Korean in Chicago

Chicago is a thriving, multicultural home to people who speak more than 50 languages other than English, according to the 2011 census. One of the most spoken of these languages is Korean, with over 5000 speakers around the city. In fact, the language is so prevalent that Chicago even has its own Koreatown, established in the 1980s, where a multitude of Korean-owned enterprises dominate the neighborhood. Every year, a Korean festival is held there, and the neighborhood is even home to a Korean television station and two Korean-language newspapers. So, if you would like to enjoy Korean media perspectives of Chicago and celebrate this ancient culture with fellow citizens on a more meaningful level, in addition to taking advantage of the many business opportunities for bilingual speakers throughout the city, then contact us today and get started with a personalized Korean course.

Contact us today to sign up for our one-on-one online Korean courses with our native-speaking teachers. You don’t need any complicated software to start: just download Skype and let us do the rest!

Why Study Korean in Chicago

For Work: Learning Korean will look great on your resume, giving you an advantage over others who only speak one language. Many companies of Korean origin have their headquarters in Chicago, such as Kotra, TmaxSoft, and Hyundai, and they are always looking for fluent Korean speakers to add to their international teams. Also, if you would like to partner with Korean entrepreneurs, you can get in touch with the Chicago Illinois Korean Chamber of Commerce on Spaulding Avenue, a non-profit organization that has been trying to connect Korean and American businesses to build a strong and healthy community since 1979. They even work with the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Seoul, Daegu, and Busan to support several global events. Further, you can also contact the Korean American Coalition, another non-profit institution that seeks to create a strong, vibrant community through social, cultural, and networking opportunities. Their charity events and conferences are always attended by Korean native speakers, so make the most out of the opportunity and learn some Korean with us beforehand to impress them by communicating in their own native tongue!

For Culture: If you would like to experience the Korean culture like a local without ever leaving Chicago, you will be happy to know that the city is filled with Korean sounds, flavors, and products: You will be able to find everything from Korean cosmetic face masks to HaiTai Honey Butter Chip, and even the best Korean BBQ. If you like music, you can go to a karaoke bar, such as Lincoln Noraebang on Lincoln Avenue. Get your friends together and make a reservation because these karaoke rooms get booked up early. Sing along to K-pop songs with the flawless pronunciation you learn with us at Language Trainers! And if you are looking to have a relaxing afternoon, you can go to King Spa and Sauna in the Civic Center Plaza. In this Korean bathhouse and sauna, you can enjoy different rooms which expose your body to various cleansing and calming elements.

For Social: And why not socialize while using your new Korean skills? Join the Chicago Korean Language Meetup Group if you would like to further practice what you learn with us at Language Trainers. If you like K-pop, K-dramas, K-film, Korean food, Korean martial arts, manhwa, and Korean gaming, this is the group for you! Join them to explore Korean culture in Chicago and put your Korean to use while making new friends. Most of these meetings are held in themed restaurants, such as Dancen on 92 Foster Street. Order some soju, makgeolli, and Korean bar food and impress your friends and the employees with your accent!

 

Where to Learn Korean in and around Chicago

Sign up for Korean lessons today! Taking a language course with us is very convenient as we can send our professional instructors to your home, office or public place, if this option suits you better: We recommend the Harold Washington Library Center on S. State Street, Pittsfield Cafe on E Washington Street, or Meli Cafe on S. Dearborn Street. Just contact us and we will be there! 

Would you like to study Korean with us but are based in a nearby city instead? Don’t worry, you can still contact us; We have top-notch tutors waiting to get started in areas such as Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Peoria, Elgin, and Naperville. 

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go, 가자 (ga ja)! In case you are not a complete beginner, please take our free Korean Level Test so we can assess your current ability and start designing an appropriate language program that suits your skills!

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Interesting Language Facts

On average, bilingual pay differentials range between 5 and 20% per hour more than the position's base rate.

Bilingual men earn 3.6% more and bilingual women earn 6.6% more than their monolingual counterparts.

Being fluent in two languages enhances a person's ability to concentrate.
WHY people learn KOREAN?
1.
Growing business opportunities in South Korea
2.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)
3.
Travel and personal interest in the culture
KOREAN

JOKE
Q: 나이아가라 폭포에 갈때마다 계속 젊어진다고 합니다. 왜일까요?
A: 이름이 나이야 가라 ~ 니까요
Foreign Language Speakers
in CHICAGO
40%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in CHICAGO
21%
of population

1-on-1 General Korean Course in Chicago

Our general one-on-one courses in Chicago will help students improve their Korean level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Korean classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business Korean Course in Chicago

Our Korean courses in Chicago are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Korean and email skills, as well as a level of survival Korean, granting them the ability to work in a country where Korean is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Korean Courses in Chicago (closed group)

Our Korean courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Korean Course or In-Company Small Group Korean Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Korean Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in Korean
80 Hours
Elementary
250 Hours
Intermediate
500 Hours
Advanced
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people have taken our
Korean level test.
758
language teachers in Chicago
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Some of our Language Teachers in Chicago


Linda
Language Taught: Italian, German, French, English

An English-French bilingual born and raised in France, Linda has extensive experience teaching the two languages to learners of all ages and skill levels, in both France and the United States. She holds a Master's in English, as well as a French teaching certification. She has special experience preparing students for language examinations.


Anna
Language Taught: Polish, German

Anna is a native speaker of both Polish and German, and has over seven years of experience teaching both languages. She currently holds a Master's degree in German Literature and History. She is also a regular participant in conferences related to German language and culture. 

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26201 tests taken so far | Average score: 20 out of 70

Our clients from Chicago include:


MainGate, Inc

Phones 4u Limited

Windsor Financial Group

XL Europe


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How to Book

Take our Korean Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn Korean and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your Korean tutor’s details.

Begin your Korean training and receive your Korean course book.

Throughout your Korean course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Korean-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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