Long term South Korea programmes at Lexis, Seoul

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
Accommodation
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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Included in the price

  • 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 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 334.- GBP
(410.- USD)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 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 ≈ GBP 0.82   (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 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 395.- GBP
(485.- USD)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 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 ≈ GBP 0.82   (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

99% of students recommending this school

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/ 5
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210 students gave their opinion about this school

22 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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33 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
2 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« I only stayed for a couple of weeks, but for me, it was a great mix of revision before my Korean classes started up again here in London and learning some new stuff already. »
School highlights
« The teachers were great. I like the Korean only policy during class - full immersion into culture & language which was incredibly helpful even during my short stay. »
29 years old - Spain
/ 5
Es una experiencia que habría que tener al menos una vez en la vida, se aprende mucho sobre el idioma y sobre la vida cotidiana del país. Seúl me encantó, al igual que la gente y la escuela, y ojalá pueda repetirlo (en Seúl u otro sitio). He aprendido mucho en solo 2 semanas, la profesora era muy agradable y paciente, y explicaba muy bien. Me hubiese gustado poder quedarme más tiempo. Se conoce gente de todas partes, es una experiencia muy interesante.
2 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí, en 2 semanas he aprendido más que en 2 meses. Ayuda estar en una escuela en vez de hacerlo por tu cuenta y además no te queda otra cuando estás en otro país. Si hubiese podido, hubiese alargado la estancia. »
Top tips
« Definitivamente recomiendo el mercado de Gwangjang. También el palacio de Changdeokgung y el parque de Hangang. »
21 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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29 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Gastfamilie war sehr freundlich, die Gastmutter war immer darauf bedacht jeden Tag etwas anderes zu kochen und hat immer versucht mir bei allem bestmöglich zu helfen. Das Zimmer war sauber und schön. Ich war mehr als zufrieden mit meiner Unterkunft.
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
24 weeks, March – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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21 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Grâce au type de logement en résidence j'ai pu avoir mon autonomie tout en étant en contact avec d'autres étudiants. C'était génial :)
3 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, car l'immersion en classe était totale, de plus ça me donnait envie de me faire comprendre et donc de faire plus d'efforts. »
School highlights
« L'immersion totale et les professeurs étaient géniaux ! »
Top tips
« La nourriture locale et les late night walks, la ville est superbe de nuit, même seule je n'avais pas peur de me promener dans la ville. »
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
Seoul war eine wunderbare Erfahrung. Ich habe mich direkt in das Land verliebt und kann es kaum erwarten wieder dorthin zurück zu reisen Der Unterricht war sehr angenehm. Die Lehrer waren alle sehr nett und hilfsbereit mann komnte sich mit allen Fragen an sie wenden
12 weeks, June – September 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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20 years old - Italy
/ 5
Uno dei viaggi più indimenticabili della mia vita.Grazie a questa esperienza ho capito che la Corea del Sud, specialmente Seoul, è il mio posto nel mondo! Credo che, anche se sono stata lì per poche settimane, questo corso intensivo di Coreano sia stato molto utile per migliorare le mie abilità della lingua.I professori e le professoresse che ho avuto sono state davvero eccezionali, gentili e molto disponibili, hanno saputo mescolare il gioco allo studio e per questo hanno reso le lezioni ancora più interessanti, coinvolgenti e divertenti (non li dimenticherò mai)
3 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Credo davvero di aver fatto progressi nella lingua coreana ache se sono stata lì poche settimane perché stando sempre a contatto con la cultura, le persone e la lingua del posto mi hanno dato un aiuto importante nel migliorare le mie abilità. »
School highlights
« Ho amato i professori e le professoresse che ho avuto, sempre disponibili, gentili, pazienti e talvolta anche spiritosi e divertenti. Sapevano come coinvolgere gli studenti e mescolare il gioco con lo studio. »
0 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
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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.

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.  Read more

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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 31.12.2019 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