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EF International Language Center, Seoul, South Korea

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

EF International Language Center (EF)

  • Located in the Kyobo Towers in Gangnam newly equipped with the latest learning technology surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes.
  • The language school EF International Language Center was founded in Seoul, South Korea in 1965.
  • Legal name / parent company: EF Language Colleges Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: CHE116289657
  • Abbreviated name of school: EF Seoul
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of public PC workstations:

50

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately € per course level.

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Optional airport transfer

Incheon International Airport:
80 € pick up
140 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 24 Jan. 2020, 25 Jan. 2020, 27 Jan. 2020, 01 Mar. 2020, 15 Apr. 2020, 30 Apr. 2020, 05 May 2020, 06 Jun. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 30 Sep. 2020, 01 Oct. 2020, 02 Oct. 2020, 03 Oct. 2020, 09 Oct. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Korean Courses

General Language
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1230 1845 2460 3690 6020 6020 7120 9320 11520 550
Price in US$ -- 1435 2153 2870 4305 7023 7023 8306 10872 13438 642
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This is a package course where accommodation in either a homestay (twin room) or on campus (3-4 beds) is included in the price on a half-board basis.
This course is ideal for students who wish to gain a sound understanding of the language through a well-rounded course. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 4 project sessions, 4 special interest lessons and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course material is not included in the price.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- 940 1410 1880 2350 2820 3290 3760 4230 4590 5420
Price in US$ -- 1069 1603 2137 2671 3206 3740 4274 4808 5217 6161
This course is ideal for students who do not have a lot of time to dedicate to learning but want to communicate well. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 2 project sessions and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course material is not included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € -- 1130 1695 2260 2825 3390 3955 4520 5085 5540 6560
Price in US$ -- 1319 1978 2637 3296 3955 4614 5273 5932 6463 7653
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This is a package course where accommodation in either a homestay (twin room) or on campus (3-4 beds) is included in the price on a half-board basis.
This course is ideal for students who do not have a lot of time to dedicate to learning but want to communicate well. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 2 project sessions and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course material is not included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1040 1560 2080 3120 4160 5070 7800 9620 11440 455
Price in US$ -- 1183 1774 2365 3547 4729 5763 8866 10934 13003 518
This course is ideal for students who wish to gain a sound understanding of the language through a well-rounded course. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 4 project sessions, 4 special interest lessons and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course material is not included in the price.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1140 1710 2280 3420 4560 5570 8600 10620 12640 505
Price in US$ -- 1296 1944 2592 3888 5183 6331 9775 12071 14367 574
This course is ideal for students who want to learn a language as fast as possible. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 4 project sessions, 10 special interest lessons and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course material is not included in the price.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 Additional Week
Price in € -- 1330 1995 2660 3990 5320 6520 7720 10120 12520 600
Price in US$ -- 1552 2328 3103 4655 6206 7606 9006 11805 14605 700
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This is a package course where accommodation in either a homestay (twin room) or on campus (3-4 beds) is included in the price on a half-board basis.
This course is ideal for students who want to learn a language as fast as possible. Course tuition is structured as follows: 16 General language lessons, 4 project sessions, 10 special interest lessons and 2 lecture sessions each week. Course material is not included in the price.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9360 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10639 -- -- --
This program combines an internship of 50 hours or more with a minimum 4-week EF Intensive Course. During class time students will improve their language skills and learn CV writing and interviewing techniques. Outside of class you will practice your language skills in a part-time un-paid position at a professional company developing industry-specific language skills and gaining international work experience. Course materials are not included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
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Work & Study
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10120 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11805 -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & 1 meal
This is a package course where accommodation in either a homestay (twin room) or on campus (3-4 beds) is included in the price on a half-board basis.
This program combines an internship of 50 hours or more with a minimum 4-week EF Intensive Course. During class time students will improve their language skills and learn CV writing and interviewing techniques. Outside of class you will practice your language skills in a part-time un-paid position at a professional company developing industry-specific language skills and gaining international work experience. Course materials are not included in the price.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 55 €
High season dates 01 Jun. 2020 - 31 Aug. 2020
Reserve this course »
Note: All courses offered by EF Languages Abroad, Seoul can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 40 minutes
School's administrative fee: 135.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 95 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:Cancellation Protection fee: EUR 85 EUR (Non-refundable).

Accommodation Supplements:
Residence accommodation is also available upon request and subject to availability.
The twin room homestay included in the tuition price can be upgraded to a single room homestay for EUR 45 per week.

Course materials are not included in the price. Costs are as follows:
1-9 weeks: EUR 75
10-18 weeks: EUR 145
19-27 weeks: EUR 195
Additional 6 weeks: EUR 65

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 145 290 435 580 725 870 1015 1160 1450 1740 145
Price in US$ 174 347 521 694 868 1041 1215 1388 1735 2082 174
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 195 390 585 780 975 1170 1365 1560 1950 2340 195
Price in US$ 234 467 700 934 1167 1400 1634 1867 2333 2800 234
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Special dietary requirements will cost EUR 25 per week.

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    FAQ about EF International Language Center, Seoul

  • Korean courses at EF Languages Abroad start at 470 € for Basic Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: General Course + Accommodation, General Course , Intensive Course, Intensive Course + Accommodation
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Incheon International Airport (80 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English First varies from 15 students (General Course + Accommodation) to 17 students (Basic Course )
  • % of teachers at EF International Language Center hold a university degree.
  • EF International Language Center offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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