Do you use Verbling or Italki for online Korean languages lessons?
Who are your favorite teachers?
Let's share our experiences to help others find the perfect teacher.
I talked about them here:
On Italki, I mostly take lessons with Yohan. He's a native Korean living in Mexico who speaks fluent English. The main reason I ended up picking him is that he is easy to chat with for informal conversation. Other teachers that I tried often led to awkward silences or cliche discussions about hobbies and weather. With him, it just flows and we can talk about anything.
On Verbling, I mostly take lessons with Hannie. She is very patient and takes great care to provide me with notes before, during and after the lessons, including homework. I feel like I get more than what I pay for. I always feel motivated after taking a lesson with her thanks to her positivity.
I have not heard of Verbling before. Thanks! I looked at Hannie's profile and she seems to be highly rated as both fun and great at teaching. I appreciate the info Thank you
I've used Italki, but I did not pay for professional lessons from teachers. I have made one notable friend from Italki, a Native Korean speaker living in Busan. She is very sweet.
Hey NLE, sorry for the delay! Missed this one. I've studied with her for over a year, and her style has changed a lot. At first she was someone to go through grammar and vocab with, she'd speak mostly in Korean (even though I didn't understand every word, I could still make out what we were going to do, plus it was good to hear native Korean, and try speak it back early). But nowadays, I just bring all my questions to her (even after checking solutions on TTMIK or other youtube or websites) so that I can have it reclarified, and specifically explained to me in a way that I understand. We spend a lot of our time talking about whatever, the other day I was outside and saw horses, so we organically started talking about animals. She would introduce new grammar as we spoke, and words, and put them on the blackboard. I really believe she is a gun at tutoring :)
Hey Divyaeunhae! Verbling is an app where you can connect with a tutor for hour long sessions, you're face to face via video, there is screen sharing, the tutor can upload materials, etc. It's just an accessible tutoring platform that I've really enjoyed :) Plus your first hour is free I think!
I live in Korea, and still, these platforms have been a blessing for me. I can choose my hours and because I pay, I am sure that the other person will actually talk in Korean to me. Language exchanges often end up being conducted in English.