Korean in Melbourne
Taking Korean lessons in Melbourne can help improve your job opportunities with Korean companies in the city while also giving you an insight into the current rise of Korean pop culture, more commonly known as K-Pop, which is currently dominating the Western mainstream media. Our flexible Korean lessons at Language Trainers are designed to fit in with your life and offer a fun and friendly way to learn a second language at your own time and pace.
Why Study Korean in Melbourne
For Work: According to the 2011 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are more than 17,000 Koreans living in Greater Melbourne with over 3,000 living in the city itself, meaning there is a growing Korean market in the area. As a result, learning Korean will give you the opportunity to work for the many Korean companies in the city who are always looking for bilingual speakers, such as KOTRA Melbourne, Nutribiotech, JOO MAK and even Korean film production companies. Aside from Korean companies in the city, there are several local firms who service international markets who are always on the lookout for bilingual speakers in customer support and interpreter roles. If you want to know more about Korean business networking to improve your opportunities, the Australia-Korea Business Council (AKBC) has offices in Melbourne and is a fantastic resource for Korean speaking job seekers. And if you are more interested in going abroad to teach English in South Korea, (a popular career choice for people looking to get experience working abroad), taking some classes with Language Trainers will be useful. Even though knowing Korean is not necessary to be hired as an ESL teacher, having a basic knowledge of the language will help you get by in South Korea.
For Culture: Learning Korean can help you to enjoy and explore the growing trends in Korean culture that are currently taking the world by storm. If you want to experience Korean K-Pop events in Melbourne, the ‘K-Pop Night’ company organise regular K-Pop and Cosplay events in Melbourne every month. You can sing along to these Korean songs and practise what you learn with Language Trainers! To get a real crash course in Korean culture, the annual Melbourne Korea Week Festival was first established in March 2017 and now takes place every year where you can enjoy Korean performing arts, music and dance. If you are more interested in cinema, the Korean Film Festival of Australia was founded in August 2011 and makes a weeklong stop in Melbourne every year to showcase edgy new Korean movies, making it the perfect place to test your current Korean language comprehension skills. Although Korean pop culture is the nation’s largest export right now, exploring Korean cuisine is also a direct line to understanding the nation and its people. You can try out some of your Korean skills or just listen to the native speakers in one of the most popular Korean restaurants in Melbourne such as the Yeonga Korean BBQ Restaurant on Cobden Street, Hwaro Korean BBQ Restaurant on Little Bourke Street, or ChangGo Korean BBQ on Little La Trobe Street.
For Social: There is a growing network of Korean speaking social groups in Melbourne that you can join to meet both fluent Korean speakers and students of the language. The Korean English Language Exchange was formed in June 2019, has over 100 members, and is a great place to mingle and chat with likeminded people. The “Let’s Eat Korean Food” group is a very unpretentious group that meets in Melbourne to visit local Korean restaurants while getting a better understanding of the language. The Melbourne Korean Meetup group also holds monthly meetings where you can learn and practise Korean phrases in a very informal setting.
Where to Learn Korean in Melbourne
Taking Korean courses in Melbourne with Language Trainers will simplify your learning experience. Our language packages are tailored to your specific needs, and with our friendly Korean tutors on hand to meet you at your home, at your place of work or any other destination in the city that fits in with your lifestyle, you are in total control. Meeting our instructor and learning the language in a Korean cafe in Melbourne might be a great way to merge fun and practicality. Some of the most popular Korean cafes in Melbourne are Dari Korean Cafe and Bar on Hardware Lane, the Oppa Kitchen on Swanston Street, and Dosirock on King Street. If you prefer a quieter place to learn Korean, we would suggest meeting at public libraries such as the State Library Victoria, the City Library, or the Melbourne Athenaeum Library on Collins Street.
Do you want to learn Korean but live outside Melbourne in one of the city’s surrounding areas or another place in Victoria? Don’t worry, because we have language tutors ready and waiting to meet you at your place of choice in Geelong, St. Kilda, Seaholme and Spotswood. Just let us know where you are and we will come to you!
Are you ready to get started with your Korean courses in Melbourne? Let’s go, 가자 (gaja)! If you are new to Korean, you can contact us right away to make a start. If you already know some Korean and want to test your current ability first, you can take our free Korean level test.
More than 50% of recruiters look for foreign language skills when hiring.
On average, bilinguals pay differentials range between 5 to 20% more per hour than the base rate.
70% of job recruiters view bilingualism and multilingualism as an extremely impressive quality.
1-on-1 General Korean Course in Melbourne
Our general one-on-one courses in Melbourne 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 Melbourne
Our Korean courses in Melbourne 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 Melbourne (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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Jeff is an English teacher who enjoys working with people from different cultures and is experienced in preparing lessons designed to meet the specific needs of his students. He holds a CELTA certificate, as well as a Master's of Business in Communication.
A native Italian speaker born and raised in Italy, Laura has over five years of experience teaching the language to learners of all different ages and backgrounds. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies from the University of Rome. She is also a member of VATI (Victorian Association of Teachers of Italian).
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”There is good communication from the tutor and we're able to openly ask questions and ask to focus/review material which makes it a much better learning experience for the both of us.”Korean course in Melbourne
”My Korean lessons are going great. Ji Hee and I get along very well. I'm so glad that I have a teacher who understands the way I learn and who can be patient with me. ”Korean course in Melbourne