Korean in Washington, D.C
South Korea and Washington DC have long-standing ties that go back to the end of WW2 when, in 1949, the Embassy of South Korea opened in Washington, DC. By 1960, there were about 400 to 500 ethnic Koreans in the city, most of whom were wives of former U.S. soldiers, students, and embassy staff. Today, the number of Korean immigrants living in the Washington DC metropolitan area number has grown to approximately 80,000, according to the 2011 census. In fact, this is the third-largest ethnic Korean community in the United States, and almost half only speak Korean. So, if you would like to connect with this enormous population in a meaningful way, deepen your knowledge of their culture, and take advantage of new professional opportunities, start learning Korean today with us at Language Trainers!
Why Study Korean in Washington, D.C.
Learn Korean for Work: Undoubtedly, signing up for a Korean course will help you advance your career and get maybe even get a new job. This is because many local companies have expanded into overseas markets, like South Korea, or want to engage with the city’s large Korean population, and so they are always on the lookout for bilingual employees to communicate with their Korean-speaking partners and customers. For instance, TDI Researchers, District Heights, and Valbin Corporation are just some of the companies who benefit from hiring Korean speakers. However, if you would like to connect with entrepreneurs of Korean origin, you can get in touch with the Korean American Chamber Of Commerce of Washington State. Established in 1995, this is a non-profit organization representing Korean-Americans doing business in the State of Washington. They usually organize events and conferences where you can network with business owners of Korean origin and establish long-lasting relationships with your language skills!
Learn Korean for Culture: It is also possible to explore the fascinating Korean culture without attending business meetings and conferences. For example, cinema lovers can attend the Korean Film Festival DC that takes place every December. This event offers a panorama of films that highlight the achievements of Korea’s most talented and innovative filmmakers. Have a great time watching movies while improving your listening skills and vocabulary in Korean! You can also participate in the many activities organized by the Korean Cultural Center in Washington DC, such as the annual Year-End concert that features different Korean musicians each time.
Learn Korean for Social: Learning Korean will also come in handy if you want to make new friends with a similar interest in learning the language and culture. For example, you can join the DC Korean Community Meetup, a language exchange group created to support the Korean-speaking community within the greater Washington DC metropolitan region. They also welcome anyone with an interest in practicing the language in a friendly environment. You can join their weekly social activities, like restaurant visits, bowling, wine tastings, and hiking, or their monthly networking events, like enjoying happy hours, and more. Another option is the Korean & English Language Exchange in DC, formed by a group of people interested in practicing Korean with others who also love the language. They meet on Tuesdays and have casual conversations in a small group setting. All levels are welcome, so don’t hesitate to go and make new friends while putting into practice everything you learn in your course with Language Trainers!
Where to Learn Korean in and around Washington, D.C.
Study Korean today and take advantage of every social, cultural, and professional opportunity Washington DC offers to Korean speakers. Our native-speaking tutors have experience guiding students to fluency, so you will learn the language at your own pace and rhythm while making enormous progress. Just contact us today and we will send one of our teachers to your home, office, or a public space of your choosing, such as the D.C. Public Library on K Street, Filter Coffeehouse & Espresso Bar on I Street, or La Colombe Coffee Roasters on Blagden Alley.
If you are not currently living in downtown DC but you would still like to book lessons with us, you still can. We have tutors available to start teaching in Alexandria, Arlington, Baltimore, Fairfax, Vienna, Falls Church, Rockville, and Bowie.
What are you waiting for? Let’s go, 가자 (gaja)! If you have some knowledge of Korean, please take our free online Korean Level Test, so we can measure your language skills, and then send us a quick inquiry to learn more about our language courses!
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1-on-1 General Korean Course in Washington, D.C
Our general one-on-one courses in Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C
Our Korean courses in Washington, D.C 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 Washington, D.C (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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