Korean in New York
Korean is an exotic language that can help you get closer to an ancient Asian culture that seemed to be innaccessible to most Westerners. However, with the rising popularity of KPOP and Korean series, more and more people are deciding to start studying this language. New York City, in particular, has one of the largest populations of Koreans outside of the Korean Peninsula. This means that by learning this amazing language, you can connect with far more people in your city on an international scale. Doing so will also be useful if you are planning to travel to Korea, visit Koreatown or even work for one of the many Korean companies located in New York City. To get started, you can ask Language Trainers to design a course that will fit your needs and style.
Why Study Korean in New York
Learn Korean for Work: As the 2011 American Community Survey shows, New York is home to 100,000+ Koreans. The immigration wave started back in the 1950s, and these people started to settle and open new businesses in an area that today is known as Koreatown. It features more than 150 companies from restaurants to international banks. Some of them, like Third Bridge, Woongjin or Healthfirst look for candidates who have additional languages such as Korean to help them communicate with their Korean clients. There are even companies who need translation services and interpreters, so learning Korean can help you advance in your career. If you want additional information about job opportunities, you can contact the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Park Avenue. This is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1992 which supports Korean companies based in New York and promotes friendly relations and goodwill among its members. Their site is in English but they also have a Korean version. After taking some classes, you might want to try and read that website!
Learn Korean for Social and Food: You can also visit Koreatown on West 32nd Street with your friends and try delicious Korean dishes. You can choose from 15 restaurants that offer traditional food. This neighborhood today has the reputation of being an authentic Korean dining destination. For example, Hangawi on 32nd Street has a varied menu. You can try spicy kimchi mushroom pancakes or stuffed shiitake mushrooms. The menu is both in Korean and English, so it’s a nice way of practicing what you learn in your language course. Franchia, in Park Avenue, is another restaurant with delicious options. Their specialty is Spicy Kimchi Dumplings stuffed with spicy preserved Korean pickles. Apart from crowded restaurants, you can also visit bars, spas and karaoke clubs in Koreatown. If you want to try out your Korean pronunciation and your musical skills, you can go to the Maru Karaoke Lounge on West 32nd Street and sing k-pop songs! Founded in 2004, this club has impressive Korean decorations and aesthetic, and it provides a lot of opportunities to sing and have fun with friends.
Learn Korean for Culture: If you want to get to know more about Korean culture, you’ll be glad to hear that there are many organizations that try to preserve this wonderful culture in New York. One of them is the Korean Culture Center on Park Avenue, a government institution inaugurated in 1979. It organizes diverse artistic activities such as art exhibitions or concerts you can attend for a very low price. The Korean Community Services Of Metropolitan New York, located on 32nd Avenue since 1972, is another institution that aims at cultivating a better Korean-American society through programs. For example, they organize gatherings to reduce social isolation and practice Korean. They always welcome new members, so you might want to contact them after learning a bit of Korean to keep on improving your speaking abilities. Also, movie-lovers who are interested in Korean films can watch them in the Asian American International Film Festival, an annual event that has been taking place since 1977. This festival features movies from China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. The films are showcased in their original language, a great way to practice your Korean listening skills after taking some classes with Language Trainers.
Where to Learn Korean in and around New York City
Studying Korean with Language Trainers is very simple. Just contact us and we will arrange for an instructor to go to your home or workplace. If you would rather meet your tutor at a public place, then the choice is yours! The New York Public Library on 5th Avenue is a nice venue to start learning Korean. Other options are Café Grumpy on 42nd and Street and Coffee Project NY on 5th Street, two cozy and stylish places where you can meet your teacher and get started with Korean.
Also, if you are not in New York City but live nearby, send us an inquiry. We have amazing teachers waiting to get started at Hempstead, Newark, Elizabeth, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Long Island, Union City, White Plains, and Clifton.
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1-on-1 General Korean Course in New York
Our general one-on-one courses in New York 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 New York
Our Korean courses in New York 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.
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Korean Courses in New York (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.
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Some of our Language Teachers in New York
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