|Keith Kim Keith Kim was born and raised in New York City to two first-generation Koreans. Raised in a Korean home, and having lived in Korea, he is extremely familiar with the Korean language, and Korean culture. Being a Korean-American, he speaks English as his native language, yet has great command of the Korean language. He is currently working full-time teaching Korean on KoreanClass101.com.|
|Hyunwoo Sun Hyunwoo Sun was born and raised in Korea. He graduated from Korea University where he majored in French and also studied Japanese. He has wide interests in learning foreign languages and his goal is to speak 10 languages fluently. As an influential blogger and video blogger in Korea, he is also helping Korean people learn foreign languages more efficiently.|
|Seol Yun Seol Yun was born and raised in Gwangju, South Korea. She graduated from Chonnam National University where she majored in Business Administration and English Literature. Thereafter she attended Seoul National University where she received her masters in Regional Studies. During her undergraduate years, she studied abroad in Edmonton, Canada, and Tokyo, Japan, and has been continually studying both English and Japanese ever since. Seol hopes to use her language abilities to communicate to a wide audience in the future.|
|Gyeong-eun Choi Gyeong-eun Choi was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She loves learning foreign languages herself, as much as teaching Korean. She spent a year in Australia and two months in Europe, and started teaching Korean professionally after coming back to Korea. She wants to use her experiences in learning foreign languages to help making the learning experience more enjoyable for learners of the Korean language.|
|Mi Sun Choi Born and raised in Korea, Mi Sun Choi came to the United States to pursue her academic accomplishment and received MFA degree in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College. As an actor, she’s been involved with this political theater group called Rev. Billy & The Church of Life After Shopping Gospel Choir since 2003 (www.revbilly.com) and she feels so blessed meeting such a radical, talented group of pioneers with wonderful personalities through the movement of social change mixed with art genres. Fortunately, she, as a Korean voiceover, has worked for major language companies and/or institutes such as Rosettastone and ACTFL which opened the door more and more for her to build the profession working for other companies. Besides, she’s been teaching Korean to English speakers in New York City for many years. She hopes to be an excellent language mediator for those who want to learn Korean through KoreanClass101.com.|
|Tim (Yeong Hoe Hwang) Tim was born and raised in Korea until the age of 23. He graduated from the University of Victoria in Canada where he majored in Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship. During his undergraduate years, he won ‘First Place’ in the Japanese and Chinese categories of a speech contest in Victoria, B.C in 2004 and later did work experience in Qingdao, China. He is also a certified fitness personal trainer who possesses four different fitness related certifications as well as a TESOL diploma.|
|Debbie Mirah Kang Debbie Mirah Kang was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. After she graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., her love for learning new languages prompted her to move to Seoul, South Korea for two years, where she worked as a writer, editor, and translator. Although she was smitten by her parents’ homeland, she thirsted for a new language and challenge, and made her way to Tokyo. She is now learning her third language–Japanese.|
|Jaehwi Lee Jaehwi was born and raised in Seoul in South Korea, and currently lives in Tokyo. He holds a degree in Education and Korean Language with a focus on multimedia using language education from Yonsei University in Seoul. He worked for the U.S. Army as a Training Non-commissioned Officer for two years. Later, he worked at the Associated Press Television News Seoul Bureau and covered News on North and South Korea. He is currently working as a Project Manager at Innovative Language Learning and developing content for KoreanClass101.com and other language learning sites.|
|Amy Ha Amy Eunyeong Ha was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. At the age of 14, she moved to the United States. After graduating in the U.S., she moved to Japan and studied International Social Studies at the University of Tsukuba. She enjoys learning about different aspects of languages and cultures. She is also studying other languages including German.|
|K-Jin Kim K-Jin Kim was born and raised in South Korea. She majored in e-Commerce, double-majored in Business Administration, and minored in Business Information Technology at Kookmin University. She is interested in cultural diversity and foreign languages, which led her to spend time living in Canada, the Philippines, the US, Ireland, Malaysia and Japan, and travel to over 20 countries. She also ran a blog introducing Korean culture in English with KOTRA during her stay abroad. After returning to Korea, she completed a training program for Korean language teachers in Korea University to help those who like the Korean language and culture. She is currently working in the marketing department at Innovative Language Learning and hosting Korean lessons for KoreanClass101.com.|
