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6 Korean Language Schools in Seoul 2024

Korean language course in Seoul from 
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Best Korean schools in Seoul by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
Easy Korean Academy
Students < 18 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(4)
TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
Easy Korean Academy
Students 18-30 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(13)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
Easy Korean Academy
Students 31-49 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
Green Korean Language School
Students 50+ years
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
Rolling Korea
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
Rolling Korea
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
Green Korean Language School
Value for money
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(19)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
Green Korean Language School
Location of school
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(19)
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Seoul ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Seoul

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Seoul
102 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Seoul
Nightlife
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Geographic setting
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Public transport
4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Climate
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Cleanliness
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Affordability
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shopping
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Safety
4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

What our students said about Seoul

4.0

Rating: 4/5

The people are mostly friendly and helpful, but as a foreigner you are sometimes looked at or ignored. Many people here speak little English, so it is helpful to know a little Korean. The public transport is great. The city is really huge and there are unfortunately few green spaces or larger parks. Shopping is very expensive compared to eating out. There are lots of nice cafés.

Nicole Maria
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I am absolutely impressed and already knew on the second day that I had to come back. As a woman, I have always felt very safe, even on the way home at night. The Koreans were very helpful and helped me in every emergency, which impressed me very much and is not something that can be taken for granted.

Pamela
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Seoul is a must-see and very interesting city. At the moment, however, a lot has been shut down due to Corona. You can therefore only visit museums and sights to a very limited extent. For this reason, I can't say much about the nightlife.

Sabine
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

I felt the warmth of the people in the city, who were rather nosy and at the same time really friendly. I could not get used to the dirty toilets for two weeks. Gyeongbokgung Palace was a lot of fun.

Chisato
South Korea
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Seoul is an amazing city, I can't wait to come back! The people are nice, there are a lot of activities whether cultural, shopping or just for fun. And the most important thing: we are safe there!

Annissa
France
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Seoul is a very busy city but you manage to get into the right pace and thanks to the culture and the locals you then feel at home

Caterina
Italy
4.0

Rating: 4/5

There are many people and the air is not clean, but I think I can live without any inconvenience.

Chie
Japan
4.0

Rating: 4/5

I have always loved this country, I hope I can return there soon and in the same school

Michele
Switzerland
5.0

Rating: 5/5

As a man, you have to take clothes with you. As a woman, a clothing paradise.

Roland
Switzerland
5.0

Rating: 5/5

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

Nicole
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

It's good for people who like crowds. For the others it's oppressive.

Soufiane
France
4.0

Rating: 4/5

An incredible city with lots of activities and easy transport

Rosanne
Italy
5.0

Rating: 5/5

So many fun and exciting things to do and full of culture!

Greta
Germany
4.0

Rating: 4/5

A city that is very similar to Japan and easy to live in.

Kona
Japan
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Very safe city. Also ideal for travelling alone.

Roland
Switzerland
2.0

Rating: 2/5

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

Paola Anna Rita
Italy

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.

JeeHo KimDirector of Lexis Korea, lives in Seoul since 1983

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Seoul

Green Korean Language School

Well thought out lessons, personable teacher.

14 April 2024
Course: Regular Class - 2 weeks
Student age: 70 years

4.8

Rating: 4.8

| 23 reviews
Lexis Korea

The structure, the teacher, the welcome. I will be booking again in summer 2024. So I think that says it all ;)
Thank you :)

4 December 2023
Course: Intensive Korean (Full-Time) - 4 weeks
Student age: 45 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 52 reviews
Green Korean Language School

Very interesting, you learn quickly. The teacher was very kind. The lessons were well adapted.

1 December 2023
Course: Regular Class - 4 weeks
Student age: 26 years

4.8

Rating: 4.8

| 23 reviews
Easy Korean Academy

The school and its staff are pleasant and conveniently located.

18 November 2023
Course: Regular Korean Language Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 62 years

4.8

Rating: 4.8

| 22 reviews
Green Korean Language School

The teacher was very kind and patient and the atmosphere great. The school is very conveniently located and the cafeteria really good.

