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Learn to Speak Korean in New York City

There are few places in the world quite like New York City. It has been depicted in a thousand movies, books, and songs. With a few well-known monikers, such as “The Big Apple,” and “The City That Never Sleeps,” it’s one of the greatest cities in the United States. People come to New York for the experience, to find work, to find love and friendship, or simply with the dream to make it in the big city.

If you’re taking Korean Lessons in New York, get ready for a wonderful experience; there are so many awesome opportunities to experience the Korean culture.

Koreatown, or Korea Way, stands out as one of the most vibrant and exciting communities in Manhattan. Koreatown is located on 32nd Street in Midtown, squeezed between Fifth Avenue and Broadway. Don’t let the size of the area fool you, it may only be one block long, but there are several restaurants, stores, small businesses, karaoke bars, and nightclubs.

Taking Korean lessons in New York is an adventure. Many Korean businesses and restaurants cater only to the locals and have no signs or menus in English. Restaurants are generally open 24/7, and at most places, you can sing karaoke at any hour of the day. Music and singing are an important part of Korean culture, and if you're taking Korean lessons in New York, you will quickly discover how much fun it is to practice Korean while you sing karaoke.

There are also lots of Korean events in and around New York City each year. The Korea Society is an excellent source of information for free festivals, cultural events, and sponsored exhibits. Also, don’t miss the New York Korean Film Festival and the Korean American Film Festival.

Finally, if you’re interested in the performing arts, artists from Korea perform regularly at the Lincoln Center. Enjoy the traditional music and graceful ritual dances.

By taking Korean lessons in New York, you will be able to immerse yourself in the language and culture without having to travel across the globe. Take advantage of everything New York City has to offer, and learn to speak Korean while exploring the fascinating culture.

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Alphabet, reading and writing, grammar.

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Jeonghun Arron K. is a composer, arranger and singer.

He started his career in music by performing in many local bands and also working for game companies and movie OST in South Korea, after he got a degree in Music Composition and Education from Baekseok Arts University in Seoul in 2005. He found ‘Let Us Music Inc.’ and had worked as a studio engineer and a co-producer from 2003 to 2008.

He is a scholarship winner of Nyack College School of Music in NYC, where he studied music composition and singing. He performed as a choir member in many classical concerts; New York Philharmonic: PHILHARMONIC 360 at Park Avenue Armory, Requiem (Bradley Ellingboe) at Carnegie Hall and Nyack College Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.

His band 'Almost an Orchestra', released an EP album in 2012. The band arranged performed music for Oc
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Dominique September 7, 2018
· Korean · Online
Awesome learning experience! Aaron was very great at helping me to become more comfortable with my current level, and I learned so much in just the first lesson alone! Looking forward to more lessons to reach my goal!!
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Lydia K. August 19, 2018
· Korean · In studio
Amazing instructor! I have taken Korean classes before but it was a struggle. The first day of my tutoring, he explained the basics in such an easy and uncomplicated way. I learned more from that first lesson than I ever had before! Arron also does an excellent job of tailoring the lessons for me. He reviews what I do know quickly and spends more time on the things I don't understand or am struggling to understand. Again he explains what I don't understand is such a simple way and even more comforting he doesn't get frustrated or make me feel dumb when I do struggle. Highly recommended!
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Melinda July 13, 2018
· Korean · Online
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 understand 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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Hi, there! My name is suyeon. and I can't wait to meet you!

I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students how to read korean, conversations, and translation as well.
I'm very patient and friendly and my teaching style is based on your interest and ability. If you want to learn commonly used phrases or grammar basis, conversations or studying for test, whichever your goals are I will be prepared for the lessons .

I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Emma B. August 16, 2018
· Korean · Online
Sueyon is great!!!
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Laurent July 31, 2018
· Korean · Online
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 minutes, 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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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.

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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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hanna taye July 30, 2017
· Korean · In studio
wow.... I will talk with my parents and if they say "yes" you will be my new tutor!!!!
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· Korean · Online
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Dear all my future students and parents,

It is my pleasure to introduce myself!

I'm Lily. I am a certified professional native Korean instructor. I've been teaching Korean grammar, pronunciation, sentence structures, writing, listening, speaking, conversational skills, and Korean culture for five years now and I just love meeting, working, and teaching new students!

Language connects people with diversity of backgrounds and cultures. Language unifies humans into one, so we can share one thing in common! Therefore... I would love to communicate with you!

I am the owner and artistic director of the Sunny Side Studio, where I am teaching as a piano and Korean teacher, working as a vocal and instrumental accompanist, and coordinating my private lessons for my students!

If you are interested in knowing about my studio, please talk to me! please message me! I will be more than happy to answer your questions!

I am so looking forward to seeing you all!

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Dear all my future students and parents,

It is my pleasure to introduce myself!

I'm Lily. I am a professional concert pianist, traveling around the United States, Canada, and South Korea for orchestra concerts, solo performances, and fundraising concerts. I've been teaching for five years now and I just love meeting, working, and teaching new students!

