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When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

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Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of Korean Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Korean lessons is $48. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $70 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$29 average
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45-min $20
 
$38 average
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60-min $30
 
$48 average
$70

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 21% less expensive at $38, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $29.

Curious how much Korean lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best Korean teachers .

Korean Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Korean instructors

Jihye L.

San Gabriel, CA
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Catherine P.

New York, NY
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New York, NY
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About Jihye L.

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San Gabriel, CA

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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!!

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ANGIE S. March 16, 2018
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Izzy March 12, 2018
· Korean · Online
Jihye was really fun and easy to talk to, and learning and progressing came easily. She was great!
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Mia D. March 3, 2018
· Korean · Online
Jihye is great language teacher on TakeLessons. She takes on topic and gives us advice on how to sound more natural. Her classes are always welcoming and interactive!

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New York, NY
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Bilingual in Korean and English.

I can teach starting from basic to practical Korean that you can actually use in daily lives. :)

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Victoria April 16, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
My 6 year old daughter has been taking lessons with Catherine for about 7 months now, and we couldn't be happier. After begging me for lessons, of course my child already hates practicing. But Catherine couldn't be more patient, encouraging my daughter so that she enjoys playing by the end of each lesson. Catherine also seems very flexible in her approach to teaching. While she does follow standard curricula for the beginner, she is also extremely open to allowing my daughter play the music she wants to play. Catherine has really tailored my daughter's learning to suit her taste and ability, which engages my daughter and encourages her to want to learn.
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James April 9, 2018
· Piano · In home
Cat has been an absolute pleasure to work with. My partner and I have both been taking in-home lessons with her every week for about two months now, and we've both grown much more comfortable and familiar with piano at our respective skill levels. I'd highly recommend Cat to anyone asking me about piano teachers!
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Alex Mitow April 9, 2018
· Piano · In home
Cat is very helpful and patient, we look forward to our weekly lessons!

About Arron K.

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New York, NY
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Alphabet, reading and writing, grammar.

From street to formal high quality expressions!

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Sharon P. April 19, 2018
· Korean · Online
Arron was incredibly patient and knowledgeable with great materials! I learned a lot!! thank you Arron!
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Brandon April 10, 2018
· Korean · Online
Awesome. Was very patient with me and made sure I understood completely.
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Stefan C. April 5, 2018
· Korean · Online
Very helpful with any questions and always willing to spend extra time to help with any questions I had. Very patient with all aspects of the lesson and gives helpful tips along the way if he sees that you are struggling with a certain thing.

Jenny C.

Baltimore, MD
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Sunho K.

Hutchinson, KS
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Jeehyae D.

Chicago, IL
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Baltimore, MD
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My major is Korean language education. I used to teach Korean language and literature at high school for 5 years. I can teach not only Korean language but also culture like food, literature, etc. if you want. I hope to be a friend with my students.

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Ashley Q. April 4, 2018
· Korean · Online
I've only had one class so far and first impressions are very important to me. I think I'm going to be very happy with Jenny. She is really friendly, works at a good pace, and is very encouraging. Can't wait for my next lesson:)
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Michael March 10, 2018
· Korean · In home
Jenny was great with my 3 - 5 year old daughter. I highly recommend. We have had 4 different tutors since - even two in Korea and they weren't as good as Jenny.
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Nia S. December 21, 2017
· Korean · Online
I have had 5 lessons with Jenny so far and it's been a great experience. She's very patient and breaks concepts down very easily. She helps you to speak more naturally and helps you with understanding. Korean is easy to learn to read and write but listening is very difficult. However, Jenny helps me to understand and break down syllables and words by repitition. It also helps to study outside the class because then you can sound what you are learning into you mind and heart. Hope to be fluent one day.

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Hutchinson, KS

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Here is a little about me, I'm from Korea, graduated in Japan, working in America. Also,I'm an outgoing person. I like cooking, painting and watching movies. I really would like to meet new students who interested in Asian culture and people who would like to share their life styles and hobbies. Hope to meet you soon!

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Miosoti April 16, 2018
· Korean · Online
She is always going to be there for you. Also she I love talking to her and she makes everything so easy!:)
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Miosoti April 9, 2018
· Korean · Online
She always puts a smile on my face, even when I'm sad! She is one of the best!!
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Victor Dumeige April 9, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Great start! Sunho was very well prepared. The material was well organized and the class was efficient. Thank you Sunho!

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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.

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Tracey November 8, 2017
· Korean · In studio
Jeehyae has been working with my daughter Samantha who is studying Korean. She is an amazing, patient, wonderful teacher, and I would recommend her very highly to anyone wishing to study Korean!
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Samuel K. November 2, 2017
· Korean · Online
Jeehyae was very easy to learn with and I am looking forward to my next lesson!
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Amber August 28, 2017
· Korean · In studio
Always so helpful and attentive- answers my questions throughly and checks for understanding - easy to reach at all times and flexible - the best I've ever worked with

Recent Korean Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Korean articles on our blog.

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Your K-Pop Guide: The Hottest Korean Pop Stars

Learning Korean isn't just about memorizing vocabulary, it's also about embracing the culture. You can't learn Korean without being exposed to one of the most popular aspects of pop culture, Korean pop music. Korean pop is one of the hottest music genres, not only in Korea, but worldwide. The popularity of K-pop isn't just because of the catchy tunes, but also because of the gorgeous stars and teen idols who have major star power and a huge global fan following. Listening to K-pop song … Read More

Your K-Pop Guide: The Hottest Korean Pop Stars
Learning Korean isn't just about memorizing vocabulary, it's also about embracing the culture. You can't learn Korean without being exposed to one of the most popular aspects of pop culture, Korean pop music. Korean pop is one of the hottest music genres, not only in Korea, but worldwide. The popularity of K-pop isn't just because of the catchy tunes, but also because of the gorgeous stars and teen idols who have major star power and a huge global fan following. Listening to K-pop song
The Korean Future Tense Part 3: The Immediate Future
In our continued series on describing the future in Korean, language teacher Bryce J. explains how to use the immediate future tense in Korean... When you learn Korean, you will be introduced to four different ways to describe the future. Today we will look at one part of Korean grammar called the immediate/promised future. Before you start learning the immediate future, however, make sure you review the probable and definite future: The Korean Future Tense Part 1: Describing the P
Plan The Trip of a Lifetime: 6 Must-Read Korea Travel Blogs
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Korean Lessons

Do you want to take Korean lessons with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private Korean lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a fluent user of the Korean language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our Korean tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of the Korean language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, sentence structures, variations between North and South Korean, gender differences, and other technical aspects. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning a foreign language like Korean.

As a Category 5 language, Korean is one of the hardest foreign languages to master. It takes up to 88 weeks of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Though learning Korean is extremely useful while traveling to South Korea, it also helps with career prospects and with personal relationships. Become a better Korean speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online Korean classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any foreign language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Foreign Language Lesson Methods:
Korean Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

Korean Travel & Immersion

If you're considering study-abroad programs to South Korea, work relocation, international business opportunities, or general travel as a means to learning the language, immersing your self in the origin country and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad could expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects. Conversing with or having to ask native speakers for directions or recommendations forces you to proactively apply your lessons. The downside is that many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. Not knowing the basics of the language could backfire on you, and lead to poor decision making. Traveling in countries where English isn't the primary language can be risky if you don't plan ahead. If you learn basic conversation and the most popular phrases for traveling, then you can combine this knowledge with immersion and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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