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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 Drew P.

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Pleasanton, CA

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As a recent recipient of a Master's Degree in Flute Performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Drew Powell is a promising young flutist and highly sought after flute teacher. For 15 years, he has participated in numerous music competitions, festivals, and performance opportunities, both as a soloist and part of ensembles, and actively continues to do so. He is an advocate of the arts and passionate about spreading the gift of music, which has lead him to teach over 30 students (and counting!) in just the past 3 years.

Drew won the 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competition (an international competition with no age limit) hosted by the Texas Flute Society. He was recently invited to be a guest artist at the 2018 Texas Flute Society Annual Convention, where he taught several masterclasses and gave solo performances.

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**My Vision***
I seek students who share a love of learning. I am not looking for the finest musicians or highest IQ's, because those gifts are not required to learn and grow. My greatest experiences as a teacher have come from when I work with students who just want to learn more.

***My Requirements***
I hold my students to high expectations when it comes to practicing. Each week, I give students individual assignments that I know will improve their learning and playing abilities, and I expect those assignments to be fulfilled by the next lesson. A failure to do so will result in frustration for both myself and my student.

However, I know that nobody is perfect, and I myself have had my share of weeks where life happens, and I simply don't progress as much as I would like. As a teacher, I understand this perfectly, and I will always strive to listen to my students, and work with them through their difficulties or struggles.

***What To Expect From Lessons***
I bring a lot of energy to lessons! I am very passionate about teaching and helping students grow, and I make sure to bring that to every lesson. I give concise, direct feedback to students, making sure to give them the information they need to understand how they can achieve their goals and grow.

I am very perceptive of students' feelings, and I take care to be sensitive to their needs each week. My worst fear as a teacher is to cause hurt feelings, so I will do everything in my power to avoid that!

I am an expert in the field of music and the flute, so you can be rest assured that the quality of instruction will be the highest.
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Kathy August 2, 2018
· Piano · In home
Drew was very knowledgable patient & helping me understand everything. Looking forward to my next lesson.
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keiko M. February 5, 2018
· Flute · In studio
I take flute lessons from Drew. He is a real flutist with musical talent and technique. Not only that but he has such good eyes and ears to tell me what I am missing. He corrected me things that none of my past teachers mentioned to me. I really enjoy playing so I keep practicing till I can play like him!
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Katie June 1, 2017
· Flute · In home
My daughter had Drew as her first teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. He was excellent at explaining concepts and techniques to her as she began to learn the flute. He helped her to have fun as she learned. He is patient, knowledgeable, positive, and communicates concepts and expectations well. We would have loved to have him stay in the area and continue as her teacher.
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About Adina M.

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Brookline, MA
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This days I am working as a teacher in an after school program in Brookline. I have recently finished all of the requirements for my second BA in Mathematics education and teaching certificate . My first degree is in Industrial Engineering and Management.
After working for several years in the industry as an information system analyst I decided to combine my knowledge of Math and Engineering with my passion for teaching and working with children and completed a unique education certification program for graduates called “Mabatim” which includes a second BA in Education and a teacher certification. My teaching experience includes student teaching of Mathematics at the middle school and high school level and two years of working as a teacher working with new immigrants and children from disadvantaged backgrounds between the first and six
th grade.
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Adina M.

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About Natalia D.

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Hopatcong, NJ
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Hola! My name is Natalia and I was born in Lima-Peru! I always loved to teach people spanish specially working with kids for more than 15 years made me realize that if they start learning Spanish at an early age it will be easier in the future to become bilingual. I live in USA and currently I work in a Preschool class where I'm able to teach Spanish to my kids in the every day basis. I also have experience teaching some techniques for people who wants to travel to Spain or south/Central America as basic questions for tourist.
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Natalia D.

Natalia D.

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About Isabel L.

