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Jeju is actually a very mainstream destination for Koreans, if not so well known to westerners. It is very developed for tourism and until recently when Korea started to become a wealthy country it was the de facto destination for honeymooners. You might think of it as Korea's equivalent of Australia's Gold Coast or USA's Hawaii. For Korea it's far south, ...
I'm afraid you'll have to learn Korean first! From Jeju's 'endangered' dialect article from The Jeju Weekly : An after-school program for learning the dialect is offered in a couple of public schools. This suggests that it should be possible. The article even mentions an iPhone app about the Jeju language, but I didn't find it. The Jeju Special ...
visitkorea.or.kr has some information on routes and prices to Jeju. The cheapest rates they quote are KRW 30,000 for Mokpo-Jeju and KRW 26,250 for Wando-Jeju. So yes, Wando seems to be the cheapest option. However, I travelled the Mokpo route in summer 2011. Back then my hostel host was able to get me a free shuttle bus from Gwangju to Mokpo.
I found this website helpful in actually producing fare prices: http://www.aferry.com/timetable/WandoChujaHanilExpress.htm I found that I could do a return sailing for 50 euros. If you look around the site you can try other operators.
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