Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: When can I sign up? Is there an enrolment deadline?

A: There’s no enrolment deadline as we run a weekly curriculum. You may apply at any time, and start on any given Monday.

Q: What is the application process? How can I enrol?

A: Trust us; it’s as easy as ABC! All we need is for you to complete the enrolment form.

Lexis Korea will issue an offer letter and invoice within 48 working hours. Students are required to make full payment a month prior to course commencement.

We also require for you to provide your flight details to Lexis Korea at your soonest possible convenience. For those who have opted for accommodation and/or airport pick-up services, the confirmation letter will be provided 2 weeks prior to your arrival.

Q: What is the difference between Intensive Korean 25 and 15?

A: Intensive Korean 25 is a full time course and Intensive Korean 15 is a part time course. Students from Intensive Korean 15 and 25 share the same core classes in the morning. The only difference is the addition of the skill focused option classes that run during the afternoon session – please refer to timetable below:


Q: What language are the classes conducted in?

A: All classes are conducted in Korean.

 Q: I am an absolute beginner. If the classes are conducted in Korean, will I be able to understand the class?

A: Our class lessons are designed according to the appropriate level so be rest assured that you would surely be able to understand the lessons. Many of our teachers are multilingual so if the need arises, they will be able to assist you in other languages.

 Q: How many levels are there available at Lexis Korea? How long is the duration for each level?

A: We have 7 different levels to cater to the various proficiency levels, starting from Korean Foundation to Advanced level. Every level has their respective duration as shown in the chart below:


 Q: How do I know which level would best suit my current language ability?

A: If you have prior knowledge of the language, you will be required to undertake a placement test which will enable us to assign you to the most appropriate class according to the results.

Q: Where can I find the Fees List?

A: You may find the Fees List HERE.

Q: How do I calculate the fees?

A: We have provided a detailed explanation HERE on how you can interpret our Fees List and calculate the fees depending on the course you choose and the number of weeks you intend to study with us.

Q: What are the entrance requirements?

A: There are no pre-requisites required. Everyone is welcome to join us!

 Q: Do I need a visa to study at Lexis Korea?

A: Depending on the country you are from, you may or may not require visa to travel to South Korea and/or study at Lexis Korea. Please contact us for more information.

 Q: As a [insert country name] passport holder, I am allowed to stay in South Korea for up to 90 days. However I wish to study for more than 12 weeks at Lexis Korea. How can I extend my visa to stay in South Korea for longer than 90 days?

A: Majority of our students who wish to extend their stay in South Korea (beyond the maximum duration allowed) usually exit the country either to their home country or to nearby countries for a short weekend trip. They then re-enter South Korea and will be allowed another 90 days of stay.

Q: What do I need to bring on my first day of school?

A: You will need your passport, required notebook/stationery. You may also wish to read about what to expect on your first day at Lexis Korea here.

If you have any further questions that is not on the list above, please feel free to email us at and we will be able to assist you. 🙂

How do I calculate the fees?

We often get asked about how to calculate the fees so we thought we would do a quick post on how to interpret our fees list.


Registration Fees – KRW100,000 
This is a once-off payment that is applicable for NEW students only. This means if you’re a returning student, you will not need to pay for the registration fees again. Or if you have registered previously at our Lexis Seoul campus, and are looking to re-enrol at Lexis Busan, you will also not need to pay for registration fees.

Tuition Fees
Our Intensive Korean 25 and 15 Courses are both priced on a weekly basis:


Depending on which course you opt for, and the duration that you intend to study for, the fees will vary.

For example, if you choose our Intensive Korean 25 course and you would like to study with us for 8 weeks, this is how the calculation would work:

KRW300,000 x 8 weeks = KRW2,400,000

Books & Materials Fees – KRW10,000 pw
Books & materials are also priced on a weekly basis at KRW10,000 per week for our Intensive Korean 25 and Intensive Korean 15 Courses.

You may find our fees list HERE for your perusal.

