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About Youngju S.

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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!

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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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Haley August 1, 2018
· Korean · Online
Youngju is not only an excellent teacher but also a wonderful woman. I am often exhausted when I come home from work for my lessons with Youngju, but she is so kind, encouraging, and enthusiastic that she instantly puts a smile on my face! Youngju tailors her lessons to each student's needs; I told her that I hoped to improve my speaking skills, and she has been awesome (and patient!) about helping me practice my speaking during our lessons. She has a great sense of humor and a wealth of knowledge about Korean history and culture that make learning Korean fun. Youngju genuinely cares about her students' progress: she is accessible and super responsive if you have any questions outside of your lesson time, and she records each lesson so that you can review it on your own time, and so you can be engaged during your lesson and not have to worry about taking notes. I feel so lucky to have found Youngju, and I cannot recommend her highly enough!
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Victoria T. August 1, 2018
· Korean · Online
Yongju is the best teacher I've had in language. I originally tried to teach myself Korean but learning to conjugate on my own was very difficult. I told Yongju I wanted to focus on conversational Korean and she has been amazing. She's incredibly accommodating when it comes to lesson times and last minute rescheduling and she records all my lessons so I can review and study in my own time. Going on 4 months of lessons and I feel like I can be close to fluent by the time the year ends! Thank you Yongju!
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Jessica B. July 31, 2018
· Korean · Online
I enjoy learning with professor Young. She makes it fun and is very patient. She makes you feel the enjoyment of the class and make you want to come back to learn more. I would give a lot of pluses if I could. She deserves a teachers award!
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About Jeehyae D.

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Chicago, IL
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I am a recent graduate from Northern Arizona University, but spent all of my childhood living in Seoul, South Korea. Because of this I have become tri-lingual (English, Korean, Japanese). While at university, I was the vice-president and a teacher of the Korean Club which specialized at teaching university students how to speak, write, and read the Korean language since the university did not offer classes. Being from, and spending my life in Korea, I am very familiar with the culture which would greatly help me teach you relevant phrases / vocabulary that would be useful in conversation.

About Jeehyae
I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. I spent my first 20 years in Korea. I earned a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University. While completing my studies at NAU, I was the vice-president of the Korean club teaching college students the Korean language (reading, writing, speaking), and culture.

I have experience teaching Korean to students ranging in skill from beginner to advanced. Students can expect to learn not only the language but also Korean culture and how the language is actually used outside of textbooks.

I also worked at the international office at NAU and Ajou University in Korea. So because of this, I am very experienced in teaching and speaking to students who are either learning English or Korean, and have a strong ability to increase their learning speed.
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Karl T. July 26, 2018
· Korean · Online
Jeehyae is very flexible and and a solid instructor. One lesson down and I’m excited for the rest of them!
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Kierstin July 25, 2018
· Korean · Online
Jeehyae is a great teacher and teaches at the right pace so I can learn easy.
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Alyssa June 15, 2018
· Korean · Online
I am so happy to have finally found the perfect language instructor through TakeLessons! Jeehyae is incredibly patient and willing to help me understand Korean at my pace. I can always count on Jeehyae whenever I feel stumped and would like to review anything to improve my foreign language abilities. I can't wait for my next lesson :) Thank you Jeehyae!
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About Johan S.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I came to USA at age of 15 and learned English in Mid-West most of my life. I love using idioms in both language. In Korean up-to-dated direct translation of "you're welcome" is "what?" why? because they meant "oh no what are you talking about? don't mention it"
Let's learn the language while having fun. Take a lesson from me.

About Johan
Johan here and I love music! Nice to meet you fellow music lover.

I have been involved in music since I was just a child. It started with learning piano, then guitar, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, djembe and so many more.

I’ve continued to learn and perfect my craft by being apart of different types of bands from small to large with varying genres of music. I also formalized my music education with a bachelor of Art in Music. Did I mention I’m also quite a harmonizer? Sign up today and maybe I’ll throw in some tips with your instrument lesson.
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Christine April 25, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Johan is great with kids! My son is a very active child, and he was able to make the lesson fun and engaging. More than that, I enjoyed seeing Johan be creative, listen to the child, and make music fun, more than being it a lesson (per say). I highly recommend Johan!
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Gabriel April 21, 2018
· Piano · In home
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Joon March 22, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Johan is talented, passionate, and an all around positive force that everyone needs in an instructor. He can help you discover what it is you really want to get out of piano/music, and then guide you to where you want to go.
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Johan S.

