Korean Classes NYC – 한국어

Thank you for coming to our website and expressing an interest in our Korean program. We offer group classes and private lessons for Korean for all ages.

Group Class Schedules:

Class Schedules

Summer Daytime Intensive

Summer Daytime Teens

Private Class Info:




For more details on the Korean program, please visit:

Teacher Profiles        – Student Testimonials     – Curriculum

Korean classes can also be taken in the below format:

For Credit                     – For Business                 – Online

Private Classes for Adults

CONTACT US About Private Lessons for Adults

Would you like to get the best out of your experiences traveling to Korea? How about you’re interested in K-Pop or K-Dramas, and would like to understand them without subtitles? How about you’re a Korean heritage speaker, and would like to develop your skills professionally in the workplace?

Hills Learning’s curriculum for Korean comprises both language and cultural instruction. For each class, we follow our SWIRL methodology, developing at least three of the five language skills per class. Our main goal for Korean private lessons is to develop conversational skills, but we also specialize in test prep (TOPIK and others), cultural etiquette, business, or just general language acquisition.

Within this basic framework, Hills Learning’s staff develops curriculum and assessments based on student needs and goals. Private lessons are a unique opportunity for students to learn Korean at their own pace.

Private Classes for Teens

CONTACT US About Private Lessons for Teens

Are you (or your young teen) interested in learning about the Korean language and culture? How about your teen watches hours of kdrama or loves kpop, and would like to learn the Korean language? Maybe your teen wants to eventually travel to Korea or study abroad?

Hills Learning offers a unique opportunity for teens learning Korean in private lessons. We can not only teach them the basics of the alphabet (Hangeul), reading, writing, and conversation, but it’s also possible that the classes your teen is taking with us can be transferred to their respective high school or college for credit. Please see “For Credit” for further information.

Teacher Profiles

Our Korean teachers are native speakers of the language and have many years teaching experience:

korean language classes nycANN 

Ann has a masters degree from NYU and vast experiences teaching Korean, such as at the New School and Korea Society. She also has many years of corporate experience.

“I feel that my extensive experiences in both languages and work makes me a good teacher. I like meeting students, learning about why they’re taking Korean and making sure that my students reach their target goals for learning.”

korean teacher nycHYEJIN

Hyejin has a masters degree from Nyack College and has over 7 years teaching experiences to both adults and kids. She is a linguist at heart who tried to learn 6 languages when she was very young.

“I try to make my lessons as clear as possible and always look to improve upon my teaching methods. Although I think it’s important to cover our material in class, I also enjoy telling jokes and making sure my students enjoy their learning experience.”

korean classes nycCATHY

Cathy has a PHD from the University of Bern and has multiple experiences teaching and living in various countries. Her true passion is education and she especially enjoys languages.

“I am fluent in Korean, English, French and German. I feel like I’m a good teacher due to my vast experience learning foreign languages as well as prior teaching experiences. It’s my joy to help others improve their Korean skills.”

Student Testimonials

At Hills Learning we offer classes for a variety of students that take Korean with us. Our students are usually serious about learning Korean, but also like to enjoy themselves in class and are usually interested in the culture as well as the language.

We also have programs geared towards heritage (American Born Korean) students, both for adults and kids. Please read more about what our students are saying:

Oriana H (Private Lesson Student) – “My language learning experience was very satisfying and only made me want to keep on learning the Korean language. The classes were intense and challenging in a good way. The relationship with the teacher made the work easier and comfortable. My teacher was really professional yet very nice and caring to see if I understood everything. I am very pleased.”

Kiy H (Group Student, has taken Beginner I through Pre-Intermediate 3 with us) – “I really enjoy the small classes! The one on one attention is great because we get to ask a lot of questions and get feedback right away. I also like the extra material we get to practice with.”

Joan S (Group Student) – “This has been an outstanding experience in every way. My teacher was terrific–charming, professional, intelligent, prepared, focused and ready to answer all questions (and we asked a lot of them in this class!) I never expected to be able to read in Korean–I was only looking for the speaking part, but I can read! Thanks so much!”


Our Korean curriculum is designed to develop the speaking and listening components of the language. Our philosophy is target language only, meaning our students communicate in Korean and practice using the language in the classroom.

Our main textbook series that we reference is the Active Korean series. The textbooks include audio cds for listening practice and drills. Hills Learning also adds to our Korean curriculum authentic materials and other resources for students. We also have our own unique assessments that check in on student progress and help our students by providing individual feedback on strengths and weaknesses.

Here is more detail about our 40 levels of Korean classes:

http://www.hillslearning.com/resources/korean-hills/ – curriculum details