Every month hundreds of native English speakers apply for teaching jobs in South Korea.
So what's the deal?
Benefits of Teaching in South Korea:
Average monthly salary of 2,100,000 KRW – 2,700,000 KRW
E-2 visa sponsorship
NO rent! Subsidized or free accommodation
One month salary bonus upon 12-month contract completion
Paid vacation days
Free flight/ flight reimbursement
Ways to teach in korea
EPIK - English Program in Korea. It’s sponsored by the Korean government and places teachers in public schools throughout the country.
TALK- Teach and Learn in Korea. A scholarship program for undergraduates (requirement is a minimum 2 years of post-secondary education). Scholars are placed in rural areas of Korea. Great work-life balance (but lowest pay), standard benefits, and cultural experience field trips.
SMOE Korea - Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. A division within the EPIK program that places teachers in Seoul. Super competitive!
GEPIK Jobs - Gyeonggi province public school English teaching program. Sponsored by the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education. Fun fact, since it operates on an individual school recruiting basis, you know exactly where you’re going before you arrive!
GOE- Gyeongsang province public school English teaching program.This program places teachers in the southern Gyeongsang province of Korea. Famous for its natural beauty and warmer climate.
Hagwon - private language academy, aka the very popular "cram schools" of Korea.
University- Scoring a university position is the crème de la crème of teaching positions. Professors boast great work hours, pay and plenty vacation time.
English Village- camp style setting where students frequently come and go. Provide situational immersion-based class and lots of camp-style fun.
Methods of Obtaining Jobs
how Can I help you on your K-Journey?
With any big change in life, we seek the help of those who have been there before us
College/University - We attend information sessions, orientations and talk to upperclassmen
New Job- We seek the mentorship of current employees and superiors
Moving to Korea- My online course is meant to act as a mentorship program to prospective English teachers moving to South Korea. Moving to a new country with a very unique culture and starting a new job is no small feat. Just like any major life change, getting help from someone with experience and knowledge in the field can help save time, embarrassment and make the transition a lot smoother!