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About Suyoun M.

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I have taught English to Koreans back in Seoul for more than 8 years, so I know exactly how different these two languages are.

Based on this understanding of how I need to approach non-Korean speaker especially whose mother tongue is English, I am confident that I can let you start studying Korean the easiest way and make the class fun with lots of introduction of Korean cultures and history.

About Suyoun
Hello! My name is Sue and I've been teaching English to Koreans, Koreans to English speakers since 2007.
From this long experience, I learned how different and opposite these 2 languages are, so I can teach my student how to learn this beautiful Korean language the most efficient way and fun.

How can I make the classes fun? Along with language classes, I will share lots of Korean culture and history, so the students have always interest in the Korean culture. Once you are interested in that culture, it will be inevitable not to learn the language! Always remember! Language and Culture. These are 2 things that never be separated.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
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Jose C. August 15, 2018
· Korean · In studio
Sue is a great teacher, very patient, very knowledgeable.
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Janice C July 16, 2018
· Korean · In studio
She's very fun, kind, and makes everything easier! I highly recommend this teacher to you especially if you are a beginner.

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Stephanie July 15, 2018
· Korean · In studio
My 1st lesson was great. Suyoun is amazing. She is very friendly and helpful. I felt very comfortable practicing Korean with her. I am very excited to be working with her.
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About Billy K.

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Vernon Rockville, CT
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Hello guys,

My name is Billy K currently live in Vernon CT. I was born and raised in Korea till age of 20 and moved to U.S for study. I finished my BA in accounting and MBA. Currently working as an accounting manger in a company (Korean conglomerate). I frequently communicate with people in Korea HQ. Also, at home, I only communicate with my wife and two sons and my wife is a big fan of K-POP and Drama so we talk about those a lot. I can provide teaching not only general Korean but also business Korean. Please join me and guarantee improve your Korean.

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My name is Billy K. in Vernon CT.
I am an accounting manager in hi-tech related company (Korean conglomerate).
I was born and raised in KOR till the age of 20 and moved to U.S. I finished my B.A (Accounting) and MBA. I have a beautiful family (Wife and two sons) and we talk Korean at home mostly. My wife is a big fan of K-POP and K-Drama and we talk those a lot. AS a mean time, since I am working as an accounting manager for the company based in KOR, I have a lot of chance to communicate with people in KOR HQ. I can provide teaching not only the general Korean but also business Korean. Pleas join me and guaranty you to be improved in your Korean skill!!
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Vernon Rockville, CT 06066
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About Eunjeong D.

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I have over 7 years of experience and can teach all levels from beginners to advanced. Also, I can teach Korean through cooking Korean food, which means I can teach not only the language but Korean culture as well. I have my own website for introducing recipes of Korean food and give the cultural background.

About Eunjeong
Hello My name is Eunjeong(Jennie) Choi. I am from Seoul, South Korea and I moved to Reno, Nevada last year. I have over 7 years of experience teaching both English and Korean to children as well as adults. I teach both traditional Korean classes as well as cultural classes making Korean food.
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About Lily yonghwa K.

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New Bedford, MA
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I was born in South Korea and i moved to the states about 10 years go for an undergraduate degree. Ever since I earned B.S bachelor degree in Biochemistry area and worked as a chemist at a medical company for three years. I am currently enrolled 3rd year of PHD program in Biochemisty at Umass, dartmouth.
I have well experienced at teaching not only academic such as science and mathematics but also languages such as teaching english to Korean students or teaching korean to American students.
I do well understand on how hard it is to learn new language since i have been through same path. From my own experiences, i can give students a guide for both leaning the language and how to deal with learning one.

About Lily yonghwa
I am such an adventurous person who loves traveling and experiences new thing. One of my life time goals is visiting all national parks in the state. I have only gone and hiked for 13 national parks so far and I know so many national parks to go that makes me really excited too.
The World is a book and I want to read it as much as i can. I have been in over 15 countries but the numbers of countries do not make special but what i learned from the travels makes it special for me. So many different people, foods and their special cultures grow me larger and mature.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to learn a new language.
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About Olivia S.

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Marietta, GA
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I have a passion for teaching and I mix different mediums to enhance the learning experience.

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안녕하세요! My name is Olivia Song. I believe I can teach you one of the greatest languages with different mediums in a creative fashion. Hope to see you soon.감사합니다.
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Olivia S.

Olivia S.

Online
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