(From left) Sam Harvey, Director Korea, British Council, Simon Hunt, Director English East Asia, British Council, Simon Smith, British Ambassador, Santiago RuizDeVelasco, Business Director English Learning and Hyesuk Lim, Director English Language Services, celebrate the launch of the Ilsan Centre. ©

British Council

August 2015

The British Council Teaching Centres decided to separate their centres to specialise in and dedicate their resources to two different age groups: young learners and adults. 

In August 2015, we moved out of the Heungkuk Life Building, which had been our home for over ten years, into a new office along with a Teaching Centre for young learners in the Paichai Jeongdong Building near Seoul City Hall. We also launched a new Teaching Centre for adults in Euljiro and another for young learners in Mok-dong.

We now have two adult centres and three young learner centres altogether including our existing Gangnam Centre and Seocho Young Learner Centre, which enables us to educate our students in better environments and with better facilities. 

In particular, the opening of four different locations – City Hall, Euljiro and Mok-dong Centres and Back Office – on the same day was a record within the British Council network. Our former and present East Asia Regional Directors came to Seoul to celebrate the opening of the new centres.

September 2019

We have also extended our Young Learner Centre in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do outside Seoul for the first time in the summer of 2019 to reach out to more students, who can enjoy our classes near to their homes. We celebrated the launch of the new Ilsan Centre on 30 August 2019, which officially started its business on 1 September 2019.