Korean Classes NYC - 한국어 - Learn Korean NYC

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Student Testimonials

  • This has been an outstanding experience in every way. My teacher was terrific - charming, professional, intelligent, prepared, focused and ready to answer all questions. 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!

    Joan S

  • The teacher is awesome. She pushes us really hard, but I learned a ton. I feel like she sets the bar slightly above what I can do, which can be a little frustrating, but it makes me try really hard. Also, she's always available to answer any questions via email so I feel like I've got a constant resource.

    Stacy S

  • Personally, languages come easier to me than other subjects (for example, science or history), but I can't believe how much I've already learned. I feel as if I know a bit less Korean than Japanese, but I've taken two years of Japanese in high school! I'll definitely be looking into taking more classes here.

    Reed H

  • Excellent program at convenient location! I took Korean 1-3. The teacher was very enthusiastic, encouraging and attentive. The program director was extremely pleasant to deal with. All in all, a very pleasant learning experience. I would highly recommend this to everyone!

    Jackie C

  • This is a great class. I really enjoyed the small class-setting which enables students to really interact with each other and become friends. The teacher is an enthusiastic teacher with a lot of patience.

    Lei L

  • I was very scared to take the class at first, but now I really enjoy going. The students as well as my teacher are so nice and I never feel stupid for not knowing something. I also feel like the students in my class are the same level as me, which is very important to me. I'm looking forward to taking the advanced beginners class.

    Renae R

  • I thought I had an excellent teacher! Her lessons were laid out perfectly and I am still amazed at what I learned given the hectic schedule I keep. My goal is to study over the summer and then take the next level of Korean study.

    Joseph T

  • I had a great teacher. She pushed us to go faster and we learned a great deal in this beginner class. I thought the class had a good atmosphere and would recommend Hills Learning to others.

    Megan M

  • I had a lot of fun with my teacher! I felt it was a great learning experience and the environment is great. I feel like I learned a lot. It was a great way to prepare me in what I should expect when I am learning korean. Hopefully I will be able to come learn Korean again.

    Chelsi A

  • I really enjoyed this class. I feel as though I know a lot more Korean than when I started and while there were moments when it was challenging for me, I was grateful for the teacher's enthusiasm and supportive attitude.

    Amber H

  • I had an exceptional teacher. She kept us at our growing edge and paced class at just the right speed. She integrated hands on activities that enhanced our learning. She was very patient and answered all of our questions. I would most definitely take another class with her.

    Jennifer L

  • My teacher is a great teacher. She's very patient with her students and takes time to understand and help areas in need of improvement. You guys are doing a great job!

    Brandon S

  • It's been a lot of fun. I'm really excited to learn and excited to go to class every week. The teacher is excellent, and the small class size is really nice. I will continue to take classes with Hills. I'm excited to continue learning Korean.

    Timothy J

  • My teacher was a great teacher. She knows Korean well and the class was enjoyable. This was my first experience taking a foreign language outside of college and it was great.

    Sam Y

  • I appreciated that there was focus on the details and that little mistakes weren't allowed to slide. It made me feel like I was progressing and actually getting things correct rather than just guessing and hoping. I also appreciated that I was able to move at a slower pace, or faster pace depending on my progress; point being that the lessons were designed for me and what I needed and wanted.

    Matthew M

  • It has been great so far. My teacher is really good and very patient. Explains concepts clearly and is focused on development of each individual in class. Have had no issues so far and I plan to continue taking classes here as long as I live in New York.

    Divyang A

  • My Korean language learning experience has been great. Our teacher is excellent -- patient, understanding, pleasant and engaging. She obviously loves what she does, which is reflected in her style and passion for teaching.

    James S

  • The teacher speaks loud enough and clearly, explains things very well, goes at a good pace, expects solid application, but is tolerant of problems and mistakes. She is encouraging!

    Hugo S

  • This class has been very insightful and clear. The instructor is very open to questions and willing to provide examples to ensure the class understands the material.

    Arielle P

  • I feel that I made a good decision to join this course. At first, I was l little apprehensive with what I was about to encounter because I did not have any knowledge of Korean. Now I feel more confident. I have to thank the teacher because she has been a great help.

    Ana G

  • My teacher is great at introducing new material and ensuring that her students have a solid foundation before continuing with the presented unit. She is great at scaffolding the learning of material and ensures that we are successful by checking for understanding and constantly reviewing prior material. I am very pleased to have worked with her through Beginner 2 and look forward to many more sessions.

    Reanaa F

  • I really like Hills Learning! My instructor was a phenomenal teacher and helped me a great deal with my specific learning objectives. The curriculum was challenging but a lot of fun, and I felt that I've grown a lot as a Korean speaker within the past few months.


Private Classes 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 and Kids (Tutoring)

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.

For more general information on our Korean classes for kids, please CONTACT US

Other Lesson Types

Korean Online Lessons give you the opportunity to learn Korean with us even if you cannot commute to our center in New York City. Students can attend Korean classes through the comfort of their own home using a handheld device or a desktop / laptop computer. We have options for students to take Korean with us either in a private lesson format or a group lesson format.

For private lessons for online students, we arrange a schedule like we would with regular Korean private lessons, matching the student availability with the teacher's. We usually skype or zoom for online Korean lessons but there are other programs that we are also open to using.

There is also an option for taking Korean group classes online. Currently during COVID-19, all of our group classes are being offered online. Once we start offering face to face NYC classes again, there still will be options to take group classes with us online. Please either visit the online page for Korean classes online to see more details or contact us for any further information.



Level Info

Class Levels - Beginner 1, 2, 3 AND Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3

Level Descriptions (Beginner 1, 2, 3) –
The Beginner Korean class is for students eager to learn the basics of Korean, where they will learn basic greetings and conversational skills to shop, order food, and discuss their schedules. They will also learn Hangeul in Beginner 1 Korean. Our courses are designed for determined beginners who want to develop their language skills by reading and writing while working on their conversational skills and being able to start forming basic sentences in Korean.

Level Descriptions (Adv Beginner 1, 2, 3) - 

In Advanced Beginner Korean, students will go more in depth in their everyday life skills in Korean. The advanced beginner starts out with discussing one's home, and giving commands. The student then in the next level discusses traveling, and how to give directions. Finally the advanced beginner series ends with the theme of hobbies and experiences, where we equip students to perform all basic Korean tasks. 

ACTFL Standards - 

All our courses relate to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines - We are aiming for students in our beginner levels to have novice mid language proficiency, working towards novice high proficiency.

Supplementary Textbooks - 

Although Hills Learning has its own curriculum, we also recommend using the Active Korean 1 + 2 Textbooks in our Beginner levels



-Our usual schedule is 1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks (12 hours total)
-Interested in more than one semester? Please look at our class bundles
-Get a discount on your next semester if you refer a friend / family member
-Check course details for more information on the textbook