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Endurance English | 02 557 6123

강남구 대치동 선릉로 64, 8길 - 6층

Our Story

Ernest Shackleton

In 1914, Ernest Shackleton set out to cross Antarctica from sea to sea aboard the mighty Endurance.


The Endurance ship was touted as one of the best built ships of its time. Unfortunately, the Endurance got stuck in ice, but the real story was the incredible journey Shackleton went on to save all his men. 

Endurance English is dedicated to mentoring and raising future leaders, much like Shackleton and his heroic vision and journey.

Endurance English started out as an after-school program helping middle school and high school students to excel in their English language abilities. Our teachers realized some important missing details for many of our students and, as a result, have now extended our reach to elementary-school students.

With over 15 years of experience, we have devised a new and innovative program that uses multimedia and the power of and their focus on great public speaking. We realize that this is a vital skill for early learners, empowering them in a way that will change their lives, and ease them into their middle school and high school years.

Our program has extended to include 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Our vision is to give our students a dynamic classroom and to keep our students sharp. We believe that a 4-hour-a-week course will keep our students focused, energetic, and, most importantly, excited to learn.

Come aboard and join our amazing community.

Endurance English Level System


CEFR Levels

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, often referred to as CEFR or CEFRL, is an international standard for working out your ability within a language. It was established by the Council of Europe and aims to validate language ability.


The six levels within the CEFR are A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. With these levels, you can easily work out your ability in around 40 different languages.


The levels are often used casually by language learners to explain their ability at speaking, reading, writing and understanding a language. But there are also exams and certificates available to those who want to make their level official.

a1 | a2

A1 - Breakthrough

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - waystage

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.  Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

b1 | b2

B1 - threshold

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.  Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

b2 - vantage

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

c1 | c2

c1 - Proficient

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

c2 - Mastery

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

Elementary School - 1st - 6th

3 month course - 4 hours a week

Middle School & High School


College Consultation, College Essay, English Literature

Weekends and weekdays

Private Sessions


After elementary school, students will need custom-fit solutions. Students will attend various institutions of higher learning and, therefore, have specialized needs. Endurance focuses on their school work and preparation for all foreign exams and essays that students require for their future.

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