Being able to speak Korean makes you much more marketable and increases your likelihood of getting a job in Korea. Good command of the Korean language will not only benefit you in your career but also help you to master daily life and participate more actively in Korean society. English is not widely spoken in everyday life or in the workplace in Korea.
Therefore, we advise you to learn Korean as much as possible prior to your working holiday in Korea. Korean language courses are taught at several universities around the world. The Korean Embassy and Consulates in your home country can also help you locate opportunities to learn Korean near your vicinity.
Learn Korean for Free
As a Working Holiday Maker, you can take Korean language lessons free of charge.
(Deposit may be required for your attendance.)
The language courses are offered by Seoul Global Center and Korea Foundation.
* Seoul Global Center:
|Consultation in Korean/English||02-2075-4162|
|Consultation in Other languages.||02-2075-4180|
Study Korean (Charged)
|Ewha Language Center||http://elc.ewha.ac.kr/|
|Hanyang University International Language Institute||http://iie.hanyang.ac.kr|
|HUFS Center for Korean Language|
|Konkuk University Language Institute||http://kfli.konkuk.ac.kr|
|Korea University Korean Language|
and Culture Center
|Kyung Hee University Institute of International Education||https://ile.khu.ac.kr/|
|Seoul National University Language Education Institute||http://language.snu.ac.kr|
|Sogang University Korean Language Education Center||http://klec.sogang.ac.kr|
|Sungkyun Language Institute||https://koreansli.skku.edu/ksli/index.do|
Study Korean Online (Free)
- Arirang TV - Let's speak Korean Season 1 : http://www.youtube.com/user/arirangkorean
- KBS World - Let's Learn Korean : http://rki.kbs.co.kr/learn_korean
- Nuri-Sejonghakdang : https://www.sejonghakdang.org/sjcu/home/intro.do
- EBS Durian : https://www.ebs.co.kr/durian/kr
- King Sejong Institute by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism : https://www.ksif.or.kr/intro.do