My name's Marissa. I am from NY and currently live and work in Pusan, Korea as an ESL Teacher.
I am creating this thread to let you know about Korean classes that aren't affiliated with any universities here in Korea.-Or at least my current experience with mine.
I have been taking Korean courses at a small institute for about 9 months now. My teacher speaks English fluently and is extremely friendly. She focuses more on teaching us structures, culture, and yes, some vocab too.The class size is fairly small, but it's a good setting to have. Learning Korean at this institute has been very effective. But it also helps to do some of your own studying. It's always best, to approach something in as many ways as possible.
Please post if you have any questions, or wanna talk about your experience under this topic.
P.S. the name of the institute I go to is KLIFF. It's two locations here in Busan.
Here's the link: http://www.kliff.co.kr/