Key points

  • Fascinating language and culture to explore
  • City with a mix of age-old culture and vibrant modernity
  • Modern school with first-class academic facilities
  • Various accommodation options for all tastes and budgets

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Studio, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Taiwan, Sweden, etc..

Our Korean language school occupies the 11th floor of a newly built tower of glass and steel in the centre of Seoul. 10 spacious and air-conditioned classrooms, a multimedia room, kitchen and student lounge make this a modern and comfortable environment for learning Korean. The location is hard to beat, with the famous Gangnam district on your doorstep. A wealth of cafés, restaurants, bars and shops define this hip area of the South Korean capital, which really gets going after sunset.

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  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 399.- EUR
(410.- USD)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
12
3090 USD
6768 USD
5088 USD
16
3990 USD
8844 USD
6604 USD
24
5790 USD
12996 USD
9636 USD
36
8430 USD
19164 USD
14124 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.97   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Cleaning service (studio) 50 USD

Options

One-to-one course (2 hours) (1-4 lessons) (per lesson) 110 USD
One-to-one course (2 hours) (5+ lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Course Material (one-to-one course (/5 lessons)) 10 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 105 USD
Retention fee (studio) (per week) 154 USD
Extra night (host family) 42 USD
Extra night (studio) 22 USD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 100 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 24.01 / 27.01 / 15.04 / 01.05 / 05.05 / 09.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
27.09.2020 - 03.10.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be the same

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 472.- EUR
(485.- USD)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15 + 13:15-15:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio, single room, no meals, private bathroom (18+)
12
4050 USD
7728 USD
6048 USD
16
5190 USD
10044 USD
7804 USD
24
7470 USD
14676 USD
11316 USD
36
10770 USD
21504 USD
16464 USD
USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.97   (Not-binding exchange rate)

Extras

Cleaning service (studio) 50 USD

Options

One-to-one course (2 hours) (1-4 lessons) (per lesson) 110 USD
One-to-one course (2 hours) (5+ lessons) (per lesson) 100 USD
Course Material (one-to-one course (/5 lessons)) 10 USD
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 105 USD
Retention fee (studio) (per week) 154 USD
Extra night (host family) 42 USD
Extra night (studio) 22 USD
Airport transfer (pick-up) 100 USD
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 24.01 / 27.01 / 15.04 / 01.05 / 05.05 / 09.10 / 25.12.2020
Holidays
27.09.2020 - 03.10.2020

Arrival: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end
The arrival and departure days must be the same

