Easy Korean Academy Korean Language School | Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Easy Korean Academy Korean Language School | Gangnam-gu, Seoul

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Easy Korean Academy

Easy Korean Academy (EKA) has been preparing to teach Korean as a foreign language long before interest in Korean culture soared. They launched their own textbook “Easy Korean” and are the first institution to conduct a “Korean Language Teacher Training Course.” They also work with corporations like Samsung and Hyundai, as well as foreigners from global corporations like Google, Louis Vuitton, and BMW, to teach the Korean language. 

Easy Korean Academy offers field trips with instructors in order to increase exposure to Korean daily life and culture. Their location also has free WiFi and open classrooms for self-study after classes.

EKA Curriculum

 All instructors are experts with a masters or bachelors degree in Korean as a foreign language, and they even offer extra lessons for slow learners. They have several courses: regular course, pronunciation course, private lesson, visiting lecture, TOPIK preparation course, conversation course, Saturday intensive course, and online courses. 

Regular Course

The regular classes are the most popular. They have up to 10 levels that correspond to TOPIK levels, from complete beginners to advanced and business language learners. Students must first take a placement test, for which the fee will be refunded if they choose to enroll. A single class is around 3-12 students in order to focus on speaking skills in a small group. The class meets four times a week (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) for three hours a day (10am-1pm). This class seeks to enhance overall fluency in Korean while focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with their original Easy Korean series. 

Pronunciation Course

This class is for those who wish to improve their speaking skills because they lack confidence in their pronunciation or would like to sound like a Korean person. The class will focus on pronunciation regardless of level. They will use handouts. The class is around 3-8 students and meets from 3pm-5pm. The whole course is 4 sessions long.

Private Lesson 

This is a customized lesson tailored to each student’s level, time, and needs to maximize the results. You can learn what you want quickly and efficiently and is geared towards students with irregular availability and have special goals such as entrance exams. After taking a level test, you will work with any of the following textbooks: Easy Korean Vol.1~5 or Survival Korean Vol.1~4. Students can choose their class times and dates from 7am to 9pm. Sessions should be at least 90 minutes.

Visiting Lecture

These classes are for students who would like to take a Business Korean language course or who are not able to come to school because of the busy working schedule. Instructors visit your office or home, and you can learn Korean language anywhere and anytime you want. Visiting lectures include various components depending on the needs and goals of the students, and may include special lectures on Korean studies such as business topic or survival Korean. After taking a level test, you will work with any of the following textbooks: Easy Korean Vol.1~5 or Survival Korean Vol.1~4. Students can choose their class times and dates from 7am to 9pm. Sessions should be at least 90 minutes.

TOPIK Preparation Course

The TOPIK class is a comprehensive preparation class for the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) and a good choice for students who want to be admitted to Korean universities or be qualified for jobs in a Korean-speaking environment. This course is designed to organize Korean grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading and writing as preparation for the TOPIK. There are 6 levels: level 1-2 is basic and 3-6 is intermediate and advanced. The class size is about 3-8 students and they meet from 3-5pm for 8 sessions (Mon, Thurs for Basic Level; Tues, Fri for Intermediate-Advanced Level). They use an original handout for this class.

Conversation Course

This class is for those with basic grammatical and vocabulary knowledge but wish to improve their speaking skills and learn useful expressions. Each level focuses on different vocabularies. Students will learn and practice commonly used words and phrases in various situations including riding the subway, shopping, hotels, booking plane tickets, and etc.The class size is around 3-8 students and this class is offered from 3-5pm on either Mon Thurs or Tue Fri. They use original handouts for this class.

Saturday Intensive

This course is for students who work in Korea during the weekdays, are unable to attend weekday classes, or would like to take more conversational lessons. This course is meant for students who wish to learn Korean language/culture quickly. Each level focuses on different vocabulary and grammar lessons. The class size is around 3-8 students and this class is offered from 10am-1pm on Saturdays for 4 sessions. They use original handouts for this class.

Online Classes

The online classes are for students who cannot come to the school because they live far away, wish to take the lesson in a comfortable place and time, or just prefer an online format. They use Zoom, and the student can pick the lesson from all the EKA courses and choose a topic of his/her own choice. The available times are Monday to Sunday from 7am-10pm Korean time. 

Easy Korean Academy Admission Procedure

You can register for a class by visiting one of their locations, visiting their homepage, or emailing. In order to register, you have to discuss the level and study period, fill out the application form, take the placement test, confirm/consult with the academy, and pay the tuition and fees before you can start the lesson. Students can pay in cash(Korean currency) or with a credit card in person at EKA.

For regular classes, you can receive up to a 100% refund before the class begins. After class starts, students can get a refund based on Paragraph 3 of Sub-Section 2 of Article 18 of the private institutes law. For visiting lectures and private lessons, if you need to cancel or reschedule the lesson you must contact the teacher or EKA by 5pm the day before class, or else you may have to pay for the lesson you cancelled. For online lessons, more detailed information can be found here

Easy Korean Academy Tuition & Fees

Textbook fee varies for each textbook; Level test fee ₩5,000 (refunded if you choose to enroll)

Regular course: 4 week course (enrollment for 1 week is possible) ₩450,000, not including textbook fee

Pronunciation course: ₩140,000, including handout fee.

Private lesson: 1 student class ₩42,000/hour/person; 2 students class ₩35,000/hour/person; 3 students class₩33,000/hour/person.

Visiting lecture: 1 student class ₩52,000/hour/person; 2 students class ₩44,000/hour/person; 3 students class ₩42,000/hour/person.

TOPIK preparation course: ₩260,000, including handout fee.

Conversation course: ₩260,000, including handout fee.

Saturday intensive course: ₩200,000, including handout fee.

Online private lesson: 1 month program. 30 minutes: 1 session ₩24,000; 4 sessions ₩94,000; 8 sessions ₩184,000; 12 sessions ₩270,000; 60 minutes: 1 session ₩40,000; 4 sessions ₩155,000; 8 sessions ₩305,000; 12 sessions ₩445,000

Easy Korean Academy Korean Language School Reviews

You can find EKA reviews here

Location and Contact

Address: JJ BD 3~4F, 58, Apgujeong-ro 2-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

Subway: Sinsa Station (Line 3 or Orange Line) Exit 8

Tel: 02-511-9314

Email: webmaster@edukorean.com

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