Ms. Jinny Um Jieun (엄지은)
Jinny completed her Bachelor of Arts in English Education at Sangmyung University (Seoul, South Korea). She is fluent in English, Korean as well as Chinese. Jinny taught English for two years in Korea before coming to Singapore in 2012 to teach Korean to English speakers. She is thus very well-versed with the similarities and differences of both languages and familiar with how to effectively teach the language to non-native speakers. Her classes are known to be academically-focused, the seriousness of which Jinny offsets with her cheerful and bubbly nature. She often influences her classes with her positive nature and enthusiasm, and motivates her students as they journey towards Korean fluency. She is one of the school's most popular teachers and is admired for her close-relationship with all her students.
Mr. Kwak Kyung Hoon (곽경훈)
Kyung Hoon completed a Bachelor's degree in Communications at NUS. Having been brought up in Singapore, he is a native Korean who is extremely familiar with local Singaporean languages and culture. He also studied Japanese in University. Kyung Hoon impresses with his ability to reference even Hokkien and Malay in his classes, making it easy for his students to relate to and learn Korean. Kyung Hoon attended Singapore Korean International School, and had 8 years part-time teaching experience before converting to becoming a full time teacher in SKLS. He is regarded as an especially dedicated and fun teacher, and his students often have a very loyal streak of wanting to stick to his class no matter what. On top of that, Kyung Hoon's infectious enthusiasm and sense of comedy helps motivate the both staff and students of Sejong and creates a wonderfully positive learning environment for everyone.