Korean in San Francisco
San Francisco is a thriving city rich in cultures and languages, and one of them is Korean. Did you know that, according to the 2011 census, almost 1.5% of the population in San Francisco speak Korean, and that most of them only speak their native language? Taking Korean lessons, then, will allow you to connect with this community on a whole new level, make the most out of your future trips to Korea, and even help you get a new bilingual job. Get in touch with Language Trainers today so we can offer you a language course suitable to your needs and schedule!
Why Study Korean in San Francisco
Learn Korean for Work: Learning Korean will bring you boundless professional opportunities in the city. If you would like to network with businesses of Korean origin, you should contact the Korean-American Chamber of Commerce USA, an economic association which represents 1.5 million businesspeople of Korean origin. It aims to protect their interests and unify Koreans living in the United States. Their website is written entirely in Korean with an English translation, which we are sure you will not need after taking some lessons with us! Also, if you are looking for a new job, you will be glad to know that many companies, like Hallmark Aviation, Stone Korean Kitchen, and even giants like Samsung and Hyundai, have offices in San Francisco and are looking to hire bilingual employees. Learning Korean, then, will truly set you apart from other candidates who only speak English!
Learn Korean for Culture: Those who love the Korean culture can attend the many events organized by the Korean Center on Graham Street, an institution that, since 1974, has been hosting concerts, martial arts demonstrations, and food fairs to promote the Korean culture in San Francisco. The Korean Center offers a variety of educational classes and cultural workshops and events for youth, adults, and seniors throughout the year. Those events include family-friendly activities, such as Korean games, so this is an excellent chance to have fun with your children while putting your Korean skills into practice! Another instance where you can truly experience the fascinating Korean culture is the annual Bay Area Korean Chuseok Festival that started in 2019! It aims to celebrate, showcase, and promote the Korean Chuseok (Harvest) culture, cuisine, and art.
Learn Korean for Social: You can also practice your Korean in a social context by joining the San Francisco Korean Language & Culture Meetup. Its more than 1,200 members get together to practice conversation in Korean every Wednesday while making new friends. They accept members of all levels, so don’t be shy to show off what you studied with Language Trainers! After the meeting, why not go to one of the many Korean restaurants in the city? For example, you can go to Han II Kwan on Balboa Street, where you can sample banchan, bulgogi, and other Korean specialties. Their website and menu are entirely in Korean, so it is a great opportunity to see how much vocabulary you have learned in your lessons with us!
Where to Learn Korean in and around San Francisco
Why don’t you get started today? Taking a Korean course with Language Trainers is very easy and convenient. Just send us a message and we can arrange for a teacher to go to your home or office. If you would like to meet your Korean instructor at a public place, then that is also possible. Some options around San Francisco are the Public Library on Larkin Street or one of the many cafés in the city, like Mazarine Coffee on Market Street or The Buena Vista on Hyde Street.
Also, if you are not based in San Francisco but live nearby, do still contact us. We have top-notch Korean teachers available in Concord, San Jose, Stockton, Cupertino, Santa Rosa, Fairfield, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Vallejo, Berkeley, Richmond, and Antioch.
What are you waiting for? Let’s go, 가자 (ga ja)! If you are not an absolute beginner, you should take our free Korean level test so we can see your current ability and start designing a customized course suitable to your skills and schedule!
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1-on-1 General Korean Course in San Francisco
Our general one-on-one courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco
Our Korean courses in San Francisco 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 San Francisco (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 San Francisco
Erin is a qualified English language teacher who has over seven years of experience in language instruction. She earned her TESOL certificate in the Czech Republic, and has taught both there and in the United States. She specializes in business-oriented classes.
With over 20 years of experience teaching Japanese to learners, Maki is a seasoned language trainer who is well-versed in teaching students from different nationalities. She has taught a variety of learners, from elementary school students to company executives.
Our clients from San Francisco include:
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