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Korean school in Busan: Lexis Korea

Key points

  • Excellent location in the centre of Busan
  • Reduced class size to facilitate conversation
  • Diverse mix of nationalities including local students at residence
  • Connect with local Korean students through buddy programme
  • Option to combine your language studies in Busan with sister school in Seoul

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence, Studio
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
21 years
ratings
14 authentic opinions

In the heart of Busan’s vibrant Seomyeon district, our Korean language school offers 10 bright and modern classrooms, which occupy an entire floor in the contemporary DS Tower. Equipped with free Wi-Fi, the school also has a lounge and a group study area, perfect for socialising with your fellow classmates. With a maximum class size of 14 and an average size of just 8 students, you can enjoy personalised attention at the school just steps from the Seomyeon underground connecting you with all of Busan.

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Included in the price

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

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 389.- EUR
(405.- USD)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
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 accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
405 USD
849 USD
898 USD
2
660 USD
1398 USD
1496 USD
3
915 USD
1947 USD
2094 USD
4
1170 USD
2496 USD
2692 USD
8
2070 USD
4572 USD
4964 USD
12
3030 USD
6708 USD
7296 USD
16
3910 USD
8764 USD
9548 USD
24
5670 USD
12876 USD
14052 USD
Extra week (24+)
225 USD
519 USD
568 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.03 / 01.05 / 06.05 / 06.06 / 15.08 / 12.09 / 13.09 / 03.10 / 09.10 / 25.12.2019
Holidays
03.02.2019 - 09.02.2019

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, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 461.- EUR
(480.- USD)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
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 accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (18 y.o.)
1
480 USD
924 USD
973 USD
2
810 USD
1548 USD
1646 USD
3
1140 USD
2172 USD
2319 USD
4
1470 USD
2796 USD
2992 USD
8
2710 USD
5212 USD
5604 USD
12
3990 USD
7668 USD
8256 USD
16
5110 USD
9964 USD
10748 USD
24
7350 USD
14556 USD
15732 USD
Extra week (24+)
290 USD
584 USD
633 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.03 / 01.05 / 06.05 / 06.06 / 15.08 / 12.09 / 13.09 / 03.10 / 09.10 / 25.12.2019
Holidays
03.02.2019 - 09.02.2019

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) (1 lesson: 2 hours )
lower price per lesson from 5 lessons on
110 USD
Course material (one-to-one course (/5 lessons)) 10 USD
Cleaning fee 50 USD
Accommodation deposit (Residence) 200 USD
Airport pick-up (Gimhae - Busan) 60 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Gimhae - Busan) 120 USD
Airport pick-up (Incheon - Busan) 400 USD

Other accommodation options

Residence, double room, no meals (18 y.o.)
Studio, single room, no meals
Host family, single room, breakfast

Course info

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.

4.2/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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14 students gave their opinion about this school

