If you're unable to find an affordable private Korean tutor in Santa Maria for in-person language lessons, online learning may be a good alternative. To take lessons with a Korean tutor in your area, you may have to pay more to cover their travel costs or travel to their home, and the average cost of private Korean lessons in Santa Maria is over $20 per hour. Online learning allows you to save on travel expenses and have access to top tutors from around the world.
Many students who try online language lessons with a tutor are pleasantly surprised by the experience. At LanguaTalk, lessons are 1-on-1 to ensure you get your tutor's full attention and can make rapid progress. Lessons are conducted via video call, allowing you to communicate with your tutor and share learning materials, as if you were in the same room. Give it a try with a free trial session and see for yourself!
On LanguaTalk, you can watch Korean tutor intro videos, check their availability, and read reviews from their students on their profiles. You'll also see which learning needs, ages, and levels the tutor is comfortable with.
Welcome to LanguaTalk! When you create an account, we'll give you a token for a 30-minute trial session at no cost. Use this to try out your chosen tutor and decide whether you want to continue learning with them or search for a Korean tutor in Santa Maria instead. (Please note: not all tutors offer a complimentary trial session - some charge 30% of their regular lesson fee.)
Kyo Young J
안녕하세요, My name is Kyo and I am so excited that you are interested in learning Korean.
I have 6+ years of experience with tutoring and as a avid second language learner myself, I know how scary it can be to learn a new language but I promise to make our lessons fun and interactive! I will make sure to plan our lessons according to your goals and needs for learning Korean.
A bit more about me...
- Lived in New Zealand, Australia, the UK & Korea!
- Working as an UX/UI designer
- Have interests in nature, travel, psychology, design, photography and more!
- Love getting to know new people and learning about different cultures
- Enjoy reading, being surrounded by nature, watching psychological thrillers, playing the ukulele
With my rich experience of tutoring, I have learned that all students learn at their own pace and in their own way.
In our trial lesson I will get to know you, your goals and the way you learn best.
Is it your first time learning Korean? That's totally fine! We can start from scratch, learning how to read the Korean alphabet. In a few hours, you'll find yourself reading Korean language!
I am a patient & good listener. My goal is to help you achieve your goals so whether you would like to work on your grammar skills, vocabulary, or pronunciation, I can make structured lessons for you depending on your needs.
Or if you would like to work on your speaking conversation skills, we can just talk informally and I can correct you if you would like to be corrected. And we can talk about anything of interest that you would like to talk about and we can just keep fun and casual conversations.
Taking that first Korean lesson can be so scary but I promise after our trial lesson, you will feel motivated and excited to start your Korean learning journey. Take the first step towards achieving goals and book a trial lesson with me today!See Reviews From Students
Hello, My name is Emily. I was born and raised in South Korea however I currently live in Canada. Like many Korean and anyone interested in learning Korean language, I am a big fan of K-TV shows, K-pop groups. I am excited to help you with learning Korean, recommending good textbooks, fun materials to keep you engaged while understanding Korean culture better. While I don't hold an officially approved teaching certificate, I have extensive experience teaching Korean to many people with various backgrounds in Preply. Meantime, I also taught my son Korean over the years. If there's anything I can do to assist fellow language enthusiasts or anyone interested in learning Korean, I'm more than happy to share my knowledge and experiences. Language learning is a fantastic journey, and I'm thrilled to be a part of a community that embraces cultural exploration and language acquisition. Let's embark on this enriching adventure together!See Reviews From Students
★Proven Speaking teaching expertise, years of experience★
I’m a certified Korean language teacher for years.
My students told me that my strong teaching is speaking lessons.
Comprehensive teaching with speaking, writing, reading, and listening is one of my strengths.
I can definitely save you precious time and effort.
I have many long-term students because of this easy and comprehensive teaching method. I can tell you that I am a proven teacher. so I will make you fluent in Korean with personalized lessons.
All my lessons are personalized based on students’ level or requirements, for example, small talk, test preparation such as TOPIK, KIIP, job interviews, presentation, cultural & history, and Chinese characters lessons.
I have a handout for your better understanding except for the textbook, video clip, and others.
We can talk about your requirements in more detail in the trial lesson.
