Korean courses in Busan

Busan is a large city, the second largest city in South Korea and the country’s leading commercial port. Busan is located in the south-east of Gyeong-sang-nam-do province. As it is by the sea and has many tourist attractions, many people visit the city for sightseeing.

Located in the heart of the lively Seomyeon district, our Korean school in Busan has 10 bright, modern classrooms, occupying an entire floor of the DS Tower. In addition to the free Wi-Fi connection, the school offers a student lounge and a study room where you can spend time in the company of other students. With a maximum of 14 students per class and an average of 8, you’ll receive special attention from your teachers. The school is a stone’s throw from Seomyeon metro station, which links you to the rest of the city.

Korean courses: general information

  • Length of lesson: 60 minutes
  • Number of students per class: 6 on average (14 maximum)
  • Timetable: classes run from 9.00am to 12.15pm (standard course) or from 9.00am to 3.30pm (intensive course)
  • Length of stay: 2 to 48 weeks
  • Level test: before departure and on the first day of the course (oral)
  • Certificate of attendance at the end of the course
  • Regular progress assessment
  • Teachers are qualified to teach their mother tongue to foreigners

An individual interview will also be organised on the first day of the course to assess your level and your objectives, then during the second week to ensure that the lessons are in line with your expectations, and finally every month to review your progress.

Standard Korean

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15 hours per week, from 9am to 12.15pm Monday to Friday

3 lessons per day during which you will improve the 4 fundamental skills of written and oral expression, listening comprehension and reading.

In this way, you will develop your ability to use practical Korean in everyday life.





Intensive Korean

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25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 3.15pm

Ideal programme for rapid progress. The courses include the standard general Korean module of 15 lessons per week 10 lessons of a module to be chosen from the following options:
– Writing
– Conversation and discussion
– Contemporary writing
– Cooking
– Book club
– Theatre
– K-pop
– Business

TOPIK exam preparation: 25 hours per week

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This programme is accessible to students with a C1 level, i.e. advanced. The emphasis is on perfecting the language and producing academic texts. If you are interested in this course, please contact us for prices.

Weekend courses

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3hours of lessons per week, given from 09.00 to 12.15 on Sundays.

This programme is designed to enable those who are unable to follow a full-time course to progress in the language at a slower pace.

Individual courses

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It is possible to take only one-to-one lessons or to add a few individual sessions to a standard course programme.

Teachers adapt to your objectives, according to your particular interests and specific needs. By default, lessons are two hours long, but it is possible to set up a personalised programme if required. If you are interested in this course, please contact us for prices.

Course intensity

Beginner level

This course is an introduction to Korean, both written and spoken. The programme is best suited to complete beginners. The Korean language is explained in Korean and English to facilitate understanding.

A series of cultural activities is proposed to give you the opportunity to meet Korean students.

Intermediate level

This course is most suitable for students who have followed the beginners’ programme or who already have a basic knowledge of Korean. A good knowledge of the Hangeul alphabet and Hanja is required.

Most of the teaching is given in Korean, although English or another language may be used to explain certain more complex points. A series of cultural activities will enable you to meet local students.


Advanced level

This course is designed for students who have taken the intermediate level programme or who have extensive experience of Korean: the student should be able to discuss a range of topics in Korean with ease. The emphasis is on the production of high quality written texts on a wide range of topics.

The school organises a number of weekly outings for all students, including pub nights, karaoke evenings and a student evening every Thursday called ‘Lexis After Dark’. Weekend outings are also organised: a K-pop concert, a traditional cooking class, a weekend in a mountain temple, etc. Some of these activities are included in the price, while others require payment on site.

Home stay

Renowned for their hospitality, many Korean families are ready to welcome you with open arms. This option allows you to live at the pace of Korean culture and fully appreciate its excellent food. It’s one of the best ways to learn more about this fascinating country and develop your Korean language skills. You can choose a breakfast or half-board option. Wifi, bed linen and towels are included. Accommodation with a host family is a wonderful way to practise your language skills while discovering the habits and traditions of the locals. This option is available for young people aged 16 and over.

