What's happening today
Malaysians, Korean language learners.
Jason and Amy do not get to practise their Korean language skills as they do not have Korean friends. As a result of lack of practice and exposure, they are still unable to speak as fluently as their friends who are learning Hangul in Korean itself.
Native Koreans, residing in Malaysia.
There is a sizeable Korean expat community in Malaysia who are professionals and have years of career experience, just like Mr Kim and Jessica Park. We believe they have so much untapped talent and knowledge left to contribute to local society, starting from language.
How SpeakOut helps
Conversation practice is key to learning a language.
Second language learning courses typically only teach linguistic competence, and this isn’t enough to allow you to hold a natural conversation.
If you want to be able to hold a conversation in a second language, you have to develop your communicative competence and the easiest way to practice this is just by having conversations in that language.
We help connect language learners who want to practise and improve their communicative competence with native speakers.
It’s not rocket science. We recruit and gather the best native speakers locally and allow language learners to book them to simply hold a conversation, be it online or through meeting up at a cafe!
How it works
Save money and get lower price for each credit when you buy in bulk.
Featured SpeakOut Buddy
Book a trial appointment with us. A designated K-Buddy will call you at the appointed time.
The session is customised to your level and all our K-buddies speak English. Suitable for beginners!
FAQs for Learners
The session will be conducted in Korean and English, level of which is based on your proficiency.
Submit a trial booking at your preferred SpeakOut buddy’s profile. You will receive an email confirmation with a Google Hangout link. Simply call in using the link during the booked schedule.
Purchase SpeakOut credits and book your preferred SpeakOut buddy through their profile.
You can postpone your lesson right up until 24 hours before session starts. Simply do so by submitting a Postpone or Reschedule Request.
When you have made a booking, Speakout buddies will reserve their time to standby for a session. If you did not show up or call in, their time will be wasted. As such, we think SpeakOut buddies should still be compensated and paid for their time. There will be no refund if you missed a session without notice.
Kindly reach out to us should this happen. Your credit will be refunded.
Think of a SpeakOut buddy as not a teacher but a friend. Although SpeakOut buddies will undergo training from us to identify strengths and weaknesses in terms of language skills, they are not trained to teach. Simply strike up a natural conversation in Korean with your SpeakOut buddy and let your chemistry flow.
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.