Lexis to open school in Korea

June 20, 2013

Lexis English has announced the opening of a new Korean language school in Seoul, becoming the group's first campus outside of Australia.

Due to open in August and located in the central Gangnam district, Lexis Korea will offer programmes including Intensive Korean, Topik Exam Preparation and one–to–one Academic classes. Under the Lexis English brand, the school will also provide English language and academic testing services to local students.

Ian Pratt, Managing Director of Lexis English, said, "We've gone for quite a substantial investment in the new premises, and are looking to establish ourselves as a key player in the Korean language tuition market."

Accommodation options include student dorms, studio apartments and homestay, while a range of activity options are available. "Lexis Korea draws upon the Lexis's group's decade–long experience of offering high–quality language learning experiences in some of the world's leading study destinations, " said Pratt.

Pratt said he had been delighted by the initial response to the venture. "While we are aware that Korean language study remains a niche product in many markets, we've been genuinely taken aback by the response from our agents around the world. We'd like to take this partly as a vote of confidence in the Lexis brand, but also as an indication of just how much interest there is out there in less traditional study travel destinations— and Korea in particular."

He added that most interest so far had been from Japan, Thailand and Europe, as well as Colombia and Brazil.

Lexis Korea will offer a centralised enrolment and marketing service for agents, with same-day application processing through the Lexis English Registrations Team. The school will open for business on August 5.

Formerly trading as Global Village English Centres, the first Lexis school was opened in Noosa in 1989, and the group now has centres in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Perth and the Sunshine Coast.

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