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Education Services

YBM opened its first language institute in 1974, and Korea’s first English conversation institute staffed entirely by native English speakers in 1983. Established in 1992, YBM ECC was Korea’s first professionally operated English language school for young learners. In addition to its English language programs, YBM enjoys a reputation for quality Japanese and Chinese study services. We also offer courses in subjects such as computer programming and leadership.

Institutes for Adults

Buildings Students Instructors of foreign nationalities Instructors of Korean nationality
22 20,500 91 554

YBM Institutes for Adult Learners by the Numbers (as of Nov. 15, 2017)

  • YBM Language Institutes

  • YBM e4u Language Institutes

  • YBM English One-to-One

  • YBM Japanese Language Institutes

  • YBM Chinese Language Institutes

  • YBM Korean Language Institutes

  • YBM Civil Service Preparatory Institutes

Institutes for Young Learners

  • YBM ECC (English Centers for Children)

  • YBM PSA (English immersion program for students from 4 to 6 years old)

  • YBM Appletree (For young learners between 18 months and 4 years old)

YBM Appletree
YBM Appletree
  • YBM GATE (Gifted & Talented Education for learners between the ages of 4 and 6)

  • YBM Learning (Leadership institute for young learners from 24 months to 6 years old)

  • YBM C-GATE (Chinese - Gifted & Talented Education for learners between the ages of 4 and 6)

YBM Learning
YBM Learning
  • YBM LIA (Leaders International Academy for elementary and middle school students)

  • YBM GPS (Global Prep Strategy for elementary and middle school students)

  • YBM Leadership Academy (Leadership education programs for children and young adults)

  • S&S Institute (Korean administrative center for Redbird Mathematics, a program developed by Stanford University)

  • YBM engloo (English language learning labs)

  • YBM Reading Club (Self-directed English reading program)

  • YBM Home School (English conversation education program for students from preschool through middle school)

  • Gakken Classroom - Today's Math (Mathematics program applying advanced teaching methods)

Lepton, the localized Japanese version of YBM engloo
Classroom at YBM Home School
Math study books and multimedia learning devices of Gakken Classroom

Math study books and multimedia learning devices
of Gakken Classroom

Membership & Other Programs

  • Phone & Video English Conversation

  • YBM In-home Tutoring Program (For pre-K to middle school students)

  • KIDS Thinking(Monthly STEAM education program for preschoolers)

  • KIDS Coding(Introductory coding course for elementary students)

'English conversation video tutor session
English conversation video tutor session
Young learner with an in-home tutor
Learning in KIDS Thinking program
Learning in KIDS Thinking program

International School

  • KIS (Korea International School) Jeju

Established in 2011, Korea International School Jeju is a co-educational boarding and day school that has more than 1,000 students. We offer an American curriculum for students from junior kindergarten through grade 12. KIS Jeju graduates receive both American and Korean high school diplomas, and have matriculated to renowned universities worldwide.

KIS Jeju High School campus
KIS Jeju Elementary School and Middle School campuses

KIS Jeju by the Numbers (as of Apr. 20, 2018)

Students 1,012 Faculty 150
Facilities 83 classrooms 3 libraries 4 auditoriums 5 computer labs
6 art rooms 6 music rooms 16 private music practice rooms 10 science labs
2 drama rooms 13 reading rooms 2 dance rooms 2 studios
2 gymnasiums 2 swimming pools 2 soccer fields 1 track field
2 tennis courts 3 basketball courts 2 cafeterias 3 infirmaries
1 nursery 30 student lounges 21 laundry rooms 2 fitness centers
1 indoor golf practice room 1 screen golf practice room 414 dormitory rooms

English Villages

Operated in conjunction with the government, English Villages are experience-oriented places of education that let learners practice realistic conversations by role-playing everyday situations with foreign teachers.

  • SEV (Seoul English Village)-Suyu

  • NEV (Nowon English Village)

  • OEV (Osaka English Village)

NEV English Golden Bell Quiz Contest
NEV English Golden Bell Quiz Contest

Overseas Education

  • YBM OES (Overseas Education Services)

Established in 1981, YBM OES is Korea’s most trusted provider of services related to overseas education. Annually, more than 7,000 students aiming to study abroad in secondary schools and undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, as well as language schools, consult YBM OES.

YBM OES Center