Choose a Houston Korean course offered by Varsity Tutors, and you'll learn in an environment with unique advantages and benefits. Korean might be a challenging language for many English speakers, especially because it's such a unique language. There are very few similarities between Korean and other language groups, and experts still aren't sure where it came from or how it evolved. These types of languages are known as "language isolates," and Korean is the only known example of this in the modern world. While there are some minor similarities between Korean and Japanese, it's not nearly enough to form a conclusive connection. When you learn Korean, you'll be tackling all sorts of interesting and advanced concepts that you won't find any other language. This might be a difficult experience, but it's also very rewarding.
These rewards might extend to your academic or professional career. Many university students might benefit from Korean language education, as many programs have language requirements. You might find these programs at the University of Houston and other institutions. High school students might also want to learn Korean from a relatively young age, which could be a smart decision. A solid grasp of the Korean language might help when you apply for universities. Korean courses are easy to fit in with your regular studies, whether you're studying at Dobie High School, Elsik High School, or other secondary institutions. Many working professionals also choose to learn Korean to give themselves an advantage in their career. South Korea is home to some of the world's largest and most influential corporations, such as Hyundai and LG. You never know what kinds of networking opportunities might arise once you learn this language.
What Might A Houston Korean Course Cover?
Korean is considered a language isolate for many reasons, but its writing system is definitely a major factor. Korean uses a unique syllabic alphabet called Hangul, and many linguistic experts hail this system as one of the most advanced and phonologically faithful in the world. English is filled with silent letters and confusing pronunciation rules, but Hangul is incredibly straightforward and efficient. Words are pronounced exactly as they're written, and consonants are even shaped like your mouth as you make the corresponding sounds. Written Korean might look like the pictograms common in Japanese and Chinese, but they're actually innovative blocks of syllabic characters that make up entire words and sentences. Memorizing and understanding Hangul might be a challenge at first, but it's actually quite a user-friendly system once you get the hang of it.
Korean sentences must always end with either a verb or an adjective. Because these words often contain crucial information, it's very important to listen carefully to the end of Korean sentences. Expressions might change drastically based on that final word, transforming into past tense or future tense. Unlike English, verb conjugation in Korean is based on who you're speaking to, rather than what you're speaking about.
How Will I Learn With A Houston Korean Course?
Your Houston Korean course is a fully online learning environment, and each session takes place in a virtual classroom. These virtual classrooms are actually quite similar to a traditional learning environment, as you'll learn alongside other students with an instructor leading each session. These courses are also highly interactive, and you can ask questions and voice your opinion as you would in a normal classroom. Collaborative learning is a major focus here, and this learning style has proven benefits. You might find this approach especially helpful when learning a new language, as you'll have plenty of opportunities to practice your Korean skills with classmates. Your instructors are chosen based on their excellent communication skills in addition to their overall mastery of the Korean language. If you ever need extra help with difficult Korean concepts, you can always speak with your instructor on a one-on-one basis.
How Do You Sign Up For A Houston Korean Class?
A range of flexible scheduling options makes it easy to sign up for your Houston Korean class, whether you're a busy working professional or a hard-working student. You can choose either a two-week or four-week class, and each class offers various time slots. Night classes and weekend classes are both popular options, and you can even take a class during your lunch break!
New classes start up every month, so it's never too late to start learning this unique language. Get started today, and contact Varsity Tutors today for all the information you need to take your first Houston Korean class.
Julie: Houston Korean course instructor
...courses for health professional schools and Dental Admission Test (DAT) . Since graduation, I have been working as a research assistant/laboratory manager at academic/research institutions. I am in the process of applying to graduate school and plan to pursue my Ph.D. in Bioengineering. I have been continuously involved in helping students learn as a teaching assistant in college and as a private tutor. I tutor Algebra, Geometry, DAT and GRE math. In my spare time,...
