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Korean in Edinburgh

Clean, beautiful and with a multicultural population, Edinburgh regularly tops the list of European cities where people would most like to live. One of the most populous ethnic groups is that of the Koreans: the 2011 census recorded that more than 1,000 people of Korean origin live in Scotland, and 90% of them reside in Edinburgh. Many are business owners in the small Koreatown, while the city is also home to numerous companies looking to do business with Korean clients, both local and overseas. This means that studying Korean in the city will allow you to access many professional opportunities available to bilingual speakers, make new friends within this Asian community and even enjoy fantastic cultural events on another level. Contact us at Language Trainers today and we will design a tailor-made course that suits your needs and preferences.

Don’t let social distancing stop you from learning the language you have always wanted to learn. At Language Trainers, we offer interactive online Korean lessons with native-speaking instructors in Edinburgh. Contact us to know more.

Why Study Korean in Edinburgh

For Social: Those who want to make new friends with a similar interest in the Korean language and culture can join the Korean Culture Meetup. This group was created with the aim of practising speaking the language while enjoying Korean music, food and culture, in general. The group organises two different types of meetups: a language one, where you can speak to other members in Korean while having a good time; and a cultural meetup, where you can learn how to cook traditional dishes, watch and discuss Korean drama series and more! They welcome anyone who love the language, no matter if you are just starting with your language course or consider yourself an advanced speaker. Most of these meetings are held in themed bars and restaurants, such as Korean BBQ on Travis Street, where you can sample Korean Fried Chicken and Gen Hangjungsal. Order in Korean and impress your new friends and the personnel with your fluency!

For Culture: One of the city’s best opportunities to experience Korean culture is at the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. This is an event that includes celebrations of Asian cultures by means of performances, talks and live music. Don’t be shy and sing along to the lively K-pop songs with the pronunciation you learn with us at Language Trainers and have a great time. The Korean Cultural Centre is another institution that tries to preserve this ancient culture in the UK through various programmes of cultural activities and events. These include visual and performing arts, music, literature, food and film, as well as education programmes that aim to deepen the knowledge of Korean heritage, history and culture. For example, once every two months, the centre organises a literary talk with authors of Korean origin in Edinburgh. Why not approach them after the event and impress them with your language skills?

For Work: In the last few years, South Korean investors have been snapping up real estate assets in Scotland, according to analysis from Knight Frank. Furthermore, both nations have agreed to reduced tariffs in technology and software to encourage jobs and trade in these sectors. So, it is only natural to study Korean if you work in these fields as this will open up new and exciting job opportunities at home and abroad. Also, many Scottish and international companies today are expanding into Asian markets, and so they are always looking for Korean-speaking employees who can interact with their new clients and partners. Some of these businesses are South Korea’s Mirae Asset Global Investments, Starlight and Experis. Start learning today and stand out against any monolingual applicants! 


Where to Learn Korean in and around Edinburgh

Start studying with us at Language Trainers! Our professional tutors have a lot of experience guiding students to fluency and will ensure you are speaking in Korean from your very first class. Just contact us and we will arrange for a teacher to go to your home, office or a public place of your choice.

And if you are not based in downtown Edinburgh, don’t worry. You can still contact us and get started in Korean. We have great tutors waiting to start in places

Get started with Korean today! Let’s go,  가자 (ga ja)! Test your knowledge of Korean with our free Korean level Test. With that information, we can start designing a programme that suits your current ability.

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Interesting Language Facts

Bilingualism helps delay the mental aging process!

Bilingual adults receive advantages over their monolingual counterparts, such as higher average salaries and more career opportunities.

One out of every four people has at least some knowledge of the English language.
WHY people learn KOREAN?
Growing business opportunities in South Korea
Personal reasons (communicating with friends and family abroad)
Travel and personal interest in the culture

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1-on-1 General Korean Course in Edinburgh

Our general one-on-one courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Our Korean courses in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh (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..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in Korean-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”The lessons are great, the teacher is nice, and the learning process is at a good pace.”

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