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Hannah K.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Korean
  • Awarded National Dean’s List from National Dean’s List
  • Master from American University
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Hannah K.

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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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Best teacher!
Marcella C.
What a pleasure to have my first class with such a caring instructor! Love, love, LOVE Hannah!!
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Jiny C.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish
  • Awarded English Prepared Speech, 1st place regional from Toastmasters International
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Jiny C.

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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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Liz and Emily S.
Jiny was amazing. Very patient and easy to understand. Worked on everything I was interested in learning. Highly recommend her!
Anna
Jiny was patient, friendly and made things comfortable. I'm really excited to continue learning with her.
Clint D.
Jiny was such a joy to meet and has a def made me feel like i can learn Korean. So excited for my next lesson.
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Youngju S.

116 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Korean, Chinese( HSK Level 4/6), English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 13 and up
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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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Christine C.
I love Youngju teacher. She has a lot of knowledge, and teaches very well. I have been learning from her for 3 years and I look forward to every meeting with. I can't believe that I am able to read, write and speak Korean now. It's so amazing to be able to understand my husband's family when they are around. I recommend Youngju teacher!
Eleanor
Youngju is an excellent teacher with a positive and helpful attitude. My high school daughter has been both challenged and thrilled to have Youngju as her teacher!
Cynthia
She was able to quickly ascertain my level and how much I want to work ( a lot). Really great first lesson! looking forward to more. I would suggest the hour appointments. Under an hour would feel like one just got into the swing of things and then have to stop.
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Hyojung C.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Korean
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • 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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Rafael
Again Hyonjung was Excellent and patient with my pronunciation; and we are making progress.
Rafael
Excellent. Hyonjung is being very patient in guiding me with pronuntiation; and we made a lot of progress in our second class.
Rafael
She is excellent!
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Jihye L.

114 Reviews
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  • Speaks English and Korean
  • Teaching since 2000
  • 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 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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Ben
She gives good feedback and helps better understand the chapters I'm trying to work through.
Victoria
that was fun!
Melody
Very personable and met me where iI as at with my Korean. Would recommend!!
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Eileen K.

7 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eileen K.

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※ 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, etc.

※ Levels:
If you are an Intermediate & Advanced learner and want to have talks with me, then let me know the following:
- Which do you want more, discussion or revision? How much do you want me to speak? 50:50, 80:20, etc.
- Do you want me to focus on correcting your pronunciation/basic grammar? Or to rewrite what you said?

※ Homework:
Usually, my lessons have Homework. Are you okay with this? How much homework do you want? How many hours do you have for homework?

※ Cancellation, Rescheduling, and No Shows
If you need to reschedule or cancel a lesson, I need to be notified 24 hours in advance. If you ask to change after this 24-hour period I will have to charge you the full price of the lesson. This same rule applies if you are over 15 minutes late and you have not ...

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, etc. ※ Levels: If you are an Intermediate & Advanced learner and want to have talks with me,

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Angelique C.
She is great! I made a lot of mistakes but she was willing to work with me and helped me learn. I’m always nervous during language lessons but she was understanding and we made it through the hard parts (conversing). I love that she has a well rounded approach to learning and having homework helps me dive in deeper. I have been studying on my own for a long time, so utilizing her classes is really helping me get more comfortable speaking, pinpoint weak spots and grow in the language.
Today was the first hour long session and it was amazing!!

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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 $52. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $70 per hour.
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$38 average
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"Today was my first lesson with Jihye, and she was so kind and patient with my level 1 Korean. I'm a very hands-on learner, and she gave me plenty to work with until our next lesson. I'm excited about learning more with her, highly recommend!"
Cede
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"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!"
Grace
Took Korean lessons from Suyoun K.
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"Very nice and easy to work with."
Wendy
Took Korean lessons from Sunho K.
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"Suyeon was very helpful and prepared for our session. She sent me many notes to use during our session, and she answered my questions. I wanted help with a specific phrase, and we are going to work on my pronunciation and the translation in our coming sessions. I am a beginner and she made me feel very comfortable!"
Jamie
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"I have attended 4 classes in Korean for Beginners and 1 Intro to Korean conversation class. Ms. Jihye L. has a easy style and natural ability for managing a group lesson of students at different levels. She is not overly formal, and when we are lost or confused, she is in no rush but helps us get through the topic at our own speed. She explains well the details regarding grammar, verb forms, and the levels of formality or politeness, as she writes the needed words on the whiteboard behind her. I think she understands that we will not and cannot learn something new in one shot, but only through patient trial and error."
David
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"Hannah is an amazing teacher. My daughter loves learning with Hannah."
Tracey
Took Korean lessons from Hannah K.
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"Jihye is great to work with. She's very accommodating of my schedule if I need a change. She's very patient and kind, and she teaches me Korean in a way that I will understand and would be most helpful to me."
Tee
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"Jihye is the best instructor ever! Jihye is patient and able to listen to the client and make adjustments as needed. I highly recommend Jihye for precise and patient instruction in Korean language - hanguel. Good luck on your journey of Korean language."
Jeanette Hernandez
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"Suyeon is an AMAZING teacher! Today was my first class so Suyeon wanted to know where my knowledge of Korean was so far, so she quizzed me on a range of things. For 30 minutes I felt like I refreshed a lot of stuff!! I'm glad she's so patient, because I kept stumbling over myself nervously, but she was willing to listen and sorta help me without full-out giving me the answers at times. I cannot wait for the next lesson!"
Leandera Murray
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Julia is a great teacher!
I picked up the lesson very quickly."
Charles
Took Korean lessons from Julia P.
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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 is 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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