We hope this helps, but of course if you’ve got any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! 🙂

*Please note that fees are subject to change per annual review.

Enrol now and enjoy BIG savings!

We’re running our second round of early bird promotion offering special rates exclusive for our Lexis Busan campus – 25% off tuition fees for students who enrol and complete payment by the 31st October 2017!

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There is no minimum number of weeks required – it is up to you to decide on how long you’d like to study with us.

It is not necessary to have your classes commence by the 31st October to be eligible for the promotional discount. Say for example if you’ve already got plans to come in January 2018, you may enrol and pay up front by the 31st October and still be eligible for the promotion.

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As for students who would like to enjoy the best of both cities, we’re offering a free one-way SRT ride either from Seoul to Busan, or Busan to Seoul if students enrol for a minimum of 8 weeks and spends at least 4 weeks at Lexis Busan. This also applies to any of our current students who would like to transfer to either campus.

seoul & busanBoth Seoul and Busan are beautiful cities and are unique to its own, so we would highly recommend students to join us at both our campuses to experience both of South Korea’s largest cities.

As mentioned earlier, both the above promotions run only until the 31st October 2017. Enrol now to enjoy the special offer! What are you waiting for?


Best of Busan – Top 10 Things to Do

If you’re planning a trip to Busan and wondering what are the things to do and must see places, then you’ve landed yourself at the right page.

Busan is packed full of things to do all year round! ‘Dynamic Busan’ – there’s a reason as to why this second largest city in South Korea is given this slogan. Busan is packed with exciting attractions; there are lots to do, see and eat here in this incredible city.


Check out our Top 10 Things to Do in Busan.

  1. Get on the Busan City Tour Bus

The Busan City Tour Bus offers a budget tour that takes you around the city, allowing you to get around and see as many attractions as you can within a day. The tour is the quickest, simplest and most convenient way to explore Busan particularly for first-timers. The tour by its double-decker bus, covers most of the tourist attractions that you’d find on your guidebook.

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Best of all, with the daily pass, you get to hop on and off any Loop Tour for a day, stopping at attractions that interest you. There’s even the double decker night view tour that will allow you to enjoy the romantic Busan port and night scenery surrounding skyscrapers. This tour is also very affordable, ranging between KRW5,000-15,000 per adult, depending on the type of pass you opt for. The service is closed on Mondays so you might want to plan your tour accordingly. You may find more information here.

  1. Lounge by Haeundae Beach or get on one of the many water leisure sports

unnamed (1)Being the most famous beach in Busan, we’re sure Haeundae Beach requires no further introduction. Stretching roughly 1.5km long, Haeundae Beach with its beautiful coastline, is the perfect vacation spot especially during summer.

IMG_5237During the hot summer months from late July to early August, many flock to Haeundae for a swim, to participate in water sports or simply for a dip to cool down from the scorching heat. There are also lots of restaurants and cafes in Haeundae so one would be spoilt for choice. Haeundae is also home to many festivals and events.

  1. Scrunch white fine sand between your feet at Gwangalli Beach and enjoy some of the freshest seafood at the pojangmacha stall lining the beachfront

DSC09957Gwangalli Beach, sometimes known as Gwangan Beach, is 1.4km long and located to the west of Haeundae Beach. It is famous for its fine sand and crystal clear water. During weekends, there are various cultural events, musical and street performances on the beach, as well as events, activities and water sports particularly in summer.

Screen Shot 2017-06-22 at 11.02.10 amThere are also lots of restaurants, café and shopping options in the area, drawing many young tourists. Around the corner, they have fresh seafood available for sale. Get your seafood, then head to one of the many Gwangalli open air street stalls or better known as ‘pojangmacha’ (orange tents road stalls that you see in K-dramas!) lining the beachfront. They offer an authentic atmosphere whilst you enjoy your seafood freshly served!

