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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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Kaila September 22, 2019
· Korean · Online
Very patient and helpful - she works with me at my level while encouraging me to get better.

감사합니다!
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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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About Joo C.

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Carrollton, TX
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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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About Jay K.

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Silver Spring, MD
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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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Jay K.

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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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Herena C.

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About Julia P.

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South Plainfield, NJ
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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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Charles B. September 18, 2019
· Korean · In studio
Julia is a great teacher!
I picked up the lesson very quickly.
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Julia P.

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About Onaolapo O.

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Very easy to understand, book for a lesson today and let's get started!

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Am a good teacher who is always ready to take student and tutor them the right way
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Bobby August 11, 2019
· Chemistry · Online
He is a great tutor that listens to student
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Onaolapo O.

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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
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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Jinwoo C.

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About Heyinn R.

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Lawrenceville, GA

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안녕하세요! Korean will make more sense when you understand the culture.
YES, we will explore different situations where a Korean phrase might fit.
YES, we will share Korean memes to get colloquial.
YES, we will get practice intonation using effective scatting method. (Ask me about the scatting method)

I am learning Mandarin myself. 24 years old but really an AH-JUM-MA at heart.

About Heyinn
I am probably one of the bubbliest people you'll ever meet.

I graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering. My desire to serve and promote progress shines through the most when there's a learning opportunity for both parties.

Fun fact: my mom is a traditional Korean instrumentalist (plus Korean fan dance)
She influenced me in creativity.

Korean language students can quickly access authentic learning materials. The pronunciation will be enhanced through my own technique called "scatting sound method". The method was developed from my own observation of the language and my love for teaching my friends Korean.

Dance is liberating if you can master a few movements to own for yourself. When I struggled with eating disorder, dance helped me cope with anxiety. Throughout college, I independently studied
a particular dance called waacking and k-pop. As a result, I have accumulated know-hows through experiment.

As a professional engineer, my goal is to help realize what it means to be efficient learner. If it takes a tweak in system, pedagogy, or communication to help you unlock for yourself a Korean tongue or a freestyle dance soul, I am here to hear your story and cooperate.
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Caleb W. September 1, 2019
· Korean · In studio
She is really incredible!! she is very attentive and she is incredibly knowledgable on the subject matter!! I am incredibly impressed and lucky to have found a great tutor! She knows how to teach the material in a way that's easy to understand and grasp. I think, many students will enjoy her teaching methods.
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Heyinn R.

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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 Grace L.

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Olalla, WA

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Hello! I have lived in Korea and the us for 10 years each and can speak both languages very fluently.
Were you introduced the the Korean community through Kpop? Then I am perfect for you!
I have personally been in and involved with the kpop industry and have a good understanding of what to show you! If you love k-drama, we can learn through watching them as well!
Or if you just love the culture, I am with you.
While living in Korea, I have travelled to many landmarks and locations to understand the Korean culture. I will show you Korea through my own lease and experience.
Whatever you wish to learn about Korea, the traditions, art, language, etc. I will adjust the lessons perfectly suited for individuals to get a truly amazing experience in first step to learning about Korea!

About Grace
I have lived in South Korea for more than 10 years!
I have tutored and professionally taught Korean and English for about 4 years now to ages of 5 to 50s!
I can confidently say that I can create a comfortable and fun learning experience for anyone!
I will adjust my classes to your specific needs and wants to make sure you have a 5 star experience!
I have observed Korea's culture in many different aspects and I can't wait to share them all with you!
I absolutely adore the country's history, culture and its characteristics!
I believe that when you are learning another language, you're not just learning how to speak the language, but you are also learning their culture as well.
Through language, you are able to understand their humor, history, and ways of life.
I can create many different ways to introduce you to our culture, su
ch as through music, shows, books, art and much more!
I can't wait to share about Korea with you!
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Grace L.

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