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Are you interested in learning Korean?? Love Korean dramas and Kpop? Are you planning on visiting Korea? 안녕하세요! I am a CERTIFIED Korean language teacher and have been teaching Korean at Korean language schools in America since 2000.
If you register my classes you will learn not only speaking, writing, listening skills but also culture and manners of Korea. Are you ready to learn "Hangeul"?
Now you know who to contact!!

About Jihye

Hello, future students!

My name is Jihye and I teach Piano and Korean language. I grew up in Seoul, Korea and currently living in LA, California. I graduated from Kyung Hee University and earned a Master's degree at the California Institute of the Arts.

I have been teaching piano for 20 years and Korean at Korean language schools. In the past, I have met many K pop and K drama lovers so I decided to share my culture and language with them.

So far I have met many passionate and enthusiastic students whom I feel very lucky to work with. I offer personalized curriculum to each of my Korean and piano students. Also, help students who prepare piano level exams such as CM, ABRSM, and SATII for the Korean language. I sometimes use clips of songs and dramas to help students who learn Korean.

Are you ready to learn?? Let's begin taki

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October 1, 2019
Ka
Lessons are fast pace and Jihye is very knowledgeable on the subject to answer any questions.
September 26, 2019
Allie
My first lesson with Jihye was great! She really took the time to get to know me, my interests and goals, which really helped me feel relaxed and comfortable. I can’t wait to continue working with her and keep learning!
August 4, 2019
Jay
Very informative and patient

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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!

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 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!!

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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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October 8, 2019
Thomas
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
Kaila
Very patient and helpful - she works with me at my level while encouraging me to get better.

감사합니다!
June 6, 2019
Lily
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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Hi, I am originally from Korea and love teaching Korean language to foreigners !
I am happy to teach from very beginners to the advanced students. I am always passionate about teaching my students as well as supporting individual with encouragement. I will help you to build a solid foundation of the language while these lessons are catered to the needs/goals. Let's have fun learning Korean!

About Joo

Joo Yon Chung (Joo) is a vigorous performer in solo repertoire and orchestral music recently finished her Artist Diploma in flute performance at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has most recently won the Third Place in the Orchestral Audition and Masterclass at The 2019 National Flute Association in Salt Lake City, Utah that is the largest annual professional gathering for flutists in the world. Also, she is appointed as the associate member in Civic Orchestra of Chicago for 2019-2020. Joo has played with Urbana-Champaign Symphony Orchestra until her recent move to Dallas, TX in summer 2019.

Joo earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with Magna Cum Laude. She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Her last study was at Uni

versity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she received her Artist Diploma.

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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!

About Sulina

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!

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June 25, 2018
Yinran
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.

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I can say to my students that we will have fun, interesting classes that cover culture, formality, pronunciation, and more. I was inspired to become a Korean teacher by my love of Hanguel (Korean language), and I want to help people who want to learn about it.

I will be your encouraging teacher. I am looking forward to meeting you & helping you to develop your Korean skills.

About Jiny

Hello ~ This is Jiny! I was born and raised in South Korea and am now teaching the world about my native language and culture.

I am a CKLT-certified Korean language teacher from Incheon (like the airport), and I've been teaching university classes (at Hebei Geological University in Shijiazhuang, China, & Instituto Superior de Educación, or ISE, in Asunción, Paraguay) and private classes for over two years. I have taught all levels, from the basics of the alphabet to advanced speaking and grammar.

I studied in the USA as a foreign exchage student during college and have lectured about my experiences. I write a successful blog discussing education methods and am concluding my project to review 120 books in one year. My blog is in Korean, but you can see some pictures of me in the classroom and my teaching metarials.

I am an awar

d winning member of Toast Masters in Shijiazhuang in China, and my student got a first prize in Korean Speech Contest in Paraguay in 2018. My writing on foreign education has been recognized by Seoul Digital Culture Arts University.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate at all to contact me.

I'll be waiting for you! Thank you.^^
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September 16, 2019
Grace Widman
Jiny is really nice and very friendly! She makes it easy to learn and understand. I highly recommend that you use her as your teacher.
August 25, 2019
Jonathan
August 3, 2019
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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.

About Julia

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

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October 16, 2019
Ruth K.
I really enjoy my class with Mrs. Park . Every week I’m looking forward to the next class ^^
September 18, 2019
Charles B.
Julia is a great teacher!
I picked up the lesson very quickly.

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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~~:)

About Jessica

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~~:)

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July 17, 2019
hansen
She is amazing teacher! So funny and dedicated, professional teacher. I really improved korean level. !! Thanks a lot!
Jessica!

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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.

About Heyinn

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.
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September 1, 2019
Caleb W.
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.

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Brady
"Sunho was positive and cheerful . A great fit for my 11 year old daughter."
Carolyn
"My daughter rushes home twice a week for her lessons with Jihye. She's wonderful!"
Olivia
"I just had my first lesson yesterday. This is my first time taking online lesson using skype and I enjoyed it very much. Suyeon is very out going and help
ful. She explained everything very well. I can't wait until the next lesson"
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"My husband was very happy.   Thank you for teaching me, Ms. Youngju!
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