Let’s learn Korean together easily and fast with fun.
I'm looking forward to meeting you in the lesson.
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-All personalized lesson is available
-Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening
-Chinese characters(=Hanja) / Culture & History
Hello everyone! My name is YONGJIN (용진).
I was born and grew up in Korea. I speak Korean natively and I have learned English, Japanese and Spanish by heart either through formal educations or extensive travel. I spent over ten years living, working and travelling oversea. All four languages are tools to help facilitate our learning process.
I have passion for teaching languages and I love helping people learn Korean. I believe I have natural abilities to teach languages that I can communicate very well with people regardless of one's backgrounds. I am gentle, attentive and open-minded. I will be looking after your progress. Please give it a try!
I've been teaching Korean for years at private language schools and volunteer organizations(NGO) in various countries and currently, going through a course to be certified. it is called 'Certificate of Korean Language teacher 한국어교원 자격증'
I will be speaking to you in Korean during the lesson unless you're a beginner. We will discuss it in more details on the first lesson. (speaking ratio between Korean and other languages to explain). whether you never learned any foreign languages or not, I will help you build the foundations, boost your motivation and to be more confident in speaking.
In this online learning platform, the lessons have to be highly interactive. To be able to do that, I want the lessons to be 80-95% conversational. Interactive communication is the key to improving overall Korean language and it enables you to learn more practical and colloquial Korean. that being said, I will also cover grammar and usage of Korean, let alone conversational elements. I will promise you that the lesson will be educational, useful, street-smart and informative. Each lesson, You'll be learning conversations in certain places. Imagine, you're actually in that place and you need to speak Korean to get what you want. we can also talk about certain topics such as social issues, life in general in Korea etc. I have charts, dialogues, topics to discuss and roleplay materials ready for the first-time learner and experienced learners. plus, I have a physical whiteboard right behind me to support explanations in more details.
I look forward to seeing you on the first trial lesson.
Stay focused and keep being motivated!
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*Complete Beginner Level (Level 0) Welcome!
안녕하세요! Hello, everyone. I am Juyoung, a Korean Tutor. I was born, raised and educated in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Korean Language and literature and completed the Korean Teacher Education Program. I also have 6 years of teaching experience.
My experience living in India, Laos, Egypt, and Belgium as a foreigner has given me a deep understanding of different cultures and people. Language is a product of its culture, so learning a language requires an understanding of each other's differences based on our shared humanity.
Most of the students who started studying with me became more fluent and accurate Korean speakers. During the lesson, I successfully encourage students to use Korean from an early stage on. My teaching style helps students improve their conversational Korean and speak naturally. I will teach you expressions and phrases to sound like a native speaker.
I understand that every student is different and learns at their own pace. As a teacher, it is my job to find the best solution to help you improve.
Are you a complete beginner? That's okay! Let's start with the basics, such as correct pronunciation and conversational Korean skills. I'll help you develop the confidence you need to communicate effectively in Korean.
If you already know the alphabet, I can help you take your Korean to the next level. I use a variety of teaching methods and resources to make learning Korean fun and engaging.
I’ll provide presentations, materials(text book, news article, video clips, also on your need and interest) and homework to help you succeed.
Contact me today for a free consultation to learn more about how I can help you achieve your Korean language learning goals. In the trial class, I’ll measure your Korean proficiency and introduce you to our teaching methods. Together, we’ll make a plan to achieve your goals.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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I am a professional Korean tutor with Korean language teaching qualifications.
You can study Korean while speaking on various topics such as speaking, writing, grammar, etc.
I will help you speak and write naturally in Korean.
I like music and photography, and enjoy traveling.
I worked as an instructor in education and training in the company, and as a teacher and choir conductor in the church, I experienced teaching to many people.
I respect each country and culture, and I would like to introduce Korea to many people.
I will have a lot of experience and hope to have fun studying Korean with you!!
Enjoy studying Korean with me ^^
저는 한국어 교원 자격을 가지고 있는 한국어 전문 강사입니다. 말하기, 글쓰기, 문법 그리고 다양한 주제로 이야기 하면서 한국어를 공부할 수 있습니다. 한국어로 자신있게 이야기하고 글을 쓸 수 있도록 제가 도와줄께요.
