English Teaching Jobs in Korea
A list of English teaching jobs in Korea
English Teaching Jobs in Korea
The 3 big options for English teaching jobs in Korea are government programs (EPIK and TaLK), a hagwon/private academy, or an internship. No matter which way you decide to go to South Korea, English teaching jobs are very high in demand.
The general requirement to teach English in Korea, is an undergraduate degree (or better), a clean criminal record, and a TEFL certification. A typical salary in South Korea is about ₩2,250,000 won or $2,000-3,000 US dollars. Schools are generous with benefits and typically include severance pay, a pension, free airfare, and subsidized housing.
English Schools in Korea
A Hagwon (English Language School) is an extracurricular school program for Korean students to improve their English. As an English teacher, work hours are typically mornings, evenings, and weekends. Recruiters help teachers find their landing spot in a Hagwon. Don’t forget it’s always good to get a recommendation from the current foreign teacher working to know it’s a reputable school.
English Teaching Programs in South Korea
The EPIK (English Program in Korea) program is a government placement program in Korean elementary schools, offering you an orientation, a competitive salary, and more vacation days. The downside of EPIK is how challenging it is to get accepted. Not only do you need in-class experience and a letter of recommendation, but it takes up to 6 months to get accepted.
The TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) program aims at hiring English teachers in rural teaching positions. You need at least 2 years of post-secondary education for a 6-month or full-year contract. Similar to EPIK, you get an orientation, health coverage, accommodation, and an above-average salary.
Internships are considered the best way to gain real-world experience and knowledge in teaching English abroad in various countries around the world.
The TEFL Academy Internships
The TEFL Academy offers a variety of exciting internships for students who are interested in gaining experience in the field of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). These internships are available for students who have completed their TEFL certificate programs.
Premier TEFL Internships
Premier TEFL has an internship program that is available worldwide at different times throughout the year. They allow students to learn about the TEFL industry, network with other professionals, and gain skills that will help them succeed in a career as a teacher of English as a foreign language.
The TEFL Institute of Ireland Internships
The TEFL Institute of Ireland offers a variety of internships for students who are interested in gaining experience in the field of teaching. Interns will be fully immersed in the day-to-day operations of an ESL school, gaining valuable insight into the industry in various countries
If you’re looking to teach English abroad, the first step is to earn a TEFL certificate. A TEFL certificate is an English teaching qualification that focuses on teaching English as a foreign language. It’s designed to prepare you to become a more effective teacher while working abroad.