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Smyrna, GA
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I love teaching, but I hate boring classes, so I always try to do different things to get the goal, which is learning. I also try to keep focus in what the student wants with class, be able to communicate, or improve grammar, writting, everyone is different, learn different and also want different things.
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Joe June 22, 2018
· French · In home
Isabel is very nice, and helpful, highly recommend her to anyone.
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Stan B. May 4, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
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Angelique May 1, 2018
· French · Online
She was so creative and engaging! My daughter really enjoyed the lesson!
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About Sina S.

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Fairfax, VA
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Learning a new language is to create a pathway to one's unacquainted cultures, to which the learner ought to be eager; and this is the only prerequisite for such purpose. Talent, attention and dedication, all, come afterwards.
An eager learner, never feels incompetent or alone; with a dedicated teacher who can make him/her relaxed, fully attentive and innovative.
We, all, have unique ways of expressing ourselves, by using the same pool of words; which is what makes the concept of language a distinctive invention.
This has been the essence of teaching Farsi for me. To make each learner use Farsi as a unique effective tool of self-expression.
I started teaching Farsi literature to my juniors when I was 10 and ever since that has been one of my pleasures, which I kept doing during all past years. Having more than 10000 verses in different
styles of Farsi classic poetry, editing books, articles, writing for amateur and professional newspapers, I have had learners of expanded range of age, education, and knowledge of Farsi, from illiterates to university students; all of whom eventually performed greatly.
The key was, to make them self-sufficient and independent by encouraging them find out, how they interpret the concept of language, and from then on, they had the joy of learning what they wanted to learn, facing challenges they loved to face, and the self-satisfaction anyone needs.
30 years of continuous learning, teaching and evaluating my students on different subjects, had shown me that whatever a human creates, can be taught, and whatever can be taught, can be learned.
In my teaching method, depending on the learner's age, goal, education, status of Farsi understanding and dedicated free time to study, different schedules will be set; and different tasks will be executed. The environment in which the learner will be trained surrounds his/her goals, and the expectations never surpass the abilities. It will be exclusively topic-related, which means learner will not be dealing with tasks outside of their functionality; so that anything taught, could be easily memorized.
The first session includes a free 15 minutes acquaintance, during which areas of interest in my teaching and learner's goals will be assessed to be sufficient, and then educational process proceeds.
At last, regardless of your choice of educator, learning Farsi is a great way of spending your time and effort to gain some valuable practical knowledge which makes you proud of knowing it.
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Sina S.

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Bozeman, MT
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Hello everyone! My name is Claire and I want to help you learn English as a second language. I believe that learning is most profitable when you enjoy what you are learning. I will put your favored approach to learning first when I teach. I also believe we learn most from learning in conversation. I speak Spanish and a bit of French and I look forward to hearing from you.

Hola todos. Me llamo Claire y quiero ayudarte para aprender Ingles como segundo idioma. Yo creo que el aprender es más rentable cuando disfrutas de lo que estás aprendiendo. Cuando enseño, voy a poner tus preferencias primero. Tambien, creo que aprendemos más cuando conversamos. Muchas gracias!
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About Gabrielle H.

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Saint Louis, MO
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Bonjour tout le monde! Je m'appelle Gabrielle

If you want to learn French, you're reading the right bio! My name is Gabrielle and I've been studying French since I was 12 years old. I am now 22 years old. I also have a bachelors degree in French from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I studied abroad in France for three months at the Université de Lyon 2 and I will be teaching in France this September.

Enough about me, let me ask you a question? Do you disagree with the approach of "sit and get" when it comes to learning? Do you want to learn and live (your best life)? Well, look no further! My lessons aim to make the process enjoyable by learning more than just the grammatical structure of the language. We will take a look at French culture, music, cuisine, history etc. This experience will be interactive. For example, playing g
ames to strengthen vocabulary or watching a video and then discussing in an impromptu manner about the topic. The goal is for you to learn French, but who says it can't be fun along the way.
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Matthew August 10, 2018
· French · In studio
An Amazing instructor and a very approachable person!
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