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Sometimes what you learn from books are not reflective of how locals really speak. Book a Practice Buddy on uBitto to learn and practise through conversational sessions. In just a couple of 1:1 Practice Sessions, you will see how people are the best learning tool to learn a language.

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Get connected to the locals. Find a Buddy to validate your conversational skills. You will learn how people actually speak.

How 1:1 Practice on uBitto works

Step 1: Choose Your Buddy

Watch buddy's introduction videos and their listing details.

Step 2: Book Your Lesson

Schedule lessons at a time and date that suit you.

Step 3: Start Practising

Connect with your teacher 1:1 via Zoom, and let the practice session begin!

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Penang,
 Malaysia
Online Live Class & Physical Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Bahasa Melayu, Korean, English
Available on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Practice Style

In my 1 on 1 session, I make sure that students feel heard and understood. I share in a manner that encourage them to speak without the fear of making mistakes. Essentially, I center my attention towards the class’ objectives while taking into consideration my buddy’ level and preference.

I hope to see you soon.

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Seoul,
 South Korea
Online Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Korean, Chinese (Mandarin)
Available on Mon, Tue, Fri
My Practice Style

首先,大致有一个练习方向的同时,我会根据需要寻求灵活的调整练习内容。

会话练习我将使用韩语,每次一个中心话题来和大家交流。
语言练习我将使用单独的教材来和大家一起练习语言法。

当然如果想要练习TOPIK,我也会帮助大家练习考试题目以及考试技巧。

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Gyeongsangnam-do,
 South Korea
Online Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Korean, English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Available on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
My Practice Style

1. Beginner: I do not speak any Korean. (5 lessons)

▶ Introductions to Hangeul including vowels(모음), consonants(자음), final consonants(받침), and syllable structures(음절 구조) – 3 lessons
▶ Greetings and Introducing- 1 lesson
1) Saying ‘Hello(안녕하세요)', ‘Goodbye(안녕히 가세요)', and ‘Nice to meet you(만나서 반갑습니다)'
2) Introducing your name, nationality, and occupation(저는 ~이에요/예요)
▶ Basic and classroom expressions in Korean – 1 lesson
1) Saying ‘Thank you(감사합니다/고맙습니다)', ‘I'm sorry(죄송합니다/미안합니다)', ‘Have a good weekend(주말 잘 보내세요)'…
2) Classroom Korean: ‘Listen carefully(잘 들어 보세요)', ‘Repeat after me(따라 하세요), ‘I have a question(질문이 있어요)…

 

2. Elementary: I know Hangeul and can understand a few things in Korean. (10 lessons)
▶ Basic verbs and adjectives with present, past, and future tense – 3 lessons
1) Present tense: A/V-아요/어요/여요(해요)
2) Past tense: A/V-았어요/었어요/였어요(했어요)
3) Future tense: V-(으)ㄹ 거예요, A/V-겠-
▶ Making negatives: 안/-지 않다, 못 – 1 lesson
▶ Expressions with essential particles – 5 lessons
1) Topic particle(은/는): 저는 대학생이에요.
2) Subject particle(이/가): 전화번호가 뭐예요?
3) Possessive particle(의): 다니엘 씨의 책이에요.
4) Object particle(을/를): 김치를 좋아해요.
5) Location particle(에/에서): 학교에 가요 / 커피숍에서 친구를 만나요
▶ Counting numbers, telling the time/days/months – 1 lesson
1) Chinese numbers: 일, 이, 삼…
2) Korean numbers: 하나, 둘, 셋…

 

3. Pre-Intermediate: I can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations. (10 lessons)
▶ Honorific expressions – 1 lesson

1) Words: 연세, 성함, 생신… / 주무시다, 드시다, 돌아가시다…
2) Particles: 께, 께서 / -(으)시
3) Endings: -(으)세요 / -습니다, -ㅂ니다 / 습니까?, -ㅂ니까?

▶ Irregular verbs and adjectives(‘ㄷ', ‘ㅂ', ‘ㅅ', ‘르' 불규칙 / ‘ㄹ', ‘으' 탈락) – 1 lesson
▶ Expressions with connective endings(-고, -아서/어서, -는데/(으)ㄴ데…) – 1 lesson for each ending
▶ Other particles: 에게, 한테, (으)로, 부터, 까지, 만, 도, 와/과… – 1 lesson for each particle
▶ Describing feelings: 기쁘다, 우울하다, 화가 나다… – 1 lesson
▶ Suggesting and making promises: -(으)ㄹ까요? – 1 lesson
▶ Negative commands: -지 마세요 – 1 lesson

 

4. Intermediate: I can speak and understand reasonably well but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary. (10 lessons)
▶ You learn various grammars and expressions (below are examples) – 1 lesson for each theme

1) Availability: -을 수 있다/없다
2) Invitation: -을래요?
3) Experience: -은 적이 있다
4) Intention: -으려고 하다
5) Suggestion: -는 게 어때요?
6) Guess: -을 것 같다
7) Condition: -으면
8) Reason: -거든요, -기 때문에
9) Permission: -어도 되다
10) Informal: 반말

 

5. Upper-Intermediate: I can communicate without much difficulty. (8-16 lessons)
▶ You learn Korean with advanced level of themes (below are examples) – 1 lesson for each theme

1) Personal relationship (대인관계)
2) Personality (성격)
3) Making a refund (환불)
4) Finding jobs (취업)
5) Korean holidays (전통 명절)
6) Internet and smartphone (인터넷과 스마트폰)
7) Trouble counseling (고민과 상담)
8) Real estate (부동산)

