Friday, 20 December 2013

Where is it best to study Korean in Seoul?

Where to study Korean in Seoul?

Reviews are written on the following criteria.

Where do I want to live?
What is my budget?
What atmosphere am I after?
What kind of experience do I want?
What kind of classmates do I want?
What are my goals?
What kind of opportunities do I want?

Korean Language Programs


Yonsei University Review
Sogang University Review
Ehwa Womens University Review
Seoul National University Review
Chung Ang University Review
Korea University Review
KyeongHee University Review
Soongshil University Review
Sungkyunkwan University Review

Lexis Korea Review
GNUCR Review

31 comments:

  1. Hi! Any comment regarding Lexis Korea? Until now it was the only school with flexible dates (courses start any Monday) and I can choose the number of weeks I would like to take, that is exactly what I need! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Juliane,

      I will slowly but surely get around to reviewing and uploading all of the schools listed above. But with regards to your comment, you are very much correct. The biggest downside to the university courses is their rigid schedules; If you are a professional looking to study after work, or you have only a month or so period to visit Korea, you are a traveler and want to do a week or so of courses or you are interested in other korean based courses like their drama class then yes - Lexis is by far the best choice. It's location in Gangnam too is also a bonus (but that is reflected in the price). If you would like then please send me an email at michael@kocken.com.au and I will be more than happy to answer your questions in more detail.

      Thanks

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    2. As an American, is it possible for me to study at these school with just the 3-month tourist visa? Or do I need a student visa? I ask because I'm currently living in China and imagine it would be a hassle to get the student visa sorted out from here.


      Thanks for your blog post btw, it's very informative

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  2. hey! I am planning on coming to Seoul in January to study Korean, and I can't decide between SNU and Yonsei. When will SNU review be up? I need as much info as I can get, and I need to apply as well. thankss))

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  3. Hi, may I know if if it takes 3momths to finish 1 level or does it take a shorter time?

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    1. 10 weeks per level at the major universities.

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  4. Helloooo! Thank you for the given reviews so far! So ive been looking into all of them and most of them are too expensive for me( since the study loan i wil get wont be that high).. then i found hongik university and its thr same amount of price as chung ang university. Do you maybe know/ heard some reviews about the korean language program in the hongik uni?

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  5. Hello. How about any private education institutes or language centers that offer Korean language classes?

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  6. Did you have to pay with won(Korean money)or just American money, but this is a really helpful site and do you havhave roommates.

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    1. Yes i have i can all fee just tell me thathow cani get admission for korean language course

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  7. Do you know any good college study over there

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  8. How did you get Korean money because did you pay it with Korean money or just regular money.

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  9. Hi! as lexis is a private college does that mean students are not eligible for the D-4 visa?

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    1. Most likely you are not ...

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  10. I was looking into language courses in Seoul.
    It seems like many people stay for a "gap year" or as preparation for universities.

    Is it common to stay for the 10 weeks that are offered as "one session"?
    And if so; how much would I actually be learning in that time?

    Is it worth it to stay for those 10 weeks or should I consider something like a year long stay?

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    1. I studyed at lexis and yonsei university. At lexis 10 weeks were not so common more between 2 and 6 weeks. At Yonsei only 10 weeks are possible. Depending on how good you are with languages after ten weeks you can read and talk in korean and say simple sentences. Like where you are from, ask for the way order a meal and so on. I did 20 weeks but as I am really bad with languages I still struggle to understand a conversation. Others in my class who only did ten weeks could talk and understand. After one year and a good amount of talent you should be able to speak fluent korean not in an acedemic way but fluent. But one year at a university will const you about 6400 Dollar and that is without accommodation. Hope i could help.

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  11. I studyed at lexis and yonsei university. At lexis 10 weeks were not so common more between 2 and 6 weeks. At Yonsei only 10 weeks are possible. Depending on how good you are with languages after ten weeks you can read and talk in korean and say simple sentences. Like where you are from, ask for the way order a meal and so on. I did 20 weeks but as I am really bad with languages I still struggle to understand a conversation. Others in my class who only did ten weeks could talk and understand. After one year and a good amount of talent you should be able to speak fluent korean not in an acedemic way but fluent. But one year at a university will const you about 6400 Dollar and that is without accommodation. Hope i could help.

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    1. Thanks for your information. So the highest level in Yonsei would be which level? As completed the 10 weeks is only level 1 right?

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  12. Your pricing on Seoul national is currently incorrect. It's 1,500,000 won for the afternoon program atm. I'm not sure if that affects your review or not.

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  13. I plan on moving to Korea after I go to college and land a job as a teacher in a Korean public school. I want to learn Korean in an American college but I'm not very smart and don't think I'll make it into the colleges here that teach Korean. If I'm in Korea and have a teaching job, which schools do you recommend I look in to.

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  14. i read it. also you may get more information at drama class

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  15. hye, im from malaysia and iwant to continue learning korean language but ihave to finish my internship until 2016 august. it is possible if u recommend me which good for continue my korean language skill. help me, before this i learn in korea maritime and ocean university in busan.

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    1. Hi there sis. I'm from Malaysia too. I'm sorry for being random but I would like to know more about you studying in Korea Maritime and Ocean University in Busan. Well, maybe if you have instagram or something hehe. I just got back from Korea a few days ago and my will to further my study there is getting stronger ><

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  16. hi there which one is cheaper in these options. cuz i ve been searching for a loooong time they are kinda expensive. i was talking with MKA also thanks

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    1. If you found out please let me know
      Thanks

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  17. I go to one at hongik university. I do not reccomend. It's super super intense hard work and if you fall below an 80% attendance rate they will expel you and you can't enroll again. Plus, one term (about ten weeks) costs about $1,200. You study for 4 hours every day (weekends not incuded of course)
    I got all the way up to level 4 with this school and I just don't reccomend it. I learned very quickly but it's extremely stressful and They push you to the limit.

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  18. Hello, I'm so extremely happy I found this site, I was having a hard time finding realistic opinions about the schools in Korea since I'm planning to study there and this helps a lot, thanks :).

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  19. Hi, is anyone planning to head to Korea to study Korean language from scratch? Perhaps we can sign up together and be classmates! :)

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