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Private online Korean lessons with native speaking teachers

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Online Korean lessons anytime, anywhere

Bring learning Korean to life through live 1-to-1 classes with a personal Korean tutor. It's effective, fun and guaranteed to get you talking. Start with a free trial class today.

Live conversation. Native speaking tutors

Our online Korean classes emphasize conversational skills, enabling you to speak Korean confidently in real-world scenarios and develop your fluency in a supportive environment.

Tailor made classes matched to your study goals

Enjoy customized classes delivered by expert online Korean tutors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced learner, our classes can cater to your unique learning style and individual goals.

Professional and passionate Korean tutors

Learning a language is not just about grammar and vocabulary. It's about culture, history, and context. Our team of native Korean tutors bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to each class.

Young-Keun Pock
Korean Native
Sessions: 200
 100% Positive
£22.17 / €26.16 / $27.77
Trial: Free
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Hae J Kim
Korean Native
Sessions: 1641
 100% Positive
£29.06 / €34.21 / $36.25
Trial: 50% Off
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Yun Jong Cho
Korean Native
Sessions: 203
 100% Positive
£25.85 / €30.45 / $32.29
Trial: 50% Off
Korean Native
Sessions: 0
 Not Rated
£14.82 / €17.56 / $18.73
Trial: Free
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Patrick Lee
Korean Native
Sessions: 0
 Not Rated
£15.74 / €18.64 / $19.86
Trial: 50% Off
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Marie Lepert
Sessions: 0
 Not Rated
£35.66 / €40.72 / $45.66
Trial: 50% Off
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Tutor analysis and feedback

Get rapid tutor feedback on each core skill. Instant feedback from a native teacher helps you monitor your progress, focus on areas of difficulty and stay motivated as you learn.

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Speaking - C1 - Advanced
Listening - B2 - Intermediate
Reading - C1 - Advanced
Writing - B1 - Intermediate

Track your progress in each core skill of speaking, listening, reading and writing in line with the Common European Framework of References for Languages. Learn about progress tracking...

Trial classes. Easy booking

Booking lesson time is easy. Choose a Korean tutor by availability, price, profile, student reviews and much more. Start with a trial class to get an evaluation of your existing fluency level and ability.

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Why learn Korean?

Learning to speak Korean online is an exciting and rewarding journey.

Learning Korean is an exciting and rewarding endeavor that offers unique insights into a rich cultural heritage and a language that is increasingly influential worldwide. Korean, spoken by around 77 million people, is not only the official language of South Korea and North Korea but also has significant speaker communities in countries like China, Japan, and the United States. The unique Hangul script, developed in the 15th century, is scientifically designed to be easy to learn, making the initial stages of language learning accessible and enjoyable. At Verbalplanet, we connect learners with native Korean tutors who provide personalized instruction, ensuring that the learning process is both effective and engaging.

Mastering Korean opens doors to exploring Korea's vibrant culture, from its popular K-pop music and K-dramas to its traditional arts and literature. The language's complexity, with its use of honorifics and contextual speech levels, offers cognitive benefits by enhancing problem-solving skills and cultural understanding. Additionally, proficiency in Korean can significantly enhance travel experiences and create career opportunities in diverse fields such as business, technology, and entertainment. Verbalplanet’s native Korean tutors tailor their lessons to fit each learner’s goals and pace, making the journey to fluency both effective and enjoyable. Whether you aim to immerse yourself in Korean culture, boost your career prospects, or enjoy the personal satisfaction of mastering a new language, learning Korean online with Verbalplanet is a highly rewarding experience.

How long does it take to learn Korean?

According to the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Korean is classified as a Category IV language, indicating that it is one of the more difficult languages for English speakers to learn. This classification is due to its complex grammar, honorifics, and unique sentence structure, which includes Subject-Object-Verb (SOV) order. Additionally, the use of particles to indicate grammatical relationships and the need to understand varying levels of speech based on social context add layers of complexity. Reaching a C2 level of fluency in Korean typically requires a significant investment of time and effort and can take approximately 2,200 hours of study for English speakers to achieve proficiency including classroom or tutor led instruction, self-study, and immersive experiences.

At Verbalplanet, we help language learners overcome these difficulties by providing the support of native-speaking Korean tutors to make the learning process more manageable and enjoyable. Our online Korean tutors offer personalized lessons tailored to individual learning needs, ensuring that students can grasp difficult concepts and improve their language skills efficiently. Native tutors bring invaluable insights into cultural nuances and correct pronunciation, which are essential for achieving fluency. With real-time feedback and customized instruction, our online Korean lessons can help you build confidence and proficiency in Korean, making the journey to fluency rewarding and effective.

Korean Proficiency Exam Prep

Key Korean language proficiency exams, such as the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean), are essential for non-native speakers who wish to validate their Korean language skills for academic, professional, or personal purposes. The TOPIK exam assesses various levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced, covering listening, reading, and writing skills. Achieving a high score on the TOPIK can open doors to higher education opportunities in Korea, improve job prospects, and provide official recognition of language skills, which is crucial for those looking to work or study in Korea.

