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Teach English in Korea with EPIK (English Program in Korea)


In this post, we'll take a closer look at the long-established EPIK program in South Korea. TEFL UK are an official recruiter for EPIK and can support you through your application from start to finish.

What is EPIK?

The English Program in Korea is a programme designed to increase students' and teachers' English speaking ability, develop cultural exchanges, and reform English teaching practices in South Korea.

When did the EPIK begin hiring for teaching jobs in Korea?

EPIK, which began in 1995 as KORETTA, has been placing Guest English Teachers in Korean classrooms for almost three decades. The NIIED (National Institute for International Education) oversees the programme, which has undergone numerous administrative modifications. Participants currently reside and teach in 16 different provinces and metropolitan areas.

How much do EPIK teachers make per month?

The average EPIK (English Program in Korea) teacher compensation is between 1.8 and 2.7 million South Korean Won. The EPIK programme distributes English teachers everywhere around Korea, making it the country's largest employer of English teachers.

Do EPIK provide housing for teachers?

Teachers employed by EPIK are eligible to rent-free single residence with furniture and appliances. If your school is unable to provide housing, they will pay you a monthly housing stipend of 400,000 KRW.

How long are the contracts for a teaching job in Korea with EPIK?

The contract is for a period of one year (52 weeks). EPIK teachers may renew their contracts if the school, MOE/POE, and the EPIK teacher reach an agreement in writing.

How many hours do you teach with EPIK on a weekly basis?

Teachers in the EPIK programme will be asked to work up to 22 hours per week. Overtime pay may be required if teaching hours surpass that number.

How long are interviews with EPIK?

The interview will likely run between 20 and 45 minutes. On occasion there may be a slight delay in your interview starting, this is due to EPIK conducting a very high volume of interviews on a daily basis. Ensure you feel well prepared, take a deep breath, smile and you'll be fine!

Can I save money teaching English in Korea?

After costs, most English teachers in Korea will be able to save up to 50% of their pay, which can range from $500 to $1,000 and above each month.

How to I apply to teach English in Korea with EPIK?

TEFL UK are an official EPIK recruiter and have many years of experience working together with the EPIK team in Korea. We are always delighted to assist prospective EPIK teachers and support you through the application process. Learn more about teaching in Korea with EPIK.