저는 음악과 사진을 좋아하고, 여행을 즐깁니다.
회사에서 교육훈련 업무를 하면서 교육강사로 활동을 했고, 교회에서 교사와 찬양대 지휘자로 활동을 하면서 많은 사람들에게 가르치는 것을 경험했습니다.
저는 각 나라와 문화를 존중하며, 한국을 많은 사람들에게 소개하고 싶습니다.
많은 경험을 가지고 여러분과 함께 즐겁게 한국어를 공부할 수 있도록 노력하겠습니다 !!
저와 같이 즐겁게 한국어를 공부해요 ^^See Reviews From Students
*B.A. : News and Broadcasting in Korea
*M.A. : Graduated from Oklahoma City University in US majoring TESOL with High Honors
*7 years Korean teaching Experience / All ages / All levels
*Conversation/Korean Culture(K-POP, K-DRAMA)/Test Prep/ Grammar/Reading Comprehension/Writing
I have plenty of good resources for conversation, reading, writing, test prep and more to support your learning path.
I am sending you feedbacks after each class so you could review and practice at home.
Also, if you have any questions, you can reach out to me anytime!
Based on your learning, I will send you summary and homework.
It will be helpful for you to review and prepare for the next lesson.
** Most importantly, I could help you to enjoy learning Korean and you will get confidence in Korean once you start the lessons with me!See Reviews From Students
Hello, I’m Hyunjoung. You can get to know me as Helen😉Thank you for taking an interest in me! 😍
So, why do YOU want to know about Korea and learn Korean? Please read about my lessons, it’ll just take a minute 😊
✍️To plan to live in Korea one day?
✍️To watch K-dramas and films? Sing along to unni oppa’s songs?
✍️To study deeply?
✍️To develop a professional business manner for a job?
✍️To talk with family or friends?
I can help with all of these!
🔖 What makes me qualified to teach?
🔆Certificate of Korean Language Teaching Level 2🥇
🔆Since 2015 / +8 years of online/offline experience as a teacher 🗓️
🔆Bachelor of English / Korean Language as a Foreign Language🎓
🔆Certificate of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers in Other Languages) 🏆
🔆International Interpretation & Translation Professional Certification (EtoK, KtoE)🎖️
🆘 What will YOU get in my lessons?
We will take some time to get to know each other, and at the same time, I'll check your current level! 👋
I have unique and custom lesson plans that follow a clearly structured curriculum to help you meet your goals 🥅
To be honest, I teach intensively with a limited number of individuals. I often have a full schedule of 8+ lessons every day, if you want to take your preferred time slot, you need to sign up early. I want to ensure you get the best use out of your time and energy as possible, in nurturing the select few, aiming for excellence. I will be the perfect partner in your Korean learning journey, for sure. 👍
If you have any questions, I'd love to hear from you!🎈
Now it’s time! 🙂 Don’t worry, trust me. Just follow me! Improve your Korean skills today ⚡️See Reviews From Students
💖 Helping Conversational, Free-talking, Korean with K-contents, specializing in MZ slang
🇰🇷 Help you improve Korean linguistic skills also learn about Korean culture
From language to traditions, music, and beyond, we will explore the FANTASTIC world of Korea, ESPECIALLY K-POP CULTURE and TEEN&YOUNG ADULT CULTURE.
I am Tutor Mina! I was born and raised in Seoul 🇰🇷 and have been studying in the United States am currently pursuing an International Baccalaureate Prior to moving to the States, I attended a global high school.
I have previous tutoring experience in Korean for students from Hong Kong, Japan, and Germany, and have volunteered for classes for high school students.
I won awards from national-wide debate, speech, and writing competitions!! I can help you improve speaking, writing, listening, and reading!
✨ Book a trial lesson now and let's get started on this exciting Korean language journey together! Text me! I will provide you more information about my teaching style and teaching materials.
✏️ MZ Korean slang and Culture
This is the course that I can teach the best, more than anyone!
Do you want to learn what teenagers do when they hang out?
✏️ Conversational Korean
I will help you have natural idioms and sentences that Koreans commonly use during conversations.
