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About Youngju S.

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Murphy, NC

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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 Program for Training Korean Language Instructors for Foreigners. This means I am aware of what the most difficult problems are when students learn Korean and I can provide the most simple and effective ways to acquire the language quickly.

I am confident that I can teach you authentic Korean at ANY LEVEL.

I finished my academic history as far as the phd (I never finished my dissertation, alas). I received my Masters degree and completed all of my post graduate work at Seoul National University, which a point of particular pride with me; a
fter all, Seoul National University is the Harvard of Korea. I have a number of published works in my academic association's annual journal. And I have a Certification in Reading and Essay Instruction.

I also know KOREAN VALUES and CULTURE inside and out.

I was born in Korea and spent most time of my life there in a traditional family. I have a deep understanding of Korea and its history and life style which I could share with you. If you want to learn how to cook Korean food such as kimchi, seaweed rolls(sushi) or jabchea(noodles), of course, I can teach you! I’m a housewife, too!!

I can give you ADVICE about getting GOOD JOBS in Korea.

I taught in Korean public schools as a homeroom teacher, art teacher and English teacher. Most of my responsibilities as an English teacher were executed with native English teachers. As you know, there are many qualified English speakers in Korea who want to be full time English teachers. I worked with teachers from EPIK(English Program In Korea), TaLK(Teach and Learn in Korea) and even Fulbright scholars. Native English teachers and I worked together very well; indeed, I won an award, due, if I may say so, to my organizational pedagogical contribution. I interviewed prospective teachers, taught them how to teach and prepare classes, how to get along with students and other colleagues, housing matters, and so forth. (In addition, I can give you advice on how to apply to a Korean University and handle an interview as my husband taught for many years in Korean Universities.)

I am a certified and experienced teacher who can help you with your ambitions and needs with Korean.
Let’s have fun while improving your Korean Language ability on Skype, at my home, or at your place at your convenience!
I’m totally ready to work with you.

Let's get together!! See you then!!

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I would like to post answers to questions that my prospective students usually put to me about my Korean lessons.

Q: Are you good with VISUAL LEARNERS and VERBAL LEARNERS ?

A: Yes, I'm good at that. I'm a trained teacher of Korean with more than 30 years experience.

I would like to say my teaching style varies depending on the learner's condition: age, learning style,present level in Korean, purpose of getting lesson, etc. What I usually do is use visual materials, songs and even physical gestures for children, since they have not fully developed their logical reasoning and use of abstractions. I also introduce online Korean practice programs. I also use these with adult learners who are totally beginners. Generally speaking, visual, audio and TPR approaches are more effective for beginners.

I give learners lots of chances to express what they are learning. I always link their Korean knowledge between what they learned and what they are learning. I give homework as much as they can handle, too. Regarding writing, we can share simple words or sentences on the Skype and the more you are advanced the more things we can do. One of my advanced learners is writing a diary and proofreads with me when we start every class.

Q: WHERE DO YOUR LESSONS START AT? Do they start with learning how to put the vowels and consonants together or just starting off with words you need to know?

A: Again, mine are individualized lessons. One of my students wants to just learn how to communicate verbally in Korean. It means he doesn’t care about written Korean. If the learner already knows the Korean alphabet and knows how Korean syllables are structured then I don’t need to repeat it. I don’t prolong the process or time without reason. Other than that, I start from vowels and consonants and how to combine them, and how to make sounds, and read, etc.

Q: Do you teach how to properly READ KOREAN?

A; I teach learners how to read Korean and let them read it and correct their mistakes. My pronunciation is very clear. Prior to my more than 20 years teaching history, I had worked for a Korean public TV station, KBS, as a reporter.

Q: Do you teach FORMAL and INFORMAL KOREAN because I know there is a difference between them.

A: Yes, I teach formal and informal Korean both, in addition to the Korean basic sentence structure. Of course, if you want to learn specific form only then I can do it for you. As I said, it’s all up to you.

Q: How do I PAY for the lessons?

A: All of the administrative work happens through takelessons.com except the actual class. It means you have to pay to takelessons.com. You can find how to do this on "How it Works" on the main page of takelessons.com homepage
(https://takelessons.com/students/how-it-works).

Q: WHERE the lessons occur?

A: My lessons have four possible venues.

1. At your place (presently not available): To know my travel area, pleace check "Select a location" on the top right of this my profile page( https://takelessons.com/profile/youngju-s1?online) in the box.

2. At teacher's place(presently not available): If you live in Baltimore and can come to my place then you can take face-to-face lessons. That is a choice too.

3. Online: Online lessons are conducted through live 1-on-1 video chats using my personal meeting room.

4. Online TakeLessons Classroom: I also teach online group classes.

Q: When the lessons are AVAILABLE?

A: You can find my availability at "View availability" on the top right of this profile page( https://takelessons.com/profile/youngju-s1?online) in the box. Once a schedule is set, the classes occur according to it. You can reschedule whenever you need to, just for a short time or longer as long as both sides are available.

Q: Is there some way we can schedule a "TRIAL" session with you?

