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Youngju S.

119 Reviews
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  • Speaks Korean, English, 6), Chinese( HSK Level 4
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Phd.(ABD), Education from Graduate School of Jeonbuk National University, South Kore
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Youngju S.

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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 35 YEARS including K-8 and COLLEGE as well as private tutoring in Korea, China, India and the USA. 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

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Lily
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.
Christine C.
I love Youngju teacher. She has a lot of knowledge, and teaches very well. I have been learning from her for 3 years and I look forward to every meeting with. I can't believe that I am able to read, write and speak Korean now. It's so amazing to be able to understand my husband's family when they are around. I recommend Youngju teacher!
Eleanor
Youngju is an excellent teacher with a positive and helpful attitude. My high school daughter has been both challenged and thrilled to have Youngju as her teacher!
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Jihye L.

144 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Jihye L.

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Are you interested in learning Korean?? Love Korean dramas and K-pop? Are you planning on visiting Korea? 안녕하세요! I am a CERTIFIED and experienced Korean language teacher.
If you register for my classes you will learn not only speaking, writing, listening skills but also the 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 the Korean language. I grew up in Seoul, Korea and currently living in Los Angeles, 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

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Sire Saniyah
Jihye is a great teacher and so far with only a couple lessons I've learned a lot!
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Great teacher!
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Hyojung C.

37 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Korean
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
  • Bachelor of Music from Kyung Hee University, South Korea
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Hyojung C.

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Do you want to know more about Korea and the language?
I can help you.
I am an experienced Korean language partner from University of Miami for college students since 2015.
From beginner to intermediate, I will be your Korean conversation partner and teacher.

About Hyojung

Hello, my name is Leann. When I was 5 years old, I started my piano training in classical and jazz piano. I studied Jazz and Pop Piano at the Post Modern Music Dept. at the very famous Kyung Hee University (in South Korea). This is the same school that produced pop stars like Rain, Super Juni

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Shannia O.
Very patient and really nice. Can’t wait to continue!
Ashton
Excellent teacher! My son actually had FUN and loved his lesson. The way she teaches makes it so easy to learn, and it's interactive and fun. Looking forward to more lessons and having him speak great soon!
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Cheol P.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches students 15 to 70
  • Teaching since 2018
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Cheol P.

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Would you like to talk in Korean?
Do you want to sing along K-pop?
Are you going to have a job interview in Korean?
Are you going to study abroad in Korea?

Let's try it. I can help you. I have a job and adult training related experiences more ten years in Korea. If you have any needs about Korean, I can provide effective and practical solutions.

- student needs based conversational learning
with more 10 years HR manager experience
with more 10 years Business experience
with Korean legal knowledge (Master of Law)

I know how difficult of leanring a foreign language and understanding the culture. I can help you learn Korean and the culture. If you will get a clear reason why you learn Korean, I can design the class for your goal and needs.

About Cheol Hong

Would you like to talk in Korean? Do you want to sing along K-pop? Are you going to have a job interview in Korean? Are you going to study abroad in Korea? Let's try it. I can help you. I have Human Resources Management and adult training experiences more ten years in Korea. If you have any ne

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Tracie R.
I've been learning Korean with Cheol Hong since April (it's August 30th). He is an incredibly dedicated teacher, patient, understanding and funny. He encourages me to practice my Korean every day (which I do) and he carefully reviews each submission between lessons to help me get better. I'm adopted and wanted to learn Korean so I could better connect to my Korean heritage (my grandmother is Korean) and I have learned so much during my studies. I would highly recommend Cheol Hong to anyone who is interested in learning Korean. He's the best!
Jessica
My daughter's first lesson with Mr. Park was wonderful. He was thorough, engaging and gave her lots of encouragement throughout the lesson. The material he sent afterward to help with her homework between lessons will be very helpful. She can't wait for her next session with Mr. Park.
Corinne
I've been taking lessons from Mr. Park for a few months now, and I've been really enjoying them! I've taken group classes before, but this is my first 1:1 lesson experience, and Mr. Park does a great job catering and personalizing his approach to what you're interested in, even if it's not quite language related! For example, I told him I was looking to study Korean art history, and he sent me additional resources specific to that, and sometimes even devotes time to discuss different facets of it if it comes up in the lesson. He also provides a deep dive into the Sino/Native-Korean roots of different words which I personally find helpful and interesting. He is patient, encouraging, and personable, and does a fantastic job explaining things even if you don't quite get it the first time. Highly recommend!
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Eileen K.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Master of Arts from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Eileen K.

