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Are you interested in learning Korean?? Love Korean dramas and Kpop? Are you planning on visiting Korea? 안녕하세요! I am a CERTIFIED Korean language teacher and have been teaching Korean at Korean language schools in America since 2000.
If you register my classes you will learn not only speaking, writing, listening skills but also culture and manners of Korea. Are you ready to learn "Hangeul"?
Now you know who to contact!!

About Jihye

Hello, future students!

My name is Jihye and I teach Piano and Korean language. I grew up in Seoul, Korea and currently living in LA, California. I graduated from Kyung Hee University and earned a Master's degree at the California Institute of the Arts.

I have been teaching piano for 20 years and Korean at Korean language schools. In the past, I have met many K pop and K drama lovers so I decided to share my culture and language with them.

So far I have met many passionate and enthusiastic students whom I feel very lucky to work with. I offer personalized curriculum to each of my Korean and piano students. Also, help students who prepare piano level exams such as CM, ABRSM, and SATII for the Korean language. I sometimes use clips of songs and dramas to help students who learn Korean.

Are you ready to learn?? Let's begin taki

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October 1, 2019
Ka
Lessons are fast pace and Jihye is very knowledgeable on the subject to answer any questions.
September 26, 2019
Allie
My first lesson with Jihye was great! She really took the time to get to know me, my interests and goals, which really helped me feel relaxed and comfortable. I can’t wait to continue working with her and keep learning!
August 4, 2019
Jay
Very informative and patient

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Suyeon L.

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reading and writing
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Pronunciation
Frequently used expressions
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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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.
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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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August 1, 2019
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July 29, 2019
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July 28, 2019
Gabby
I love Suyeon so much! She is such an a amazing teacher and extremely patient. I remember she would teach me a word and ask me to repeat it and I would instantly forget it, she simply didn't get angry and taught me the word in a different way so I could remember it. My Korean is improving everyday and I couldn't have gotten this far without you. 선생님 감사합니다!!! :)

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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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October 8, 2019
Thomas
I want to take the opportunity to say that my Korean teacher, Youngju Lee, has been an amazing teacher for me this past year. I was altogether without any ability to speak or write the Korean language at the beginning, not one syllable could I understand, but there I was, engaged to a Korean girl whose parents were quite conservative. I had to set them at ease and show them I welcomed Korean language and culture into my life. Ms. Lee started me with the basics, the written alphabet, the vowel and consonant pronunciations. She was always clear and patient and her lessons were well paced to my achievement; it was a well conceived plan, each lesson leading into the next and there is always a sense of accomplishment as each lesson was integrated into the previous. Since Ms. Lee is a highly educated native of Korea, she knew everything, all the intimate details about greetings and levels of respect in Korean culture. My meeting with my wife's parents was a success, and they were very pleased by how well I understood the Korean side of things. I remember at dinner handing the kimchi bowl to my father in law I remembered: two hands, not one! My bows were well rehearsed as well. We had a great time together and I owe it to Ms. Lee's teaching. I have enjoyed our time together and will continue to do so in the future. Thank You, Ms. Lee!
September 22, 2019
Kaila
Very patient and helpful - she works with me at my level while encouraging me to get better.

감사합니다!
June 6, 2019
Lily
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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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 Jay

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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July 18, 2019
Morgan
It was great to meet Jay. He was very encouraging!
July 5, 2019
Raylee
Super fun in teaching and help me with anything I need and very understanding with my crazy schedule
May 10, 2019
Dawn B.
Very friendly and explains everything well.

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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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August 9, 2019
Kaitlyn
Sue is the best 선생님!! I contacted her for Korean lessons this summer and she responded immediately and was able to accommodate my time schedule. She’s a very patient and kind teacher and person. I had the hardest time with pronunciation and she was able to help me really hear how the words were supposed to be pronounced and made me feel more confident. She made every lesson fun and enjoyable — every teacher should be like her.
March 17, 2019
Grace
online lesson feels like in person class!
She planned learning plan and customized each classes and always check how much progress I made.
Highly recommend her!
February 2, 2019
Emily
Sue seonsangnim is awesome! She has a bright, energetic personality and is helpful, resourceful, and understanding. I really enjoy my time with Sue seonsangnim and how she can make my studies turn into something fun and interesting for me to continue studying Korean.

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Would you like to talk in Korean?
Do you want to sing along K-pop?
Are you going to have a job interview in Korean?
Are you going to study abroad in Korea?

Let's try it. I can help you. I have a job and adult training related experiences more ten years in Korea. If you have any needs about Korean, I can provide effective and practical solutions.

- student needs based conversational learning
with more 10 years HR manager experience
with more 10 years Business experience
with Korean legal knowledge (Master of Law)

I know how difficult of leanring a foreign language and understanding the culture. I can help you learn Korean and the culture. If you will get a clear reason why you learn Korean, I can design the class for your goal and needs.