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.4/5
Overall rating

98% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

219 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. Ich habe in der Anfängerstufe begonnen und kann langsam einfache Unterhaltungen führen. Dafür, dass Koreanisch eine so ganz anders als Deutsch aufgebaute Sprache ist, denke ich, dass das ein ziemlicher Fortschritt ist. »
School highlights
« Lockere Atmosphäre, Schüler scheinen grösstenteils zufrieden zu sein, Lehrer sehr sympathisch und offen »
Top tips
« Einfach offen sein und möglichst alles ausprobieren :) »
17 years old - France
/ 5
J'ai eu l'occasion pendant ces trois semaines de réaliser mon rêve. Pour ma part, mes illusions se sont trouvées être la réalité. Le séjour était très agréable. Les professeurs de l'école sont vraiment géniaux, la famille qui m'a accueilli était au top, la maman m'a pris sous son aile et est devenu en quelques jours une seconde maman. Le pays est magnifique, c'est un choc culturel qui vaut le coup. J'ai beaucoup appris au niveau de l'aspect linguistique mais aussi humain. J'ai appris que la langue n'est pas qu'une barrière, elle permet également de rapprocher les gens des uns des autres. C'était une expérience formidable. L'école est située dans uns des quartiers les plus fréquentés de Séoul. Le bâtiment est facilement repérable, à deux minutes à pied de la station de métro la plus proche. Beaucoup de restaurants sont à proximité, donc pas de problème pour trouver à manger rapidement et pas chère pour déjeuner. C'est très bien entretenu, et aussi très confortable. Le seul petit problème est que l'on manque de place dans la salle de repos. Le nombre d'étudiants est trop important par rapport à la place que nous avons pour les pauses. Les professeurs sont géniaux, il est très facile d'échanger avec eux. Au départ les cours en coréen sont difficiles mais l'on s'habitue et on apprend beaucoup. Je ne suis pas restée assez de temps sur place pour changer de niveau, mais je me suis beaucoup améliorée. La méthode d'enseignement est géniale, ludique. Apprendre au contact des natifs est la meilleure solution. La famille d'accueil était tout simplement génial. La dame est devenu comme une seconde maman et à vrai dire je ne m'attendais pas à ce qu'elle s'occupe autant de moi. Je recommande évidemment le logement qui était très confortable et proche de tout.
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai fait de gros progrès. Mon niveau en lui même reste le même, mais j'ai eu l'occasion de parler avec des natifs, que ce soit à l'école, dans la rue, dans le métro, dans des magasins et avec la famille. C'est très enrichissant. En étant dans le pays on peut être confronter à des situations diverses et ainsi travailler et apprendre un maximum de vocabulaire. Le fait d'être en plus de cela à l'école nous m'a permit de tester les formulation, le vocabulaire appris en classe et ainsi apprendre plus vite. »
School highlights
« Ce que j'ai beaucoup aimé est le fait que les cours soient tout en coréen, et que les professeurs n'étaient pas tous de Séoul. Les professeurs n'étant pas de la même région n'avaient pas tous le même discours et ont ainsi pu nous partager leurs expériences diverses dans des régions différentes de la Corée. Les cours étant en coréen m'ont permis de m'améliorer très rapidement et d'acquérir de bons réflexes avec la langue coréenne. L'école est aussi très bien placée dans Séoul, on est dans un quartier où l'on peut trouver de tout et c'est assez pratique lorsqu'on est étudiant. »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
29 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
The school was a touch expensive, but the teachers were very good. In a city with very high pollution levels seasonally air purifiers in the classrooms would have been appreciated. Watching a film in English with Korean subtitles was not, in my opinion, the best use of my limited time. Going over the film afterwards having studied the grammar and vocab was very useful, but perhaps watching something shorter. Otherwise the teaching was really good. Very interactive, and the teachers helped me practise my speaking and listening. Booked the same accommodation as is usually arranged by the school. Was somewhat cheaper to book myself, and the accommodation was lovely. The meetup arranged by the school was rather poorly attended (although to be fair it was -10°C outside), but I spent a good 2 hours talking to the teacher. I have already recommended ESL to a few friends.
2 weeks, December 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« I think the fluidity with which I communicate improved, although the number of mistakes I make also seemed to increase. Overall I think this is a net positive. I think having lots of chances to speak in class helped. I also tried to spend time with people who didn't speak English to stop me just defaulting back. »
School highlights
« Very interactive classes! »
21 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Cours et pays très intéressants Super école, à l'ecoute des élèves, les professeurs sont au top, très gentils, très drôles. Contrairement à ce que ESL a transmis comme planning d'activité il n'y a que 2 ou 3 activités par semaine, les 2 ou 3 autres jours etant réservé à l'aide aux étudiants pour visa, logement, job, ...
8 weeks, August – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, partant de zéro j'ai fait des progrès en langue, coréen mais aussi anglais puisque je l'ai parler tout au long du sejour et aussi au niveau de l'autonomie et de d'indépendance »
School highlights
« La taille des classes, pas trop de gens, la politique de parler exclusovelent coréen en classe, le personnel toujours présent et à l'écoute »
Top tips
« Ne pas manquer les activités de l'école et demander des conseils sur les endroits à visiter »
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
12 weeks, September – November 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.7 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, August – November 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (2.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.3 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - Germany
/ 5
Ein Aufenthalt in einer Gastfamilie war definitiv die richtige Entscheidung!
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) ()
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Leisure (1.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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20 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
Ik heb echt een super tijd gehad in seoul dankzij esl! De school was echt top, alleen had ik wel wat meer verwacht van de middag lesuren. Daar was meestal weinig tot geen toevoeging bij wat erg jammer was. De studenten waarmee ik les had waren erg leuk waardoor de sfeer gezellig was. De dynamiek tussen de leerkrachten en studenten was ook top! Mijn gastgezin was super leuk! Elke ochtend en avond lekker gegeten. Ook hebben ze mij een beerje geholpen met het leren wat ook wel fijn was. Er waren vaak leuke activiteiten na school waardoor je weer mensen kon leren kennen! Ik heb een super leuke tijd gehad door esl en lexis korea, en wil eigenlijk zo snel mogelijk weer terug!! Ik wil jullie hierbij ook eventjes bedanken voor de hulp wat erg gewaardeerd werd!
8 weeks, August – October 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ik heb vooruitgang gemaakt door de manier van les geven. Ik snap de grammatica nu beter en ken ook meer woorden. »
School highlights
« Het feit dat er zo'n gezellige sfeer hing in de school en dat ik er veel heb kunnen leren! »
Top tips
« Ik heb verder geen advies want ik heb echt een top tijd gehad! »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
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Testimonials
Alejandrina Elzo Andrade & Alysson Parra Marin
Alejandrina Elzo Andrade & Alysson Parra Marin
Lexis, Seoul
Duration: 12 weeks

With my best friend Alysson, I arrived in South Korea in early February 2014. On the next day, we went to Lexis Korea, a language school that teaches Korean to students from so many different countries that it is hard to imagine. I met wonderful people there, whom I could refer to when I had doubts. The classes are understandable and fun, and time passes by so quickly. I was recommended this Korean language school by ESL.
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The teachers are friendly and amiable, especially teacher 상우 who accompanied us throughout the course and helped us understand her culture better.
In class, we had friends from various countries, including France, Sweden, Pakistan, Japan, among others. 

