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Learning Korean in San Diego

Want to take Korean lessons in San Diego? America’s Finest City is known for its cultural diversity, and San Diego also has a dense Asian population. It's home to a large and vibrant Korean community, and the Asian population makes up approximately 10 percent of the entire county's population. With annual Asian festivals, and a rich variety of Korean cuisine, San Diego is an ideal city for learning the Korean language.

San Diego hosts an annual Asian Cultural Festival, (http://asianculturalfestivalsd.com) to celebrate and promote Asian awareness throughout the community, and connect ethnicities and cultures. The family-friendly event features cultural exhibitions, martial arts, ethnic dances, food, and entertainment. K-Konnect, a collective of Korean culture enthusiasts that celebrate all things Korean, always has a booth at the event. K-Konnect hosts events throughout the year, and also publishes a monthly magazine and blog (http://www.kkonnect.net/).

IamKoreAm, the official website for the Korean-American magazine the KoreAm Journal, is a great resource for news and up-to-date information on events in the area. IamKoreAM (http://iamkoream.com/) hosts the San Diego Korean Film Festival, which features Korean films, actors, and filmmakers. IamKoreAM also offers KoreAm U, a nationwide online community for Korean-American students. With increasingly active participation, the site now hosts more than 100,000 users nationwide.

The Korean American Association of San Diego (KAASD) hosts annual parties, monthly board meetings, and a community partnership program. The center seeks to promote cooperation and awareness about the Korean culture. Learning about Korean culture and connecting with community leaders is a great way to boost your learning.

When you’re taking Korean lessons in San Diego, you can take a study break and enjoy some delicious Korean food. In San Diego, Korean food is often synonymous with barbecue, and dishes like Kalbi and Bulgogi. Buga Korean BBQ is the king of Korean barbecue in the city. Marrying the health-conscious culture of Southern California with traditional Korean food, the restaurant only uses local, hormone-free meat.

If you're a curious student looking to explore the Korean culture, there are several regions within the city that you can visit. The Kearny Mesa/Convoy Street area has lots of Asian markets and restaurants like the Mitsuway Marketplace, Nijiya Market, and Dae Jang Keum Korean BBQ.

San Diego is the perfect city for any student who wants to learn the Korean language. In addition to the variety of Korean cultural resources, there are also private tutors for one-on-one lessons. If you want to take Korean lessons in San Diego, you can feel confident that the city provides limitless opportunities for Korean language students. With one of the largest Asian festivals in the country, a variety of delicious Korean cuisine, and an engaging community partnership program, San Diego is a great place to start your Korean adventure!

About Tania B.

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About Tania
Hello everybody,

Do you want to become proficient or more proficient in French? Learn or brush up on french the fast and easy way with a native French speaker?

I am here to help you! My name is Tania I am 27 years old and I am a native French speaker. French is my native language. I love the idea of being able to help and teach students about this beautiful and complex language. I actually got most of my experience tutoring elementary, middle school and high school students and I have been teaching languages for 3 years now. Studying different languages myself, I understand the obstacles
that come with taking on a new language.

I can help if you simply want to brush up on practical usage for travel or to converse with friends -- or if you want to study grammar and more formal French for school or professional applications.

- The lessons are goal-oriented, creative and fun.
- Personalized instruction to meet your needs from beginner to advanced levels in all disciplines: reading, writing and speaking.
- The lessons are designed to make you familiar with the French culture and civilization.
- Specialized in tutoring students of all ages to improve their French skills for school, travel or competition.
- Lesson plans, class times and rates are based on individual objectives.

A bientôt!
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Carolina L. February 6, 2017
Verified Student · French · Online
Tania has been working with me on my level. I have learned a lot and she has also refreshed my memory of what I had learned a few years back. Her classes are very practical. There is tons of conversation and grammar. I am able to apply what I learn right away. My comprehension has improved a lot as well. One of my favorite things is that she is a native speaker so I learn a more practical French with common day-to-day expressions, with many things I won't get from book. Very recommended!
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Aidan & Rory A. January 29, 2017
Verified Student · French · Online
Great native speaker, friendly, excellent with children, prompt and encouraging.
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Cindy H. December 12, 2016
Verified Student · French · Online
Tania is very patient and helpful. I am excited to see how much my skills will grow.
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Tania B.

Tania B.

San Diego, CA 92117
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About Sophie D.

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La Jolla, CA

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Hi, my name is Sophie and I am originally from Belgium. French is my native language and I have over ten years of teaching experience!
I obtained my bachelor degree in education in 2004 and taught languages in a middle school until 2010-from which I got tenure. I then moved to San Diego with my husband when he was offered a job as a researcher at UCSD. My experience also includes teaching one-on-one, semi-private lessons and groups, teaching in China, volunteering in French-American schools, etc.
I love teaching French and my goal is for you to love learning it!
I believe you learn best
when you have fun so I try for my lessons to be interactive (dialogues, flashcards, games...) and to make you speak as much as possible!
Depending on your level and interests we will use different texts, news articles, etc. and will progressively learn grammar and vocabulary in a natural and enjoyable way!
I am a happy mother of two young boys, I love hiking, yoga, traveling and playing music! I consider myself outgoing and I enjoy meeting people!
I am looking forward to start our French lessons together!
Sophie
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Mathilde November 24, 2015
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I would like to thank Sophie for these lessons in English!
I learnt a lot of vocabulary, sentences thanks to conversations and exercices!
She's a very nice and welcoming person! When i come back in Carlsbad, i'll take another lessons with her, for sure!!
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Sharon A. November 10, 2015
Verified Student · French · In home
It was such fun to try to remember our hight school and college french. Sophie was very good at getting us to speak. She made us feel very comfortable.
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Kathy H. October 15, 2015
Verified Student · French · In studio
Sophie was friendly and engaging from the start. She eased me into speaking French after several years of no study. I have good homework to do and look forward to our next lesson.
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Sophie D.

