Help other learners study your language!

안녕하세요! Hello TTMIK friends and family! This is Hyunwoo from the TTMIK team. As you know, YOU ARE HERE Cafe, our joint coffee shop with EYK, has been up and running for a few months now, and we have come up with various ways to help you better learn the Korean language using the offline, physical location that we finally have. One of the activities we have been doing regularly is the self-study session. So far, unless there were special reasons not to, we have been hosting Korean self-study sessions at our cafe every Tuesday from 4PM to 6PM, every Thursday from 10AM to 12PM, and biweekly on Saturdays from 9AM to 12PM. (You can see the full schedule for upcoming sessions here:

We love meeting with our listeners through the free self-study sessions, and we are going to continue hosting these as long as we can. But we also meet a lot of people (not just from Korea but coming from various parts of the world) at the cafe who would like to also learn languages other than Korean. So we are looking for volunteer self-study leaders who want to help other people study your native language.

The role of a self-study session leader is not very complicated. You just need to answer questions by the people who participate, or if they want to practice speaking with you in your native language, you can be their speaking practice partner. This will be a good opportunity for you to also make new friends, so if you are interested, here are some more details.

  • You can set the schedule the way it is most convenient for you, but we recommend that you set aside at least a couple of hours a week, preferably at the same time each week.
  • If you are interested, you can e-mail us at or message us on our Facebook page, so that we can decide on what day, for how many hours, for which language, and for how many weeks the sessions will take place.
  • This will be a volunteer activity, but to thank you for your time and effort, we will offer you a free beverage during each self-study session at the cafe.
  • You don’t have to have a curriculum or class material, since it is a self-study session, but if there are people who request further assistance from you, you can arrange that with them privately.

So that’s it! Once new self-study sessions are planned, we will announce the schedule on our meet-up page and also promote it to local Koreans who are studying that language.

Thank you for reading and thank you so much as always for studying the Korean language with us!

(한국어를 가르치고 싶으신 분들에게도 해당됩니다! 저희 TTMIK 팀이 진행하고 있는 시간대 이외의 요일과 시간에 한국어 셀프스터디를 진행해 보고 싶으신 분들이 계시면 연락 주세요. 감사합니다!)

Help other learners study your language!
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  • rin.chan

    Hi! My name is Indah from Indonesia. I’d like to join this program because I love to meet other people from different countries and speak with their native language. So I want to join this program as a leader for Indonesian language. But the problem is: I didn’t live in Korea, and I want to ask you is this program only available for people who lives in Korea?

    • amkmh

      Kamu tinggal di mana ya?

    • rin.chan

      Hahaha… ketemu yg satu bahasa juga rupanya. Aku tinggal di Kalimantan, tepatnya di Pontianak. Kira2 bisa gak ya buat yg tinggal di luar Korea? Makasih. Thx 🙂

    • amkmh

      저는 이 사이트 개발자가 아니라서 정확히는 잘 모르겠네요. 개발자한테 졸은 답변 바라겠습니다^^

    • andameminta.kamimemutar.huh?

      Mas. Sama2 orang Indonesia, dibalasnya pakai bahasa Indonesia saja. Terus yang benar 좋은. Peace.

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. I am sorry. Because the self study session is held in the cafe, it will be hard to join this program if you don’t live in Korea, now.

  • 마틴

    If I lived in Korea I would love to teach Danish (if anyone even wants to learn that kkk) 😉
    Hey question. Which university education should I take to become a teach korean in places like this awesome website? I don’t know if I should just study the language and korean culture, or if I need to take some kind of teaching courses as well… Do you guys know?

  • Tim Clauson

    any plans for a branch in Busan?

  • syukry shah

    is there any branch in Malaysia??/

  • Katherine Leong

    I come from Macau (which is next to Hong Kong) and would love to join this programme but I live in the UK… what a shame:((((

    • Seokjin Jin

      아이고… However we are planning to hold many lectures, self-study sessions and etc. When you have a chance to come to Seoul, please don’t miss it.

  • Emi

    I would love to teach German but I live too far away! Q_Q

    • Seokjin Jin

      Oh no… ㅠ..ㅠ