|Lan Kim Lan Kim was born in Suwon, South Korea, and grew up there as a native Korean speaker. Because of her keen interest in working in radio, she has been volunteering as a radio host since high school. She hosts Upper Intermediate Season One for KoreanClass101.com. She enjoys sharing her passion for languages with language learners from all over the world.|
|Madison Kim Madison was born and raised in South Korea. She studied in the US for six years, then moved to Tokyo. She studied International Business and Economics at Sophia University in Tokyo. She has been developing content for KoreanClass101.com since 2011 and has been enjoying sharing her knowledge of Korean and helping listeners at KoreanClass101.com|
|Claire Lee Claire Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and lived there until the age of 14. She went to high school and college in New York. She majored in Visual Presentation & Exhibition Design and Fabric Styling with minors in Asian Studies and Japanese at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has worked as an interpreter for numerous trade shows and exhibitions including one showcasing Traditional Korean Crafts at the UN and a Licensing Expo. She realized her childhood dream of living in Jeju-do, South Korea in 2012.|
|Suhyun Kim Suhyun was born in Suwon, South Korea, which is close to the capital. She’s currently majoring in international politics at Waseda University in Tokyo. She’s passionate about learning not just Japanese, but also French, and is consequently planning to study at Lyon 3 in France. She speaks Korean natively and English fluently, and is learning French, Indonesian, and Japanese.
With her passion for art and art performance, she plays the guitar, sings, or visits art museums when she has a break.
In high school, she taught Korean at an immigrant center in Seoul, and is now working with KoreanClass101.com to help people around the world learn Korean..
|Johnathan Pringle John was born in Oklahoma and raised in Kansas in the U.S. He is an honor graduate of the University of Kansas and holds a degree in East Asian Studies with a concentration in Korean language and literature. He worked as a motion graphics designer and assistant Korean instructor at the University of Kansas before moving to Seoul Korea where he is currently working as a Proficiency Evaluation Committee member and freelance translator/interpreter. He is very glad to be working with the KoreanClass101.com team and is excited to help listeners learn Korean.|
|Hyun-Jung Cho Lyn was born in Seoul, Korea, and spent her childhood in California. She returned to Korea at the age of fourteen and majored in English language and linguistics at Hankook University of Foreign Studies in Seoul. Lyn worked for over ten years as a print and TV journalist in Korea. She has also contributed behind the scenes as a translator/proofreader for the Korean versions of the books Bloomberg by Bloomberg and Blue Ocean Strategy. Lyn speaks fluent Korean and English and conversational-level Chinese and Japanese, and her goal is to become fluent in all four languages. She hopes to be able to help all the listeners at KoreanClass101.com!.|
|Rebecca Lee Rebecca was born in Busan, South Korea and grew up in Incheon, then moved to Michigan during her teenage years. Under such circumstances, she became fluent in both Korean and English which she appreciates greatly. She received a tremendous amount of help and love from her family and friends when she first moved to the States. She realizes now how thankful she was to have someone assist her with the language and culture differences. It motivated her to let her language skills be used to help others with translations, interpretations, and language education for both Korean and English.|
|Julia (Jihyun Lim) Julia was born and raised in Korea. She majored in Business Administration at Kyonggi University. After graduation, she worked in Guam and obtained the TESOL Level 4 certificate in Australia. Her passion for teaching Korean lead her to KoreanClass101.com, where she has been applying both her Korean and English skills to teach Korean.|
|Isla Isla was born in Cheonan, Korea. Starting learning English at an early age, she became very interested in the language. So she decided to major in English education, which is required to be a teacher for public school. But after making many foreign friends and helping them to understand Korean culture and Korean language, she became interested in teaching Korean to foreign people. She finds it very enjoyable and satisfying to help the students at KoreanClass101.com.|
|Sue Sue was born and raised in South Korea. She majored in Korean and double-majored in Psychology. She stayed about a year in US. After that, she stayed in Canada, Brazil for 2-3 months, and now she lives in London, UK. She really enjoys learning new cultures and meeting various people. So she is expecting to meet amazing people through KoreanClass101, too!|
|Sophie Kim Sophie was born and raised in South Korea, Daegu. She’s interested in Chinese and English, and so lived in Taiwan and learned Chinese for a year as an exchange student. She double-majored in international business and Chinese culture at Dongduk Women’s University. Currently, she lives in Japan.|