Music is a magic language, and I would love to communicate with you!

I am the owner and artistic director of the Sunny Side Studio, where I am teaching as a piano and Korean teacher, working as a vocal and instrumental accompanist, and coordinating my private lessons for my students!

If you are interested in knowing about my studio, please talk to me! please message me! I will be more than happy to answer your questions!

I am
so looking forward to seeing you all!

Cheers to all of us,
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John Springer Foley October 18, 2017
· Classical Piano · In studio
My son, Dade has been taking piano lessons with SooJi for four years now and unfortunately we have to stop as she moved to a new city. She is an absolutely gifted and exceptionally talented pianist and teacher. As a parent, I am engaged in every lesson, observing what my son is learning. Even if when he is tired, not fully prepared, SooJi never stops being kind to him. She always gives helpful tips for effective practice and progress. My son never stops smiling and laughing. Sometimes I join the lesson and also learn stuff and both my and my son just learn tons of new stuff from her lesson. Under SooJi's coaching, my son already finished two solo recitals, 40 minutes each. It is a REAL progress and I was really proud of my son, as he didn't know anything about music before meeting SooJi, and now he is able to play simple songs for people without getting nervous!
I also teach so I know this for sure. Teaching is a natural gift. Someone can be really good at something but might not be good at teaching. SooJi is a total gifted teacher. She knows what to teach, how to teach, what to use, how to deal with students and conflicts, and she is able to solve problems that my son had during practice. Whenever she says something, my son is like " now I got it!" and he is so happy learning from her.
She is an exceptional talent in performing piano as well. I asked her to play in my and my wife's wedding few weeks ago and she played few songs and it was absolutely gorgeous. I am just really sad and disappointed that she is not able to teach him anymore and I can not have fun with them again. But I know she will be literally the best piano teacher ever in whatever years from now. When you see her, you will clearly feel this: she is very professional, yet kind and super funny and silly. She is super talented, yet so humble. She is really good with any kinds of students, she just knows how to treat them differently.
I can see SooJi has a natural gift of teaching, and I do hope she comes back and teach my son again later. Thanks for the four years of teaching SooJi! We love you dear!
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Anna Francis October 17, 2017
· Classical Piano · Online
She was an outstanding teacher with an exceptional talent in piano performance and teaching. She is very knowledgeable. She stayed focused and she is passionate about the pieces and demonstrated a lot on the pieces. I can also tell she is a very good pianist because she was able to illustrate everything I had to know in such a short amount of time. Another thing I really appreciated was how quickly and fully she was able to communicate with me about the lesson times and any questions I had for playing. I am so thankful for her encouragement, smile, jokes, and all the tips she gave me in the lesson. She is a fantastic teacher for sure, and I definitely recommend her. She surely has a gift of teaching.
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Jenna Hummel October 5, 2017
· Korean · In studio
Dear SooJi,

You asked for my thoughts on you as a teacher, but I don't think I'll be able to explain those very easily. Your impact on my life is more than I can explain or show. Of all the things I've learned from you, I consider Korean to be of a lesser importance than the life lessons, friendship, and communication skills you've taught me, whether on purpose or not. I'm thankful for everything you've done for me. I'll never forget how understanding and compassionate you are, and I can only hope to grow up and be half the person you are now. In all honesty, you're the best teacher I've ever had, and now I can understand what people mean when they say "This teacher shaped who I am today" and I'll never forget on stop being thankful to them.
Thank you for being you<3 Thank you for being the best Korean/Life teacher <3 Thank you for being the most passionate, true, and honest teacher <3
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Learning a language should be fun and enjoyable. I use methods that employees all senses which help you to learn more and to remember longer. I was born in Korea and learned English as living in the US. I'm currently learning Mandarin Chinese as well, so I can relate to those who are learning a new language. My previous work experience includes translation and interpretation at a Korean manufacturing company. Each lesson is customized based on your need; business English, conversational/free-talking, improving pronunciation or preparing interviews. I can help students of all ages, from children to adults for all levels of both English and Korean. Please feel free to let me know what your focus is or what you would like to improve. If you don't see an opening for a lesson, feel free to contact me and we can discuss.
I don't claim to know everything - language learning is a life-long process. But I can certainly help you to build the love of learning a new language!

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Learning a language should be fun and enjoyable. I use methods that employees all senses which help you to learn more and to remember longer. I was born in Korea and learned English as living in the US. I'm currently learning Mandarin Chinese as well, so I can relate to those who are learning a new language. My previous work experience includes translation and interpretation at a Korean manufacturing company. Each lesson is customized based on your need; business English, conversational/free-talking, improving pronunciation or preparing interviews. I can help students of all ages, from children to adults for all levels of both English and Korean. Please feel free to let me know what your focus is or what you would like to improve. If you don't see an opening for a lesson, feel free to contact me and we can discuss.
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verything - language learning is a life-long process. But I can certainly help you to build the ​love of learning a new language!

