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    Korean teacher introduction

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    Hi, My name is Charlie. I am a native Korean speaker, living in Yongin, Korea. I went to college and worked in Canada. I have taught English to Korean students for 11 years. I have also studied various languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, and French.

    Judging from my experience, every language has its own difficult and easy aspects to learn. Korean is said to be one of the most difficult languages to learn in the world, belonging to the Ural-Altaic language family. But for Koreans, it's such a natural language and they don't feel it to be so difficult. Korean is difficult, especially in terms of verb endings and polite expressions. But these things don't matter to Koreans.

    The bottom line is that every language is more a habit of speaking through the mouth as an experience through life than a logic made by your brain. I have a strong belief that speaking a lot and listening a lot is the shortcut to conquering a foreign language. It's best to repeat a lot of what native speakers say. I strongly recommend watching a lot of Korean dramas to conquer spoken Korean. I also teach Korean dramas and K-pop during lectures, including various idioms and slang.

    Everyone, let's study Korean with me in an easy and fun way. I will be your best Korean teacher. Thank you very much.
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    If I have made mistakes, please correct them.
    Last edited by keannu; 15-Mar-2020 at 23:21.

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    Re: Korean teacher introduction

    To clear up any ambiguity you might say:

    I went to college in Canada and also worked there.

    If that's what you mean.

    Also, the original sentence is not wrong, but you could say:

    I have taught English to Koreans for eleven (11) years.

    (That changes the emphasis.)

    Also, I would say:

    In addition to English I have studied Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish and French.

    Wow!
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    Re: Korean teacher introduction

    I might say:

    Every language is easy to learn in some ways and hard to learn in others.

    (I know enough Spanish to get the phrases mixed up.)
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    Re: Korean teacher introduction

    I would say;

    Korean comes natural to Koreans.

    Every language has patterns.

    I would rewrite the first sentence of the last paragraph.

    (I'm glad you didn't say In conclusion. I hate that.)

    Perhaps a better finish would be:

    Do you have any questions?
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    Re: Korean teacher introduction

    One more thing. I wouldn't say you conquer a language. Instead, I would say you master it.
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    Re: Korean teacher introduction

    Korean comes naturally to Koreans.

    I do not understand this:

    The bottom line is that every language is more a habit of speaking through the mouth as an experience through life than a logic made by your brain
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Korean teacher introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Korean comes naturally to Koreans.

    I do not understand this:

    The bottom line is that every language is more a habit of speaking through the mouth as an experience through life than a logic made by your brain
    It means that you can acquire a language by speaking a lot rather than thinking about why this has to be this way or that has to be that way. Situational learning is more effective than analytical one.

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    Re: Korean teacher introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    It means that you can acquire a language by speaking a lot rather than thinking about why this has to be this way or that has to be that way. Situational learning is more effective than analytical one.
    As this is hard to understand, I changed it like this.

    The bottom line is that every language is more a habit of speaking through the mouth as an experience through life than a logic made by your brain.
    =>The bottom line is that you can acquire a language more easily by speaking with your mouth than by thinking with your brain.

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    Re: Korean teacher introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    One more thing. I wouldn't say you conquer a language. Instead, I would say you master it.
    By the way, which would be better for the title of a tutor?

    1. A tutor to teach you the shortcut to master a foreign language
    2. A tutor to guide you through the shortcut to master a foreign language

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    Re: Korean teacher introduction

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    One more thing. I wouldn't say you conquer a language. Instead, I would say you master it.
    Is the underlined grammatically correct?

    The bottom line is that you can acquire a foreign language by speaking a lot with your mouth rather than thinking with your brain.

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