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Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Korea


  • Education: 
    Graduation or a Diploma is mandatory.
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 120 Hours’ TESOL Certification is required. Advance levels will be preferred.
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Throughout the Year
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Public Schools, Private language schools and some private lessons.
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Mainly conducted over the telephone or Skype.
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 20-30 hours of classroom as well as extra prep time
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    School children and Business professionals.
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    $650 – 900 USD
  • Visas: 
    Visa generally issued by the employer
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $2500 – 3500 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $1000 - 2000 USD
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    Subsidized or Paid housing.
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
    Yes, one way or round trip.
  • Contract completion bonus:  
    Can avail 1-month bonus at the end of the 12 months contract.
Teaching English in Korea

South Korea holds one of the most ground-breaking and biggest English-teaching job markets. Those searching for a teaching opportunity can secure a job in the country with interviews being held ahead of time, either using Skype or over the telephone. English teachers generally get paid air travel while the schools regularly give them free lodging. On a run of the mill English teaching contract, instructors are offered a free return flight, a month's compensation reward of around $2000 following a year in the work, and paid excursions.

Salaries are liberal adding up to around $2500 a month depending on capabilities and the continuous conversion scale. Expenses are ostensible at 5%, empowering the English teachers to lead a way of life of solace and giving a chance wherein they can save somewhere near $1600 a month. 25 to 30-hour work weeks are the norms separated from the planning time which gives the teachers a lot of time for traveling and voyaging. Another 10-20 days are given for paid get-away consistently alongside the 15-18 public holidays.

A four-year college degree is important for teaching English in South Korea as much as a TEFL/TESOL certificate is required. Candidates additionally need to show a clean chit on their FBI Background Check.

As many as ten Korean urban areas have a population of more than 1,000,000. The significant urban communities, for example, Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju, Ulsan, Incheon, Busan, and Seoul are the significant English teaching job centres in the country.

Seoul stands apart as being the most cosmopolitan and biggest urban areas on the planet having a surmised populace of 25 million and more than 1000 English language schools. Evaluations infer as many as 25,000 English teachers work in South Korea consistently without any indications of decrease in demand. A significant number of them are related to important government state-funded school projects, for example, any semblance of EPIK while others are utilized with non-public schools referred to locally as hagwons.