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Jihye L.

129 Reviews
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  • Speaks Korean
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts
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Jihye L.

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Are you interested in learning Korean?? Love Korean dramas and K-pop? Are you planning on visiting Korea? 안녕하세요! I am a CERTIFIED and experienced Korean language teacher.
If you register for my classes you will learn not only speaking, writing, listening skills but also the 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

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Isaac V.
Just finished my third lesson with jihye! She is very good at teaching and adapts quickly to your ideal learning method and style. Learning about korean culture and history has also been very interesting as well. If you want good and rewarding results this is your teacher.
Lisa
Off to a great start! Thank you Jihye!
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Hyojung C.

31 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Korean
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Bachelor of Music from Kyung Hee University, South Korea
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Hyojung C.

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Do you want to know more about Korea and the language?
I can help you.
I am an experienced Korean language partner from University of Miami for college students since 2015.
From beginner to intermediate, I will be your Korean conversation partner and teacher.

About Hyojung

Hello, my name is Leann. When I was 5 years old, I started my piano training in classical and jazz piano. I studied Jazz and Pop Piano at the Post Modern Music Dept. at the very famous Kyung Hee University (in South Korea). This is the same school that produced pop stars like Rain, Super Jun

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Keya B.
Another Great lesson
Keya B.
Very patient and friendly
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Hyojung is kind and patient.
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Sungho J.

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  • Speaks Englsih, Korean
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sungho J.

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Have you thought about learning Korean and playing the instrument at the same time? Here I am to help you. My name is Dr. Jung, native S. Korean and I play and teach violin and viola.

I am very much looking forward to working with you!

About Sungho

Do you want to learn violin, viola, or both? I can help you with that! I received D.M.A. in Violin Performance from Michigan State University. I believe that my years of knowledge and experience will help students to improve their skills and reach their goals. I am excited for the opportunity to

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Woo Chul L.

11 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Woo Chul L.

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My lessons will be based on learning Korean through Kpop, K-dramas and K-variety shows. We will explore and select each category together and learn the language, history, culture, and more! I believe in visual learning so we will do some image training to help you better understand the language!

About Woo Chul

I hold a master's degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Southern California, currently working as a healthcare administration/consultant, specializing in the ambulatory care system. Truth: I grew up in Korea and came back to the states during my teenage years. Since then, I vol

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Angela M.
Woo Chul is truly a joy to work with. His instruction is concise and the attention to detail is extremely helpful. The individualized lessons really help me to grasp the subject.
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Angela M.
I am really enjoying having Woo as an instructor. He spends a lot of time working with pronunciation in the beginning, and targeting where I was weakest. I have been extremely impressed with his instruction technique, and already feel like I am learning a lot. Definitely recommend him as an instructor.

Christina P.

10 Reviews
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  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Christina P.

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Students can expect quality lessons with Christina as she will incorporate professional 1 on 1 attention with speaking, writing, reading, and conversation practices in Korean. If Korean is not your first language and you want to gain confidence, Christina can help you achieve great improvement with a thorough understanding of the Korean language and practice real life conversations.

About Christina

Christina is a multi-talented musician, producer, singer-songwriter and has been actively involved with music throughout her life. She began learning classical piano at the age of three and naturally fell in love with singing at a young age. Gifted with perfect pitch, she has excellent ability to p

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Matthew T.
My grandson, Xavier, always looks forward to his lessons with Christina. I see tremendous progress from when he initially started about a month ago. He’s eager to show and tell what he learned after his lessons when I see him.
Sarah R.
Christina is awesome! She is very patient and her instructions are very clear to follow.
Valerie
Good teacher, my daughter was happy with the classes.
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Cheol P.

49 Reviews
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  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaches students 15 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Cheol P.

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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

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 Human Resources Management and adult training experiences more ten years in Korea. If you have any n

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Corinne
I've been taking lessons from Mr. Park for a few months now, and I've been really enjoying them! I've taken group classes before, but this is my first 1:1 lesson experience, and Mr. Park does a great job catering and personalizing his approach to what you're interested in, even if it's not quite language related! For example, I told him I was looking to study Korean art history, and he sent me additional resources specific to that, and sometimes even devotes time to discuss different facets of it if it comes up in the lesson. He also provides a deep dive into the Sino/Native-Korean roots of different words which I personally find helpful and interesting. He is patient, encouraging, and personable, and does a fantastic job explaining things even if you don't quite get it the first time. Highly recommend!
Ernest L.
Fun and extremely helpful first lesson
Tracie R.
Cheol Hong is an incredible teacher. He's clearly so incredibly intelligent and gifted at helping you pronounce words that are challenging for you. He goes above-and-beyond checking homework, providing insights to Korean culture and history. It's been such a pleasure working with and learning from him so far. I can't recommend him highly enough!

