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Korean in Vancouver

Did you know there are large Korean communities in Vancouver? Learning Korean in Vancouver can open up a new world of job opportunities with Korean companies while also giving you the chance to explore the Korean events and culture that make the city such a cosmopolitan place to live. Our Korean lessons at Language Trainers are designed to be flexible and to fit around your schedule so you can learn the language at your own time and pace.

 

Why Study Korean in Vancouver

Work: According to the 2006 census, there were over 44,000 Koreans living in Vancouver at the time, although by 2014, it is believed that the figure had risen to approximately 70,000. Vancouver has the largest Korean speaking population in Canada, which has culminated in vast employment opportunities for bilingual Korean speakers. Learning Korean in Vancouver can give you a major advantage when applying for jobs in Korean speaking companies in the city such as the RCI Capital Group, Korean Air, and the Korean Exchange Bank of Canada. Canada’s premier Korean travel agency, OK Tour, also has offices in Vancouver and is always on the lookout for bilingual Korean speakers to fill many travel and tour-related jobs in the city. Alternatively, there are a number of international companies in Vancouver such as Evolution Gaming, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and PayPal that are always looking for Korean speaking staff to fill translation and support roles. If you want to learn more about Korean speaking job and business opportunities in Vancouver, we recommend that you visit the Canada Korean Business Association on Railway Street.  

For Culture: As there are so many ethnic Korean speakers in Vancouver, learning Korean will open up the many cultural events taking place in the city. Vancouver has its own Koreatown, which can be found in Vancouver’s West End near to Robson Street, positioned between Denman and Nicola Street. There are almost 50 Korean restaurants in the city listed on TripAdvisor, with many of them located in Koreatown Vancouver. If you want to try out your newly-acquired Korean phrases with waiters in a restaurant setting, the most popular Korean eateries in Vancouver are Sai Woo on Pender Street, Damso Modern Korean Cuisine on Denman Street, and SURA Korean Cuisine on Robson Street. Although you can learn lots about a culture by its cuisine, nothing can match visiting a festival. The annual Korean Cultural Heritage Festival takes place in August every year and is usually hosted at the Swangard Stadium. The inaugural event initially took place in August 2008 and is now regarded as one of the largest multicultural events in Canada. The event showcases Korean inspired martial arts, music, art, dance, cuisine and much more. Just imagine learning Korean and then visiting the festival to immerse yourself in the culture.

For Social: If you are looking for likeminded people who already speak Korean or are currently learning the language, the city is home to a multitude of social groups and gatherings with the emphasis on Korea, its language and its culture. If you want to learn some key Korean phrases before you begin your professional Korean lessons, joining the Vancouver Language Meetup group for their weekly gathering, which has over 6,000 members, is a fun way to start. If you want to merge the Korean language, a social gathering, and drama, the Korean Drama Addicts (KDA) group was established in October 2018 and meets each month to organise plays and drama events. With so many Korean speakers in Vancouver, learning the language can really open a new social circle and help you to meet new friends.  

 

Where to Learn Korean in Vancouver

Taking Korean lessons in Vancouver with Language Trainers is a very easy and convenient experience. Our friendly language instructors can meet you in the perfect location that suits your needs and fits in with your life. Our tutors can visit you at home, or even at your place of work or nearby. You can even choose other public locations in the city that can help with learning Korean. Imagine learning the language in a Korean café or restaurant. Meet one of our tutors at a Korean dessert café such as Sulmida Dessert Café on Denman Street, Passion8 Dessert Café on Cambie Street, or at a Chosun Korean BBQ on Kingsway. If you are looking for a peaceful public place to meet your instructor, Stanley Park, Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and the George Wainborn Park near to the city center are great options. Libraries are also ideal places to learn a language. Some of the city’s best libraries include the Vancouver Public Library on Britannia Beach, the Vancouver Central Library and the Courthouse Libraries.

If you do not live directly in the city, but live in the surrounding areas and still want to learn Korean, our tutors can come directly to you. We have language tutors ready to meet you today in Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond, and Burnaby.

Are you ready to start learning Korean in Vancouver? Let’s go, , 가자  (gaja)! If you already have abilities in Korean, please take our free Korean level test so we can tailor our language packages to fit your requirements. Contact us today to start learning Korean in Vancouver.

Interesting Language Facts

There are 6 official UN languages.

Canada is an officially bilingual nation with speakers of French and English.

South Africa has 11 official languages, which is the most for any country.
WHY people learn KOREAN?
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Growing business opportunities in South Korea
2.
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)
3.
Travel and personal interest in the culture
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Foreign Language Speakers
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No. of Immigrants
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1-on-1 General Korean Course in Vancouver

Our general one-on-one courses in Vancouver 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 Vancouver

Our Korean courses in Vancouver 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.

2-to-1 and Small Group
Korean Courses in Vancouver (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.

Throughout your Korean course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate.
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