안녕하세요.
저는 한국에서 태어나 미국에 수십년 살면서 영어를 배우게 되었습니다. 지난 몇년간은 통역, 번역에 종사한 경험도 있으며, 현재 중국어도 공부하고 있습니다. 새로운 언어를 배운다는게 어떤건지 직접 경험해 보았기 때문에 영어를 공부하시는 분들과 충분히 공감할 수 있습니다. 저는 영어를 완전히 정복했다고 느끼지는 않아요. 하지만 제가 직접 사용하는 실용적인 방법들, 그리고 다국어를 공부한 사랍들에게 배운 방법들을 공유하면서 같이 공부해 보시도록 격려 드립니다. 매 강의는 배우시는 분의 필요에 따라 맞춤형으로 진행됩니다.
언어는 평생 공부해야 비로소 터득한다고 하지만, 다른사람과 의미있는 대화를 하거나 정확한 정보를 공유할 수 있는 수준은 얼마든지 갖출 수 있습니다. 올바른 의도를 가지고 계시다면, 그리고 조금의 노력과 꾸준함을 투자하신다면 영어는 즐기면서 배울 수 있습니다.
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I have over 7 years of experience and can teach all levels from beginners to advanced. Also, I can teach Korean through cooking Korean food, which means I can teach not only the language but Korean culture as well. I have my own website for introducing recipes of Korean food and give the cultural background.

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Hello My name is Eunjeong(Jennie) Choi. I am from Seoul, South Korea and I moved to Reno, Nevada last year. I have over 7 years of experience teaching both English and Korean to children as well as adults. I teach both traditional Korean classes as well as cultural classes making Korean food.
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I was born in South Korea and i moved to the states about 10 years go for an undergraduate degree. Ever since I earned B.S bachelor degree in Biochemistry area and worked as a chemist at a medical company for three years. I am currently enrolled 3rd year of PHD program in Biochemisty at Umass, dartmouth.
I have well experienced at teaching not only academic such as science and mathematics but also languages such as teaching english to Korean students or teaching korean to American students.
I do well understand on how hard it is to learn new language since i have been through same path. From my own experiences, i can give students a guide for both leaning the language and how to deal with learning one.

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I am such an adventurous person who loves traveling and experiences new thing. One of my life time goals is visiting all national parks in the state. I have only gone and hiked for 13 national parks so far and I know so many national parks to go that makes me really excited too.
The World is a book and I want to read it as much as i can. I have been in over 15 countries but the numbers of countries do not make special but what i learned from the travels makes it special for me. So many different people, foods and their special cultures grow me larger and mature.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to learn a new language.
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As a person that learned this language too, I have experience and know how hard learning a new language can be. I like to apply fun ways to learn the Korean language, to make it easier for my students to fully adapt to this language. For example: games,and singing. Also, give advise on how to continue with their studies, so they do not fall behind.

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Hello, my name is Karla Gonzalez. I like to learn and teach new things. Everyday is a new day to learn.
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I’m korean. I used to teach “korean” in Korea too.

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ALL BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME!!! YOU CAN BE A MASTER IN KOREAN AFTER STUDYING WITH ME!! SPEAKING AND WRITING AND READING ALL LEARN WITH ME! IT IS EASY
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New York, NY 10001
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안녕하세요. 제 이름은 김민수입니다. 저는 한국에서 태어나고 자랐으며 10년 동안 Technical writer/editor로 활동했습니다. 서울 뿐만 아니라 부산, 광주를 비롯한 한국의 다른 대도시에서도 살아 본 경험이 있으며 현재는 뉴욕 맨하탄에서 3년 동안 행복하게 지내고 있습니다. 한국에서 영어와 한국어를 가르쳐 본 경험이 있으며 이제 뉴욕에서 새로운 친구들에게 한국어를 가르치면서 새로운 경험과 경력을 쌓고자 합니다. 학생 개개인의 특성과 흥미에 초점을 맞추어 매 수업마다 흥미있는 콘텐츠로 부담없이 한국어를 연습하고 익힐 수 있도록 도와주고 싶습니다.
Hi. My name's Min Soo Kim and I was born and raised in South Korea. I have lived in Seoul and other cities such as Busan, and Gwangju as well. I have been working as a technical writer/editor for almost 10 years now and I have recently moved to Manhattan, where I am living my dream. I have several teaching (Korean and English) experiences back in Korea and I had so much fun as a teacher. I would love to keep having that fun while I pursue my career as a teacher who focuses on tailoring each student's needs and interest. Thanks!

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한국의 문화와 언어에 대해 즐겁고 부담없이 이야기 나누면서 즐겁게 한국어를 배우세요.
Let's have fun learning and practicing Korean with me.
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Average Cost of Korean Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute Korean lessons in New York is $48. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $40 and $59 per hour.

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For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Korean lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Korean lessons are -12% less expensive at $54, and 30-minute lessons cost 21% less at $38.

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