  1. Enjoy the night views of the Diamond Bridge

Gwangandaegyo Bridge, also widely known as the Diamond Bridge, offers a majestic beauty when combined with nearby attractions during the day and a romantic atmosphere at night, attracting many residents and tourists. The Diamond Bridge is dubbed so for resembling a glittering diamond necklace, gleaming magnificently at visitors from afar.

Screen Shot 2017-06-22 at 11.05.04 amThe mesmerizing night view is the reason why many visit in the evening to take in the bright lights of Gwangandaegyo Bridge, stretching across the horizon. The nightly LED light show, which are set to popular K-pop tunes is not to be missed. Shows will run for five minutes at 8 and 10 pm from Sunday to Thursday and at 8, 9 and 10 pm from Friday to Saturday.

Screen Shot 2017-06-22 at 11.04.43 amA little tip, Bongusudae Peak on Mount Hwangnyeonsan boasts some of the most spectacular night views of Busan, and it is only a short 15-20 minutes’ walk from Gwangalli Beach.

  1. Explore Gamcheon Culture Village

1984913_1_8The Gamcheon Culture Village is lively, colourful and filled with craft shops, little alleys and lots of street art. Facing the sea, this village also offers a great view on the hillside. Get your walking shoes ready though as it is quite a hike but we assure you, this quaint and picturesque village is worth the walk. It is one of the places which in today’s term is, very Instagram-worthy, so don’t forget your selfie-stick. 😉

2014-06-20 13.35.08There is an information counter where you can buy the map of the village in several languages for KRW2,000. On the map, there are also a few checkpoints where you can collect stamps – which you can take as a guidance for where to go in the village. If you’re a wanderer though, don’t be afraid to just explore and get lost around the village. You never know; some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. 🙂

img_6496It will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to walk around the village. If you need a little break from all the walking and hiking, there are also many little cafes in the village where you can stop by for a cup of coffee.

It would also important to note that there are local residents still living in this village so we would suggest being quiet and respectful of the residents and their privacy.  

  1. Find inner peace at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple

Haedong_Yonggungsa,_BusanWhilst most temples are located in the mountains, Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is a uniquely designed sanctuary located on the shoreline of Busan’s north-eastern coast. There’s no better place to seek some inner peace than to visit the beautiful temple and be delighted by the view of the sea and calming sounds of waves.

Haedong-Yonggungsa-Temple_2524The view from Haedong Yonggungsa Temple is stunning, and it is especially popular for its enchanting sunrise during New Year’s Day where locals flock to greet the first sunrise of the year as they make a wish for the year ahead.

  1. Take in the scenic view of Taejongdae Park 

Screen Shot 2017-06-20 at 2.03.16 pmLocated approximately 50 minutes away from Busan Station, Taejongdae is one of the top highly recommended “must see” attraction. Its beautiful seascape and scenic rocky seaside cliffs has left many in awe. The view from the observatory deck is amazing, and the lighthouse along the coast, which was said to welcome its visitor with a spectacular, serene view if you’re up to making your way up its long flights of stairs, is not to be missed as well.

Screen Shot 2017-06-22 at 11.16.15 amYou may opt to either trek your way around, or take the tram shuttle service. If you’re going to walk it, make sure you’re in comfortable shoe wear. Take a hike along the gentle trails, make your way down the seaside cliffs and allow the vast open sea in different shades of blue to greet you. There is even a small market selling seafood, mostly clam tents for those keen to get their hands on incredibly fresh seafood! Engage all your senses and leave feeling well refreshed; take in the smell of the ocean, the mesmerising coastal views as you dig into fresh seafood! What more can one ask for, hey?

  1. Party your night away at Seomyeon

51-4-1Seomyeon is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Busan, as this place is usually filled with young people looking to have a good time, particularly during the weekends. The character of Seomyeon, is very much like a mix of Gangnam, Hongdae and Myeongdong packed into one.

