Korean in Edmonton
People of Korean origin make up one of the largest non-European communities in Canada. In 2001, just over 100,000 people of Korean ancestry lived in Canada, and the number has increased by 25% since then: in 2016, the census recorded 170,000 people who spoke Korean as their mother tongue, and 1,000 of them live in Edmonton. The largest migrant wave coming from Korea came in the 1990s, due to the low exchange rate of the Canadian dollar against Korean currency. This meant that migrants bringing savings were able to invest them and make a new life in Edmonton. And while most Canadians of Korean origin can speak French, the large majority of them (almost 85%) cannot communicate fluently in English. So, learning Korean will allow you to connect with the Korean community living in Edmonton on a whole new level. Also, you will be able to take advantage of the professional opportunities available to bilingual speakers. What are you waiting for? Contact us today and let’s make it happen!
Why Study Korean in Edmonton
For Work: Learning Korean will certainly help you advance in your career in Edmonton. The ties between Korea and the province of Alberta are strong, with exports valued at $1.9 billion between Alberta and South Korea in 2012. Edmonton, in particular, exports wood pulp, machinery and equipment valued at $800 million, so if you work in one of these fields, learning Korean will boost your employability. Also, there are many companies around the city that are always looking for Korean-fluent speakers to hire, like Korean Air, KPGM and CDS. And if you would like to connect with businesses of Korean origin but are not sure where to start, you should contact the Canada Korea Business Association. Even though its offices are not based in the city, this organization hosts events all year long, many of them in Edmonton. For example, there is a Christmas lunch every December, where you can meet CEOs and entrepreneurs of Korean origin. Impress with the language skills you acquire with us at Language Trainers and start a long-term partnership with them!
For Culture: You will also find many instances to experience Korean culture around Edmonton. For example, you can take part in the Spring Festival every March, defined by stalls full of Korean food and products, traditional music and even a parade. And you can also join in some of the events organized by the Edmonton Korean Canadian Association on 105 Street, an institution that, since 1972, has been promoting a cultural exchange between Canada and Korea by means of arranging and hosting events and festivals. Their web page is entirely in Korean, so use it to improve your reading skills after taking a language course with us!
For Social: If you would like to develop your social skills and your Korean at the same time, you can join the Polyglot Social Club, a language exchange group of people who get together to speak in different languages, including Korean. If you would like to practise your new language skills while playing games and hanging out in a relaxed setting, this is the group for you. They are really friendly, so we are sure you won’t feel self-conscious, even if you are still a beginner. Most of these meetings take place at themed restaurants, such as Daore on 34 Avenue, where you can sample traditional dishes like bulgogi or kimchi. Impress your new friends and the personnel with your flawless language skills!
Where to Learn Korean in and around Edmonton
Get started with studying Korean today! Lessons with us are structured so that you have complete control of when and where you take your lessons. Also, our programs are tailored to your skills and preferences. So, contact us today and we will arrange for a teacher to go to your home or office. If you would rather meet your teacher in a public place, that is also possible. Some places where you can study are Tea Bar Café on 98 Street, Coffee Bureau on Jasper Avenue or the Edmonton Public Library on 88 Avenue.
And if you live in one of Edmonton’s nearby towns or regions, you can still reach out to us. We have great instructors ready to start your Korean course in Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert.
Contact us and find out more about our language courses. Let’s go, 가자 (ga ja)! And if you already know some Korean, please take our free level Test. Afterwards, we will contact you with a course package that has been adapted to suit your abilities and needs.
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1-on-1 General Korean Course in Edmonton
Our general one-on-one courses in Edmonton 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 Edmonton
Our Korean courses in Edmonton 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 Edmonton (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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