Our history

February 2016
  • China and Korea International Business Co.
March 2016
  • IKO Thompson Korea Co.
April 2016
  • Woorim FMG
May 2016
  • DICO Corporation

February 2015
  • Nestle Korea
June 2015
  • TUV SUD Korea
  • Lotte Food (Japanese class)
  • Shin & Kim
July 2015
  • NEC Corporation Korea
August 2015
  • Shinsine (Japanese Off-location class)
  • Sinokor Merchant Marine Co.
September 2015
  • Alfa Aesar Korea
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co.
November 2015
  • Homeplus (Chinese off-location class)
  • Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation
December 2015
  • Hyundai Capital

May 2014
  • RGP Korea Yogiyo
June 2014
  • Sanghwa Co.
September 2014
  • LG Innotek
October 2014
  • KPC Kuwait Petroleum
November 2014
  • William Grant and Sons Korea
  • Combi Korea
December 2014
  • Dar harnq Industry

January 2013
  • Japan study abroad center business partnership
    – Gxxxxxx
    – Study Abroad xxxxx
    – Japan Working xxxxx
    – Kxxxxxx
    – Global xxxxxx
May 2013
  • Business Off-location English Class
  • Magazine “Money Talks” Journalists
  • High school student tutoring

February 2012 Channel A “Lee Young Don producer’s solving mysteries” filming

  • Special Foreign Language Class for Celebrities
    – Superstar K 3 Top 11 “Chris” enrolled in a Korean class
    – Drama ‘Padam Padam’ star ‘Lee Jae Woo’ enrolled in a Japanese class
    – Hallyu singer ‘Shin Jae’ who sang the OST for drama ’49 days’ enrolled in a Japanese off-location class
    – ‘Feast of the Gods’ star ‘Seo Hyun Jin’ enrolled in an English and French class
    – ‘Kim Dong Wan’ from Shinhwa, the driving force of the Hallyu Wave, enrolled in a Japanese and English class
  • Overseas company A & F
    – Korea’s first Abercrombie & Hollister branch executive team Korean class
January 2012
  • Business Off-location Korean Class
    – Benz Korea
    – Honda Korea
    – NIKKO Copper executive team Korean class
    – S-OIL executive team Korean class
    – Cheil Worldwide Korean class
    – AsahiKASEI Korean class
  • Business Off-location English class
    – Terra Books English class
  • Business Off-location Japanese class
    – Korea Fujitsu Japanese class
March 2012
  • Business Off-location Chinese class
    – Misope Chinese class
  • Many other personal off-location classes
September 2012 Signed contracts with agencies from all over the world
October 2012
  • The World’s First Korea Working Holiday Program established
    Foreigners from all over the world are provided job information, Korean language classes, internship courses, and hotel internships
November 2012
  • World’s First Korea Homestay Program Established
    Homestay, one-room apartment, sharehouse, etc. provided for foreigners
  • Best Friend Japan Partnerships
    – Best Friend Tokyo Asxxx partnership
    – Best Friend Osaka Pxxxx partnership

October 2011 Exxxxxxx BestFriend Study Abroad Partnership
– 2009 Exx Korea study-abroad company partnership
– 2010 AXX Japan travel agency Korea study-abroad company partnership
September 2011 Food TV – “Cooking National Representative Chef”
August 2011
/ January 2012
Rented Study Rooms from Pagoda Language Institute
July 2011 – BestFriend Language Institute venture company established and facilities expanded
Language exchange, culture, business, study abroad venture global company
January 2011
  • Business Off-location Korean class
    – LS-NIKKO Copper executive team Korean class
    – Korea Fujitsu executive team Korean class
    – S-Oil executive team Korean class
    – SK E&C Korean class
    – Cheil Worldwide Korean class
    – AsahiKASEI Korean class
    – Korea Roche Korean class
  • Business Off-location Japanese class
    – Korea Fujitsu Japanese class
    – DaeSeung Products Japanese class
  • Foreign Embassy Korean class
    – Libya Embassy Korean class

February 2010
  • Hotel Internship for Foreigners
    – Korea’s first hotel internship course for foreigners
    – Program including Korean language classes and job training
2010
  • 2010 Off-location Korean Class
    – LS-NIKKO Copper executive team Korean class
    – Korea Fujitsu executive team Korean class

