher. In addition to teaching the language he helps the student understand about Korean culture which helps the student understand when formal or informal language is used. I am just a beginner.
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About Youngju S.

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Murphy, NC

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Hello Korean lovers!! Do you want to learn Korean with a CERTIFIED and EXPERIENCED Korean teacher? I have been teaching for 30 YEARS including K-8 and COLLEGE as well as private tutoring in Korea, China and India. I am a student-centered, patient and dedicated teacher with teaching certificates from the Ministry of Education in Korea. My students have always been happy with my teaching because I always focus on students’ interests in what they are learning. I graduated from the graduate school of Seoul National University, the best university in Korea. Please check my profile and judge whether I can be your Korean teacher. I know everything Korean!! Let me share it with you!

About Youngju
Dear Prospective Students,

I know how to teach you the Korean language EFFECTIVELY and QUICKLY.

I’m a CERTIFIED teacher with 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, from elementary school to college. I have had many international teaching experiences and live with a multilingual family. I also completed the Program for Training Korean Language Instructors for Foreigners. This means I am aware of what the most difficult problems are when students learn Korean and I can provide the most simple and effective ways to acquire the language quickly.

I am confident that I can teach you authentic Korean at ANY LEVEL.

I finished my academic history as far as the phd (I never finished my dissertation, alas). I received my Masters degree and completed all of my post graduate work at Seoul National University, which a point of particular pride with me; a
fter all, Seoul National University is the Harvard of Korea. I have a number of published works in my academic association's annual journal. And I have a Certification in Reading and Essay Instruction.

I also know KOREAN VALUES and CULTURE inside and out.

I was born in Korea and spent most time of my life there in a traditional family. I have a deep understanding of Korea and its history and life style which I could share with you. If you want to learn how to cook Korean food such as kimchi, seaweed rolls(sushi) or jabchea(noodles), of course, I can teach you! I’m a housewife, too!!

I can give you ADVICE about getting GOOD JOBS in Korea.

I taught in Korean public schools as a homeroom teacher, art teacher and English teacher. Most of my responsibilities as an English teacher were executed with native English teachers. As you know, there are many qualified English speakers in Korea who want to be full time English teachers. I worked with teachers from EPIK(English Program In Korea), TaLK(Teach and Learn in Korea) and even Fulbright scholars. Native English teachers and I worked together very well; indeed, I won an award, due, if I may say so, to my organizational pedagogical contribution. I interviewed prospective teachers, taught them how to teach and prepare classes, how to get along with students and other colleagues, housing matters, and so forth. (In addition, I can give you advice on how to apply to a Korean University and handle an interview as my husband taught for many years in Korean Universities.)

I am a certified and experienced teacher who can help you with your ambitions and needs with Korean.
Let’s have fun while improving your Korean Language ability on Skype, at my home, or at your place at your convenience!
I’m totally ready to work with you.

Let's get together!! See you then!!

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I would like to post answers to questions that my prospective students usually put to me about my Korean lessons.

Q: Are you good with VISUAL LEARNERS and VERBAL LEARNERS ?

A: Yes, I'm good at that. I'm a trained teacher of Korean with more than 30 years experience.

I would like to say my teaching style varies depending on the learner's condition: age, learning style,present level in Korean, purpose of getting lesson, etc. What I usually do is use visual materials, songs and even physical gestures for children, since they have not fully developed their logical reasoning and use of abstractions. I also introduce online Korean practice programs. I also use these with adult learners who are totally beginners. Generally speaking, visual, audio and TPR approaches are more effective for beginners.

I give learners lots of chances to express what they are learning. I always link their Korean knowledge between what they learned and what they are learning. I give homework as much as they can handle, too. Regarding writing, we can share simple words or sentences on the Skype and the more you are advanced the more things we can do. One of my advanced learners is writing a diary and proofreads with me when we start every class.

Q: WHERE DO YOUR LESSONS START AT? Do they start with learning how to put the vowels and consonants together or just starting off with words you need to know?

A: Again, mine are individualized lessons. One of my students wants to just learn how to communicate verbally in Korean. It means he doesn’t care about written Korean. If the learner already knows the Korean alphabet and knows how Korean syllables are structured then I don’t need to repeat it. I don’t prolong the process or time without reason. Other than that, I start from vowels and consonants and how to combine them, and how to make sounds, and read, etc.

Q: Do you teach how to properly READ KOREAN?

A; I teach learners how to read Korean and let them read it and correct their mistakes. My pronunciation is very clear. Prior to my more than 20 years teaching history, I had worked for a Korean public TV station, KBS, as a reporter.

Q: Do you teach FORMAL and INFORMAL KOREAN because I know there is a difference between them.

A: Yes, I teach formal and informal Korean both, in addition to the Korean basic sentence structure. Of course, if you want to learn specific form only then I can do it for you. As I said, it’s all up to you.

