FourFour2’s Kwan Ho Lee says it’s important to be patient with those who want to learn the language, and there’s a lot to learn when you’re a Korean tutor.
Kwon Ho, who teaches English, German, French and Japanese at Seoul International University, has more than 100 students from different countries teaching English and German.
But she says it can take a while for them to learn.
“When I first started teaching Korean I taught English to children with dyslexia.
Then, a few years ago, I also taught Japanese to children who had language challenges.
So, the process was slow.
And now I’m learning Korean, but I still have to teach to people who are a little bit different from me,” she said.
In the meantime, Kwon is taking a different approach to teaching her students the language.
“I have a lot of students who want English lessons, and I do it because I like it and I love teaching people.
So if they want to take a language course and learn something new, I’m happy to provide them with the opportunity to learn,” she explained.
It’s a little more difficult when you’ve got people who have learning disabilities or language disabilities who can’t speak the language at all.
“But for people who speak English and want to improve, that’s great.
And I don’t think it’s a bad thing.
I think it adds something different to the education.
I mean, when you do a class with a disability, you’re always a little different from the rest of the class, but you’re not completely different from everyone else.
You learn more, and you learn more from each other,” she added.
And if you do want to teach a language, Kwan says it may not be a bad idea to have a tutor who has a strong background in the language you’re teaching.
“If you’re learning a language with a child with language challenges, for example, then I would advise you to have someone who has some experience in the subject.
For example, you can bring a native speaker in to speak English to the kids.
They can use a foreign language like Mandarin.
I know that I’m a little shy with a foreign speaker, but if they do have the skills, I think they’ll have a much better time,” she commented.