August 2009
  • Business off-location English classes
    – Chunsa Government Buildings Management Office English class
    – Center for Free Enterprise English classes for employees
    – CU Electronic CEO English class
    – Watergallery CEO English Class
    – DreamCIS (Pharmaceutical company) English classes for employees
July 2009
  • Business off-location Korean language classes (Foreigner executives classes)
    – Korea PizzaHut Korean class
    -Roche Korea Korean class
    -All-tech Bio Korea Korean class
    -LG Tostem BM Korean class
    -S-oil executive team Korean class
March 2009
  • Cxxxxxxx Company Partnership
    – Japan Korea study abroad business linked with the development and sales of travel goods
March 2009
  • Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Center Partnership
    – Cultural merchandise for Korea study-abroad students
March 2009
  • Chae xxxx Partnership
    – Cultural merchandise for Korea study-abroad students
March 2009
  • Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Center Partnership
    – Travel and study abroad merchandise for Japanese people
March 2009
  • BestFriend Korea Working Holiday Program Established
    – Korea’s first working holiday course for foreigners in Korea

December 2008
  • Filmed on “Arirang TV” six times
    – Foreigners from the BestFriend Global Party interviewed on “Korea’s Image” segment
2007, 2008
  • Business off-location Korean language classes (Foreigner executives class)
    – DaimlerChrysler Financial Services Korea Ltd
    – Honda Korea head office Korean class
    – Toyo Engineering head office Korean class
    – Technic UNINC head office Korean class
    – Grand intercontinental hotel Korean class
    – Johnson&Johnson Medical Korea LTD Korean class
    – Cheil Worldwide head office Korean class
    – Kyobo AXA Car Insurance head office Korean class
    – Tanaka Precious Metals head office Korean class
    – Sun Micro Korean class
    – Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel short term Korean class
    – Nikon Precision Korea Korean class
    – AsahiKASEI
    – PRICE WATER HOUSE COOPERS
August 2008 Japan Travel Agency Partnership
March 2008 Japan Phone Company “Happy Tel” mutual partnership
2008
  • “Lonely planet” “Eloquence” magazines publicity
    -Publicity on “Lonely planet”, “Eloquence” about Korean culture and how to learn the Korean language for tourists

December 2007
  • “KBS Misuda Global Talk Show” appearance
    -Bestfriend student ‘Dara McKenzie’ appearance on KBS Misuda Global Talk Show
October 2007 Chinese exchange student from “Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute” took Korean classes
August 2007 Partnership with AIG (Insurance for foreign exchange students)
July 2007 “KBS Number One TV” foreigner interview
July 2007
  • 2 articles written in the magazine “Cindy the perky”
    -materials from 1:1 classes with a native speaker
May 2007
  • “Seoul Wheelchair Marathon” Support
    – Two-time winner of the international wheelchair marathon, “Yamamoto Sojima” support
May 2007
  • Japan Study-Abroad Center Partnership
    – oxxxx
    – International xxxxxxxx
    – Down xxxxx
    – Up xxxxx
April 2007
  • “KBS Hallyu Wave” Interview
    -KBS interviewed foreigners for “Hallyu Wave” drama publicity
March 2007
  • Filmed on Korea publicity channel “Arirang TV” five times
    – BestFriend cultural exchange party introduction – Korean food & culture, travel / Korea study abroad documentary
2007
  • Filmed on Korea publicity channel “Arirang TV” five times
    – BestFriend cultural exchange party introduction – Korean food & culture, travel / Korea study abroad documentary

December 2006
  • Introduced on “Sukara” magazine
    – Introduced 1:1 classes with native speakers, learning approach for foreign languages
July 2006
  • The launch of BestFriend’s Korean cultural exchange center
    -Formal establishment of the Korean language institute
    -Cultural class, Korean friend introduction
    -Korea-Japan cultural exchange party
    -Korean language off-location business class
June 2006
  • The launch of BestFriend’s foreign language and cultural exchange head office in Sinchon
    -1:1 class for Koreans to learn from a native speaker of a foreign language (Japanese, English, Chinese)
    -Foreign exchange party support
March 2006
  • Lxxxxxx study abroad center business partnership / agency
    – Korea support pickup service/ accommodation guide / study abroad support service

August 2005
  • Partnership with job support company “agent KJ bank”
    -Provided support for post-study-abroad students, introduced employment opportunities for Japanese students
February 2005
  • Korea’s first Korean Study-Abroad Institute established
    -Korea’s first study abroad institute was established for foreigners seeking jobs in Korea, and over 5,000 members were registered within 1 year

The Increase of Registered Members

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