Q: How do I PAY for the lessons?

A: All of the administrative work happens through takelessons.com except the actual class. It means you have to pay to takelessons.com. You can find how to do this on "How it Works" on the main page of takelessons.com homepage
(https://takelessons.com/students/how-it-works).

Q: WHERE the lessons occur?

A: My lessons have four possible venues.

1. At your place (presently not available): To know my travel area, pleace check "Select a location" on the top right of this my profile page( https://takelessons.com/profile/youngju-s1?online) in the box.

2. At teacher's place(presently not available): If you live in Baltimore and can come to my place then you can take face-to-face lessons. That is a choice too.

3. Online: Online lessons are conducted through live 1-on-1 video chats using my personal meeting room.

4. Online TakeLessons Classroom: I also teach online group classes.

Q: When the lessons are AVAILABLE?

A: You can find my availability at "View availability" on the top right of this profile page( https://takelessons.com/profile/youngju-s1?online) in the box. Once a schedule is set, the classes occur according to it. You can reschedule whenever you need to, just for a short time or longer as long as both sides are available.

Q: Is there some way we can schedule a "TRIAL" session with you?

A: Actually, I handle all requests through takelessons.com's direct messaging system until students are officially on my roster. You and I will receive all our contact info once you book lessons and we can communicate directly then. Sorry, this means there can be no trial session short of five lessons, which is the minimum they allow. But trust that 100% SATISFACTION is GUARANTEED!! :-)

I hope that I gave you the answers what you are looking for. If you have more questions then never hesitate to ask. I welcome questions from learners!!
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Lily June 6, 2019
· Korean · Online
Youngju 선생님 is a fantastic teacher so far! She works quickly to figure out what level you are at and how to meet your needs, and she is patient and fun ^.^
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Linda T. May 30, 2019
· Korean · Online
Wow! I've taken only two lessons from Youngju so far and she is absolutely amazing. I really feel like the lessons are very focused and she is very adept at meeting me where I am. I consider my Korean language abilities as not a beginner but also not very intermediate. I am very familiar with the language structure and can read fairly well. Youngju has been able to take what I know and bridge it with new knowledge. She is very open to answering any questions I have and she seems genuinely invested in my understanding. I'm looking forward to more lessons to come!
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Ellie G. May 5, 2019
· Korean · Online
Excellent, conversational practice! Youngju seonsaengnim makes the lesson relevant to your situation. She equips you with the vocabulary and grammar to make you more successful. Additionally, she’s consistently and reliably encouraging. What a gem! So grateful for her time ;-) 감사합니다!
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About Hyojung C.

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Miami, FL

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Do you want to know more about Korea and the language?
I can help you.
I am an experienced Korean language partner from University of Miami for college students since 2015.
From beginner to intermediate, I will be your Korean conversation partner and teacher.

About Hyojung
Hello, my name is Leann Hyojung.

When I was 5 years old, I started my piano training in classical and jazz piano.

I studied Jazz and Pop Piano at the Post Modern Music Dept. at the very famous Kyung Hee University (in South Korea). This is the same school that produced pop stars like Rain, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, Primary, Big Bang’s GD and Daesung, TVXQ’s Yunho and Yoochon to name a few.
Since I was in College, I’ve been teaching pop and jazz piano to a variety of students, from beginner to the experienced, at all age levels. I understand every student is not the same, so I make it a priority to adapt my teaching style to match a person’s learning style to maximize the learning session.

While providing lessons to a variety of students, I joined multiple bands and jazz groups playing various genres such as, alternative rock, hi
p-hop, pop, and fusion. In these groups, I played piano concerts, played for various video projects, and also multiple studio recordings.

After I graduated with my Bachelors, I wanted to develop my music knowledge as a jazz composer. Therefore, I prepared and studied hard, and was admitted to the very competitive University of Miami Studio Jazz Writing program which is top 3 in nation for music programs. Since then, I’ve made Miami my home. In addition to playing music, I have been teaching Korean to UM students in their Direct Independent Language Studies program.

In Miami, my music creativity has grown and I have met amazing musicians. From 2011 to the present, I have arranged, composed, and continue to perform in various fields.

I believe my various experiences will help me teach you to learn the piano in any style you choose. Doesn’t matter who you are, what your experiences are, I will guide you to learn the piano, whether it be for professional reasons or recreationally.
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Ezequiel June 3, 2019
· Korean · In studio
Excellent teacher. Always willing to help me and answer all of my questions/doubts. She is patient, caring, and has a kind personality.
She would find different methods such as exercises or even special homework to keep students engaged.
I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to learn Korean language!
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Kate M. March 21, 2019
· Korean · Online
she is well prepared for every situation including if you lose the supplies
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Yenni December 8, 2018
· Korean · In studio
A great first meet! Super excited to continue working on my Korean. Highly recommend Miss Hyojung to any person seeking to learn or to work on their korean :)
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About Amy S.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I have experiences of teaching Korean (conversation, reading, writing and SAT) professionally at Korean School for kids and teenagers and casually for my friends and coworkers. I want my students to have more confident speaking in Korean anywhere from what they learn from my lessons. The lessons I give will be professional while being fun!

