Language exchange cafe in Bucheon city 10mins distance to Seoul in Korea

Hi there!
I"m Oscar and I"ve been running a kind of cafe where Koreans and foreigners can meet up to learn about their own culture and experience while having a conversation in English. This cafe doesn't actually sell coffee or tea but we do provide them with a great chance to make local friends for those who are from all over the world. As we are a kind of language cafe, it is all spoken in English which means we need someone who can speak good English. This cafe is for Koreans who want to practice English with foreigners and build good friendships. We welcome whoever is open-minded to the diversity and various cultures. Respecting each other is really important since we have all different nationalities. It doesn't really matter though you're not from English-speaking countries as long as you have a good English speaking level because you will have a conversation with Koreans in English about many interesting topics and share your idea with them. It's normally 18 hrs a week sometimes less than that. There will be 1-3 Koreans with you for maximum 4 hrs a day and on each hour you will have a 10-minute break in between. If you talk to the same person/people for 4 hrs straight, that might be very boring so we always rotate to meet new people. We would like you to try to help them talk and practice English with you. Meanwhile, you can learn how Koreans think, act, and live and also can make good friends. When you have your time off, you can travel around and out of the city with people from the cafe together.

The cafe is located in central Bucheon which is just next to west Seoul here in Korea. It"s very close to a very well-known Department store LOTTE which you can look around and chill. Of course there are a lot of good restaurants, cafes and shops which can make your staying here better. Moreover this city is crowded like Seoul which means there are many things and chances you can look around and learn the real Korean city life style.

We are also close just 10~15mins distance to Seoul where you can go by subway whenever you want and it only takes around half an hour by bus from Incheon airport.

At the cafe, I can guarantee you that you will have a plenty of chance to meet locals who are interested in sharing the different cultures and experiences. You can also go out with them for meals, picnic, day trip, coffee, seasonal party and so on whenever you both meet the time convenient for you.

《Accommodation》
We have a nice 2 room condominium apartment which has 1 bathroom, kitchen and the living room.
I'm sure you guys would be satisfied with it. It is just 3~4minutes away from the cafe on foot which means you don"t have to spend your money for travelling to go and come.

It's a condominium including nice city view.
Everything is shared in the accommodation including 2 rooms (2-4 ppl), bathrooms, kitchen and the living room. In there, we also share the laundry machine, refrigerator, air condition, dining table, water purifier machine, toaster, microwave, hsir dryer, free-wifi and all the cooking utensils. We provide you with enough food and ingredients at the accommodation. Here are what we provide: rice, bread, ramen, eggs, oils, sugar, salt and almost all of the kitchen utensils.

As we are a kind of language cafe, it is all spoken in English, so we need someone who can speak good English. This cafe is for Koreans who want to practice English with foreigners and build good friendships. We welcome whoever is open mined to the diversity and various cultures. Respecting each other is really important since we all have different nationalities. It doesn't really matter though you're not from English-speaking countries as long as you have a good English speaking level because you will have a conversation with Koreans in English about a lot of interesting topics and share your idea with them. Our staffs including me care always you guys and listen to your voices :) I'll try to adapt your guys' needs!

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4.5
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Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Russia

5

I want to start by saying that it was such a cool experience! I got to talk to so many locals and although it was already my second time in Korea I learned a lot more about the culture just by discussing it with the guests of the cafe. The work is genuinely interesting, however, be prepared that it can be a little mentally draining if you have a lot of lessons everyday.
The host and other volunteers were all very friendly and I met people who truly became my friends:) All in all, I highly recommend visiting, you will definitely not regret it!

15 days ago

Mexico

5

It was my first volunteering and it was amazing!

I loved working at the café and also the connection made with the students, I left with some friends!

Also, my coworkers/ roomies were amazing and it felt like a family :)

Oscar is a good person and a good boss, I had to leave earlier and he was comprehensible about it. Also, the quality of the Language studio is so good he did a good job.

However, the distance between Bucheon and Seoul is not something to be underestimated.

17 days ago

United States

5

I had a wonderful time here and absolutely loved the language exchange work. It is very generous for only needing to have friendly conversations for up to 4 hours per day as work. You should be aware, however, that although it mentions 3 meals per day, this just means that eggs, bread, and Ramen are provided at the apartment, so you should definitely expect this to be more like one or maybe 2 meals per day, but you'll definitely need to eat out at least once per day.

26 days ago

Netherlands

5

My time in Bucheon has been amazing! The people I lived with made this experience the best. The coliving is a nice apartment that even with 6 people doesn’t feel small.
Working hours are usually from 5 until 22. But it doesn’t really feel like work, it’s just great fun!
You don’t get 3 full meals. But all the basics are provided: bread, eggs, ramen, oil, washing detergent… if you want fruit, veggies and meat you have to do some shopping or go out to eat.
It’s only 54 minutes to the Partyhub of hongdae, so going out is easy!
100% would recommend!

about 1 month ago

Brazil

4

My experience in the studio was good, the students are nice and the working hours too.
The studio/accommodation is 1 hour from Seoul, so if you don’t schedule what you want to do in a day the time can be kinda short, because of the classes and the time in the public transportation.
In general, my weeks there was really nice 😊

about 2 months ago


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