A: Actually, I handle all requests through takelessons.com's direct messaging system until students are officially on my roster. You and I will receive all our contact info once you book lessons and we can communicate directly then. Sorry, this means there can be no trial session short of five lessons, which is the minimum they allow. But trust that 100% SATISFACTION is GUARANTEED!! :-)

I hope that I gave you the answers what you are looking for. If you have more questions then never hesitate to ask. I welcome questions from learners!!
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Lily June 6, 2019
· Korean · Online
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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Linda T. May 30, 2019
· Korean · Online
Wow! I've taken only two lessons from Youngju so far and she is absolutely amazing. I really feel like the lessons are very focused and she is very adept at meeting me where I am. I consider my Korean language abilities as not a beginner but also not very intermediate. I am very familiar with the language structure and can read fairly well. Youngju has been able to take what I know and bridge it with new knowledge. She is very open to answering any questions I have and she seems genuinely invested in my understanding. I'm looking forward to more lessons to come!
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Ellie G. May 5, 2019
· Korean · Online
Excellent, conversational practice! Youngju seonsaengnim makes the lesson relevant to your situation. She equips you with the vocabulary and grammar to make you more successful. Additionally, she’s consistently and reliably encouraging. What a gem! So grateful for her time ;-) 감사합니다!
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About Jay K.

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I let you know that I am not a professional Korean tutor, but we can study Korean with responsibility. Also, you can contact me anytime when you have questions about writing and speaking in Korean.

About Jay
Hi everyone,

Thanks for taking an interest in my profile! I help students improve their conversational ability and better understand the nuances in Korean.

It will be a great time each other. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Thanks!
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Morgan July 18, 2019
· Korean · Online
It was great to meet Jay. He was very encouraging!
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Raylee July 5, 2019
· Korean · Online
Super fun in teaching and help me with anything I need and very understanding with my crazy schedule
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Dawn B. May 10, 2019
· Korean · Online
Very friendly and explains everything well.
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About Jane J.

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I’m waiting for passionate students!

About Jane
If you are traveling to Korea, visiting, working, studying, or just interested in the language, Korean, I can help you talk to native Koreans. I've lived in Korea for 25 years and wanted to be a Korean teacher. While I was in college, I did volunteer work helping foreigners that lived there learn Korean. I also helped my husband study Korean during the time he was stationed there in the Army. I taught them many things including pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and speaking formalities. Before all the above, the very first thing you need to do is studying the Korean alphabet, Hangeul. Knowing the alphabet, Hangeul will enable you to read every single word and sentences with no problem. As an English learner, I do understand difficulties learning a foreign language.
I like helping other people, learning things, and teaching others my k
nowledge. I love languages and especially my native, The Korean language. That’s the reason why I’ve tutored students in Korean till now, and I’m so happy to be a helper for those who are interested in my country or Korean language. I’m eager to try different ways to teach not to be stuck with the same teaching-learning method. Also, I prefer studying a language using real-life examples to that only from books. I look for sources for Korean learning in real life to teach students real Korean in fun ways. Lesson materials are provided, but you can also share your book or things you want to learn in the lesson. Lessons are taught with the provided lesson materials, but your needs can be treated in the lesson as well. I want to be a teacher who is sometimes like a friend! It’s okay to text me when you have any questions related to Korean outside your lesson time. You may need a partner to work on your conversation skills, maybe preparing for working or study abroad, or just interested in learning a new language. I’ve coached students to achieve all the above. Whether young or old, man or woman, you are welcome if you have a willingness to learn the language, so let me know. I’ll do my best to teach you Korean till you achieve your goals. Let's get started!
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Xuan August 7, 2019
· Korean · Online
Jane is very friendly and helpful. She loves teaching and she tries to find a specific way for each student.
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Lizzy S. June 3, 2019
· Korean · Online
I truly enjoyed my first lesson. Jane is very friendly and her teaching method is excellent. She’s also very patient which I appreciate a lot. I look forward to my next lesson.
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Vickie December 1, 2018
· Korean · Online
I’m glad I chose Jane to be my instructor. She’s patient, kind, and knowledgeable. :)
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About Sulina B.

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Meriden, CT

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I am bilingual in Korean and English. I was born in South Korea and came to the states when I was 12 years old. I speak Korean and English fluently. I can help you get interested in learning Korean. Learning language is fun!

About Sulina
Hello! I am very passionate about teaching music!
I am currently pursuing Doctoral of Musical Arts from The Hartt School. I graduated from Mannes School of Music with Master of Music with Judith Mendenhall and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Bachelor of Music degree studying with Jonathan Keeble. I have taught many flute students who were beginners to advanced. I have a passion for learning and teaching music. I am also available in English and Korean. :-)
I am available in Connecticut and I could also teach online.
If you have more questions about my biography and etc, please send me a message. I am looking forward to meet you and teach you!
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Yinran June 25, 2018
· Flute · In studio
Sulina Baek is a good teacher that I had the fortune of working with over the past 2-3 months. She is patient and gives useful coaching tips to improve technique. At the same time, I never felt overwhelmed with too much information during our lessons. Sulina kept everything manageable and actionable and that helped me make a lot of progress. Thus we often covered a lot of ,music lesson, and frequently ran out of time. She is also very knowledgeable in canon and in theory, which has helped me figure out what standard to aim at during my own practice. Sulina helped me turn my motivation into audible results.
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About Johan S.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I came to USA at age of 15 and learned English in Mid-West most of my life. I love using idioms in both language. In Korean up-to-dated direct translation of "you're welcome" is "what?" why? because they meant "oh no what are you talking about? don't mention it"
Let's learn the language while having fun. Take a lesson from me.