Screen Shot 2017-06-22 at 11.17.38 amThis neighbourhood bustles with life all day long. There are heaps to do during the day but Seomyeon really comes to live at night as there are lots of entertainment, cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs there. The atmosphere at Seomyeon is distinctive and energetic, it is the most ‘downtown’ area in Busan, so if you want to loosen up a bit, Seomyeon is the place to be.

  1. Indulge in the freshest seafood in Korea’s largest fish market

Screen Shot 2017-06-22 at 11.18.18 amJagalchi Fish Market is the largest seafood market in South Korea and it boost itself in providing the freshest seafood you can get in Busan. There are rows and rows of stalls selling live and dried fishes by female merchants, known to the locals as ‘ahjummas’. What most patrons usually do is to pick the fresh seafood downstairs, before heading to the restaurant upstairs where the food will be served.

And last but not least…

  1. Study the Korean language ‘FAST & FUN’ at Lexis Busan!!! 😉

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Whilst you could probably get by in South Korea without speaking Korean and resort to pointing at pictures when ordering your food, you’ll get so much more out of your trip if you can communicate with the locals. As Nelson Mandela once said, If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Learning Korean during your trip will definitely enrich your travel experience in South Korea and enable you to establish cross-cultural friendships! Not only will the knowledge of the language the locals speak result in warm smiles and better hospitality, it might bring you opportunities that you’d never thought could befall you.

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Here at Lexis Korea, we welcome students from more than 30 different countries each year, you’ll get to meet students from other parts of the globe, and also local Korean students who are studying English with us.

Studying with Lexis Korea not only enables you to learn the Korean language, but also learn about the various different cultures. We also offer weekly activities allowing students the chance to explore both the modern and traditional attractions of South Korea and at the same time learn about our culture and history.

Plus, if you’re not already convinced, research also shows that learning a new language also boosts your brain power!! Memory improvement, longer attention span, and a reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline, are just a few of the known positive effects of speaking two or more languages

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If you’ve always wanted to learn the Korean language, then hesitate no more, that’s what we’re here for. Come join us at Lexis Busan; we trust that you will have a new and unique experience with us and we look forward to creating memorable experiences with you in the coastal city of Busan! 🙂

Welcome to Lexis Busan!

Hello and welcome to Lexis Busan. 🙂

Lexis Busan was opened in July 2017 and we fill the 6th Floor of the DS Tower located in Seomyeon – the downtown, and central commercial hub of Busan. It’s an ideal place for shopping, food and entertainment.


Seomyeon is the beating heart of Busan, a place where people come to people-watch and to be seen. The character of Seomyeon, much like the Gangnam of Seoul, is bustling with life all day long, and long into the night.


The streets of Seomyeon are filled with cafes, bars, and restaurants that offer delicious and inexpensive food which naturally attracts many youngsters.


With Seomyeon being the public transportation hub in Busan, including both the bus and subway, there is no surprises as to why Seomyeon is the most crowded area in Busan. You can easily get to anywhere in Busan from Seomyeon. Seomyeon Subway station is one of the busiest subway stations in Korea and it acts as the transfer station for Busan Subway Line 1 and Line 2.

How to get to Lexis Busan?

DS Tower is located 5 minutes’ walk from Seomyeon Station, Exit 2 (Subway Line 1/2). Walk straight for approximately 250m and take a left turn at Young Street. You would then need to walk all the way straight until you arrive at Holly’s Cafe on your right. Take a right turn and you will spot DS Tower Entrance, right next to Baskin Robbins.

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Alternatively, you may alight at Jeonpo Station, Exit 7 (Line 2), walk straight for approximately 30m then take a left turn and walk down Jeonpo Cafe Street. You will then see DS Tower right across from you.


Otherwise, you may catch Bus No. 43 and get off at the Bujeon Library, which is located just across the road from DS Tower.


You can find us on the 6th Floor of DS Tower – you will see our reception right in front of the elevators, where our friendly staff will be present to assist you.


We invite you to study the Korean language with us here at Lexis Busan! 🙂