I considered e-tutoring at Living Language, but decided against it due to the cost. I recommend the book set with CD’s .
I purchased the Living Language Korean. It is three books: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced with 9 audio CD’s and a Hangul writing workbook. I listen to the 3 beginner CD’s frequently. I use the Hangul writing practice. I have read some of the book. The CD’s can be imported to ITunes.
What I haven’t made use of yet in the Living Language system is the online Language Lab and the e-tutoring. (more about Living Language) If I can get myself to give up some of my socializing, I would benefit from using their online tools to reinforce what I hear on the audio.
Here introduces the e-tutoring:
I considered their e-tutoring. What appeals is that they will follow the book/audio syllabus. To sign up for their e-tutoring, you must purchase the online course. E-tutoring classes are 1 to 3 students. Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes.
The e-tutoring uses Citrix GoToMeeting. From their website:
Complete the required coursework prior to participating in the session.
Do not attempt to use e-Tutoring in place of private or semi-private tutoring. Each session follows an outline based on material in the Living Language course. e-Tutoring may not be used as open-ended conversational practice
To try out just one e-tutoring session would be expensive. $40 for 1 month course access + $25 for 1 credit = $65 for a 30 minute tutor session! 6 months with 10 credits = $250. (that is 5 hours. Compare to 12 hours plus all the KDA videos & materials for $225. 5 hours of one-on-one private tutoring at italki is $80.) At least for now, I am setting aside the idea of trying the e-tutoring as being too expensive.