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About Youngju S.

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Murphy, NC

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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 AN
Y 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!!

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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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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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Ellie G. May 5, 2019
· Korean · Online
Excellent, conversational practice! Youngju seonsaengnim makes the lesson relevant to your situation. She equips you with the vocabulary and grammar to make you more successful. Additionally, she’s consistently and reliably encouraging. What a gem! So grateful for her time ;-) 감사합니다!
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About Gina G.

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Charleston, SC
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About Gina
Gina has been teaching and tutoring foreign languages (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French) since 1990. She teaches adults, college students, high school and elementary students. She has taught in schools, community programs, language classes for businesses, in person and online.

Gina has been multilingual since a young age and has always had a passion for languages. She studied multiple languages in school and went on to earn both a Bachelors and a Masters degree (University of Connecticut) in Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French language and literature.

Gina is an active membe
r of multiple foreign language groups in her community, including the Alliance Française of Charleston, Nuovo Cinema Italiano film club, Dante Society of Charleston, Cercle Littéraire, Brasileiros em Charleston, Hablemos Español, and other conversation and language groups.

She does translation and interpretation work, travels extensively and is very passionate about sharing her love of the Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French languages.
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Larry F. May 8, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Patient teacher ; speaks Italian almost entire lesson ; always punctual.encouraging me , which I need a lot .
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Pete April 24, 2019
· Portuguese · Online
Gina is very flexible with her teaching approach. She meets me at my level. She slows down when I may not be grasping a concept and speeds up to keep me engaged.
I would whole-heartedly recommend her!
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Sean P. March 26, 2019
· Italian · In studio
Gina was great for our first lesson. Very knowledgeable and does not try to overwhelm you with too much information. I am looking forward to my future lessons.
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Gina G.

Charleston, SC 29414
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About Tara M.

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Rochester, MI

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I absolutely love teaching! I believe that everyone can improve their communication and expression, and I have had the pleasure of helping many students better understand what they read and better express their ideas in communication. I hold a CELTA/TOFEL & Bachelor's and a Master's degrees, and I have years of experience as a classroom teacher. I have tutored many students at the business high school college levels. I enjoy working one-on-one with students so that I can help them with their particular academic needs and tailor my lessons to them. I specialize in pronunciation of the English l
anguage, and those who are struggling with comprehending business language. I also teach and help those who are preparing for working with government agencies and universities. I can offer assistance with understanding the development of ideas, proofreading, and editing. I can help with a specific business / college assignment or course, or I can offer more general lessons to help improve your overall communication skills. I am generally available for tutoring all day (with specific attention given to Asian and Pacific timezone) including the weekends. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you succeed in your studies!
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Tara M.

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$15 / 60-min

About Manace B.

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Loganville, GA
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Hi,
My name is Manace Balegamre. I am originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo but I moved to the United States at a young age. French is the national language in my home country so I was taught at a young age and continued to take classes throughout my educational career here in the United States in order to master the language. I am currently enrolled at Young Harris College where I give many French lessons and tutor but I am looking forward to teaching this beautiful language to a broader scale of people !
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Manace B.

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About Amanda A.

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Charleston, SC
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I have been a certified Spanish teacher for 9 years, as well as a Spanish/English interpreter. I currently also tutor ESOL to youth and adults, with 4 years experience in that field. I am a Native English speaker and fluent Spanish speaker. I also enjoy Latin dance and culture!
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Amanda A.

Charleston, SC 29406
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$34 / 30-min

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