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Natalie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I understand how hard it is to be able to learn a second language. Having taught myself Korean, I have found how to have fun learning a new language, how to effectively learn the language, and how to squeeze it into a busy schedule. That's why I am flexible with my teaching schedule. If the one posted on my page doesn't work for you, email me and we can work something out!

I have been to South Korea four times and have intensively studied both the South and North Korean cultures, so feel free to ask me any questions. I want this class to be focused on your needs and what you want to learn - whether it be vocab, grammar, culture, or everything!

I can read, write, speak, make jokes, and even make play-on-word jokes in Korean. I have received a certification from the Korean government confirming my proficiency in the Korean language, and I have taught a Korean course in association with IYF (International Youth Foundation) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have also studied at Yonsei University (연세대학교), one of South Korea's top schools and the country's oldest school, for the spring of 2018 and will be continuing my education at SOAS in London this upcoming fall for my Masters.

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Korean Instructor
Jul 2017 - Present

I have been working at TakeLessons for almost two years now and I have loved every second of it. TakeLessons is such a great teaching/learning platform and I am proud to be an instructor on the site.

Korean Teacher
Jan 2017 - May 2017
IYF - International Youth Foundation

I worked in association with IYF at Temple University teaching Temple students the Korean language. I taught to both individual students and groups of students. The students' Korean abilities range from absolute beginner to intermediate. The experience was so enjoyable for me that I decided to teach Korean online to further expand my access to students.

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ESL Assistant Teacher
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
Nationalities Service Center

As an assistant ESL teacher at the Nationalities Service Center, I taught English to refugees and immigrants in the Philadelphia area. The classes were made up of students from all different nationalities and English language abilities. I prepared lessons for the class and taught lessons by myself once a week.

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Global Studies
Aug 2016 - May 2019
Temple University
Global Studies / 국제학
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
Yonsei University / 연세대학교


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)
Jul 2015
National Institute for International Education - NIIED

The TOPIK is for non-natives whose first language is not Korean, overseas Koreans who are learning Korean, those wishing to study at a Korean university, and for those who want to be employed at Korean companies in and outside of Korea. TOPIK is administered by the National Institute for International Education - NIIED. (Hangul: 국립국제교육원.)

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Award of Excellency in Writing
Mar 2019
Temple University
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Dec 2017
United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Global Scholar Grant
Nov 2017
Temple University

Photos & Videos

In this video I introduce myself and allow my viewers to get to know me and my experience in/with Korea.
Posing at the Han River (한강) in Seoul, Korea (서울)

Incheon, South Korea - Eating traditional Korean Buckwheat Noodles (냉면) in 인천, 한국
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13 Reviews

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Lexi May 23, 2019
Korean · Online

The lessons are for my 16 year old daughter, so I haven't experienced them myself. But I can tell from all of the information she passes on, that Natalie is an excellent teacher. She customizes the lessons to my daughter's interests and skill level. I am so glad that I was able to get connected to her through take lessons.com.

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Yvonne J. Feb 15, 2018
Korean · Online

Taking lessons with Natalie has been great! She breaks everything down easily, so that you can understand, and is very patient when it comes to your level of learning. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Natalie in the future! :)

Isaiah M. Feb 13, 2018
Korean · Online

Natalie is an incredible Korean teacher. Her lessons are always relevant, engaging, and useful. And having learned Korean herself, she knows the challenges that English speakers face and is great at helping others overcome those challenges. I owe it to Natalie for helping me get my Korean to where it is today!

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Delaina Jan 18, 2018
Korean · Online

Carmela Wilkins Jan 18, 2018
Korean · Online

She is super lovely and thorough with her teaching methods. Her being an American makes our lessons easier because she understands the challenges of learning Korean from the beginning. Would definitely recommend!

Monica Villegas Jan 9, 2018
Korean · Online

Carmela Wilkins Jan 6, 2018
Korean · Online

zahraa Sep 7, 2017
Korean · Online

Really loved learning from her! She is super nice and has a lot to teach. Thank you so much, Natalie!

Isaiah M. Aug 24, 2017
Korean · Online

Hubert Aug 10, 2017
Korean · Online

Marie Jul 4, 2017
Korean · Online

Natalie is an awesome teacher! She is so knowledgeable and kind!! I would totally recommend her to anyone!!

Iwan Jul 4, 2017
Korean · Online

Natalie was good. She has experience in teaching her peers at her university so her lesson plan was well organized. I was also surprised when she threw in some Russian, knowing I am Russian, to lighten up the mood. I am happy to learn from her.

Jeremy Jun 26, 2017
Korean · Online

Natalie was absolutely amazing. I was surprised how she knew all about the grammar rules. Turns out she went to South Korea twice and passed two government official Korean language certication tests. Also she has plenty of experience of having conversations with Koreans. She had perfect Korean pronounciation and knew words and phrases that were commonly used. Most importantly, I learned 'native Korean' from a native English speaker, so her lessons were easy to understand. I don't think I can find a better Korean instructor and will continue to take lessons from her.

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