Long term study in immersion: Lexis

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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, Residence, Studio
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Japan, United States, Thailand, etc..
ratings
156 authentic opinions

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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  • Learning progress monitoring
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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 405.-
(about EUR 358.-)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
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 accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Studio, single room, no meals
12
3030
5868
5028
24
5670
11196
9516
36
8250
16464
13944
Extra week (36+)
225
449
379
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (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 USD 480.-
(about EUR 425.-)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
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 accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Studio, single room, no meals
12
3990
6828
5988
24
7350
12876
11196
36
10590
18804
16284
Extra week (36+)
290
514
444
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.93   (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
Residence deposit 200 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 100 USD

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals
Residence, double room, no meals
Host family, single room, half board

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.

4.5/5
Overall rating

99% of students recommending this school

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Value for money
/ 5
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/ 5

156 students gave their opinion about this school

29 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, March 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 (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
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Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sì, soprattutto nel leggere e nella comprensione orale. »
Top tips
« Tutto. Consiglio di partecipare a qualsiasi cosa per arricchire il proprio viaggio studio di bei ricordi. »
19 years old - Italy
/ 5
9 weeks, January – March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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20 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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18 years old - Germany
/ 5
12 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Other)
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30 years old - Germany
/ 5
Ich hatte eine tolle Zeit in Korea! Das Personal in der Schule war unglaublich freundlich und hilfsbereit. Und ich empfand auch Korea selbst sowie die koreanische Kultur als sehr angenehm. Ich war absolut zufrieden! Allerdings empfand ich die Klassenräume persönlich als sehr eng. Ich habe mich in meinem Goshiwon sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Personal war unglaublich lieb und hat mir bei Fragen und Schwierigkeiten immer geholfen.
12 weeks, October 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, meine Sprachkenntnisse haben sich stark verbessert. Schon nach einigen Wochen konnte ich die Sprache im Alltag wesentlich besser anwenden. Außerdem habe ich unglaublich viel über die koreanische Kultur gelernt und viele Freunde gefunden. »
School highlights
« Mir hat gefallen, dass der Unterricht auf Koreanisch stattgefunden hat. Natürlich war das oft sehr schwer und anstrengend für mich, aber es hat mir auch geholfen, mich schnell an die Sprache zu gewöhnen. »
Top tips
« Die monatlich stattfindende Student Night sollte man nicht versäumen! Eine tolle Gelegenheit, einander besser kennenlernen! »
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Schule an sich war gut. Einige Klassenräume sowie auch die Studentlounge waren meiner Ansicht nach ein bisschen eng und ungemütlich. Die Lehrer sind jedoch sehr kompetent, freundlich und hilfsbereit. Da ich in der Wintersaison dort war, waren nicht sehr viele Studenten anwesend. Die Preise sind meiner Meinung nach ein bisschen überteuert. Ich hatte eine super Klasse, mit tollen Klassenkameraden. Unsere Lehrerin war nett aber auch streng. Aber dadurch haben wir sehr viel Unterrichtsstoff in einer Woche machen können. Sie hat auch einige Zusatzmaterialien zum lernen gegeben. Meiner Meinung nach könnte die Schule jedoch für jede Stufe ein Lernbuch erstellen, anstatt jede Woche zwei Skripte zu geben...diese häufen sich sehr schnell an wenn man einen längeren Aufenthalt macht. Die Aktivitäten waren okay.
6 weeks, November 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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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
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Do you think you've made progress?
« In sachen Grammatik und Schreiben habe ich sehr grosse Fortschritte gemacht, jedoch finde ich Konversationen auf koreanisch zu haben immer noch sehr schwierig. »
School highlights
« Der Unterricht am morgen war für mich viel lehrreicher als am nachmittag. Die Lehrer an dieser Schule sind sehr kompetent und ein weiterer Pluspunkt ist, dass auch englisch angeboten wird und man somit auch mit koreanischen Studenten in Kontakt kommen kann. »
Top tips
« Auf jeden Fall die kulinarische Vielfalt ausprobieren, die verschiedenen Viertel besuchen und wenn man Kunstfan ist, auf jeden fall die verschiedenen Museen besuchen. Ich empfehle auch eine Reise ausserhalb von Seoul in andere Städte oder Gebiete. »
17 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, December 2018 – January 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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20 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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30 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (2.3 / 5)
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16 years old - France
/ 5
Mon hôte était extrêmement accueillante et je ne pourrais que la recommander, elle était parfaite en tous points.
3 weeks, October – November 2018
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
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Je pense avoir fait de grands progrès, plus que ceux attendus dans cette période, grâce à mon hôte qui s’est impliquée dans mon apprentissage. »
School highlights
« J’ai beaucoup aimé n’avoir cours que le matin, de sorte que j’ai pu visiter tous les après midis. »
Top tips
« N’hesitez pas à communiquer avec les autres élèves, et à glaner les conseils car beaucoup de petits restaurants, magasins et commerces sont intéressants ! »

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!

Mini Studio

General information

The accommodation is located in a lively area with many shops, restaurants and cafés.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walk
Average public transport cost:
KRW 1,250 (one way)
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
3 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
3 minutes
Pharmacy:
3 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 3:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) Yes
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available
Kitchen utensils such as pots and pans, knives, cutlery, dishes and cooking utensils are provided.
Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
Free
Yes
Common area/lounge No
Wi-Fi internet access
Internet is available in all rooms but the connection (WIFI or LAN) will vary at each respective accommodation.
Yes
Cable internet access
Internet is available in all rooms but the connection (WIFI or LAN) will vary at each respective accommodation.
Yes
TV in common room No
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) No
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
45 rooms
min.: 5 m2/ max.: 7 m2
Yes
Air conditioning
Hot and cold air conditioning is available in all rooms but may not be adjustable in each room as they could be controlled by a central system.
Yes
Heating
Hot and cold air conditioning is available in all rooms but may not be adjustable in each room as they could be controlled by a central system.
Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper No
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access Yes
Floor
Linoleum
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

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 31.12.2019 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

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