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Dominic Kummer
Dominic Kummer
Lexis, Seoul
Duration: 2 weeks

I took a language course in South Korea with ESL. I travelled to Seoul with the conviction that learning Korean would add significant value to my résumé. Making the most of my Korean classes at Lexis Seoul, I rapidly fitted into the urban lifestyle of this welcoming metropolis, even playing in the local college football team. I stayed in a residence located 5 minutes’ walk to the language school and I felt that foreigners, especially when they are interested in getting to know the local people and lifestyle, are very popular there. Read more

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Nicholas Proudfoot
Nicholas Proudfoot
Lexis, Seoul
Duration: 8 weeks

I’ve had a great time doing an intensive Korean course. Our whole class came as total beginners and we were all reading,writing and speaking in the first week. This course really helped me get more out of my trip in Korea. The staff were really helpful and assisted me a lot getting set up in Seoul, arranging my accommodation and Korean phone number. A big thank you to the friendly staff, teachers and fellow students, as well as a really effective course. I never thought I could learn Korean basics so quickly.

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Host family
During your stay in Seoul, you will be welcomed into a South Korean family’s home, staying in a single bedroom and sharing the communal areas with your hosts. This is a unique opportunity to experience local life and practise Korean in daily situations. You will be immersed in their culture and have the chance to taste delicious Korean specialties. Some families live in the centre of Seoul, while others live in nearby districts close to the centre. The public transport network is excellent but it may take you up to an hour to reach the school.

Mini studio (from 18 years)
Our partner school offers a budget-friendly single room accommodation option, ideal if you want more independence. Located just a metro stop from the school building (or 15 minutes’ walk), in an area with many shops, restaurants and cafés, you will live in a small studio (in line with local standards) equipped to a high standard, with a bed, storage space, a refrigerator, air conditioning, a TV and free wired internet. You will have your own bathroom and share the communal kitchen, laundry room and outdoor dining area with the other international students. The building is entirely secure.

Residence (from 18 years)
Your convenience is guaranteed at this residence located right next to the language school! In your modern, en suite room, you’ll find a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and kettle, a desk and chair, a TV, balcony, free Wi-Fi and even a washing machine. Choose from a single or twin room (quads also available, and this option as well as the twin may be booked by a single student who will be matched with other students). The building includes a gym and sauna, and with Gangnam Station around the corner, all of Seoul is right at your fingertips!

Your free time in Seoul is your chance to practise what you learn in class, while discovering a bustling metropolis. The school organises evenings such as K-pop concerts and legendary karaoke nights: an authentic slice of Korean culture. During the week, visits to museums, historical monuments and traditional areas of the city are offered, including the must-see Palace of Gyeongbokgung. The school will also take you shopping to Myeong-dong, a city within the city, with shops as far as the eye can see. Sign up for the Korean food day and pamper your taste buds with an impressive range of flavours. The world’s largest indoor amusement park, Lotte World, is found here; or if you prefer restful Buddhist temples, you will find hundreds of them – true havens of peace, contrasting with the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Special offers
Combine 2 cities in South Korea with a free train ticket from ESL!
Combine 2 cities in South Korea with a free train ticket from ESL!
Book a Korean course at our Lexis partner schools in Busan and Seoul and take advantage of this exceptional offer:

- Get a free one-way SRT high-speed bullet train ticket between the 2 cities

Conditions:
- Offer valid for minimum stays of 8 weeks (4 weeks per destination)

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 25.08.2017
Get funding for your flight to South Korea
Get funding for your flight to South Korea
Do you want to study over 90 days in South Korea without a visa? Book a course at our partner school Lexis in Seoul or Busan and take advantage of this incredible offer:

- Get up to KRW 300,000 to fly in and out of the country

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings received before 31.12.2020 from students travelling without a visa
- Minimum stay: 24 weeks
Please note that students must exit the country after 90 days, but they will be allow to re-enter again for another 90 days. The school will refund a maximum of KRW 300,000 when the students submit proof of purchase (receipt and flight itinerary). Contact us for more information.

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 10.03.2018