Sophie D.

La Jolla, CA 92037
(9)
starting at
$50 / 60-min

About Justin S.

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San Diego, CA
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I have a bachelor of arts in Spanish with a minor in Latin American studies. I've studied abroad in México and Argentina (three months each) and know well the language variances of each. I would love to share both language and teach cross cultural competence to students of all ages. I am a trained, credentialed teacher in California and have experience differentiating lessons and activities for a wide spectrum of learners. I've taught high school classes of Spanish as well as Spanish for spanish-speakers, so my lessons can be used for students who grew up speaking spanish at home, but lack a f
ormal education in the language. I also have a masters in multilingual education from Cal State San Marcos
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Kenan P. September 26, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · In home
Justin is great. So happy that we found him. Thank you TakeLessons
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Natasha September 14, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · In home
My daughter really enjoyed the lesson and learnt a lot
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Anthony September 11, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Very helpful. Good at explaining things. Works within the curriculum that is most beneficial for me. Highly recommend
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Justin S.

Justin S.

San Diego, CA 92117
(5)
starting at
$33 / 30-min

About Jackie D.

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About Jackie
Hi! My name is Jackie, and I have 15+ years of experience in teaching, tutoring, and training. Currently, I am enjoying tutoring adults in passing the California teacher’s exam, as well as teaching teenagers and adults Spanish.

All of my students, meaning a perfect 100%, have improved their grades by at least one letter grade, if not more, and passed every one of their tests and exams. I help ALL my clients reach their goals!

Recently, I returned to San Diego after living in Peru where I taught English as a second language. My students ranged from adult business people and academicians
to primary and secondary school students. I really needed to utilize different teaching methods depending on each student’s needs. Some students wanted more business-related conversation, so I had be able to teach business principles in marketing, communication, logistics, interviewing, and so much more. Critical thinking was an area that I pushed my business students to improve. Other students needed to work on the basics of grammar, reading, and writing, and we had a lot of fun in class, whether going through the interactive lesson or improvising by singing the American pop songs to learn the lyrics.

The feedback I often received from my Peruvian students, as well as my students in Mexico and the U.S., was that I made learning an enjoyable experience—they wanted to work harder to advance quickly in their classes. All of my students agree that I have a lot of patience and turn even the most challenging lessons into ones of positivity and encouragement. I provide critical feedback in the most constructive of ways that helps the students reach conclusions on their own. I enjoy being there to support and guide their experience!

Before I left for Peru, I worked at St Vincent de Paul Village (part of Father Joe's Villages) in downtown San Diego. There I taught homeless and low-income adults with and without learning disabilities, as well as children from preschoolers to high school students. Teaching such a wide variety of students pushed me to think creatively and come up with memorable ways to engage the students and help them remember the lessons.

In high school, I took all AP and college prep classes. I went to a liberal arts college in Virginia where I focused on social studies and biology. I spent a few years training business people in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, InDesign, as well as presentation techniques. In grad school, I specialized in applied anthropology and public health. During that time, I tutored students in web design. In between, I've worked in Communications and Training in international health and development, so I have a lot of experience to bring to teaching.

Basically, I love teaching. I'm enthusiastic yet patient, and I absolutely adore helping kids and adults alike learn. It's such a sense of accomplishment when my students show off their terrific grades. I see the same look in my students’ eyes regardless of age—that pride that shines from within, that exuberant smile, like they can conquer anything. I want my students to keep that pride for a long, long time.
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Ria E. March 13, 2017
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Very helpful, makes you feel comfortable even it was still the first meeting. A lot of things learned from the first meeting
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Grace O. December 14, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
She was so happy to help. Very frustrating as I fell behind in Spanish over 2 quarters but Jackie is getting me back on track with compassion.
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Dustin E. September 13, 2016
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Jackie was great! I showed up late but we still were able to accomplish a lot and I look forward to working with her in the future.
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Jackie D.

Jackie D.

San Diego, CA 92101
(14)
starting at
$42 / 60-min

About Lora T.

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San Diego, CA

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My motto has always been: "Each one, teach one"! I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist. I minored in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in ASL and Deaf cultural studies. I have been using sign language since I was in third grade when I found ASL to aide in my learning with CAPD, Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Although I'm not considered truly deaf by the deaf community, I do not always feel fully a part of the hearing community. I find that signing my words helps me concentrate on what I want to say and block out the distractions. I also find signing helps to put 3-d meaning t
o 2-d print which allows literature to have more texture to sustain my interest. I am sure I am not alone in finding ASL helpful in aiding learning and understandIng. I see the benefit of learning sign language as more than just a foreign language credit, but also as a therapeutic teaching tool for neurological growth in areas of reading and attention.
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sonia March 19, 2017
Verified Student · Sign Language · Online
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Verified Student · Sign Language · Online
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Alyssa February 15, 2017
· American Sign Language · Online
Lora makes learning fun! She's patient, knows ASL very well, and is creative in the way she teaches, which makes it fun. I find her to be friendly and funny, while also having an extensive knowledge of ASL because she uses it personally and through her work.
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Lora T.

Lora T.

San Diego, CA 92101
(5)
starting at
$25 / 60-min

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