A Madison Korean course offered by Varsity Tutors could really help you develop a deep understanding of the Korean language. In many cases, you might notice certain similarities between English and other languages. Well, this is most certainly not the case with Korean, as it's dissimilar to virtually every other language on the planet. Experts refer to Korean as a "language isolate," which means it's not part of any other linguistic group. Korean is especially puzzling because we're not even sure where it came from or how it evolved. There are a few theories, and Japanese does share a few features with the Korean language. But for the most part, this language is one of a kind. This means that while learning Korean might be challenging at times, it's also an experience like no other. Our courses can help you learn all about this fascinating language.
Students might choose to learn Korean for many reasons, and a solid understanding of the language might benefit you in various ways. While many people learn Korean out of purely personal interest, many approach it due to academic or professional motivation. As a university student, you might meet language requirements for certain programs after learning Korean. Perhaps you're a student at the University of Wisconsin or another post-secondary institution. Korean is also a great choice for secondary students at Memorial High School or La Follette High School, and developing a deep understanding of this language might help students stand out when applying for universities. Learning Korean might also open many lucrative doors for opportunities in your professional career. South Korea is home to some of the largest and most influential corporations in the world, and you might make all kinds of business connections with an understanding of Korean.
What Might A Madison Korean Course Cover?
One of the most unique aspects of the Korean language is its writing system. Like English, Korean relies on a syllabic alphabet called Hangul. But upon first glance, Hangul might appear very similar to pictographs used in Chinese and Japanese writing systems. Look closely, and you'll see that these characters are actually square "blocks" of syllabic characters, clustered together to form words and phrases. This might sound complex, but most linguistic experts agree that Hangul is actually one of the most efficient writing systems in the world. Unlike English, you won't find silent letters and confusing inconsistencies in written Korean. Hangul is "phonologically faithful," which means that each syllabic character is always pronounced exactly as it appears. To give you an idea of just how easy to use this system is, the consonants are actually shaped like people's mouths as they make the corresponding sounds.
Another distinct aspect of the Korean language is its sentence structure. When conversing in Korean, it's very important to listen to the last word of each sentence. This is because, in Korean, sentences always end with either an adjective or verb. Because of this, sentences might transform significantly based on that crucial last word. A verb or an adjective can twist a sentence into a positive, negative, or past tense expression. Verbs are also handled differently in Korean, and conjugation is very important. Properly conjugated words in Korean might stand on their own as complete sentences. Conjugation also changes based on who you're talking to, and there are quite a few "speech levels" to master. You might use formal polite, informal polite, or casual speech, depending on your audience.
How Will I Learn With A Madison Korean Course?
Each Madison Korean course takes place in a fully virtual, online learning environment. These virtual classrooms are highly collaborative, and they share many similarities with traditional classroom settings. Just like a normal classroom, you'll learn alongside other students and have plenty of chances to interact and ask questions. Each course is led by a highly qualified Korean expert with excellent communication skills, and you can speak with your instructor after class on a one-on-one basis.
How Do You Sign Up For A Madison Korean Class?
Your Madison Korean class has plenty of different scheduling options to choose from, and it's easy to sign up for a class that fits. Choose between two-week and four-week classes, depending on what works for you. You can also choose between night classes, weekend classes, and even classes on your lunch break. New classes start up every single month, so you'll never have to wait very long before getting started.
If you want to learn Korean, then why wait another second? Call Varsity Tutors today, and we'll provide you with all the information you need to sign up for a Madison Korean class.
Gloria: Madison Korean course instructor
...am currently a Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology, as well as the Certificate program in Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation, at the University of Maryland, College Park. I received a B.A. at Lehigh University in Psychology and a M.S.Ed. at the University of Pennsylvania in counseling and psychological services. I started tutoring because I love math and can't get enough of it. I love the feeling of solving problems and knowing how I got there. I...
Miriam: Madison Korean course instructor
...received my education from the University of Southern California (USC). I studied Biology as well as Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism. Because of my education and interests in the nonprofits, I worked extensively within this sector, focusing on marketing, business development, and donor acquisition. After my time working in this field, I entered the finance industry where I work to analytically compose financial portfolios for my clients. While I feel very comfortable with a wide range...
Education & Certification
- University of Southern California - Unknown, Biology and Nonprofits
- IB Language A: Literature SL
- High School Business
- Study Skills
- +82 subjects
Brian: Madison Korean course instructor
...My name is Brian and I am an English teacher. I graduated from CSULB with a Master's in Linguistics TESOL. I also have over 3 years of experience tutoring students academic composition, essay editing, research, writing test prep, and proficiency for English learners. I also have 5+ years of experience tutoring other subjects like math, English, and even SAT and ACT! I customize my lessons for my students. I get to know my students first...
Andrew: Madison Korean course instructor
...graduated from UCLA on June 2014, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. With that said, I have a very strong background in math and science fields. But my history of taking 12 AP classes in high school would prove my proficiency in topics beyond the said subjects: like writing, literature, and public speaking. And I see it as a great opportunity for me to get to share such knowledge with the ambitious students seeking academic...
Education & Certification
- University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
- AP Physics 1
- Algebra 3/4
- +68 subjects
Katye: Madison Korean course instructor
...am an international development professional, working on sustainable development initiatives in Latin America with an international organization. I also have a passion for education and have six years of tutoring experience working with students on subjects ranging from test preparation (PSAT, SAT, SAT II, AP, ACT) to Spanish language to college admissions. I have worked with some of the most well-respected tutoring companies and have achieved tangible results working with students of all levels. I...
Education & Certification
- Princeton University - Bachelor in Arts, Art and Archaeology, History of Art
- Yonsei University, Graduate School of International Studies - Master of Arts, Korean Studies, Korean Political and Economic Development
- State Certified Teacher
- PSAT Mathematics
- ACT English
- SAT Mathematics
- +22 subjects
Lois: Madison Korean course instructor
...am a current student at Emory University studying for a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.P.H. in Environmental Health. For six years I have worked with students from elementary to high school in writing and math. My favorite subject to teach is algebra and any science subjects because I am passionate about these areas. My teaching philosophy is to get the students to understand and appreciate the subjects they are learning. This way, the...
Anna: Madison Korean course instructor
...weaknesses. I can be rather flexible and creative in my solutions on an individual basis. My overall strategy is to be the student's personal cheerleader while reinforcing good study skills and habits. I spend any spare time training for triathlons and marathons. I'm currently training for the 70.3 Half Ironman in Augusta and the Atlanta Marathon in late summer/early fall. My first race was the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day two years ago.
Education & Certification
- Stanford University - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
- High School World History
- +38 subjects
Peace: Madison Korean course instructor
...a proud alumna of Macalester College where I graduated with a degree in English and a prospective student of Princeton Theological Seminary where I hope to pursue graduate degrees in Divinity and Youth 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...
Chulho: Madison Korean course instructor
...on my educational experiences, I appreciate the immeasurable impact that teachers make on the lives of young people. I also realize that the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom, will be used by young people throughout life. Therefore, as a teacher, I hope to be a role model that cultivates in young people, open minds, the knowledge and ability to look at the world critically, and the belief in ones capacity to make positive...
Eugene: Madison Korean course instructor
...before I noticed, I became a writer. And it was Professor Ganley who recommended me to be tutor, told me, "You can write for a living." I don't write for a living. I coach basketball now, and before that I taught English in Korea. I still tutor, and I specialize in teaching writing and SAT prep. But what I'm really interested in is the process of learning; step by step, helping a student acquire the...
Education & Certification
- Middlebury - Bachelor in Arts, Psychology
- Elementary School Math
- Test Prep
- +23 subjects