Korean in Brisbane
Australia and Korea have long-standing ties that go back to the 1920s, when the first Korean immigrant arrived in Sydney. Thereafter, this Asian community started to grow very quickly, particularly after WWI, when war prisoners were transported to Australia and who subsequently made the country their adopted home. Today, according to the 2013 census, 16% of Australian citizens speak a language other than English, and 13,000 people claim Korean as their native tongue. A large proportion have settled in the busy city of Brisbane, which cites more than 2,500 residents as being of Korean origin. So, if you are seeking to deepen your knowledge of this ancient culture, communicate with Korean speakers using their own language or even travel to Korea, start learning the language to take advantage of the exciting opportunities available. Contact us at Language Trainers to get started.
Why Study Korean in Brisbane
For Work: The Republic of Korea was Australia's third-largest market for goods-and-services exports in 2017-18, totalling $23.7 billion, according to Statistics Australia. As well as coal, iron and aluminium, Korea remains an important buyer of Australian beef, sugar and wheat. So, if you are working in any of these fields, studying Korean may help you to advance your career by taking on new bilingual roles at home or abroad. Also, given the importance of Korea for Australia’s international business, more and more local companies are looking to expand into overseas markets and, for that, they need bilingual employees to aid with communication and rapport-building. Apply for an international job at companies like Red Hat, Placement 6 and Di Vine and stand out alongside the monolingual competition. Similarly, if you want to connect with businesspeople of Korean origin or would like to learn more about Korea as a potential market for your own business, you should get in touch with the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Compton Road. Founded in 1943, this institution encourages positive business relations between Australia and Korea by organising talks and conferences. Why not go and impress the attendees with your Korean skills? You never know who you might meet!
For Culture: Did you know you can experience the ancient Korean culture without ever leaving the city of Brisbane? One must-see event is the Brisbane Korean Cultural Festival that takes place every September at King George Square. This incredible festival brings the sights, sounds and tastes of South Korea to the heart of the city with an all-day event that showcases the many iconic features of Korean culture, such as delicious food, performances and live music. Sing along to the lively K-pop with the pronunciation you acquire in your language course! You can also attend the workshops and events organised all year long by the Brisbane Korean Cultural Centre, an institution founded in the 1990s with the mission to create a culturally and socially inclusive environment for the Korean community of Brisbane. Every two weeks, for example, they hold Pungmul lessons, where you can learn about Korean rhythms, drumming, dancing and more!
For Social: Learning Korean in Brisbane will also come in handy when it comes to meeting new people and increase your social circle. For example, you can join the Brisbane Language and Cultural Asian Exchange, where you can find students of Chinese, Japanese and, of course, Korean origin to put your new skills into practice. Join them every Monday to have fun while making new friends and practise your reading and speaking skills. Most of the meetings take place in traditional restaurants, such as Maru on Elizabeth Street or Hanwoori on Mary Street. Order delicious bulgogi in Korean and impress both the restaurant personnel and your new friends!
Where to Learn Korean in and around Brisbane
Get in touch with us at Language Trainers and get to know more about our convenient Korean courses in Brisbane. Our instructors are native speakers of the language and have guided many to fluency; they will have you speaking in Korean from the very first lesson. Just reach out to us and we will send one of our trainers to your home, office or a public space of your choosing. Some suggestions where you can take your lessons are the Brisbane Square Library on George Street, Marchetti Cafe on Edward Street or Coffee Anthology on Margaret Street.
Don’t worry if you are not currently living in downtown Brisbane, as our professional instructors are also based in nearby places like Chermside, Aspley, Wynnum, Carindale and Capalaba.
What are you waiting for? Let’s go, 가자 (ga ja)! If you have some knowledge of the language, take our free online Korean level test to understand your current ability. Then, we can start planning a programme that is suitable to your skills!
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1-on-1 General Korean Course in Brisbane
Our general one-on-one courses in Brisbane 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 Brisbane
Our Korean courses in Brisbane 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 Brisbane (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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