Korean language courses in Seoul

Immerse yourself in the fascinating and dynamic culture of South Korea with our language course in Seoul, specially designed for participants aged 16 and over. Seoul, a modern and vibrant metropolis, is the ideal place to learn Korean and enjoy an unforgettable cultural experience.

Our language immersion programme in Seoul includes Korean language courses taught by qualified and experienced teachers, adapted to the level and needs of each participant. The courses are designed to improve your oral and written Korean skills, while giving you the opportunity to discover the richness of Seoul and soak up its unique atmosphere.

As well as the language courses, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in cultural and social activities organised to enrich your experience of Seoul. You’ll be able to visit historic temples, traditional markets, K-pop culture, museums and lively neighbourhoods, while discovering Korean cuisine and local customs.

This language study holiday in Seoul for participants aged 16 and over is the perfect opportunity to improve your Korean, broaden your cultural horizons and meet like-minded people in a stimulating and friendly environment. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy an unforgettable linguistic and cultural experience in South Korea.

The Gangnam district

Popularised worldwide by the singer Psy and his song “Gangnam style”, the Gangnam district is the place to be. A fashionable place par excellence, with a mix of wealth and excess, it attracts young Koreans who like to show off and observe others. Nevertheless, pop culture is omnipresent: fans of Korean films are bound to recognise the area!

School in Seoul

Theinternational school in Seoul has been specialising in language courses for over ten years and has a bilingual team on hand to help you with everything you need to do in this exotic environment (health care, visas, outings and excursions, student jobs, etc.).

Our partner school is located right in the centre of the Gangnam district, just a few minutes’ walk from Gangnam metro station and the lively streets. You’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of restaurants, bars, shopping trips and nightclubs.
The school has ten air-conditioned classrooms. A computer room with ten computers and Wi-Fi connection allows students to connect to the Internet easily and free of charge. Books and DVDs can be borrowed to take home or to consult in the multimedia room, which has a large TV screen.
Students can use the fully equipped kitchen for their lunches (microwave ovens and kettles), and tea and coffee are available.

Korean lessons: general information

  • Length of lesson: 60 minutes
  • Number of students per class: 6 on average (14 maximum)
  • Timetable: classes run from 9.00 am to 12.15 pm (standard course) or from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm (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

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.

You will develop your ability to use practical Korean in everyday life.

Intensive Korean

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

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

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

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.

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: K-pop concerts, traditional cooking classes, a weekend in a mountain temple, etc. Some of these activities are included in the price, while others require payment on site.

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.

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 Gangnam 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 studios.

Accessible only to Lexis students.

Features :

  • Single, double or quadruple room
  • Private bathroom
  • Fully equipped private kitchen (fridge, microwave, cooking utensils, etc.)
  • Private laundry room
  • Journey time to school: 1 minute
  • Deposit of €200 to be paid on site

Facilities / Services available :

  • Bed linen provided on arrival
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • TV in every room
  • Restaurant & supermarket on 1st and 2nd floors
  • Fitness centre in the basement for a fee

Arriving in Seoul

Nearest airport: Incheon International Airport (ICN), 40 km from the centre of Seoul, with direct connections from Europe.
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 Gangnam district. The journey takes about an hour and costs 15,000 won (as a guide). You can also take the AREX train into central Seoul. The journey takes around 40 minutes.

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


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

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 courses :

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
DuréeStandardIntensif ou TOPIK
2 semaines 1.070 1.190
3 semaines 1.410 1.590
4 semaines 1.750 1.995
6 semaines 2.435 2.795
8 semaines 3.115 3.600
12 semaines 4.390 5.115
16 semaines* 5.725 6.690
18 semaines* 6.390 7.480
20 semaines* 6.910 8.115
24 semaines* 8.210 9.660
32 semaines* 10.580 12.510
36 semaines* 11.855 14.025
*nécessite l'obtention d'un visa étudiant
Cours de coréen le weekend, sans logement, sans repas
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 205
Résidence, chambre double, sans repas 70
Résidence, chambre de 4, sans repas 10
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 Séoul-logement (par trajet) 100
Transfert aeroport Busan-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
  • Cleaning costs in mini-studio or residence
  • 200€ deposit for residence
  • Any visa fees
  • Deposit for key (mini-studio accommodation, to be paid before departure)

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