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When you request lessons please message me to let me know your goal and your Korean level. This helps me prepare for the class. Unfortunately, if I do not hear from you I may need to reject your request. I love meeting all my students so I do not want to do that unless absolutely necessary.

📢 CANCELLATION, RESCHEDULING, AND NO SHOWS
If you need to reschedule or cancel a lesson, I need to be notified 24 hours in advance. If you ask to change after this 24-hour period I will have to charge you the full price of the lesson. This same rule applies if you are over 15 minutes late and you have not contacted me beforehand. I adjust my life and schedule around these lessons, so please understand why I need to be strict about this type of situation.

➫ Over the course of 7 years, I have taught English at a cram school, secondary school, and one-to-one tutor sessions in Korea. During my graduate school, I was a teaching assistant for colleges. I checked the college students’ homework and gave ...

About Eileen

❐ EXPERIENCE ❏ ➥ 2016-Present Korean Teacher | Self-Employed (Takelessons, Online) ➥ 2011-2012 Teaching Assistant | Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea) ➥ 2006-2012 English teacher | Self-Employed (Seoul, Korea) ❐ EDUCATION ❏ ➥ 2008-2012 Mater of Arts | Ewha Womans Unive

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April D.
She’s an amazing teacher!!
Seth H.
Eileen is patient and methodical, and she explains difficult points well. I'm grateful for her help!
Lynnesha L.
This was my very first session and it was great. We jumped right into work after we talked about my starting level. She was very patient and very easy to talk with. I loved the fact that she broke down the sounds to me from how the tone should sound to how my face should move for certain vowels and consonants. I can't wait until second session.
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Christina P.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $32
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 8 to 40
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Christina P.

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Students can expect quality lessons with Christina as she will incorporate professional 1 on 1 attention with speaking, writing, reading, and conversation practices in Korean. If Korean is not your first language and you want to gain confidence, Christina can help you achieve great improvement with a thorough understanding of the Korean language and practice real life conversations.

About Christina

Christina is a multi-talented musician, producer, singer-songwriter and has been actively involved with music throughout her life. She began learning classical piano at the age of three and naturally fell in love with singing at a young age. Gifted with perfect pitch, she has an excellent ability to

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Matthew T.
My grandson, Xavier, always looks forward to his lessons with Christina. I see tremendous progress from when he initially started about a month ago. He’s eager to show and tell what he learned after his lessons when I see him.
Sarah R.
Christina is awesome! She is very patient and her instructions are very clear to follow.
Valerie
Good teacher, my daughter was happy with the classes.

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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing Korean teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream Korean teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Korean Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Korean lessons is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $70 per hour.
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$32 average
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$44 average
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$57 average

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"She’s a phenomenal instructor. She’s willing to change her pace if you are having difficulty or picking it up quickly. She also gives historical/cultural context. I highly recommend her as a Korean teacher! :)"
Alexia
Took Korean lessons from Hannah K.
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"Very helpful and very informative. Sunyeon was well prepared, organized and friendly. Her English is excellent."
James
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"She was very personable and I enjoyed our first lesson."
Janelle
Took Korean lessons from Sunho K.
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"Always fun! Cho Hyojung is a pleasure to work with!"
Sara
Took Korean lessons from Hyojung C.
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"Jihye was patient, clear, structured for our intro lesson. Excited and looking forward to future lessons!"
Maya
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"I’m really glad that I chose Jiyhe as my teacher for learning Korean. Even though I’m just taking the lessons for fun, I feel that she has helped me to start building a solid foundation. Each lesson is well balanced in terms of review and new material so I don’t feel overwhelmed. She incorporates grammar, speaking, vocabulary, listening exercises and writing as well as cultural and social etiquette tips. Highly recommend!"
Jamie
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"Hyojung is kind and patient."
Roberto Blanco
Took Korean lessons from Hyojung C.
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"Extremely patient and motivating!"
Katelyn
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"Lessons with Suyeon have always been fun and extremely relivant. She got be speaking enough Korean to get around in Korea very well. I was able to understand sentences in kdramas and more. I had to stop due to hectic schedule but can't wait to start up again!"
Megan Derwich
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Sunho was very friendly and encouraging for our first lesson!"
Eric and Danielle
Took Korean lessons from Sunho K.
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Korean Classes Near You and Online

About 75 million people speak Korean, making it the 17th most common language in the world. South Korea’s economic growth has increased the demand for Korean speakers in global business, meaning taking Korean lessons can open you up to a plethora of both personal and professional opportunities.