About Amy
Hi! I am a young Korean-American, working as an Accountant in Los Angeles. I have lived half of my life in Korea and another half in the United States. I have experiences of teaching Korean (conversation, reading, writing, SAT and culture) professionally to kids and teenagers for three years and casually to my friends and coworkers. Although I'm currently working full-time, I want to spend my spare time sharing my skills in teaching Korean language and Korean culture to people who are interested in. Hope you get a chance to learn a lot more about Korea and Korean language while having fun with the patient and friendly teacher!
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Amy S.

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About Julia P.

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South Plainfield, NJ
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Hi,
This is Julia. I am a native Korean speaker. I lived in Korea until the '20s. Currently, I have been living in North America for about 10 years.

Are you interested in learning Kpops, Korean dramas and so on in details?
( I am a big fan of 'Blackpink':) )
Do you have difficulty writing and reading in Korean?
Do you need to practice speaking more?

I will be able to be ready to help you out!! No worry when you are wrong, but enjoy your mistakes in order to improve your language skill.

About Julia
On Vacation 06/21/2019 12:00am EDT - 09/01/2019 11:59pm EDT

Education: Union County College student in a physical therapy program,
USA
2014 - present (temporarily recess)
Bachelor of Science in Food Science, South Korea
1999-2003
Previous experience:
English Conversation Academy, South Korea
Teaching English and Korean to students under middle
schoolers
2005
Nutritionist
2003-2005

Certificate: Certificate IV in TESOL in Greenwich College, Syndey, Australia
2008
Certified Nutritionist and Food Hygienist’s license in South Korea
2003
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Julia P.

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About Jinwoo C.

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Fullerton, CA
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Let's learn to speak Korean! The world is in LOVE with K-Pop! More and more people are interested in learning to speak Korean! Let me help you to easily pick up basics of conversational Korean as well as reading and writing to more intermediate and advanced students! Let's talk!

About Jinwoo
Hello,

My name is Jinu Chang and I am a Korean American photographer from Fullerton, CA. I love to share my talent with people who are willing to learn. I will be teaching photography and Korean for now, but if people are interested in learning videography, editing, graphic design, photoshop composition and etc, I will expand to more classes. I can't wait to meet you all!
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Jinwoo C.

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$42 / 30-min

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Korean in San Francisco

Are you thinking about taking Korean lessons in San Francisco? Learning Korean is a fantastic idea, and you’re in a great city to start your journey. The Korean language has a rich and interesting history, and you have some amazing opportunities to explore the language and the culture, right here in San Francisco!

One of the best and most exciting things about learning a new language is discovering new foods. Grab your friends or study partners, and check out these delicious Korean restaurants in San Francisco.

Muguboka

This place almost always has a line outside the door, and when it comes to restaurants, that’s a good sign! Order a bowl of Korean beef soup with assorted banchan (side orders). Don’t worry if you’re a vegetarian, you can order all of their dishes with tofu instead of meat.

My Tofu House

Don’t let the name fool you; although tofu is their specialty, there are some great options for meat lovers, too. Try the tofu soup, the kalbi short ribs, or the bi bim bap (mixed rice with meat).

707 Sutter

This is one of the best spots in San Francisco for Korean BBQ. You can cook the food right at your table and try different types of meats and side dishes, which makes it a great place for a group!

Besides Korean food, there are some great opportunities in San Francisco to experience Korean culture. Here are some events to check out in your city.

Korean Day Cultural Festival

This annual event is the largest cultural celebration in the San Francisco area. Learn about the Korean Dynasty and enjoy delicious Korean food. There are also live K-Pop (Korean pop music) performances, and Taekwondo demonstrations.

Korean Center, INC. San Francisco

Korean Center Incorporated (KCI) is an excellent resource for anyone taking Korean lessons in San Francisco. This non-profit organization helps Korean immigrants in the United States with education, training, and cultural services. KCI hosts several events each year to promote Korean history and culture. If you want to learn more about Korea, the KCI website (http://koreancentersf.org/) is a great place to start.

Meetup Groups

Meetup groups are excellent to find new friends, study buddies, and conversation partners so you can apply what you learn in lessons to real-life situations. Some Korean Meetup groups in San Francisco include the San Francisco Korean Social Group, San Francisco Korean Language, Culture, and More group, and Slice of Mooncake: SF Asian Literature Club.

Learning a new language isn’t only about mastering pronunciation and memorization. Studying the history and traditions, and experiencing the culture is an integral part of the overall learning experience. As you take Korean lessons in San Francisco, you will surely discover some more great ways to experience the Korean culture. Have fun!

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