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!
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!!
****** 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!!
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
Very patient and helpful - she works with me at my level while encouraging me to get better.
June 6, 2019
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 ^.^
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Cho Hyojung was very positive and encouraging. We had fun while learning and I look forward to the next lesson.
July 8, 2019
My daughter really enjoyed her lesson with Hyojung!
June 3, 2019
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!
I have taught English to Koreans back in Seoul for more than 8 years, so I know exactly how different these two languages are.
Based on this understanding of how I need to approach non-Korean speaker especially whose mother tongue is English, I am confident that I can let you start studying Korean the easiest way and make the class fun with lots of introduction of Korean cultures and history.
Hello! My name is Sue and I've been teaching English to Koreans, Koreans to English speakers since 2007. From this long experience, I learned how different and opposite these 2 languages are, so I can teach my student how to learn this beautiful Korean language the most efficient way and fun.
How can I make the classes fun? Along with language classes, I will share lots of Korean culture and history, so the students have always interest in the Korean culture. Once you are interested in that culture, it will be inevitable not to learn the language! Always remember! Language and Culture. These are 2 things that never be separated.
Sonsangnim is really helping me to learn Korean. the lessons are interesting and fun. I definitely recommend her.
August 9, 2019
Sue is the best 선생님!! I contacted her for Korean lessons this summer and she responded immediately and was able to accommodate my time schedule. She’s a very patient and kind teacher and person. I had the hardest time with pronunciation and she was able to help me really hear how the words were supposed to be pronounced and made me feel more confident. She made every lesson fun and enjoyable — every teacher should be like her.
March 17, 2019
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!
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.
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
Hello. I am glad to see you. I am Jessica ~~~:) I'm a native Korean speaker and I've been teaching Korean since 2011. I have a master degree in teaching Korean and bilingual English and Korean Also learning Japanese now^*^. I have experience teaching Korean language to different nationalities such as Italian, American, Chinese and Mongol, Japanese students. You can practice speaking and writing, REading, Listening with me. I prepare syllabus and the Korean textbooks for the class. Hope to see you~~:)
Hello. I am glad to see you. I am Jessica ~~~:) I'm a native Korean speaker and I've been teaching Korean in college, school, company, priavte since 2011. I have a master degree in teaching Korean and bilingual English and Korean Also learning Japanese now^*^. I have experience teaching Korean language to different nationalities such as American, Chinese and Mongol, Japanese , Africa, East south Asia students. You can practice speaking and writing, Reading, Listening with me. I prepare syllabus, Test, Mid, Final Exam and the Korean textbooks for the class. Hope to see you~~:)
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.
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.
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.
"I studied Korean with Hannah in DC. She is very dedicated and patient. It is clear to see how much effort she puts into preparing for each class. Teaching
is something that she clearly enjoys and she will make sure that you do as well!"
"Youngju is AMAZING , if you want to really learn Korean the right way!!!! you should take her as your teacher. i tried to learn by myself on YouTube it di
dn't as everyone does but it really didn't go so well and YouTube doesn't keep to your needs. YOUNGJU IS THE BEST TEACHER GIVE HER A TRY YOU WILL BE HAPPY. thank you so much"
"Had a great time during my first lesson! I am an intermediate student who really needed a teacher who knows her stuff! She was adept at answering my man
y questions. I look forward to continue working with her!"
"first lesson went great! Went over the alphabet and differences between english "Yes" "No" and Korean "Yes" "No".I cant wait for the next lesson"
"Great first lesson! Will definitely continue with Jihye!"
"I've been taking classes with Hannah for nearly two years! She's an amazing teacher who is very patient and is very helpful for understanding different co
ncepts in Korean. Korean is a very difficult language for me but she has customized a course for me to be at my pace and I feel like my Korean has improved exponentially! My Korean has improved to the point where my in laws comment on how my accent and speaking has improved, and my husband's family in Seoul were so impressed by how much I could speak to them in Korean! All of this was thanks to my classes with Hannah. I can't recommend taking classes with her enough."
"Jihye is very personable and easy to talk to. She is an experienced teacher and does a great job at making you feel comfortable from the very first lesson
. My primary purpose was to learn Korean for work and she was able to customize a plan specific to my needs. Would highly recommend Jihye for future students!
A side note: the lessons go by very quickly and in order to maximize your time, I would recommend purchasing lessons by the hour."
There are dozens of reasons you might be wondering how to learn Korean fast. For starters, South Korea has the 11th largest economy in the world. In addition, Korean is the 12th highest spoken language with more than 77 million speakers.
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