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Jihye L.

146 Reviews
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Starting at HK$312.05
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts
  • Teaching since 2000
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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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Alyena R.
최고의 선생님은 지혜!

translated using Bing: The best teacher is wisdom!
Deborah W.
Punctual, responsive, and organized. Very helpful in helping adjust and better understand pronunciation. I've had 3 sessions with Jihye so far and have been enjoying it, looking forward to how much I'm able to learn in the next sessions!
Verona B.
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Hyojung C.

38 Reviews
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Starting at HK$218.43
  • Speaks Korean
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Suyoun K.

44 Reviews
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Starting at HK$304.24
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • International Business from Dongduk W. University
  • Teaching since 2007
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Suyoun K.

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I have taught English to Koreans back in Seoul for more than 10 years, so I know exactly how different these two languages are.

Based on this understanding of how I need to approach non-Korean speaker especially whose mother tongue is English, I am confident that I can let you start studying Korean the easiest way and make the class fun with lots of introduction of Korean cultures and history.

About Suyoun

Hello! My name is Su and I've been teaching English to Koreans, Koreans to English speakers since 2007. From this long experience, I learned how different and opposite these 2 languages are, so I can teach my student how to learn this beautiful Korean language the most efficient way and fun. Ho

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George
She is a very good teacher. She is helpful and kind. The lessons are very organized and informational. My rate of learning has improved a lot since starting with her. I would highly recommend her lessons.
George
She is a very good teacher. She is helpful and kind. The lessons are very organized and informational. My rate of learning has improved a lot since starting with her. I would highly recommend her lessons.
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Eileen K.

14 Reviews
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Starting at HK$234.03
  • Speaks Korean, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • 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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Cheol P.

54 Reviews
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Starting at HK$273.04
  • Speaks English, Korean
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches students 15 to 70
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Cheol P.

54 Reviews
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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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Rachel
I've been taking 1:1 Korean lessons with Park Cheol Hong for a year now and I cannot recommend him enough as a teacher. He is incredibly dedicated, patient, kind, and invested in his students' growth. He's willing to check homework and answer questions between lessons, and can answer every follow-up question / context question I pose! I started with virtually zero Korean language familiarity but can now have conversations with my dad (who is Korean). Park Cheol Hong provides helpful supplementary worksheets and videos to help me better understand concepts and makes topics relevant to my daily life. I absolutely plan to continue taking lessons as long as I can!
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.
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Suyeon L.

191 Reviews
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Starting at HK$202.83
  • Speaks English, korean
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2014
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Suyeon L.

191 Reviews
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reading and writing
Simple phrases
Conversation
Vocabulary
Grammar
Pronunciation
Frequently used expressions
Korean culture
Korean language
Survival Korean words
Korean test

About Suyeon

Hi, there! My name is Suyeon. and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014 and have loved helping my students how to read korean, conversations, and translation as well. I'm very patient and friendly and my teaching style is based on your interest and ability.

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Sasha L.
Great class! The time went by too fast! Suyeon is very thorough and very easy to understand! Greatest Instructor🙂
Ryan M.
Really helpful and patient! I'm a slow learner, but Suyeon takes her time with me and it's very encouraging!

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Average Cost of Korean Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Korean lessons is HK$234.03. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between HK$234.03 and HK$234.03 per hour.
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"She has been a fantastic teacher and I always look forward to the lessons. Would definitely recommend."
Kim
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"My daughters has only had 1 lesson, but she loved it!!!! She said she loved the teacher, that she was so nice and helped her so much in only 30 minutes. Shes already looking forward to her next lesson. My 13 year old excited to learn!!!!!!"
Marley
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"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!"
Allie
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"My first lesson was great and Suyeon was so helpful. She really helped me to understand the differences in pronunciation and uses of the Korean alphabet,"
Elizabeth
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"I'm hopeless when it comes to new people, but if they're nice, I automatically warm up. Jihye takes her time with me and I feel a bit more confident. She's perfect for people who need time to get out of their shell"
Janina
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"My first lesson was stellar! I will keep going with JiHye."
Chris
Took Korean lessons from Jihye L.
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"The best teacher! She works with how slow I am and my crazy schedule and is awesome. Very nice and very helpful I learned alot and can't wait to learn more with her!"
Colette Young
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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"Best instructor ever! So nice, helpful, and informative!! Love my lessons!"
Artemis
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"Quinton was great! He was patient and taught with visuals, which was very helpful."
Esther
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"Suyeon is very fun to talk to and I am learning new things with every lesson! I also feel that my Korean speaking ability is improving rapidly thanks to her explanations and suggestions to say certain things in different ways. I definitely recommend her."
Tara
Took Korean lessons from Suyeon L.
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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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