Education & Certification
- University of Virginia-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Nanomedicine Engineering
- College Algebra
- DAT Quantitative Reasoning
- +16 subjects
Amanda: Houston Korean course instructor
...work with students who need tutors for writing and reading comprehension. I went to high school at the Downingtown STEM Academy and graduated this May from the University of Alabama. I have a BS in Biology with minors in Social Work and Social Welfare. In July I will begin my MD/MPH program at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. I tutor english, math, geometry, algebra, SAT, ACT, MCAT, chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, and...
Clint: Houston Korean course instructor
...Robert "Clint" Proctor, and I have been teaching and providing administrative roles in a variety of educational settings. I first started out teaching abroad in the Korean University system (Donnguk University & Daegu Catholic University) for 7 years. After my son got close to kindergarten age, I moved back to the states where I became interested in special needs students. This fall I am completing a Masters of Science in Special Education Teaching and will...
Hanjun: Houston Korean course instructor
...will allow them to be academically successful. I practice what I teach- I am a 4.0 premedical student at Rice University majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology as well as Sports Medicine. I received a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT and a perfect score of 36 on the ACT in high school, and am currently self-studying for the MCAT using the same strategies I use to teach the SAT and ACT. I also...
Education & Certification
- Rice University - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
- College Chemistry
- High School English
- +75 subjects
Christopher: Houston Korean course instructor
...University with degrees in International Relations, Modern Languages, Regional Studies, aand Liberal Studies (Business/History). I enjoy meeting people and helping them overcome any obstacles to achieve their dreams. In my spare time, I enjoy mentoring entrepreneurial startups, particularly digital and entertainment-related projects. I enjoy playing the violin, interesting board and card games, as well as finding interesting pop culture trends. Feel free to contact me to learn more about my personal philosophy and see if...
Doyoung: Houston Korean course instructor
...always been working one-on-one or in small groups with students. I love getting to know my students, being able to interact with them individually, and helping them actively engage with the material. Working individually with students also allows me to design lessons specifically for them, taking into account their strengths, struggles, personalities, and interests. Students learn best by actively engaging with the material not just hearing and seeing, but by thinking, speaking, writing, and (most...
Education & Certification
- Houston Community College - Associates, Science and Technology
- AP Calculus AB
- SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1
- +24 subjects
Jennifer: Houston Korean course instructor
...here in Washington and abroad in Japan and South Korea. I also have 2 years of experience serving as a literacy tutor and community volunteer for the Regional Service Corps AmeriCorps. Through my studies at Heritage University I have received training in GLAD strategies, differentiated instruction, "Love and Logic" classroom management, formative classroom assessment, and inquiry-based science instruction. I completed my student teaching assignment in a 6th grade life science classroom where I based my...
Peace: Houston Korean course instructor
...Ministry. I have extensive experience tutoring and teaching English in a variety of settings: college classrooms, private homes, churches, SAT schools, and even abroad in places like Cuba and China. I am most comfortable teaching the SAT Reading/Writing and helping youths with their personal statements. Furthermore, my one-year experience as an AmeriCorps VISTA for PeaceJam Foundation – an award-winning organization that promotes service learning and peacekeeping through the combined efforts of Nobel Peace Laureates and...
Anna: Houston Korean course instructor
...variety of subjects. That being said, my strengths are definitely in standardized prep, whether it be the ACT, SAT, or AP exams. I am excited to share my strategies and expertise with students and help them get the score they want. Standardized prep can be a really daunting thing, but I want to show students that with the right preparation, they can succeed on every test they take. Aside from teaching, some of my other...
Education & Certification
- Pomona College - Bachelor in Arts, Computer Science
- ACT Writing
- Physical Chemistry
- +65 subjects
Miriam: Houston Korean course instructor
...intern with the Joint Educational Program at USC as well as a private tutor in San Diego, I have had an extensive range of experience working along K-12 students with preparation for Standardized tests, such as the SATs, (SAT I, SAT II, PSAT), ACT, AP, IB. I specifically love working with students in preparing for these types of tests because it demands for a higher level of focus and content coverage. I particularly love to...
Education & Certification
- University of Southern California - Unknown, Biology and Nonprofits
- Social studies
- CAHSEE English
- AP Microeconomics
- +82 subjects