Preparing for these exams can be challenging due to the comprehensive nature of the tests and the complexity of the Korean language. Engaging in online Korean lessons with a native tutor can significantly enhance your preparation and improve your chances of success. An online Korean tutor can provide personalized instruction that focuses on the specific areas you need to improve, offer practice exams, and give real-time feedback to help you perfect your skills. This tailored approach ensures that you are well-prepared and confident on exam day, making the learning process more effective and enjoyable.

At Verbalplanet, we connect learners with experienced native online Korean tutors who understand the intricacies of the TOPIK exam and can guide you through the preparation process. Our tutors use interactive teaching methods and customized lesson plans to ensure comprehensive preparation for these exams. With Verbalplanet’s online Korean lessons, you gain access to high-quality education that caters to your individual learning needs, helping you achieve fluency and succeed in your proficiency exams. Start your Korean learning journey with Verbalplanet and unlock the full potential of your language skills.

Why learn with an online Korean tutor?

Learning Korean with a private online Korean tutor from Verbalplanet offers numerous benefits tailored to individual needs and goals. Whether for business, academic support, or personal enrichment, our native tutors provide personalized and effective instruction.

  • Korean for Business: Gain proficiency in business terminology and cultural nuances to enhance professional interactions in Korean-speaking markets.
  • Travel: Enhance your travel experiences with fluent Korean, allowing for richer cultural immersion and easier navigation.
  • Emigrating to a Korean-Speaking Country: Prepare comprehensively for a smooth transition and integration into a new community with advanced language skills.
  • Learning Korean Grammar, Accent Reduction, and Pronunciation: Master complex grammar rules, reduce your accent, and improve pronunciation with expert guidance.
  • Helping with Korean School Exams: Receive tailored support for important exams such as A-Level, GCSE, and AP Korean to excel in academic assessments.
  • Personal Pleasure: Enjoy Korean literature, film, and music in their original language for a more fulfilling cultural experience.
  • Career: Expand your career opportunities in global markets with proficiency in Korean.
  • Personal Development: Enhance cognitive abilities and cultural awareness by learning a new language.
  • Official Korean Exams: Prepare for key proficiency tests such as the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) with expert tutoring.

Choosing online Korean lessons from Verbalplanet ensures a flexible, personalized, and effective learning experience, helping you reach your language goals efficiently.

Frequently asked questions about our online Korean lessons

Why learn Korean with us?

We've been helping people to learn foreign languages since 2006 and all our Korean tutors are suitable for anyone looking to learn Korean efficiently and effectively.

We are rated as excellent on Trustpilot and have professional Korean tutors for people of all ages and abilities.

Our Korean tutoring services can help you quickly improve all the core skills - listening, writing, reading, speaking, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. You can also customize your lessons to focus on goals such as business Korean, conversational skills, accent reduction or passing official Korean proficiency tests. Whatever your goal we have some amazing Korean tutors here to help.

We've also a friendly customer service team on hand to help with any queries and guarantee an extra trial lesson if you're not completely happy with your Korean teacher after your first lesson.

What qualifications and experience do Korean tutors on Verbalplanet have?

Teaching on Verbalplanet is by application only and our standards are high so we only admit the very best Korean tutors from around the world. We also monitor tutor performance 24/7. All our tutors are rated on their performance by fellow students so you can make an informed choice.

Our team of professional Korean tutors have years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities, including children, and the vast majority are bilingual and can speak English.

You'll also find many tutors have additional professional qualifications or experience in teaching specialized areas such as conversational Korean, emigration tests, exam preparation and cultural studies.

How can a Korean tutor help me improve my fluency?

A private Korean teacher can help you improve core skills in several ways.

  1. They can provide personalized lessons tailored to your study style and goals.
  2. They can offer feedback on your pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary, helping you to develop better conversational skills.
  3. Native Korean tutors can introduce you to the nuances of Korean culture and help you to understand the context behind certain words and phrases.
  4. Online tutors can also recommend the best resources, such as books and podcasts, to help you practice and improve your fluency outside of class.

Overall, a professional Korean tutor can be a valuable resource and can help you to achieve your goals more efficiently and effectively.

How do I pay for online Korean lessons?

We have several payment methods available for our Korean lessons. You can use credit/debit cards and PayPal.

Payment can be made quickly and securely in your local currency through the Verbalplanet platform. You can book as many Korean lessons as you want with no obligation to buy more than you need.

Online Korean classes tend to be cheaper than face-to-face lessons because the tutor doesn't need to travel to you. Typically web based tutoring will cost between $20 USD to $40 USD per lesson.

Unlike other platforms we offer loyalty discounts based on your booking history so your lessons can get progressively cheaper as you learn, which means that you can receive discounts whether you're buying one lesson or twenty.

What is the fastest way to learn Korean?

