FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

Best Friends Korean Language School offers Korean regular course held every month and private course conducted one-on-one with teachers.
Private courses include topics, Skype classes, and anyone with the same level can apply for a course together.
In addition, we offer long-term study abroad programs for those who want to study for a six month period, and for those who want to take K-pop dance classes, there are package classes where regular classes and K-pop dance can be enjoyed at the same time. In addition, we offer off-location classes for those who have difficulty in visiting our school, and there are children’s classes for children too.

 

Korean regualr course Q&A

Korean regular course is based on a methodical educational system that enables Korean speaking, listening, writing and reading within 3 months

What is the Korean regular course?

Korean regular course is based on a methodical educational system that enables Korean speaking, listening, writing and reading within 3 months.
Korean regular course includes various activities such as Korean speaking, listening, writing, and reading lessons, as well as traditional Korean hanbok experience and cultural trip

What does Korean reuglar course consists of?

Korean regular course is scheduled for 3hrs a day, 4times a week. Class hours are divided into morning classes (10:00 ~ 13:00) and afternoon classes (14:00 ~ 17:00).

May I choose regular course time?

No, you cannot because this course is assigned differently depending on your Korean level.
But if you tell me the preferred time, we will place you in that time if possible.

What other things do you have in Korean regular course besides studying Korean?

A variety of activities are included in the regular course.
Besides learning Korean language, there are a pronunciation correction and a presentation class, and there is time to try wearing hanbok and making traditional ornaments.
In addition, there is time to exchange their culture once a month after the class, and there is also a culture trip which can be replaced with a class.

Can I take Korean regular course in a foreign language? Or can I only study together with students from the same nationality?

Regardless of their age and nationality, Korean regular course proceeds in korean language and will be assigned in the same level.

If I have a healthy problem or personal issue, can I have a make-up class?

when absent, there are no additional classes, but you will be given educational materials instead.

If I cannot attend the school after the opening day because of personal reasons, can I move it back to next month`s course?

It is possible to postpone your course until the following month, if the cancellation or change is notified a day before the starting date.
However, we cannot put off the course if you cancel or make changes on the starting date itself

Can I take 2weeks each month for 2 months while paying full month tuition fees?

No, you cannot. If you want to take a two week of a course, you should pay 2weeks of tuition fee twice for 2months.

What is the K-pop dance pakage?

K-pop dance pakage is a package class where it includes Korean regular course and K-pop dance course.
This is a special course designed for people who are intersted in learning dancing while learning Korean language.

 

Private course Q&A

We offer 1:1 private lessons for those who want to correct frequent mistakes or errors quickly, and want to improve their Korean.

What is the private course?

We offer 1:1 private lessons for those who want to correct frequent mistakes or errors quickly, and want to improve their Korean.
Private course proceeds with the teaching method and use of the textbook according to what the student wants.

What are a tutor`s career like?

All the tutors are Korean native speakers who hold Korean teaching certificate & qualifications.
Excellent tutors have been recruited to proceed with teaching facilitation.

What process do I need to make?

This course can be arranged to accommodate both schedules.
Thus, the more possible time slots you have, the easier and quicker it is to move on to the course. For example, Time slot Possible time and date available:

How long does it take to have a private course(1:1 lesson)?

Once you make a full payment, the courses will be arranged.
It usually takes about 3-7days until starting a private course.
However, it could either start early or be delayed depending on situations that may arise.

What does it mean by 4hours, 8hours, 15hours and 20 hours?

Unlike other regular Korean courses, this private course allows you to sign up in just one hour.
The minimum amount of hours is 4 hours.
For example, when registering 6 hours, the unit price for 4 hours is multiplied by 6 hours.
When registering for 9 hours the unit price for 8 hours is muliplied by 9 hours.
This is how the price is calculated. The more hours you sign up for, the more discounts you might have.

If I sign up for 4hours, can I use them in a day or throughout the week?

If you sign up for 4 hours, you can use them throughout the course of the week, in case of taking 2 hours twice a week.
For example, if you take an hour a week. You can use 4hours in a month.

Can I have a lesson in English?

All courses proceed in Korean but can be translated in English.
Note: all tutors have a different level of prificiency in English.

 

Long term Korea study abroad progrma Q&A

To begin with, all private language schools in Korea are restricted to issue a student visa, due to domestic visa policy.

What is the long-term Korea study abroad program?

