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; after 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!!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1981
Teaches ages 13+
Speaks English, Chinese( HSK Level 4, Korean, 6)
Has background check
I studied with Youngju 선생님 for almost 4 years. She has the patience of a saint, ensures you understand the course, has a great textbook (that i still refer to) if you dont have one, and learns your habits/problem areas to build on positives and correct the negatives. Thanks to her teaching I've elevated my Korean proficiency to the point that I can watch Korean TV shows without subs, write complex sentences and paragraphs, and read a book without bursting into a fit of frustration. On top of that I was accepted into the Asian Studies M.A program at George Washington University thanks to her as well. She not only brought my language skills up to par for the demanding language requirements but also wrote me a letter of recommendations that secured my spot and verified my language proficiency. I can't recommend Youngju 선생님 enough! I know I'll be back soon myself.
She is very pleasant and helpful. I loved working with her and will hopefully be working again with her in the future.
I took classes from YoungJu 선생님 a while ago, and truly found her to be a fantastic instructor. She is patient, friendly, focused, and helps support along with challenge you, making for a great class experience.