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English Teacher Training Seoul

About the Teacher Training Centre in Seoul, South Korea

The CELTA teacher training centre is located on the 11th floor of a newly built tower near Gangnam Station, right in the heart of Seoul's buzzing entertainment district. It is known as one of the city's premier teacher training facilities.

The centre is home to a supportive, multilingual staff, and teacher trainers with high qualifications and several years in the business.

The centre boasts free, super high speed WiFi, a fully equipped multimedia study room, a student support desk, tour and travel service, and kitchen complete with free tea and coffee.



Find a TEFL Job Post CELTA

As a StudyCELTA trainee, you will be able to sign up for free to our TEFL jobs website www.teflwork.com. TEFLwork is a platform only for qualified English teachers and will allow you to find work both at home and abroad with your newly gained CELTA certificate.

Accommodation in Seoul

Accommodation Placement Fee ₩ 150,000


The teacher training centre can also help trainees to organise a homestay with local families. The accommodation options range from inner-city apartments to larger houses in the suburbs.

Half board / week: ₩ 294,000
B&B / week: ₩ 224,000

Mini Studio

Known as 'Koshiwan' in Korean, mini studio apartments are a common, budget accommodation option for students in the city.

The rooms are self-catered, with basic furnishings and an internal bathroom. The kitchen and laundry facilities are shared, and there are always free noodles and rice available for cooking.

The mini studios are located within a 15-minute walk from the teacher training centre, and close to restaurants and shopping.

Security features in the apartment building include CCTV, auto locking doors, onsite security, and 'women only' floors.

All rooms include:

  • Bed
  • TV / Computer (Internet is free)
  • Fridge
  • Desk / Chair
  • Storage space
  • Bathroom

The building also offers:

  • Laundry
  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor eating space

The centre in Seoul works with a number of providers in the city, and the accommodation department can assist you in renting a room for the duration of the course once you are accepted.

Single room / week: ₩ 154,000
Cleaning Fee: ₩ 50,000

Student Residence

The Seoul Student Residence is high quality student accommodation provided for the exclusive use of the school's students.

This studio type accommodation includes single, twin and quad bed options that are complete with basic furnishings, en-suite toilet/bathroom, free WiFi, as well as private laundry and kitchen facilities.

The Student Residence building is located directly next door to the Seoul campus, with a one minute walk time to school and less than three minutes to the transport hub, Gangnam Station. The area surrounding the Student Residence has endless numbers of cafes, bars and restaurants for students to select from.

The single bed option is suitable for those who appreciate privacy and prefer to live independently. The twin and quad options are shared rooms, suitable for those who are keen to meet other fellow students and to make new friends.

Cleaning Fee - ₩ 50,000

*2.5% credit card transaction fee will apply in 2019
*All fees are in Korean Won

Seoul and Surroundings

With a population of almost 10 million, and a metropolitan population of more than 25 million, South Korea's capital, Seoul, is the biggest city in the country and the 18th biggest in the world. It is home to over half of all South Koreans, and almost 700,000 foreign residents.

The vibrant metropolis is home to both ancient and modern wonders; from five UNESCO world heritage sites, to Lotte World, the world's second largest indoor theme park. The skyline is dotted by the iconic N Seoul Tower, the gold-clad 63 building, and the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain.

Seoul is known as one of the world's most prominent global cities, and has one of the largest global metropolitan economies. Companies such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai-Kia have their international headquarters in the city centre.

Seoul is known as the birthplace of K-Pop, a unique music genre that has gained an international following. Gangam, the inner-city district where the teacher training centre, is best known for the world-wide hit 'Gangam Style'.

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