Examples: Korean restaurants/Greetings/Creating bank accounts
✏️ Free-talking Korean
We will have free-talking conversations with different topics that help broaden your skills.
✏️ Writing Editing
I will help you correct your grammar mistakes and use proper vocabulary.
✏️ Korean with K-contents
With K-drama, K-movie, and K-pop videos, we will learn about Korea and Korean culture at once.
📔Textbooks: Most of our classes are based on textbooks that are published by professional Korean Education Institutes Depending on the level&your learning goal.
📔Self-made presentations: I use presentations that I made for detailed and further explanation helping you learn Korean with the pictures I have taken and get closer to real-world situations.
Lessons are taught one-on-one to ensure that you receive customized instruction. During the lessons, your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods and resources, including language exercises, conversation practice, and cultural notes, to help you reach your learning objectives.
All lessons take place via video call. Your tutor will normally give you a choice of calling tools, all of which are easy to use.
If you're new to LanguaTalk, we'll provide you with a credit for a free trial session. Many, but not all, tutors offer these for free. If a tutor does not offer a free trial, the trial price will be 30 percent of their full lesson price, allowing you to still try a session at a reduced cost.
Trial sessions last 30 minutes. They allow you to determine if the tutor is a good fit for you and get a sense of what online learning is like. The tutor will assess your level and try to understand your needs and interests so that they can tailor any lessons you choose to take. You'll be encouraged to speak as much as possible in Korean, but you can also speak in English if needed.
If, after your trial session, you don't feel that the tutor is right for you, you can book a trial with another tutor for 30 percent of their full lesson price.
One of the benefits of online lessons is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. When you choose a tutor, simply check their calendar to ensure that they have times that fit your schedule. Some tutors may have limited availability due to high demand.
Most students take 55-minute lessons. However, some tutors also offer the option of 30-minute lessons. If this option is available, it will be noted on the tutor's profile (below their pricing and above the 'Buy Lessons' button).
In general, 55-minute lessons are recommended for most students. 30-minute lessons may be suitable if you're taking lessons for your child or if you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.
LanguaTalk offers personalized 1-on-1 Korean lessons with top-rated tutors. Here's how to get started:
1 - Find a tutor that meets your needs by reviewing their videos, reviews, pricing, and availability.
2 - Book a trial lesson. Many tutors offer a free 30-minute trial, while others offer a discounted trial price.
3 - Have personalized lessons with your chosen tutor via video call. Or try a different tutor if desired.
You don't need to provide credit card information to book a free trial session. Please only book a trial if you're seriously considering taking lessons. Tutor prices vary, and you can use the filter to find one that fits your budget. You can pay for individual lessons or purchase a package for a discount (view a tutor's pricing options on their profile).
We're confident you'll enjoy learning on LanguaTalk. Our platform is trusted by students worldwide because of our transparency. We ask students to rate each lesson, and we display these ratings on tutor profiles.
99.8% of lesson ratings are 5 stars. This is because we only accept the top 10% of tutor applications, unlike other platforms.
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If you prefer in-person lessons over online learning, LanguaTalk may not be the best fit for you. Instead, you can search for a tutor on a local service listing website or place an advertisement in your area. However, we do encourage you to try online learning – you have nothing to lose by booking a free trial session. Many students find that the online experience is just as good as in-person learning, with the added benefit of access to higher quality tutors at a lower cost.
Our research suggests that the average hourly rate for private Korean lessons in Santa Maria is between $25-$35. Since online tutors don't have to travel to you and often live in countries with a lower cost of living, their hourly rate tends to be significantly lower.
Some tutors on LanguaTalk may also provide in-person lessons in Santa Maria, but most only offer online lessons as it is more convenient and allows them to work from home. Additionally, most tutors are not located in Santa Maria because they are living elsewhere in the world. If you book a lesson with a tutor, you should assume that the lesson will be conducted online.
Some students might be unsure about learning Korean online because they think it will be very different from in-person learning. However, many students find that the online experience is similar and they often develop strong relationships with their tutor.
Once you start a video call with your selected tutor, you'll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. The tutor may also share learning resources with you (such as newspaper articles or YouTube videos) and you'll be able to collaborate in real-time using tools like Google Docs or Dropbox Paper.