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Youngju S.

(111)
Korean
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

  • Background Checked
  • Speaks Korean, Chinese( HSK Level 4/6), English
  • Awarded Best Teacher from Superintendent of Chungnam Education Board
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Youngju S.

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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 P

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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.

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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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Jeehoon P.

(5)
Korean
Starting at $40
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Speaks Korean, English, Japanese
  • Economics from Florida Atlantic University
  • Awarded Outstanding Student of the Year from University of Washington
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Private Korean Teacher

My teaching area includes these followings:
Basic Korean Speaking, Reading, and Writing
Conversational Business Korean
SAT II Korean Language
Korean Language in Contemporary Korean Culture
(and more)

About Jeehoon

안녕하세요! Love kPOP or kDrama?! Learn the language and no more subtitles! Using TakeLessons or any kind of online-tutoring companies is new to me - but I am extremely confident to say that my teaching experiences will be able to provide great learning experience based on customized materials prepared

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August 16, 2019
Makayla R.
I really like how he wanted to get to know the type of person I am and what I already know. We learned about each other aswell.
August 8, 2019
Crystal -.
My first lesson with Jeehoon was great. He's a very engaging instructor that made the lesson enjoyable with much laughter. I feel like his teaching style will help me to grasp Korean better than I have with other teachers thus far. I am very hopeful to progress towards my goals quicker and more efficiently.
November 5, 2016
April
As an educator I have high expectations. I have tried two other tutors in the hopes of finding a tutor that would fit me. While the other tutors were very polite and comfortable to work with, Jeehoon exceeded my expectations. Jeehoon was prompt, organized, knowledgeable, and very comfortable to work with. He also has a great personality and sense of humor which helps to relax the student fostering a learning environment. I learned the most with him in one lesson than the other two lessons from my other tutors combined. If you truly want to learn Korean Language in a thorough manner, this is the tutor to work with. I am excited and look forward to my future sessions with Jeehoon.
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Jiny C.

(31)
Korean
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Teaching Locations:
Online Online

  • Speaks Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish
  • BSS - Creative Human Resources Development, BS - Business from Incheon National University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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I can say to my students that we will have fun, interesting classes that cover culture, formality, pronunciation, and more. I was inspired to become a Korean teacher by my love of Hanguel (Korean language), and I want to help people who want to learn about it.

I will be your encouraging teacher. I am looking forward to meeting you & helping you to develop your Korean skills.

About Jiny

Hello ~ This is Jiny! I was born and raised in South Korea and am now teaching the world about my native language and culture. I am a CKLT-certified Korean language teacher from Incheon (like the airport), and I've been teaching university classes (at Hebei Geological University in Shijiazhuang,

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November 28, 2019
Allen T.
November 19, 2019
Ani F.
Teacher Jiny is very kind and tries her best to make sure she has absolutely answered your questions. She lets you take your time and has your best interests in her mind! I reccomend her to other students who wish to learn Korean!
November 16, 2019
Dan
Jiny is an amazing tutor!! There are not enough good words I can say about her. She is very thoughtful, caring, fun, and just a great tutor. I feel like I hit the jackpot with her as a tutor. She makes the class fun and exciting. You can see she really cares about her students and wants to see them grow. You can also see that she loves teaching Korean. Jiny is very flexible with her teaching style, she changed her lesson plan, so that I could learn in a better way and I’m great full for that. I was told that I would never learn a foreign language in school, because of my learning disability and now I’m learning my first foreign language. I know now more then 300 words, I’m learning the grammar rules, I’m making my own sentences, and I’m having basic conversations with Korean people. This is all because of Jiny and all the hard work she puts into each class. I’m excited to take more classes with her and to learn more. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Korean.
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Eileen K.

(5)
Korean
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Teaching Locations:
Online Online

  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Master of Arts from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
  • Teaching since 2006
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My video introduction is available! Please check.
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Let's learn Korean together and have a great time! I look forward to working with you. :)
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I grew up in Seoul, South Korea but I currently live in the U.S. Since 2015, I have started teaching Korean to English speakers including groups and one-on-one sessions through online or in person. I have many ways I like to teach but ultimately my lesson plans are totally dependent on what YOU want. So, please let me know your goal.

About Eileen

※ About Lessons: My lessons are basically in Korean. So, I will try to speak Korean as much as possible. But, I still teach in English. ※ Materials: Free eBooks, PDF Homework, Listening files ※ Levels: If you are an Intermediate & Advanced learner and want to have talks with me, then l

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January 25, 2019
Amy
Our first lesson went great!
August 14, 2018
Fatima
July 25, 2018
Helene D.
Mrs. Eileen has helped my daughter improve a lot in Korean! She's very kind, patient, and is always there to help you if you are ever confused. I would definitely recommend picking her as your next teacher!
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Hannah K.

