Information About Suhyeon - Croydon teacher - (12 reviews)
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*ONLY ONLINE CLASS AVAILABLE* As a Native Korean, I have eight years of teaching experience in the UK and Korea and in the process of getting a certificate of Korean Language Teacher Level 2. I graduated from King's College London majoring Politics, and currently doing a master's degree at Seoul National University. I I led a variety of Korean classes, ranging from a big class of 30 students to a one-on-one class with different level of Korean. I am a passionate teacher who can understand what it's like to be on a journey of learning a new language:I am also learning two other languages apart from English (German and Dutch), and study with native tutors. Since not only am I a tutor but also a student learning a foreign language, I completely understand what Korean leaners go through. The pain of going through the unfamiliar alphabets… memorising numbers which never seem to stick with me… Knowing the grammars but cannot really speak properly… the sentence order is so confusing… Scared if I am even pronouncing it correctly… I understand, thus, that It is not always easy and you often get tempted to give up. I will make sure you WANT to learn more and more by motivating you with small achievements along the way.
I also understand the struggle of intermediate and advance students since I went through the same struggle as a student learning English. You will improve, and be more fluent with your time, effort, and effective lessons!
I led a Korean class of 30 students in Croydon, teaching advanced students. Besides I tutored two English 6th Form girls who were very beginners in Korean and after one year they became very much confident in writing and speaking Korean. I also was an event organiser of Korean Camp in London where students in the UK who love Korea gather and experience cultures and learn Korean. I organised the Korean lessons for them and taught them how to dance K-pop. I also led a small Korean intermediate class of 6th form students, and many other numerous occasions.
I believe that one needs more intensive and immersive approach. Nowadays, you have tons of videos and apps that help you learn Korean. Then, why even bother having a tutor? It's because you need to absorb, practice, and breathe with the words/grammars you've learned and make it stick to you forever by speaking, speaking, and speaking! (And listening and writing too :P)
Unless you live in South Korea, it can be challenging to improve your korean speaking. Therefore, one needs a repetitive, immersive, memorizing and homework-based teaching to feel like they are in Seoul (maybe Busan :>) and to really improve the level of Korean.
Also, I studied abroad a couple of years ago. I barely knew any English and I felt so lost as I barely understood what my friends said, let alone what my teachers said. From my own experience, My approach to teaching (as I did to my two students before) is this: grammar needs to come first. One needs to have pillars before you build a house. I think grammar acts as pillars. Once you have pillars, you can build it up to make huts (vocabulary), houses(listening), flats(writing), or even zoo by making sentences and saying them out loud!
For me, being able to converse in English was really fun and motivating to me and whenever I talked to English speakers, I felt so excited and motivated to study more. I would like to, therefore, help you build the grammars and motivate you alongside by chatting with you in Korean (and correct your pronunciations and accent, too. I took phonetic classes at uni, both English and Korean)
I enjoy teaching: - ) and I have confidence that I can lead you to the right path.
hit me up anytime!
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Additional Languages: Dutch, English (British), German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- King's College London (2018) - Bachelor (College) (✔ On File)
- AQA (2014) - A-level (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Campbridge International Education (2013) - IGCSE (School) (✘ Not On File)
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Learning a new language is daunting but having a teacher like Suhyeon makes the difference as I know she is always there to ask a quick question to in between lessons and feel completely comfortable and at ease with her and most importantly not afraid to make mistakes which is inevitable when learning something new.
Thank you so much Suhyeon for teaching me and happy to continue :)