Korean in Calgary
Korean is one of the most spoken languages worldwide, with more than 75 million speakers spread across the globe, including Canada: In 2016, there were 160,455 people in Canada who reported Korean as their mother tongue, according to Ethnologue, and more than 8,000 of them live in Calgary’s metropolitan area. Curiously, almost half of them are monolingual speakers, so do not speak English or French, preferring to live and work within the local Korean community! Thus, if you would like to connect with them on another level and truly understand their culture (ancient and modern), you should start studying Korean in Calgary. At Language Trainers, we specialize in designing personalized language programs to ensure you achieve your goals, even when learning a challenging language like Korean. Contact us today and make it happen!
Why Study Korean in Calgary
Learn Korean for Work: The commercial ties between Korea and Calgary are strong, so studying the language for professional reasons is a smart move. In 2020, Alberta exported over $575 million worth of goods to South Korea, ranking it as the province’s fifth-best trade partner in terms of exports, with the top commercialized products being canola oil, wood pulp, pig meat and petroleum. If you work in any fields that deal with these resources, then learning some Korean will allow you to grow your business or take advantage of promotion opportunities by working with local and overseas Korean clients. And if you are looking for a new job in Calgary, you will be happy to know many Korean companies have headquarters in the city and are always looking for bilingual speakers, such as Samsung, LG and Kia. Knowing Korean, then, will help you stand out beside competing candidates when applying for a position in these companies.
Learn Korean for Social: It is also possible for you to make use of your new Korean skills in a social context by joining one of the many meet-up groups available in Calgary, such as the Calgary Korean Language Meetup. This is a language exchange group of friendly people who get together at least once every two weeks to share experiences, make new friends and have some fun together! They welcome all levels of proficiency, so you can join them even if you are just starting out with us at Language Trainers. Their meetings usually take place at themed restaurants, such as Anju Restaurant on 17 Avenue or Bulgogi House on 19 Avenue. Both of them specialize in serving delicious chop chae and bulgogi chicken, which you can order in Korean and surprise your new friends with your speaking skills.
Learn Korean for Culture: Calgary is also full of opportunities for you to experience the ancient Korean culture. For example, you can take part in the annual Calgary Korean Day Festival that, since 2003, has been held every August. This festival is open to anyone who wishes to broaden their understanding of the Korean culture while promoting a joyful sense of multiculturalism and diverse community in Calgary. Visitors can enjoy Korean food, K-pop contests, Korean martial arts demonstrations, various other performances, face painting and play areas. You can also partake in the many events organized by the Calgary Korean Association on Farrell Road, such as the Cherry Blossom Day. And once you have taken a reasonable amount of lessons with us, you can start following their Facebook page (which is written entirely in Korean!), where the founding members upload relevant information and events for the Korean community. We are sure you will be able to read the page without resorting to the English translation thanks to what you learn in your language course with us.
Where to Learn Korean in and around Calgary
Start learning Korean at your convenience with us at Language Trainers. You only need to and we will make all the necessary arrangements for a native-speaking tutor to come to your home, office or public place of your choosing, such as the Calgary Public Library on 3 Street, or at a nice café, like Alforno Bakery and Cafe on 7 Street or Deville Coffee on 1 St SW.
Are you living on the outskirts of Calgary and would like to begin learning Korean? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our teachers are ready to get started in Balzac, Midnapore, Chestermere, Airdrie and Forest Lawn.
What are you waiting for? Let’s go, 가자 (ga ja)! And if you are not an absolute beginner when it comes to Korean, you can take one of our free online Korean level tests, so we can assess your current skills and prepare a language course tailored to your requirements.
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1-on-1 General Korean Course in Calgary
Our general one-on-one courses in Calgary 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 Calgary
Our Korean courses in Calgary 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 Calgary (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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How to Book
Take our Korean Language Level Test.
Let us know why you need to learn Korean and include the time and location that best suit you.
Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.
Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.
Receive confirmation from our team with your Korean tutor’s details.
Begin your Korean training and receive your Korean course book.
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