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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 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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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.

감사합니다!
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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Youngju S.

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Hi, I am originally from Korea and love teaching Korean language to foreigners !
I am happy to teach from very beginners to the advanced students. I am always passionate about teaching my students as well as supporting individual with encouragement. I will help you to build a solid foundation of the language while these lessons are catered to the needs/goals. Let's have fun learning Korean!

About Joo

Joo Yon Chung (Joo) is a vigorous performer in solo repertoire and orchestral music recently finished her Artist Diploma in flute performance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has most recently won the Third Place in the Orchestral Audition and Masterclass at The 2019 National Flute Association in Salt Lake City, Utah that is the largest annual professional gathering for flutists in the world. Also, she is appointed as the associate member in Civic Orchestra of Chicago for 2019-2020. Joo has played with Urbana-Champaign Symphony Orchestra until her recent move to Dallas, TX in summer 2019.

Joo earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with Magna Cum Laude. She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Her last study was at Uni

versity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she received her Artist Diploma.

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Joo C.

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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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July 18, 2019
Morgan
It was great to meet Jay. He was very encouraging!
July 5, 2019
Raylee
Super fun in teaching and help me with anything I need and very understanding with my crazy schedule
May 10, 2019
Dawn B.
Very friendly and explains everything well.

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Jay K.

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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’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

knowledge. 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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August 7, 2019
Xuan
Jane is very friendly and helpful. She loves teaching and she tries to find a specific way for each student.
June 3, 2019
Lizzy S.
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.
December 1, 2018
Vickie
I’m glad I chose Jane to be my instructor. She’s patient, kind, and knowledgeable. :)

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Jane J.

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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 Junior’s Kyuhyun, Primary, Big Bang’s GD and Daesung, TVXQ’s Yunho and Yoochon to name a few.
Since I was in College, I’ve been teaching pop and jazz piano to a variety of students, from beginner to the experienced, at all age levels. I understand every student is not the same, so I make it a priority to adapt my teaching style to match a person’s learning style to maximize the learning session.

While providing lessons to a variety of students, I joined multiple bands and jazz groups playing various genres such as, alternative rock, hip-hop, p

op, and fusion. In these groups, I played piano concerts, played for various video projects, and also multiple studio recordings.

After I graduated with my Bachelors, I wanted to develop my music knowledge as a jazz composer. Therefore, I prepared and studied hard, and was admitted to the very competitive University of Miami Studio Jazz Writing program which is top 3 in nation for music programs. Since then, I’ve made Miami my home. In addition to playing music, I have been teaching Korean to UM students in their Direct Independent Language Studies program.

In Miami, my music creativity has grown and I have met amazing musicians. From 2011 to the present, I have arranged, composed, and continue to perform in various fields.

I believe my various experiences will help me teach you to learn the piano in any style you choose. Doesn’t matter who you are, what your experiences are, I will guide you to learn the piano, whether it be for professional reasons or recreationally.
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September 24, 2019
Sara
Cho Hyojung was very positive and encouraging. We had fun while learning and I look forward to the next lesson.
July 8, 2019
Ramsey
My daughter really enjoyed her lesson with Hyojung!
June 3, 2019
Ezequiel
Excellent teacher. Always willing to help me and answer all of my questions/doubts. She is patient, caring, and has a kind personality.
She would find different methods such as exercises or even special homework to keep students engaged.
I would highly recommend her to anyone trying to learn Korean language!

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Hyojung 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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March 18, 2019
Frances
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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Herena C.

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Hi,
This is Julia. I am a native Korean speaker. I lived in Korea until the '20s. Currently, I have been living in North America for about 10 years.

Are you interested in learning Kpops, Korean dramas and so on in details?
( I am a big fan of 'Blackpink':) )
Do you have difficulty writing and reading in Korean?
Do you need to practice speaking more?

I will be able to be ready to help you out!! No worry when you are wrong, but enjoy your mistakes in order to improve your language skill.

About Julia

On Vacation 06/21/2019 12:00am EDT - 09/01/2019 11:59pm EDT

Education: Union County College student in a physical therapy program,
USA
2014 - present (temporarily recess)
Bachelor of Science in Food Science, South Korea
1999-2003
Previous experience:
English Conversation Academy, South Korea
Teaching English and Korean to students under middle
schoolers
2005
Nutritionist
2003-2005

Certificate: Certificate IV in TESOL in Greenwich College, Syndey, Australia
2008
Certified Nutritionist and Food Hygienist’s license in South Korea
2003

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October 16, 2019
Ruth K.
I really enjoy my class with Mrs. Park . Every week I’m looking forward to the next class ^^
September 18, 2019
Charles B.
Julia is a great teacher!
I picked up the lesson very quickly.

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Julia P.

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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

Hello,

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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Melinda
"Classes with Arron have been really helpful. I think if you have classes with him, you're getting a great value. It seems very important to him that I und
erstand what he's been teaching and that we complete the planned amount of work for each lesson.
Not only that, but he has even been kind enough to extend his teaching beyond the virtual classroom by answering questions that I've had between classes through messages. It is so helpful to have someone who knows what he's talking about to answer the tough questions that are too hard to find the answers to with Google.

I really appreciate your teaching. Thank you, teacher Arron."
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Laurent
"Suyeon is a very good teacher. She makes it interesting to learn and is very patient and friendly. She is always on time, and not counting the extra minut
es, if in the middle of something The additional materials she shares are extremely useful. A real pleasure to learn with her."
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Izzy
"Jihye was really fun and easy to talk to, and learning and progressing came easily. She was great!"
Kim
"She has been a fantastic teacher and I always look forward to the lessons. Would definitely recommend."
Jose
"Sue is a great teacher, very patient, very knowledgeable."
Barbara
"I knew Youngju more in her role as art teacher at KIS, as I was teaching art to 9 and 10th grade in the MYP program while she worked with the younger grad
es, so we often exchanged notes, advice and ideas on art and assessment. She was creative and had a real bent for sharing crafts in creative ways with her students. I'm sure she takes the same creativity and patience into her Korean lessons. The students loved working with her in both art and Korean classes, where she was teaching our Korean students so that they would develop their mother tongue appropriately."
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Trixie
"I have only been taking Korean lessons with Youngju Lee for a few months but am improving at a rapid pace. She emphasizes thinking in Korean and stretchin
g comprehension by constructing sentences in Korean, a challenging aspect that allows me to memorize more effectively and write more fluently! We move quickly, but I am always able to clarify ideas I don’t understand or request specific vocabulary I am interested in. Last night, I ordered food at a Korean restaurant in Korean, which was daunting at first but ultimately motivating. (The waitress was both surprised and impressed, and said that my pronunciation was good!) Youngju presents so much cultural background and is such a kind individual. I look forward to having more lessons with her!"
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Sharon
"Ms Lee is very patience and nice. I like her class very well."

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