20 years old - New Caledonia
/ 5
Un stage linguistique vraiment très enrichissant !!! Petite académie mais confortable. Classe toute en Coréen (langue enseignée) Les cours efficaces, c’est-à-dire toutes les minutes sont mis à profits. C’est vraiment la meilleure des familles que j’aurai pu espérer. Ils me préparaient mon petit déjeuner avec beaucoup de soin. Sincèrement amicale voire protecteur. Une semaine après avoir quitter le logement, ils continuent à se préoccupé de moi. Toujours disponibles. Très bonne ambiance. On deviendrait presque amis avec les professeurs et personnels.
2 weeks, June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
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« Grâce à ce stage j’ai pu consolider mes notions en Coréen mais surtout prendre confiance en moi et m’encourager à parler aux locaux. »
21 years old - Italy
/ 5
25 weeks, September 2018 – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, September 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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24 years old - France
/ 5
5 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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21 years old - France
/ 5
24 weeks, January – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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21 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Ik denk dat de combinatie van een taal leren in een onbekende stad of land, voor mij een onvergetelijke ervaring is geworden! Ik koos om de taalreis in Busan te volgen, de 2de grootste stad van Zuid-Korea en ben enorm blij dat ik de volle 8 weken hier kon blijven. Seomyeon is een zeer dynamisch en jeugdige buurt en dus perfect om de lessen daar door te laten gaan! Het warme weer en het nabije strand zorgen op zich weer voor dat Busan een toplocatie is! Busan heeft een zeer verwelkomend volk, wat je ervoor zorgt dat je je snel thuis voelt. De vele coffee shops, restaurantjes, arcade games, karaokes etc. rondom de academy zorgden voor een drukke maar sfeervolle periode, of het nu vrijdagavond was of zondagmiddag! Ook de gemakkelijke bereikbaarheid van de verschillende regio's in Busan zelf met de subway zijn en bus zijn een groot pluspunt! Ik heb genoten van de kleinschaligheid van de academy in Busan waardoor iedereen wel iedereen kende na een tijdje. Maar tegelijkertijd zaten de klaslokalen soms ietsje te vol. De klaslokalen zijn goed uitgerust. Alleen is het soms wat minder om les te hebben in de kleine lokalen waar geen ramen zijn. Maar dat is echt het minste. Zeker de Student Nights en de Meet Ups mogen ze blijven doen! Ik zou het zeker niet erg vinden als mijn nummer of mailadres zou worden doorgegeven aan een geïnteresseerde indien ik het op voorhand even weet :)
7 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Niet alleen op vlak van het Koreaans heb ik vooruitgang gemaakt, ook op persoonlijk vlak heb ik vooruitgang geboekt!Thuis kon ik voornamelijk alleen Hangul lezen en basiswoorden (hallo, dank u..) begrijpen. Na de 8 weken ben ik in staat een alledaagse conversatie te voeren en zelf de weg te wijzen in Seomyeon zelf (echt gebeurd!)Het begrijpen van de taal is ook verbeterd. »
School highlights
« * De kleinschaligheid* Jeugdige, maar ervaren docenten* Omgeving* Activiteiten* Betrokkenheid & hulp »
21 years old - Spain
/ 5
Mi estancia en Busan ha sido una de las mejores experiencias de mi vida. La gente de la escuela ha sido muy amable y he conocido grandes amigos. Y lo mejor es que todas mis memorias de haya han sido espléndidas. Lo único no tan bueno que podría decir sería que a veces la diferencia entre la temperatura exterior y el interior de las aulas era muy grandes. A mi parecer tendría que en verano no poner tan bajo el aire acondicionado.
9 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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« Me gusto que los profesores te hacen sentir como en casa. Son muy cercanos y que tienen paciencia a la hora de enseñar. »
21 years old - Spain
/ 5
9 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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26 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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30 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, July 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui et non.Cetait difficile de comprendre toutes les explications du professeur car celui-ci ne parle que l'anglais. Parfois les élèves avaient du mal à comprendre le cours tandis que d'autres élèves parlant couremment l'anglais avançaient alors que dautres etaient perdus et ne progressaient pas. »

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Host family
Located within an approximate radius of 20 minutes by public transport from the language school, staying with a host family is an invaluable way to experience Korean culture. You’ll stay in a single room in the family’s home with free access to laundry facilities and will be able to choose between half-board or breakfast only. Free Wi-Fi, bed linen and towels are all included. This is a wonderful way to practise your Korean while living with a local family and learning about their customs and traditions.

Residence (from 18 years)
Located a 1-minute walk from the campus, this modern residence offers single, 2-bed or 4-bed rooms - each with an en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and laundry facilities. Bed linen is included, but not towels. Enjoy the free Wi-Fi and check out the convenience store and restaurants available on the first floor. About 5-7 minutes from the residence, you’ll find the transportation hub of Seomyeon Station, as well as many cafés, shops and restaurants where you’ll have the chance to experience Korean cuisine. Busan is at your fingertips!

Mini Studio
If you’d like to be surrounded by other international and local Korean students, you can stay in an en-suite mini studio. Your room includes Wi-Fi access, free bed linen and towels, a desk, chair, closet and a small fridge. Free laundry facilities are available on-site and a shared kitchen is also available for student use. The language school is just a 10 to 15-minute walk from the residence.

As South Korea’s second-largest city and the biggest port in the country, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Busan! Take part in the school’s exciting activity programme (including free events as well as some which are available for an extra charge), which introduces students to Korean culture. These events include Korean barbecue nights, attending famous Korean pop music (K-pop) concerts and, of course, singing karaoke. In addition to being one the most vibrant cosmopolitan cities in Korea, Busan also boasts some of the country’s best beaches where you can try your hand at every type of water sport under the sun. And, if you’re looking for a weekend getaway, Seoul is less than 3 hours away via high-speed train.

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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 31.12.2019 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
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

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