To begin with, all private language schools in Korea are restricted to issue a student visa, due to domestic visa policy.
In order to solve the visa situation, we created a long term Korea study abroad program.
Visa free countries that are eligible to stay for 90 days can extend their visa date by having an opportunity to go on a trip abroad.
This program is for those who are interested in a six month period of Korean studies.

What course can I take if I register a six month period of long-term course?

This course is provided with what Korean regualr course contains.

What are the travel costs provided when going on a trip?

we provide round-trip airfare and accommodaiton fee while having a trip abroad.
Particular countries can be traveled to but could be extra charged depending on airfares.
Note; You must pay for your own miscellaneous travel expenses

Which countries can I travel to?

Places that you can travel to are Japan, China, Twain, thailand and phillippines etc but this can be changeable depending on which countries you are allowed to travel to.

How long is the travel period?

It may be either 2days 1night or 4days 3nights depending on the sesason.
A long trip may be possible if you have a place where you can stay at.

 

Off-location course Q&A

Off-location course can be made near café, studyroom or office and lobby if there is a space at the company.

where off-location course can be made?

Off-location course can be made near café, studyroom or office and lobby if there is a space at the company.
It may be possible to have a lesson at home depending on situations.

When having a lesson at a café, who should pay costs for coffee?

Costs for coffee should be paid by a student.

Can I arrange time scheudle with a tutor?

Yes, you may change the date and time if it accommodates to the time table with a tutor.

 

Accommdation Q&A

Accommodation offered by Bestfriend

What type of accommodations do you provide?

we provide studio apartment(원룸), mini studio apartment(고시원), Homestay(홈스테이).

where are these accommodations located at?

Accommodations are located within 10-15minutes walking distance.
But, Homestay is located within 30-40minutes distance using publice transportaion.

what options does studio apartment(원룸) have?

Studio aparmtnet(원룸) come equipped with desk, chair, bed, fridge, washing machine, private bathroom, kitchen, household
necessities(rice cooker, frying pan, pot, dishware, cups, knives, clothes hangers, blow-dryers, trash can), room wifi.

Is there double, triple room available?

Yes, double, tirple room can be available at any time but you should find your roomates by yourself.

Is it possible to pay in monthly installment?

Yes, you can pay in monthly installmetns if you book more than 4months.
In case of booking more than 4 months, those who are interested in monthly installments should pay a three month accommodation fee in advance.
The prepayment of the three months are for the first month + the last two months.
The remaining accommodation and utility fee should be paid at a local place on the first of every month.

 

Visa Q&A

To begin with, all private language schools in Korea are restricted to issue a student visa, due to domestic visa policy.

I am thinking about Korea studying aborad. Can I get a student visa(D-4)?

To begin with, all private language schools in Korea are restricted to issue a student visa, due to domestic visa policy.
Bestfriend Korean language school, one of the private language schools, is also restricted to issue a student visa.
However, we can help to issue a tourist visa which allowes someone in Korean for 1-3months depedning on their countries.

Is it possible to enter Korea without a visa?

Yes, countries which are under the visa exemption agreement with Korea can be allowed in Korea without a visa. Please check for visa-free countries below.
(90/60/30days visa free countries)

The countries which are not allowed to enter Korea without a visa cannot study at Bestfriend Korean language school?

In order to help issue a tourist visa, which is available for a 1-3 months stay, we provide an invitation letter, official acceptance letter, certificate of registration(course&accommodation), and business license.
Note: we cannot forward a sponsor letter or sponsor invitation letter. Please ask the embassy for more details.

I am traveling around here but my visa date will be expired soon. Can I extend visa date through Bestfriend Korean language school?

Bestfriend Korean language school is a private language school which is restricted to issue a visa.
For those who hope to extend your visa, there is a way to extend your visa date by having to go out of Korea and come back again

 

Payment Q&A

A professional counselor will forward an invoice after consultation.

When is the due date for tuition fee?

There is no registration deadline. However, it might not be possible to take the course, if you make a late payment. Therefore,
please make your payment as soon as possible.

When is the accommodation fee due?

There is no reservation due date, but accommodation can be booked once the full payment is received. However, the reservation may not be made if you make a late payment.
Therefore, please make your payment as soon as possible.

I would like to sign up for (course/accommodation). what payment method should I take?

A professional counselor will forward an invoice after consultation. Please check for the international transfer on the invoice.

 

 

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