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Local Lessons

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

Online Lessons

Is your dream Korean teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Korean Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Korean lessons is $47. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $60 per hour.
30 min
$28 average
45 min
$34 average
60 min
$47 average

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"She is a great teacher who was able to understand my son's ability and enhance his capability to perform at his best. We are excited for the future lessons."
Jaewon
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"My daughter rushes home twice a week for her lessons with Jihye. She's wonderful!"
Carolyn
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"My daughter is really enjoying and learning with Suyeon! She takes her work seriously, and my daughter is looking forward to continue working with her!"
Grace
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"The best teacher! She works with how slow I am and my crazy schedule and is awesome. Very nice and very helpful I learned alot and can't wait to learn more with her!"
Colette Young
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"She makes it so easy!"
Angie
Took Korean lessons from Suyoun K.
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"Great first lesson! Will definitely continue with Jihye!"
Daniel
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"Very helpful. Looking forward to the next one!!"
Michael
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"She is a great listener and has a lot of patience. Thank you for your help!"
Andie
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Mrs. Suyeon is an amazing teacher! Although I was very nervous, she carefully explained things and encouraged me. She wrote everything, clearly, so I could study later and made sure I understood the meaning behind the words and the reasons those phrases were used, in what context and to whom. I'm extremely happy that I've taken lessons from her. Thank you Mrs. Suyeon and Take Lessons! I'm even more dedicated to learning Korean now!"
Gabrielle
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Suyeon is a very patient and committed teacher. She has a friendly personality, and progresses through the material at a good pace without making the lessons boring."
Michael
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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Korean Classes Near You and Online

About 75 million people speak Korean, making it the 17th most common language in the world. South Korea’s economic growth has increased the demand for Korean speakers in global business, meaning taking Korean lessons can open you up to a plethora of both personal and professional opportunities.

Fortunately, it’s easy to get started with Korean speaking lessons. You can use your webcam to connect with a native speaker and start Korean classes right away from the comfort of your own home. Your teacher can help you achieve your linguistic goals in the most efficient way possible, giving you the personalized insights that only a private tutor can provide.

It’s a great idea to learn the Korean reading and writing system (Hangul) alongside your speaking lessons. The good news i

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s that the Korean writing system is one of the most logical of all languages. Its 24-character phonetic alphabet forms blocks of syllables, creating words and sentences. In fact, it's so simple to use, some communities in Indonesia have adopted Hangul as their own writing system.

Why Should I Take Korean Lessons?

Everyone has their own reason for wanting to learn Korean, but there are some benefits to studying the language that you may not yet be aware of. Let’s start with the most obvious: taking Korean classes will help you better understand the people and places of Korea. In addition, studying Korean will allow you to step into a rich cultural experience – one that includes listening to K-pop music and watching K-dramas without the subtitles, of course.

There’s no shortage of reasons to spend time in South Korea. Home to some of the world's biggest and most beautiful attractions, the country also has a friendly culture full of folks who will be happy to help you work on your Korean skills. Recreation aside, knowing Korean will also boost your professional career, as South Korea's economy continues to expand globally, with companies such as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG making a major impact across the world.

What You'll Learn in Korean Class

When you work one-on-one with a Korean tutor, you'll learn quicker and more thoroughly than you would with larger classes or video programs. That’s because your tutor will take the time to understand your unique goals and learning style, then develop a personalized lesson plan made just for you. Classes for adults are quite different, in terms of lesson topics and teaching style, compared to Korean language lessons for kids.

Whether you're two or 92, interested in business, travel, or getting in touch with your heritage, your private lessons will be tailored to your needs. With private instruction, you'll overcome hurdles more easily than you could on your own. Plus, your tutor will help you maintain focus and stay motivated. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see in your Korean lessons.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Korean Lessons

If you've had little or no experience, or if it's been a while since you studied, beginner Korean classes are for you. Everything you learn in beginner lessons will build a foundation for advancing to higher levels. In beginner classes, you'll learn:

  • Hangul (the Korean alphabet)
  • Writing and reading syllables
  • Honorifics
  • Basic grammar and sentence structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Forming questions
  • Verb conjugations, tenses, and moods

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Korean Students

Intermediate lessons build on everything you've already learned. After completing intermediate lessons, you'll have almost reached fluency. At this skill level, you'll likely study the following concepts: - Intermediate grammar and vocabulary - Pronunciation - Conversation skills - Sentence connectors and clauses - Conditional statements - Negating clauses - Expressing large numbers

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Students

Advanced students have nearly mastered the language. In advanced courses, you'll learn difficult grammatical concepts that require a strong foundation. You'll also improve listening skills and pronunciation. Advanced Korean lessons near you will cover the following topics:

  • Listening and reading comprehension
  • Slang, abbreviations, and idioms
  • North Korean and South Korean variances
  • Commonly used Hanja symbols
  • Korean culture and customs

How long does it take to learn Korean? That depends on your prior experience, time devoted to study, and the frequency of lessons. Due to significant linguistic differences, the U.S. Foreign Service Institute estimates 88 weeks (or 2200 hours) of deliberate study for an English speaker to learn Korean. Don't let this number intimidate you! Working with a private Korean tutor will help you learn quickly and efficiently.

Teach Me Korean : Finding a Tutor

Once you've decided to start Korean classes near you, you'll need to find the right teacher. Sometimes, this process can seem daunting. Depending on where you live, you might feel overwhelmed by the task of finding a teacher, either because there are too few or too many local teachers to choose from.

The good news is that with TakeLessons, finding the perfect Korean language teacher is easy. Online Korean lessons allow you to stay connected with your favorite teacher, whether they’re in New York or Seoul. You can learn at your own convenience, whenever and wherever you want, so you can reach your full potential in the fastest way possible.

With a simple search for Korean tutors, our directory will lead you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers available for both local and online lessons. You'll find a variety of native speakers who provide lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. When browsing through our list, remember to check out their education, specializations, and reviews from students like you.

All of this information will help you pick the right tutor, but if you still need help, feel free to reach out to one of our friendly Student Counselors! With a private Korean tutor, you'll enjoy your learning experience to the fullest while reaching fluency faster than you thought possible.

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