6 November 2023
Course: Regular Class - 5 weeks
Student age: 31 years

4.8

Rating: 4.8

| 23 reviews

Information about Seoul

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.
Population: XL  10,350,000
Time zone: +19h. (GMT +9)
Region: Seoul,
Currency: KRW (1 KRW = 0.0007 USD)
Name of city in Korean: 서울
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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of South Korea in your country. List of embassies and consulates of South Korea on the official website - .
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 289,203 KRW
Average course price per week (Low season): 206,470 KRW
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 79* (21% cheaper than New York)
  • 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): 4,781.63 KRW
    (32% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
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Hours of Sunshine
5.266.46.67.46.13.94.95.96.754.6
Water Temperature
41 °F39.2 °F39.2 °F46.4 °F50 °F64.4 °F69.8 °F75.2 °F69.8 °F64.4 °F55.4 °F44.6 °F
Best time to take a language course in Seoul
May
Lantern and Lotus Festival (Yeon Deung Hoe)
Lantern and Lotus Festival (Yeon Deung Hoe)

10 May 2024 - 12 May 2024The Lantern and Lotus Festival (Yeon Deung Hoe) is a millennial tradition celebrating the birth of the Buddha. Hundreds of thousands of lanterns illuminate the Seoul sky, for an enchanting, sparkling spectacle. Other traditional events, such as acrobatics and street shows, traditional clothing handcrafting workshops and meditation sessions are also organised.

Tea World Festival
Tea World Festival

31 May 2024 - 02 June 2024An entire festival dedicated to tea. There are tastings and workshops on different ways to prepare tea, Tea World Festival is truly the place to be if you're a lover of tea. Thousands of teas from all around the world are showcased at this unique event.

August
Comin Con Seoul
Comin Con Seoul

16 August 2024 - 18 August 2024Taking place at the COEX Convention Center of Seoul, Comic Con Seoul is the main event of its kind for Korean and international pop culture. Featuring comics and manga workshops, autograph sessions, cosplay contests and numerous other unmissable events for geeks and non-geeks alike.

September
International Computer Music Festival
International Computer Music Festival

05 September 2024 - 08 September 2024One of the largest events of its kind on the continent, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival is a great gathering of composers, artists and performers and the perfect opportunity for modern music lovers to meet and party at this giant wild festival.

October
Seoul International Fireworks Festival
Seoul International Fireworks Festival

08 October 2024If you are passionate about fireworks and pyrotechnic art, you definitely shouldn't miss this festival! People have been admiring Seoul's sky lit up in different colours for this international event since the year 2000.

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Olympic Park
Olympic Park
Jogye-sa
Jogye-sa
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
Seoul
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Incheon International (ICN) - 48 km. from Seoul city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Incheon Airport, Hamilton Hotel

Every 15 minutes, 70 minutes.

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

Taxi: 50 minutes drive to city center of Seoul

Q&A - Questions and answers about Seoul

  • At Lexis Korea, you can start every Monday, even as a beginner. The school is very quick in processing the documents, so I would recommend Lexis Korea if you want to start spontaneously.
    Lisa Saskia Schiwy, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 24, 2023
  • Your questions should be directed towards your embassy or consulate closest to South Korea, or the South Korean embassy, as each person and nationality may have different conditions for their stay in South Korea.
    Fraser Provan , LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 25, 2022
  • Lexis Korea in Seoul organizes courses for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. No knowledge of Korean or English is required to participate in the course. Before starting the course you will be asked to complete a level test so that you are placed in the correct group.
    All the students in your group will be at the same or a similar language level, so you won't be alone!The teachers are very experienced in teaching absolute beginners, you will be in good hands.
    Of course, I understand that going so far away is stressful, but I'm sure you will meet peers from all over the world, which will motivate you even more to learn the language.
    Gosia, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 05, 2021

FAQ about schools in Seoul

  • We do not provide assistance in this matter. We therefore recommend that you contact the Korean embassy. However, I was able to find some information online (to be double-checked with the embassy): As a Belgian citizen, if you plan to visit South Korea for tourist purposes and stay for less than 90 days, you generally don't need to apply for a visa in advance. Belgium is one of the countries whose citizens can enter South Korea for short-term visits without a visa under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP).
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 21, 2024
  • Our only partner school in Seoul offering English courses is Lexis Korea, Seoul. However, the course it offers is specifically focused on preparation for the IELTS exam. If you are interested in this option, please note that you must have at least level B2 to be able to take part in the course.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 20, 2023
  • Currently, the only Junior programme we have for Seoul is for students between 13 and 17 years old. Our partner school Lexis Korea offers this course during the summer only.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 29, 2023

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