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About your role as an English teacher in Korea

Whether you are a first time or experienced teacher, teaching at a public school in Korea is a truly wonderful experience.

You will work with a local Korean co-teacher and assist with English language teaching duties at your school including:

Enjoy some exciting benefits

Korea is still an inexpensive country to live in and so it is possible to save plenty of your monthly salary.

Where can I teach in Korea?

From the sparkling capital city of Seoul to vibrant provincial towns to laid back coastal retreats, you can be assured of a warm welcome wherever you go in Korea.

We are now hiring for the following locations:

Metropolitan Cities > + Seoul + Busan + Daegu + Incheon + Gwangju + Daejeon + Ulsan + Sejong
Provinces > + Gangwon + Chungbuk + Chungnam + Jeonbuk + Gyeongbuk + Gyeongnam + Jeju + Gyeonggi

Early application is encouraged if you have strong preferences on location!

When can I start?

We have arrival dates in February, March, April, August, September and October.

If you are looking for a fast and free recruitment service from a team of expert advisors with teaching experience in Korea, you have come to the right place!‚Äč

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FAQs

How much can you make teaching English in South Korea?

A typical English teacher in Korea salary ranges between $1800 and $2000 per month, with perks such as free or subsidised housing, paid sick time, round-trip airtickets and bonuses.

What qualifications are needed to teach English in Korea?

You must be a native English speaker with a Bachelor's degree and a clean criminal record in order to teach English in South Korea. Most schools also require teachers to have taken a TEFL course.

What is the average contract length to teach English in Korea?

The contracts for ESL teaching jobs in Korea are all for one year.

Can you save money teaching English in Korea?

After expenses, the most prudent English teachers in Korea will be able to save up to 50% of their salaries, this can range from $500 to over $1,000 per month.

Can non native English speakers teach in Korea?

Schools in Korea are very strict about this due to local visa regulations. Only native-English teachers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are typically hired.

Do I need to know Korean to teach English Korea?

No, you must teach all of your classes in English. Learning some Korean, however, would be extremely beneficial for your day to day life there. Knowing even a little Korean will help you communicate with and discipline students in the classroom, as well as get around outside of work.

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