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About the Village

The Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village (DGEV) is maintained through a partnership between Auburn University and Yeungjin University (Daegu, South Korea). The purpose of DGEV is to train students of all ages in the usage of the English language and to cultivate a global learning environment for the 21st Century. Additionally we wish to establish an environment which provides English education to South Korean citizens in an experiential learning environment of western cultures.


  • Opened: October 30, 2007
  • Size: 400,187 square feet
  • Address: Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village
    195 Songjeong Jung-ri 1-gil,
    Jichun-myeon, Chilgok-goon
    Gyeongsangbuk-do 39866
  • Staff: 45 – 50 international English instructors; 50 Korean staff


The Daegu Gyeongbuk English Village is a full-immersion, full-services program that offers rich English instruction for all ages.

The kindergarten classes that exist for the youngest students offer specialized programs to introduce English, while the focus for school-aged children and teenagers is a full-immersion environment. The campus offers 22 different "situation-locations" that are intended to act together as a "mini-city" where students can use English in real-life situations ranging from boarding a plane at an airport to depositing money at a bank to mailing a letter at a post office.

There are 101 classrooms total, distributed across the three main academic buildings—the Main Building, the Situational Building and the Creativity Building—plus the Dormitory Building for students and teachers.

In addition to the full-immersion experience there are intensive-instruction facilities geared toward adolescents and adults that allow for English to be taught by subject, such as music, cooking and art.

Enrollment Statistics

  • 2015 – 29,311
  • 2016 – 33,057
  • 2017 – 35,556
  • 2018 – 37,000
  • 2019 – 36,810
  • 2020 – 10,231

Major Programs

  • 5-day/4-night: 4th – 8th grade, Monday to Friday
  • Super Saturday: 3rd – 6th grade, K – 2nd grade, 5wks/10wks/15wks/20wks
  • ESL for Elementary/Middle: 3rd – 8th grade, 2wks/4wks/6wks during vacation
  • Daily Trip: Kindergarteners and those interested during weekdays
  • Special Programs: Teacher Training program and customized programs for organizations and groups

For photos and more information on the programs, visit the DGEV website.

Daegu, South Korea

Daegu, South Korea, (literally 'large hill'), officially known as the Daegu Metropolitan City, is the fourth largest city after Seoul, Busan and Incheon, and the third largest metropolitan area in the nation with over 2.5 million residents. The city is the capital and principal city of the surrounding Gyeongsangbuk-do province, although it is not legally part of the province. The two areas combined are often referred to as Daegu-Gyeongbuk, with a total population of over 5 million. Daegu is located in south-eastern Korea about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the seacoast, near the Geumho River and its mainstream, Nakdong River in Gyeongsang-do. The Daegu basin, where the city lies, is the central plain of the Yeongnam region.

Last Updated: March 21, 2022