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5 Best language schools in Seoul (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning Korean in Seoul? We have researched all the details about the best Korean language schools in Seoul for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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Interested in a specific type of course? See our reviews of Korean courses & camps for teenager and children in Seoul or other 11 different Korean course types in Seoul.
Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at Korean language schools in other cities in South Korea such as Busan or see our list of all schools in South Korea. You may also want to consult options outside South Korea for learning Korean.
Why Seoul? Seoul's many attractions and excellent transport links make it the Republic of Korea's number one destination for foreign visitors. The greatest attractions are the royal residences, like the Changdokkung or the Kyongbokkung Palace, which are UNESCO-listed. You can also find a lot of interesting museums (National Folk Museum), parks (Pagoda Park), marktets and shopping areas in this unique city.
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What our students said about Seoul

Rating: 5/5


Love it! Would always recommend the school and I can't wait to return!


Rating: 2/5


I know Seoul well and it's a fantastic city.

Paola Anna Rita

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Seoul

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

Various levels and flexible duration of courses.
Excellent support, fully satisfied with their service!

16 April 2019
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 3 weeks
Student age: 33 years


Rating: 4.9

4.9 | 8 reviews

small groups, school was in the same building as the hostel (Hostel Haru)

14 December 2018
Course: Regular Class - 5 weeks
Student age: 18 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

Even though I felt like the lessons progressed slowly (only one grammar point per 3-hour class), going every day really helped my Korean listening, and I started picking up words and phrases outside of class.
The course was called “intensive” and while the classroom hours were long, I felt that the lessons progressed quite slowly and that the teachers were often talking/showing us YouTube videos just to kill time. But the quality of the teachers were great, and they explained everything very thoroughly.

7 September 2018
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 1 week
Student age: 33 years

Elsa Lynn
United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

The location is very convenient (very central in Gangnam and very close to metro and bus) and I liked the teacher I had (she knew a lot, had good teaching skills, was patient and made me feel comfortable, she encouraged me to speak. ..)
In general, everything was correct and as expected, although my first day was quite chaotic at first. I want to think that it was because sudden heavy rains on the way to school caused many new students to arrive together and with less anticipation than expected as transport was affected due to the rain. So it was all a bit confusing and chaotic at reception but it was solved in a few minutes.

6 September 2018
Course: Intensive Korean (Part Time) - 3 weeks
Student age: 47 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

Good central location.
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.

27 March 2017
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 45 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

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.
No complaints. The service and monitoring was fine.

17 December 2016
Course: Intensive Korean (Part Time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 32 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

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.

28 November 2016
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 8 weeks
Student age: 22 years

Brunei Darussalam

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

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.
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.

18 October 2016
Course: Intensive Korean (Part Time) - 1 week
Student age: 27 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

Teacher and syllabus
Students and teachers are super friendly. They are very helpful and really try to make you feel at home!

23 November 2015
Course: Intensive Korean (Part Time) - 1 week
Student age: 33 years

Hong Kong

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

The teachers, the teaching and the student community.

18 August 2015
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Lise Bækhøj

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

The teachers! They became not just teachers for me but also good friends! Unfortunately I couldn't take part in all the activities because I have many friends in Seoul and I wanted to spend some time with them too :) I took part only in two activities: a cultural exchange with Korean students, we met up in a cafe on the ground floor where we drunk coffee and just talked about various things, of course in Korean :) You may want to speak English as almost all Koreans at the school could speak English. And some of the students spoke English with them, but if you speak English, there will be no progress in Korean. For example, I am very glad that I do not know English :) so I had no choice but to speak only Korean with them , they certainly do not know Russian :) the second activity, which I visited was watching the movie Raning man :) all the students from different levels and group got together and watched the movie on the big plasma :) The advantage: the movie was in Korean without subtitles :)

3 August 2015
Course: Intensive Korean (Part Time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Russian Federation

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

The teaching; the flexible, conversation-based curriculum is very good.

25 May 2015
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 4 weeks
Student age: 41 years

United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

The classes are very good. Collegial kind of employees.
In the men's toilet, there was no soap in the 2 weeks and no (paper) towels. But was present in the school kitchen. Tables in the classrooms rather flat (for large people).

4 May 2015
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 43 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 28 reviews

The teachers and the staff are very supportive. I have learnt so much and drastically improved my Korean skills.

9 February 2015
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 2 weeks
Student age: 36 years


What school directors said about Seoul

JeeHo Kim

Seoul, being the capital of South Korea, is a vibrant and energetic city that’s so full of life, offering endless opportunities for discovery and fun.

Key Facts about Seoul

In the latest 2019 Mercer the quality of life in Seoul was ranked 77 among 231 cities worldwide.

Population: 10,350,000

Time zone: +19h. (GMT +9)

Region: Seoul,

Currency: KRW (1 KRW = 0.0009 USD)

Name of city in Korean: 서울

Seoul quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (40 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 50 (rankings of universities in Seoul)

High season: July

Low season: May

Average course price per week (High season): 261,083 KRW

Average course price per week (Low season): 207,101 KRW

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:79* (21% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:64* (36% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:109* (9% more expensive than New York)
  • Big Mac price (South Korea average):4,254.04 KRW (34% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Map with location of Korean schools in Seoul

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Public transportation in Seoul

Weather in Seoul

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What to do in Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Olympic Park
Olympic Park
National Folk Museum of Korea
National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul Tower
Seoul Tower
Hangang River Ferry Cruise
Hangang River Ferry Cruise
Namsan Park
Namsan Park
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Arrival Airport

Incheon International (ICN) - 48 km. from Seoul city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 15776,00 KRW, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Incheon Airport, Hamilton Hotel

Every 15 minutes, 6573,00 KRW, 70 minutes.

Main stops: Incheon Airport T1, Gongdeok + Gongdeok Station, Itaewon Station

Taxi: 62,693.70 KRW, 50 minutes drive to city center of Seoul

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Detroit Wayne County, Honolulu International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, New York John F. Kennedy, San Francisco International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • New Zealand: Auckland International
  • Australia: Brisbane, Sydney Kingsford Smith
  • United Kingdom: London Heathrow
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International

    FAQ about schools in Seoul

  • Students rated the activity program at Green Korean Language School as the best.
  • Easy Korean Academy has received the best overall rating in Seoul.
  • Easy Korean Academy, located in JJ Bldg. 3~4F. 58 Apgujeong-ro 2gil, Gangnam-gu, has been voted as the school with the best location in Seoul.
  • Easy Korean Academy was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Guest House K' at Lexis Korea is the best rated accommodation in Seoul.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in Seoul is 79.2. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Seoul with 4.9 stars out of 5.
  • In Seoul electricity is 220 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type C, F.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Seoul is Incheon International (48.3 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Seoul.
  • Schools in Seoul offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Other exams.
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