(6)
Korean
Starting at $34
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Background Checked
  • Speaks Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Hannah K.

(6)

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Private Korean Teacher

I don't just teach from the book but tailor lessons to the interests of my students. I also introduce students to Korean culture by visiting Korean restaurants and tea places.

About Hannah

I am an experienced Korean teacher from Korea who has taught all levels of Korean to English speakers. I tailor my lessons to the interests of students and make my classes interactive. I develop customized lessons to reinforce the material from the book and reinforce grammar topics. On occasion we

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June 30, 2019
Colin
I recently began taking lessons with Hannah and it has been a wonderful experience. I went in intimidated at the thought of learning such a difficult language from scratch, but Hannah has been a very helpful and encouraging instructor and makes the language so much more manageable. I've been rather amazed by how much Korean I have been able to pick up in such a short time and have no doubt that I can become fluent eventually under her instruction. Anyone interested in learning Korean should absolutely take lessons with Hannah!
June 18, 2019
Heather P.
My son and I had our first lesson with Hannah. It went very well. Hannah is engaging and patient. She really understands that studying Korean is no easy feat and takes the time to explain things to e Janice our comprehension.
May 30, 2019
Pat
I’ve taken a few classes with Hannah and learned a lot. Her style is patient, but in a way that challenged me to work hard and learn as much as possible, quickly and efficiently. She always came prepared to teach, has great classroom management skills and her lessons are engaging. If you would like to learn Korean, sign up now - you won’t be disappointed!
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Jihye L.

(102)
Korean
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Speaks English and Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts
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Private Korean Teacher

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

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November 18, 2019
Nana K.
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!

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Average Cost of Korean Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Korean lessons is $65. 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 $134 per hour.
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"Just had my first lesson and I can't wait to continue."
- Megan Derwich
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"The best experience anyone can ask for from an instructor. Truly patience and very clean with instructions."
- Jay dimaggio
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"She wrote everything we discussed so that I had a visual as well as an audio of what we were discussing. This was very helpful for me to see how the words were written and hear how they were pronounced."
- Chantay
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Arron is patient and very professional in his teaching methods. I would highly recommend him as a teacher."
- Sandra
Took Korean lessons from Arron K.
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"Amazing instructor! I have taken Korean classes before but it was a struggle. The first day of my tutoring, he explained the basics in such an easy and uncomplicated way. I learned more from that first lesson than I ever had before! Arron also does an excellent job of tailoring the lessons for me. He reviews what I do know quickly and spends more time on the things I don't understand or am struggling to understand. Again he explains what I don't understand is such a simple way and even more comforting he doesn't get frustrated or make me feel dumb when I do struggle. Highly recommended!"
- Lydia
Took Korean lessons from Arron K.
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"She packs a lot in to one lesson and is very patient."
- Tom
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Suyeon is a talented tutor that takes complex ideas and explains everything in an easy to understand way. She is patient and knowledgeable and is 100% invested in your success."
- Jae
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"My daughter is enjoying her Korean class and is learning so much!! She looks forward to her class every time and her teacher is great!!"
- Trinity
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Based on Suyeon's supportive personality and question-based approach, I feel gently challenged to try using new vocabulary, verbs, and constructions in every class. There is a lot to learn, but it doesn't seem beyond reach. I will keep up my effort and aim for ever-higher levels of the language."
- David
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"She bounced a couple minutes early (according to time on iPhone)
But she probly has to get ready for another lesson right away..."
- Hanna
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Korean Classes Near You

About 75 million people speak Korean, making it the 17th most common language. Ranked 13th in the world, South Korea's economy is booming. So learning Korean will open you up to a plethora of both personal and professional opportunities.

Fortunately, 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. 

Reasons to Take Korean Lesson Near You

Learning Korean will help you better understand the people and places of Korea. Plus, the South Korean culture is one of the friendliest and most respectful! 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. 

Worth making a visit, South Korea is home to some of the world's biggest and most beautiful attractions. Recreation aside, knowing Korean will also boost your professional career, as South Korea's economy continues to expand globally and the country becomes a major political player.

What You'll Learn in Korean Language Classes Near You

Studying with a Korean tutor, you'll learn quicker with personalized curriculum and feedback that larger Korean language classes near you simply can't provide. Korean language classes for adults are quite different, in terms of lesson topics and teaching style, when compared to Korean language classes for children. 

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. Plus, your tutor will help you maintain focus and stay motivated.

Sample Curriculum When Learning Korean for Beginners

If you've had little or no experience, or if it's been a while since you studied, beginner Korean is 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 near you will help you learn quickly and efficiently. 

Finding a Korean Tutor Near You

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 sheer number of choices. 

With TakeLessons however, you can learn Korean anywhere and any time with the perfect teacher. With a simple search for Korean tutors near you, 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 of Korean teachers near you, 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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