About Johan
Johan here and I love music! Nice to meet you fellow music lover.

I have been involved in music since I was just a child. It started with learning piano, then guitar, ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, djembe and so many more.

I’ve continued to learn and perfect my craft by being apart of different types of bands from small to large with varying genres of music. I also formalized my music education with a bachelor of Art in Music. Did I mention I’m also quite a harmonizer? Sign up today and maybe I’ll throw in some tips with your instrument lesson.
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Sue K. June 21, 2019
· Korean · Online
Johan was great. Very helpful in prepping for the session and we look forward to working with him in the future!
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Suzie P. March 15, 2019
· Piano · In home
This was only my first less with Johan -- it was such fun, I felt so encouraged and can't wait for my next. He's just terrific! Very kind and clear and again - the key word - encouraging! A great teacher!
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Christine April 25, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In home
Johan is great with kids! My son is a very active child, and he was able to make the lesson fun and engaging. More than that, I enjoyed seeing Johan be creative, listen to the child, and make music fun, more than being it a lesson (per say). I highly recommend Johan!
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About Herena C.

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I am currently working as a Korean, ESL, and Japanese tutor. Because I am also a language learner (English and Japanese), I know why and in what area the students struggle when learning Korean especially English and Japanese speaking students. I am confident that I can help you to achieve your goal even if you speak languages other than English and Japanese.

About Herena
Hello. I am an in-service tutor at the college. I am currently helping students with Korean, ESL, and Japanese. I meet many students with various needs daily basis. If you let me know your concerns or struggles, I will try my best for you to achieve your goal! Let's make it happen together!
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Frances March 18, 2019
· Korean · In studio
I wanted to find someone who was knowledgeable to help lead me in the right direction in my Korean studies. I've been studying Korean at home and Herena has been incredibly helpful as a tutor! I went in knowing a tiny bit of very basic Hangul. Herena worked with me and with the book I had already purchased for studies. She is knowledgeable and personable. As a native Korean speaker I trust that she knows what she is talking about. Herena is also very friendly and relatable. Super cool that she uses the topics I am interested in for the lessons and offering cultural and historical facts as well. I've learned so much with her, you can't go wrong if she's your tutor!
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About Hyun Jung Y.

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Korean Alphabet
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Reading and writing
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Vocabulary
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Korean culture

About Hyun Jung
Learn Korean! Have fun with K-pop and K- drama!

Hello, Students!
I'm Hyun Jung Y.

I graduated from Soong-Sil University in Seoul, South Korea and majored in Korean Literature.

I completed Seoul National University’s teaching program for Korean Language teachers. I am a native Korean speaker, and I've been teaching at a Korean school for over three years.

I enjoy teaching Korean tutoring from elementary school students to adult students.

I have a lot of experiences teaching Korean to children to adults students.

I look forward to assisting and helping people learn Korean.
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Lisa January 20, 2019
· Korean · Online
Great teacher, it was amazing!!!!
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About Jinwoo C.

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Fullerton, CA
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Let's learn to speak Korean! The world is in LOVE with K-Pop! More and more people are interested in learning to speak Korean! Let me help you to easily pick up basics of conversational Korean as well as reading and writing to more intermediate and advanced students! Let's talk!

About Jinwoo
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My name is Jinu Chang and I am a Korean American photographer from Fullerton, CA. I love to share my talent with people who are willing to learn. I will be teaching photography and Korean for now, but if people are interested in learning videography, editing, graphic design, photoshop composition and etc, I will expand to more classes. I can't wait to meet you all!
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About Hangyu K.

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Valencia, CA
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I was a highschool teacher in korea.
1 have a certificate of 2 grade korean.

About Hangyu
I was a highschool teacher in korea.
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About Roma A.

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Want to learn Korean? Most of my students are already working in Korea as they passed the TOPIK examination in just one take. Learn to Read, write, speak and understand Hanguel in most simple and easy way of learning! Learn a lot in a short period of time. Enjoy while learning Hanguel!

About Roma
I'm a graduate student of Bachelor of Asian Studies Major in Korea Studies. I've been teaching Korean as my part time job to those people who wants to go and work to Korea.

I'm so glad to hear commendation and appreciation from my students who successfully passed the TOPIK Examination to be able to get a job there in Korea.

It's my pleasure to make my students happy when they learn Korean language very easy! If you really wish to study and learn Korean Language, let me help you get started in the very simple and easy way possible. Learn it from the heart and you will surely enjoy! :)
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