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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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* If you need to cancel or reschedule, provide at least 24 hours notice.
Please give your teacher at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule a single lesson. Forgetting to do so may result in the lesson being marked as missed
when your teacher marks attendance. Missed lessons cannot be rescheduled, which means payments for missed lessons are not reusable, refundable, or transferable. We also encourage you to chat with your teacher if you need to take a longer period of absence from lessons. You can cancel and reschedule lessons through your TakeLessons account anytime up to 24 hours before your lesson.
If you need to cancel your subscription, please let your teacher know as well as contact TakeLessons directly at least 24 hours before your next lesson to ensure any refund includes all the lessons you're expecting. Lessons that are less than 24 hours away are non-refundable.

*Payment goes through Takelessons, if you have any questions regarding payment and lesson packages, please contact Takelessons.

*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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Monica J. November 4, 2018
· Korean · Online
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Karl T. November 4, 2018
· Korean · Online
Very accommodating, flexible and a solid communicator. Really enjoying my lessons. Due to bandwidth, I do not always have time to study in between lessons. Suyeon is very patient with this and I still manage to learn quite a bit in spite of not being able to prepare as well as I would like.
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Kerry G. September 23, 2018
· Korean · Online
great start, and i loved talking to her and learning more
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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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Angela C. November 6, 2018
· Korean · Online
I had a great time studying with Youngju. She is very nice and she knows how to explain grammar. I really enjoy our lessons.
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Donna Q. October 21, 2018
· Korean · Online
I have been with Youngju 씨 for a few weeks and it has been a great experience! I've learned a lot and appreciate the tailored lessons. The homework is spot on and the structure of the classes on-line are very organized and simple to follow. Youngju 씨 is very encouraging and explains words, concepts, and cultural factors in an easy-to-digest manner. Also Youngju 씨 challenges you to think and put learned material together so it's reinforced in your mind. If you're looking to learn Korean, no matter what level, I'd definitely recommend Youngju 씨!
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Angie August 28, 2018
· Korean · Online
Youngju 선생님 was wonderful! She is patient, provides clear instruction, and accommodates the student at the level they need. Can’t wait to continue learning from her! 감사합니다
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About Sung Je K.

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I let you know that I am not a professional Korean tutor, but we can study Korean with responsibility. Also, you can contact me anytime when you have questions about writing and speaking in Korean.

About Sung Je
Hi everyone,

Thanks for taking an interest in my profile! I help students improve their conversational ability and better understand the nuances in Korean.

It will be a great time each other. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Thanks!
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Aiden October 24, 2018
· Korean · Online
Perfect temperament for working with my 7 year old. Sung Je K adapts to my sons whims and, when needed, drew him back into the lesson using them. Ex. My son, on a suger high from a holliday party at school, started blurting out random words. Sung Je K. Took those words, and used them in the lesson. It was fantastic. Sung Je K is attentive and wants his students to learn. A+ teacher!
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hanna taye July 30, 2017
· Korean · In studio
wow.... I will talk with my parents and if they say "yes" you will be my new tutor!!!!
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Christopher B. July 9, 2017
· Korean · Online
Awesomeness!
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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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Kathryn October 23, 2018
· Korean · Online
Excellent teacher. Very patient and kind.
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Krysten October 16, 2018
· Korean · Online
I have been taking lessons with Jeehyae for the past couple of weeks and have had a great experience! She is always very patient and adapts the lessons to my needs. She is very approachable so I'm comfortable asking her questions. She has helped me learn so much and grow in confidence with speaking Korean. I look forward to continuing to take lessons with her!
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Shakira October 16, 2018
· Korean · Online
JeeHyae is an amazing teacher! She’s extremely patient, super personable, and not to mention knowledgeable! She gets you speaking quickly, which means her lessons are interactive and welcoming, even to beginners like me! Jeehyae is also incredibly accommodating and encourages you to notify her if you are ever unsure about a specific topic. Once she notices that you’ve learned the section, then she allows you to move on, at your own pace, and ties all of what you’ve learned together in the next class.

I’d highly suggest taking lessons with Jeehyae! She has a natural ability to teach and I look forward to taking more lessons with her!
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I have given out language lessons more than 10 years since I was at college. It was always 1:1 lesson. My students liked to learn and had fun from learning words and expressions. Learning a foreign language is definitely fun. So I pursue "fun-learning" lesson with you. I am also interested in linguistics. I can correct your pronunciation close to native speakers.

About Jihyeon
I am Jihyeon from Korea. I've learned English since I was 13. So I can help you study Korean language including real Korean culture and custom. I have tutored French and English to 8th thru 12th grade. And I also have teaching experience with Korean language to adults for 5 years.
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안녕하세요. 제 이름은 김민수입니다. 저는 한국에서 태어나고 자랐으며 10년 동안 Technical writer/editor로 활동했습니다. 서울 뿐만 아니라 부산, 광주를 비롯한 한국의 다른 대도시에서도 살아 본 경험이 있으며 현재는 뉴욕 맨하탄에서 3년 동안 행복하게 지내고 있습니다. 한국에서 영어와 한국어를 가르쳐 본 경험이 있으며 이제 뉴욕에서 새로운 친구들에게 한국어를 가르치면서 새로운 경험과 경력을 쌓고자 합니다. 학생 개개인의 특성과 흥미에 초점을 맞추어 매 수업마다 흥미있는 콘텐츠로 부담없이 한국어를 연습하고 익힐 수 있도록 도와주고 싶습니다.
Hi. My name's Min Soo Kim and I was born and raised in South Korea. I have lived in Seoul and other cities such as Busan, and Gwangju as well. I have been working as a technical writer/editor for almost 10 years now and I have recently moved to Manhattan, where I am living my dream. I have several teaching (Korean and English) experiences back in Korea and I had so much fun as a teacher. I would love to keep having that fun while I pursue my career as a teacher who focuses on tailoring each student's needs and interest. Thanks!

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한국의 문화와 언어에 대해 즐겁고 부담없이 이야기 나누면서 즐겁게 한국어를 배우세요.
Let's have fun learning and practicing Korean with me.
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I grew up in South Korea half of my life and I talk in Korean with my family and my Korean friends all the time. Learning a new language is very difficult, however, with my help, I can definitely get someone to a point where they can understand Korean without stressing out.

About Chan
I am a professional flute player, composer, beatmaker, producer, recording engineer, music theory tutor, and a Korean language tutor.

I am currently a semester away to graduate from Berklee College of Music. I am currently double majoring in Music Production&Engineering and Electronic Production&Design.
Before then, I was a student in University of North Texas double majoring in Flute Performance and Composition.

I have played flute since 15 years ago every week. I have won many awards as a solo artist, with an ensemble, and with an orchestra. I have been involved with Seattle Youth Symphony, PLU Orchestra, Northwestern All-State Orchestra, and more.

Besides being a flute player, I am a Music Producer, Recording Engineer, and a Beatmaker. I have been in this industry for 4 years and landed a position as a Head Engineer of an R&B Ens
emble. I work with many genres of music, but tend to favor in Electronic Music.

On the side, I teach Korean and Music Theory as I am very comfortable with those and have experience in teaching them.
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Average Cost of Korean Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute Korean lessons in Chicago is $40. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $38 and $43 per hour.

30-min $28
 
$30 average
$33
45-min $33
 
$35 average
$38
60-min $38
 
$40 average
$43

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Korean lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Korean lessons are 13% less expensive at $35, and 30-minute lessons cost 25% less at $30.

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