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How to teach English in South Korea


Teaching English in South Korea can be a rewarding and exciting experience for those who are passionate about teaching and learning about new cultures. South Korea is a popular destination for teaching English as a second language due to its high demand for English education and its vibrant culture.

If you're considering teaching English in South Korea, here are some tips on how to get started:

1. Obtain the necessary qualifications

    To teach English in South Korea, you will need a bachelor's degree in any field and a teaching certificate such as TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA. These certifications will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to teach English as a foreign language. You can obtain these certifications through various online and offline TEFL courses.

    2. Find a reputable recruiter or institution

      There are many recruiters and institutions in South Korea that hire English teachers. However, not all of them are trustworthy or reliable. It's important to do your research and find a reputable recruiter or institution that can provide you with a fair contract and a supportive work environment.

      3. Understand the culture and language

        South Korea has a unique culture and language, and it's essential to learn as much as you can before you arrive. You can start by learning basic Korean phrases and customs, as this will help you build relationships with your students and colleagues.

        TEFL UK offer teaching jobs in major cities and provincial locations throughout South Korea.

        4. Prepare your lesson plans

          As an English teacher, your primary responsibility will be to develop lesson plans and teach English to your students. It's important to plan engaging and interactive lessons that cater to the learning needs of your students. You can use a variety of resources such as textbooks, online materials, and educational games to make your lessons more effective.

          5. Embrace the experience

            Teaching English in Korea can be a unique and rewarding experience, but it's important to be open-minded and adaptable to the new culture and environment. Take the time to explore the country, meet new people, and immerse yourself in the local culture. This will not only enrich your experience but also help you become a better teacher.

            In conclusion, teaching English in South Korea can be an excellent opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience and explore a new culture. With the right qualifications, preparation, and mindset, you can become a successful English teacher in South Korea.

            TEFL UK hire year-round for both public (EPIK) and private school teaching jobs in Korea. 

            For more information or help to find the right teaching role for you, email us or give us a call on 0800 368 9848 and we’ll be happy to help!