Mini-studio in Busan

If you prefer to be surrounded by other international and Korean students, you can choose to stay in a mini-studio with a single room and private bathroom, located in the Seomyeon district. You will have free Wi-Fi access, bed linen and towels, a chair, a wardrobe and a small fridge. Free laundry facilities are available on site and a shared kitchen is used by all students. These are called “goshiwon” and are very popular with Korean students. The course centre is about 15 minutes’ walk from the various residences.

Arriving in Busan

Nearest airport: Gimhae International Airport (PUS), south-west of Busan. Our partner school offers a 24-hour transfer service from the airport to your accommodation or to the school. You can consult the prices in the “Prices and Dates” tab.

If you would like to organise your own transfer, there are buses between the airport and the Seomyeon district. The journey takes between 30 and 45 minutes and costs 6,000 won (indicative price). Trains also run between the airport and Seomyeon. The journey takes around 30 minutes and costs 1,800 won (indicative price).

Note: do not book your ticket until we have confirmed your stay.

Visa

Do you need a visa to follow this programme? For more information, please consult our Visa Information page.

  • A C-3 visa (stay of up to 1 year) or H-1 visa (stay of up to 90 days) is required to enter the country
  • You must spend a period of 14 days confined to a government centre (KRW 100,000 per day, including 3 meals per day).
  • Online courses are available during the confinement period, so you can start learning straight away
  • Korea’s relative security allows students to attend classes as normal, as well as taking part in activities after the confinement period

Dates & Prices 2023

Dates 2023

Ideally, the arrival day is Sunday and the departure day is Saturday, but it is possible to arrive and/or leave on another day of the week depending on flight times.

School closing days:

25/12/2022, 22/01 – 24/01, 25-01 – 27/01, 01/03, 05/05, 06/06, 15/08, 28/09 – 29/09, 03/10, 09/10, 25/12/2023

Weekend rates :

2022 : 20/11, 18/12

2023 : 15/01, 19/02, 19/03, 16/04, 14/05, 11/06, 09/07, 06/08, 03/09, 01/10, 29/10, 26/11, 24/12

Prices 2023

Taxes, registration fees, placement fees and teaching materials included.

WPCS 42.0.3
Cours de coréen & logement en mini-studio, chambre individuelle, sans repas
DuréeStandard Intensif ou TOPIK
2 semaines 1.030 1.150
3 semaines 1.350 1.530
4 semaines 1.670 1.915
6 semaines 2.310 2.670
8 semaines 2.950 3.435
12 semaines 4.140 4.865
16 semaines* 5.390 6.355
18 semaines* 6.010 7.100
20 semaines* 6.490 7.695
24 semaines* 7.705 9.155
32 semaines* 9.905 11.835
36 semaines* 11.095 13.265
*nécessite l'obtention d'un visa étudiant
Cours de coréen le weekend, sans logement, sans repas
Durée
4 semaines 405
Suppléments logement
Type de logementPar semaine
Famille d'accueil, chambre individuelle, avec petit-déjeuner 85
Famille d'accueil, chambre individuelle, en demi-pension 150
Résidence, chambre individuelle, sans repas 150
Résidence, chambre double, sans repas 60
Résidence, chambre de 4, sans repas 15
Suppléments divers
Frais de ménage et de nettoyage à la fin du séjour (studio et résidence) 60
Caution pour la clé (studio) 30
Cours individuel (2 heures) 120
Transfert aéroport Busan-logement (par trajet) 70
Transfert aeroport Seoul-logement (par trajet) 365

Prices include:

  • The chosen course programme
  • Accommodation in a mini-studio
  • Registration fees
  • Teaching materials
  • Support from English-speaking staff

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Seoul/Busan
  • Transfers from Seoul or Busan airports
  • Meals in the mini-studio
  • Accommodation with a family, single room, breakfast or half-board
  • Any visa fees
  • Deposit for key (mini-studio accommodation, to be paid before departure)

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