The most effective approach to learn Korean is through full immersion by living in a Korean speaking country.

For most people that's not possible so we offer the next best thing which is to practice with a private Korean tutor.

Your Korean teacher can manage your development through a personal study plan designed to focus on your goals and areas of difficulty. Choose your Korean tutor and start building your confidence in speaking in live conversation.

How can I learn correct pronunciation with an authentic accent?

To learn correct pronunciation with an authentic accent, consider these strategies:

  1. Listen and Imitate: Regularly listen to native speakers through movies, songs, podcasts, and news broadcasts. Try to imitate the sounds, rhythms, and intonation.
  2. Use Pronunciation Tools: Leverage apps that focus on pronunciation, offering audio comparisons and feedback.
  3. Practice with Native Speakers: Engage with fluent Korean speakers or a tutor who can provide immediate feedback and corrections, helping you adjust your accent gradually.
  4. Record and Self-Assess: Record yourself talking and compare it to native speakers, noting areas for improvement.

These methods, combined with regular practice, will gradually help you adopt an authentic Korean accent.

A problem many learners face is being embarrassed about talking outloud or making mistakes. Working with an online Korean teacher is a great way to overcome this problems and grown in confidence.

How do I choose my Korean tutor?

Choosing an online Korean teacher involves several key considerations to ensure the best experience:

  1. Qualifications and Experience: Look for tutors with formal qualifications in Korean or teaching, and check their experience, especially with teaching students at your level. We only accept tutors with significant teaching experience and qualifications.
  2. Reviews and Feedback: Read reviews from other Verbalplanet students to gauge the tutor's effectiveness, reliability, and teaching style.
  3. Teaching Style and Approach: Consider what teaching style suits your needs. Some Korean tutors may focus more on conversation, while others might emphasize grammar or pronunciation. Contact our tutors for free to learn more.
  4. Trial Lessons: These are a great way to test your current level of fluency and get to know your Korean tutor. Use this opportunity to see if the tutor's approach aligns with your personal goals and if you communicate well with each other.
  5. Flexibility and Availability: All available lesson times are shown in your time zone so you can ensure your preferred tutor's schedule aligns with yours and that they can commit to the number and frequency of lessons you'd like.
  6. Compatibility: Learning a language is a long-term commitment, so it's important that you feel comfortable and motivated by your tutor.
Should I choose a Korean tutor who is a native speaker?

Learning Korean with a native speaker isn't strictly necessary, but it does offer several important advantages.

Native speakers provide authentic pronunciation, idiomatic use, and cultural context that can significantly enhance the overall experience. This real-world exposure helps learners understand how Korean is used in everyday conversations and situations, improving their listening and speaking skills more effectively than with non-native instructors.

Regular conversation with a native Korean speaking tutor will significantly boost your confidence in speaking and provide cultural insights enriching the learning process which simply aren't possible through apps or self study programs.

How do Korean lessons work online?

Online Korean lessons with Verbalplanet are a convenient and effective way to learn and are almost the same as 1-on-1 in person classes.

Our classes are conducted over Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams. This enables you to learn Korean from any location and keep using the same Korean tutor no matter where you are in the world. During the lesson, you will have the opportunity to interact with your tutor in real-time, practice your speaking, and receive immediate feedback and guidance.

You will also have access to our bank of resources to enhance your progress between classes.

How many online Korean lessons do I need?

The optimal number of Korean lessons per week you'll need will vary depending on your fluency goals and any previous study. However, most educational experts say that regular practice is the key to becoming fluent in Korean.

Ideally, around two or three classes per week can offer a balanced approach, allowing enough time for new information to be absorbed and practiced, while also maintaining momentum without overwhelming the learner.

Engaging with a native speaking Korean teacher with Verbalplanet can provide you with focused intensive practice and feedback that accelerates your path to fluency.

About the Korean language

Choosing to become fluent in Korean and learning a new language online is an exciting journey.

Korean, known as Hangul, is spoken by approximately 77 million people worldwide. It is the official language of both South Korea and North Korea and is also spoken by significant communities in China, Japan, and the United States. The Korean language has a unique script called Hangul, developed in the 15th century by King Sejong the Great and his scholars. Hangul is a scientifically designed alphabet, consisting of 14 consonants and 10 vowels, making it relatively easy to learn and write. Korean has developed over centuries, influenced by Chinese and, more recently, English, especially in terms of vocabulary and certain grammatical structures.

For learners, Korean presents both challenges and rewards. The language has a Subject-Object-Verb (SOV) word order and uses particles to indicate the grammatical function of words, which can be different from the typical structure of English sentences. Additionally, Korean is a highly contextual language, with honorifics and speech levels that change based on the social status and relationship between speakers. However, learning Korean opens up opportunities to engage deeply with Korean culture, from K-pop and K-dramas to traditional arts and literature. Proficiency in Korean can enhance travel experiences in Korea, provide career opportunities in fields such as business, technology, and entertainment, and offer personal development by understanding a language that is increasingly influential globally.

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