 

6. Advanced: I speak and understand very well. (8-16 lessons)
▶ You choose your own topic for class either from formal articles, newspapers and journals.
▶ You will be able to understand and talk about Korean economics, politics, business, culture, etc.
▶ You learn Korean with advanced level of themes (below are examples) – 1 lesson for each theme

1) Cultural heritage (문화유산)
2) Science in daily life (생활 속의 과학)
3) Changes in family (가족의 변화)
4) Globalization (국제화 시대)
5) Diseases and health (질병과 건강)
6) Education policy (교육 정책)
7) Election and voting (선거와 투표)
8) Protecting environment (환경 보호)

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1 on 1 Tutor
Penang,
 Malaysia
Online Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Korean, English
Available on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
My Practice Style

In my 1 on 1 session, I make sure that students feel heard and understood. I share in a manner that encourage them to speak without the fear of making mistakes. Essentially, I center my attention towards the class’ objectives while taking into consideration my buddy’ level and preference.

Talk to you soon! 안녕!

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Perak,
 Malaysia
Online Live Class & Physical Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Korean, English
Available on Mon, Tue
My Practice Style
  1. Take advantage of 1 on 1 lesson! Any style can be personalized.

If you are in Ipoh, the in-person lesson is highly recommended for the extra benefits.

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1 on 1 Tutor
Pulau Pinang,
 Malaysia
Online Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Bahasa Melayu, Korean, English, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese)
Available on Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun
My Practice Style

Understand the learning goal and needs, access the level of students and then will generate role plays to help students to practise their Korean language in different situations.

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1 on 1 Tutor
Pulau Pinang,
 Malaysia
Online Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Bahasa Melayu, Korean, English, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese)
Available on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
My Practice Style

I use references from mostly Kdrama’s scripts for example DOTS, ITAEWON CLASS and etc. I will use some textbooks too if needed. Some are taken from k pop’s songs as well as I feel that songs can help one spark their interest more in the Korean language as well.

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1 on 1 Tutor
Pulau Pinang,
 Malaysia
Online Live Class & Physical Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Bahasa Melayu, Korean, English, Chinese (Mandarin)
Available on Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun
My Practice Style

– Listening [ inputs are needed before producing any output, right? 🙂 ]
– Start with things that learners are interested in [ play is a must 😛 ]

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5/5
1 on 1 Tutor
England,
 United Kingdom
Online Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Korean, English
Available on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Practice Style

Depends on the student level, I will use lots of videos and sound material. So they can get a huge motivation to continue to learn korean.

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5/5
1 on 1 Tutor
Pulau Pinang,
 Malaysia
Online Live Class & Physical Live Class
Teaches Korean
Speaks Korean, English, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese)
Available on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
My Practice Style

? Practice with daily life chat.

? Chat topics: common daily activities, daily news etc or specifically on Kpop, Kdrama or any topic that you are interested.

? Practice makes perfect but learning quick through passion and interest.

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The key to fluency lies in interaction.

It’s only when learners are using the language that they truly learn. No translation, no subtitles, no mother tongue. The most effective way for a language learner to be fluent is to simply speak the language. Real conversations. Real connections. Real progress.

"I've improved my Korean tremendously after staying with a native Korean family on a student-exchange programme."
Sophia Tennet
Korean language learner of 3 years
My language skill was truly put to test after joining a Korean farming trip where none of the locals spoke any English! That's when I realised I still have much to learn.
Jen Lee
Business manager
"Doing my masters degree in Korea and having to interact in Korean daily have pushed me to speak and listen better. When I came home after a year, my language teacher was shocked at my progress!"
Sandra Lee
Postgraduate student

Frequently Asked Questions

If you could not find what you're looking for here, talk to us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Yes! Just treat Practice Buddy as a friend who can introduce you to the world of Korean language. If you have zero background, you can book one to have 1:1 beginner sessions. All our Practice Buddies are qualified to teach and practise.

Upon order confirmation, you will receive an email with a unique link. Simply click the link during the scheduled time to have a video call with your Practice Buddy.

Yes. Each Practice Buddy has different fees. You may opt to book 1 session at a time or book recurring sessions.

Please refer to each Buddy's listing to check out the languages that they speak as our Practice Buddies are comprising of people of different nationalities, mother tongue and expertise.

You may choose to book 30-minutes or 50-minutes session. 

There will be no replacement or refund for each session missed as Practice Buddy has allocated time for you.  is It is up to Buddy's discretion to allow rescheduling. However, they are not obligated to do so.

Student can also test their level through the quizzes available.

Upon completion of each course (be sure to ‘Mark as Complete'), you will be issued a certificate by uBitto. Do note that this certificate only acts as Proof of Completion.

The only certificate recognised by Korea/worldwide is to take the International Proficiency Test for Korean Language (TOPIK exam).

You can use this certificate to apply for jobs or for education purposes. This is an external exam conducted twice a year in Malaysia, usually in April or October at Kuala Lumpur.

There will be additional prep classes to students who are keen to sit for the exam as the TOPIK exam gets nearer. TOPIK exam and enrolments charges is to be borne by student. We can help to furnish info and registration.

The course prices are in US$ Dollar.

It depends. As is the case when learning any new skill, your progress depends on your efforts. If you would like to learn quickly, then we suggest that you make language learning a consistent habit.

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