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Language Centre, Seoul, South Korea

What we like about the school

  • Personalised study plans for each student
  • Regular meetings with the Academic director to discuss learning needs
  • Apartments located next to the school
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Seoul is one of the top destinations our students liked most
  • Rooftop terrace

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Language Centre

The language school Language Centre was founded in Seoul, South Korea in 2013. Located in the heart of Gangnam, Seoul, right in the middle of one of Asia's most stylish, high-energy locations! The school is built over two floors of the newly built ANY Tower, near Gangnam Station.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalGangnam Board of Education

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public PC workstations:

12

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 10000 KRW per week.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 140
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 95
  • Junior courses in summer: 25

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Korean teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

3
3
11
2
8
2
2
11
4
7
6
1
10
1
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Incheon International Airport.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 27.Jan.2017 - 30.Jan.2017, 01.Mar.2017, 03.May.2017, 05.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 15.Aug.2017, 03.Oct.2017 - 06.Oct.2017, 09.Oct.2017, 25.Dec.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 15.Feb.2018, 16.Feb.2018, 01.Mar.2018, 13.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 22.May.2018, 06.Jun.2018, 15.Aug.2018, 24.Sep.2018 - 28.Sep.2018, 03.Oct.2018, 09.Oct.2018, 25.Dec.2018

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

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in KRW 315000 630000 945000 1260000 1500000 1800000 2100000 2400000 3000000 3600000 290000
Price in US$ 285 569 853 1137 1353 1624 1895 2165 2706 3248 262
Students will have the choice to join a GIL (Guided Individual Learning) class from 14:00 to 15:00 in the afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in KRW 235000 470000 705000 940000 1100000 1320000 1540000 1760000 2200000 2640000 215000
Price in US$ 212 424 636 848 993 1191 1390 1588 1985 2382 194
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in KRW 150000 300000 450000 600000 750000 900000 1050000 1200000 1500000 1800000 150000
Price in US$ 136 271 406 542 677 812 948 1083 1353 1624 136
Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
1-2 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 19:00  - 21:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 100000.00 KRW
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 110000 KRW. 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:Individual lessons are 2 hours.
Bank fee = 30,000 KRW

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in KRW 175000 350000 525000 600000 150000 30000 100000
Price in US$ 167 333 499 570 143 29 95
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Kitchen and laundry facilities are shared, and there is always free rice, noodles and kimchi available.
Computer provided with free Internet access.
Please keep in mind that while mini-studios are the cheapest possible private accommodation in Gangnam, the rooms are very small!
Cleaning Fee: 50,000 KRW
Price extra night:
30000 KRW (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in KRW 295000 590000 885000 1180000 295000 100000
Price in US$ 281 561 841 1121 281 95
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Some families live in downtown apartments, others in larger homes in the suburbs.
Price extra night:
40714.3 KRW (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in KRW 225000 450000 675000 900000 225000 100000
Price in US$ 214 428 641 855 214 95
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Some families live in downtown apartments, others in larger homes in the suburbs.
Price extra night:
30714.3 KRW (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Phone, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
  • Please note that the accommodation will be arranged once the payment has been received.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Incheon International Airport: for 100000 KRW (one way); for 200000 KRW (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing 
Football (soccer)2 km
Music 
Skiing40 km
Squash2 km
Swimming5 km
Tennis2 km
Yoga 

Reviews

City
5.0/5.0 
Organisation
4.7/5.0 
Facilities
4.6/5.0 
Social activities
4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.8/5.0 
Other
3.8/5.0 
Students liked about Language Centre, Seoul
Good central location.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: participate in the activities of the school.
Other comments: Tuition is only in Korean. It is hard to recognize the meaning of a word when no basic knowledge is available. It should be placed more emphasis on the explanation in a common language especially in the first classes.
The school is located near the Gangnam subway station in a neighbourhood with lots of restaurants, cafés ... So very well. The teachers are really nice and we learn Korean but also talk about their country, society ... we can discuss everything. We all shared our experiences and it was great. The courses are very intensive. The first level lasts for a week with a test to reach the next level which ends after 4 weeks. So be careful about the time spent at school and the targeted level.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I recommend going at least once to a student party on Friday night to get to know students from other groups.
Other comments: No complaints. The service and monitoring was fine.
The interaction between teacher and students. The activities arranged by the school allow students to learn Korean culture and also make friends with Korean students.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don't be afraid to initiate talking with new people, there's a good chance you'll find someone with the same interests as you.
I loved the group size, which was reasonable. The teachers are really nice and they are also at your disposal to help solve some problems that you can meet at your arrival. But once in the classroom, not a word of English is spoken, everything is in Korean! If this can be confusing at first, it is actually a great way to learn and teachers still manage to make themselves understood one way or another. I did not stay very long bit this gave me the feeling of progressing rather quickly. This school is also a great way to meet other people travelling alone and doing things together that you wouldn't dare doing by yourself.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The school organises regular meetings with Korean students from the same school (they study English). The activity itself is not amazing but often ends up in a bar, restaurant or karaoke and this is where the real meeting takes place.
Other comments: I have not done a lot of activities but from those that I've made and returns that I've had from others, they are really not essential. Most are included in the price even when booking half-time courses (except entrance fees of a museum for example). Apart from this the school was really great and I'll come back there on my next visit.
Teacher and syllabus
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Students and teachers are super friendly. They are very helpful and really try to make you feel at home!

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