Fortunately, it’s easy to get started with Korean speaking lessons. You can use your webcam to connect with a native speaker and start Korean classes right away from the comfort of your own home. Your teacher can help you achieve your linguistic goals in the most efficient way possible, giving you the personalized insights that only a private tutor can provide.

It’s a great idea to learn the Korean reading and writing system (Hangul) alongside your speaking lessons. The good news i

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s that the Korean writing system is one of the most logical of all languages. Its 24-character phonetic alphabet forms blocks of syllables, creating words and sentences. In fact, it's so simple to use, some communities in Indonesia have adopted Hangul as their own writing system.

Why Should I Take Korean Lessons?

Everyone has their own reason for wanting to learn Korean, but there are some benefits to studying the language that you may not yet be aware of. Let’s start with the most obvious: taking Korean classes will help you better understand the people and places of Korea. In addition, studying Korean will allow you to step into a rich cultural experience – one that includes listening to K-pop music and watching K-dramas without the subtitles, of course.

There’s no shortage of reasons to spend time in South Korea. Home to some of the world's biggest and most beautiful attractions, the country also has a friendly culture full of folks who will be happy to help you work on your Korean skills. Recreation aside, knowing Korean will also boost your professional career, as South Korea's economy continues to expand globally, with companies such as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG making a major impact across the world.

What You'll Learn in Korean Class

When you work one-on-one with a Korean tutor, you'll learn quicker and more thoroughly than you would with larger classes or video programs. That’s because your tutor will take the time to understand your unique goals and learning style, then develop a personalized lesson plan made just for you. Classes for adults are quite different, in terms of lesson topics and teaching style, compared to Korean language lessons for kids.

Whether you're two or 92, interested in business, travel, or getting in touch with your heritage, your private lessons will be tailored to your needs. With private instruction, you'll overcome hurdles more easily than you could on your own. Plus, your tutor will help you maintain focus and stay motivated. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to see in your Korean lessons.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Korean Lessons

If you've had little or no experience, or if it's been a while since you studied, beginner Korean classes are for you. Everything you learn in beginner lessons will build a foundation for advancing to higher levels. In beginner classes, you'll learn:

  • Hangul (the Korean alphabet)
  • Writing and reading syllables
  • Honorifics
  • Basic grammar and sentence structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Forming questions
  • Verb conjugations, tenses, and moods

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Korean Students

Intermediate lessons build on everything you've already learned. After completing intermediate lessons, you'll have almost reached fluency. At this skill level, you'll likely study the following concepts: - Intermediate grammar and vocabulary - Pronunciation - Conversation skills - Sentence connectors and clauses - Conditional statements - Negating clauses - Expressing large numbers

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Students

Advanced students have nearly mastered the language. In advanced courses, you'll learn difficult grammatical concepts that require a strong foundation. You'll also improve listening skills and pronunciation. Advanced Korean lessons near you will cover the following topics:

  • Listening and reading comprehension
  • Slang, abbreviations, and idioms
  • North Korean and South Korean variances
  • Commonly used Hanja symbols
  • Korean culture and customs

How long does it take to learn Korean? That depends on your prior experience, time devoted to study, and the frequency of lessons. Due to significant linguistic differences, the U.S. Foreign Service Institute estimates 88 weeks (or 2200 hours) of deliberate study for an English speaker to learn Korean. Don't let this number intimidate you! Working with a private Korean tutor will help you learn quickly and efficiently.

Teach Me Korean : Finding a Tutor

Once you've decided to start Korean classes near you, you'll need to find the right teacher. Sometimes, this process can seem daunting. Depending on where you live, you might feel overwhelmed by the task of finding a teacher, either because there are too few or too many local teachers to choose from.

The good news is that with TakeLessons, finding the perfect Korean language teacher is easy. Online Korean lessons allow you to stay connected with your favorite teacher, whether they’re in New York or Seoul. You can learn at your own convenience, whenever and wherever you want, so you can reach your full potential in the fastest way possible.

With a simple search for Korean tutors, our directory will lead you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers available for both local and online lessons. You'll find a variety of native speakers who provide lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. When browsing through our list, remember to check out their education, specializations, and reviews from students like you.

All of this information will help you pick the right tutor, but if you still need help, feel free to reach out to one of our friendly Student Counselors! With a private Korean tutor, you'll enjoy your learning experience to the fullest while reaching fluency faster than you thought possible.

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