About Cheol Hong

I wish to share my experiences and knowledge with my students through teaching and learning Korean. I have a mastery of the Korean language that is broad and in depth, for I am a Korean native born and educated. I have a nuanced understanding of its culture, its history and its people and I am confident that there are few better fit to teach those who are interested in these.

I was born in 1965 in Korea and spent my life in the rigorous Korean public school system. I received my bachelor degree from Kyung Hee University and went on to Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Law where I received my law degree(1990, Master of Law). I was employed by LG Display in its Human Resources and Knowledge Management Department for 11 years and moved to the USA in 2008. I received my GED diploma in 2009 and after taking on several employment inter

ests here in the US, including completing a nursing program in 2010, I have come to own and manage a small business and am finally settled in with my family.

* Experience:

1. Human Resources Management: Recruiting, Interviewing, Selecting, Positioning, Compensation, Labor Relation Management, Wage Adjustment and Negotiation, Employ Satisfaction Survey and Analysis

2. Human Resources Development: Organization Development Project(Organization Culture Activity), Knowledge Management

3. Information Technology Related : Human Resources Management System Development and Operating in Corporation Resources Management System, Knowledge Management System Development, Operation and Maintenance

4. Adult Education: Knowledge Management Training Program Development, KM Lecturing, KM Facilitator Workshop Program Design / Operation / Evaluation

5. Small Business Management : Set-up, Operation, Recruiting, Account Management

6. Medical Knowledge : I received my certification as a Nurse Aide in 2010 and finished one year course in the Nursing Program

I have an extensive background in my experiences and education. This gives me the breadth of knowledge to educate students of Korean language, my mother tongue, on a wide range of fields and issues. As a native Korean I can provide intimate and insightful understanding of every aspect of Korean life and language. All you need to do is tell what your interests and goals are, and I can devise a program of study just for you.
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July 28, 2019
Judy
Cheol Hong is a very good Korean teacher. He's very patient and seems to love teaching. You can't go wrong choosing Cheol Hong as your Korean language instructor, I'm glad I did.
July 20, 2019
Jessica T.
I had my first lesson today, he is an amazing teacher. He has already given me so many resources to help me learn faster. I also have a much better understanding of proper pronunciation with just one lesson. I am looking forward to the rest of my lessons.
July 17, 2019
Latasha W.
It’s my third lesson and he is still very kind as he has to put up with me and my forgetfulness.

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Cheol Hong P.

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Very easy to understand, book for a lesson today and let's get started!

About Onaolapo

Am a good teacher who is always ready to take student and tutor them the right way

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August 11, 2019
Bobby
He is a great tutor that listens to student

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About Hyun Jung

Learn Korean! Have fun with K-pop and K- drama!

Hello, Students!
I'm Hyun Jung Y.

I graduated from Soong-Sil University in Seoul, South Korea and majored in Korean Literature.

I completed Seoul National University’s teaching program for Korean Language teachers. I am a native Korean speaker, and I've been teaching at a Korean school for over three years.

I enjoy teaching Korean tutoring from elementary school students to adult students.

I have a lot of experiences teaching Korean to children to adults students.

I look forward to assisting and helping people learn Korean.

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January 20, 2019
Lisa
Great teacher, it was amazing!!!!

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Robert
"So far so good. Hopefully more sessions will help even more, but it's a step in the right direction for sure. I think this will help me out a lot the more
I participate. She really understands the language well and explains things in a way that's easy to take in. Looking forward to future sessions!"
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janet
"wonderful experience with teacher sunho. she is very patient. learned how to read in two sessions but very slowly ☺"
Regis
"Really great teacher very patient and knowledgeable I worked with her for a year and was able to pass my Language Proficiency Test. I would recommend for
anyone best teacher I have had in a while."
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Joelle
"Hi, Youngju! Anna and I like your emoji :D Anna is going to stay on top of her homework this week. We will see you on Sunday, 3/20 and then skip Easter
Sunday. We will see you for her 5th lesson on Sunday 4/3. I’ll be purchasing her next batch of lessons in a day or two. She’s loving it!! Thank YOU!"
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Barbara
"I knew Youngju more in her role as art teacher at KIS, as I was teaching art to 9 and 10th grade in the MYP program while she worked with the younger grad
es, so we often exchanged notes, advice and ideas on art and assessment. She was creative and had a real bent for sharing crafts in creative ways with her students. I'm sure she takes the same creativity and patience into her Korean lessons. The students loved working with her in both art and Korean classes, where she was teaching our Korean students so that they would develop their mother tongue appropriately."
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Kiana
"Jihye was great! Our first session was relaxed and she got to know a lot about me as a student before proceeding to what we were going to learn that day."
Katie
"Katie enjoyed the lesson"
Vilina
"It was good experience, The teacher was warm and kept to subject matter"
Wes
"Youngju is very patient with newbies such as myself. She incorporates extremely useful learning material and she encourages you to learn."

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