Teaching English In South Korea

How do I get a job teaching English in South Korea?

Teaching English in South Korea has become increasingly popular over the last decade and it is no secret that the country offers some of the best salaries for foreign teachers to be found anywhere in the world. English teachers in Korea can expect to earn between $1,500 and $3,000 US per month and it is certainly possible to save up to half of this depending on your lifestyle. On top of the basic salary you can also expect other benefits such as paid airfares, free housing and an end of contract bonus. What are the requirements for teaching English in South Korea? Unsurprisingly, the high salaries and good benefits on offer have led to a high level of competition for the best jobs. If you have any teaching qualifications and experience in the classroom, you will find you have the pick of the available jobs. However, thanks to a continually high demand even those without experience will have little difficulty finding work as long as they meet certain criteria. Only native Englis

How much can I earn teaching English in South Korea?

South Korea is one of the most popular destinations for teaching English abroad. Thousands of new and experienced teachers head to the country every year as it offers competitive salaries and good working conditions. When you also consider that South Korea is one of Asia's wealthiest and most developed countries, with low crime rates and a high-tech infrastructure, its' popularity comes as no surprise. What are TEFL salaries in South Korea? The salary you can expect to earn while teaching English in South Korea will vary depending on where you work and your level of experience. The typical average monthly salaries are as follows. Public schools: First time teachers = 1.8 to 2.0 million KRW ($1,600 to $1,800 USD). Experienced teachers = 2.0 to 2.7 million KRW ($1,800 to $2,400 USD). Private schools: First time teachers = 2.0 to 2.1 million KRW ($1,800 to $1,900 USD). Experienced teachers = 2.1 to 3.0 million KRW ($1,900 to $2,700 USD). What other benefits can I expect when

What is the EPIK program for teaching English in South Korea?

EPIK stands for the English Program in Korea, a scheme run by the South Korean government that places foreign teachers into schools across the country to work as English language instructors. EPIK is one of the largest and most popular schemes of its kind as it offers a competitive salary, a good range of extra benefits, and the chance to experience living and working in a unique cultural environment. If you meet the specified criteria then you could be one of the thousand plus teachers heading to South Korea this year to join the program. If you are interested in the EPIK program, we recommend reaching out to our TEFL recruitment partner Reach To Teach. Reach To Teach is an official partner of the EPIK program (English Program in Korea) and works with the Korean Ministry of Education to place English Language Instructors (ELIs) in Korean public schools throughout the country. What are the requirements for the EPIK Program? To be eligible to join the EPIK program you must be

What is the TaLK Program for teaching English in South Korea?

TaLK stands for Teach and Learn in Korea which is a government sponsored program that places foreign nationals into elementary schools across South Korea. TaLK is a similar program to the much larger EPIK; however, the TaLK Program differs by focusing on placements in underprivileged areas that might otherwise struggle to attract foreign teachers. Participants on the program will gain valuable teaching experience throughout their time in South Korea. There is also plenty of free time for exploring the local culture and for travel across the country and wider region. What are the requirements for the TaLK Program? The TaLK Program is open to college graduates or current undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of a degree course. You must also hold a passport from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, or Ireland. There is a minimum age requirement of 19 but no official upper age limit, although those over 35 are

Are public or private schools better for teaching English in South Korea?

The vast majority of teachers who work in South Korea are employed by either a government run public school or a private language school known as a hagwon. Both types of employer offer good salaries and other benefits but there are a few differences that might sway your decision either way. What are the differences in the hiring process? Most public and private school positions are filled in advance, meaning you will apply and interview for the job before you leave your home country. The hiring process for public schools generally follows a set timetable that includes two regular start dates. Online applications begin in April for start dates in August/September, and in October for start dates in February/March. A large number of teachers in public schools are hired through government recruitment programs such as EPIK (English Program in Korea). These programs offer a limited number of places, and competition can be very strong, so early application is advised. As they do not


510 Million Euros were spent on English language materials in Asia in 2002. That’s a lot of money and getting close to one billion $ US. A large part of this was spent in South Korea. After the Japanese, Koreans spend more on English language learning than any other country in Asia, with the Chinese closing ground yearly. TEFL jobs in Korea can be found almost everywhere and anywhere. Such is the demand TEFL graduates have no problem in finding a TEFL job in Korea. Pay is good, cost of living reasonable and you can expect to save a good part of your salary each month. Culturally, Korea is mind-boggling. Expect to teach in a country unlike any other. Pay a visit to Teaching English in Korea for further information on teaching here. View sample TEFL job offers in Korea below. If you’d like to teach in Korea, look over TEFL job web sites for many job postings in Korea. Have a C.V. or résumé ready to send schools. About TEFL Jobs in Korea ITTT recommends Reach To Teach Recruiting for

Linda Goes East

Linda is a passionate traveler and English teacher exploring the world one country at a time. After studying Mandarin Chinese, she moved to Guangzhou, China, to pursue an internship at a German online marketing company. She loved it so much that she decided to move back to China after finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Management in California. After working in online marketing for a while, she got into English teaching. Teaching English overseas has enabled her to experience life in different countries and fund her passion for travel. She taught English in China for a year and also during my her year in South Korea. She’s been living in South Korea since 2015 and returned to working in online marketing and teaching online in 2016 remotely. On her Website, she shares her tips and experiences about living, traveling and teaching English in South Korea, China, Asia, and the world. If you are interested in teaching English in Asia, be sure to check out Linda Goes East to get an in

TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Marli

In this TEFL review, Marli from South Africa tells us she is heading to South Korea to teach English now she has completed her TEFL course online with ITTT. To help her as she starts her teaching career abroad Marli has compiled the materials from the 120-hour TEFL course for use in her lessons in South Korea.

Why teach in Korea

Why teach in Korea? First the Facts 2/3 of South Koreans aged 25-34 have college degree and take mandatory English classes. Koreans are obsessed with education to enable the best future for their children South Korea provides top salary to their teachers and has the highest average reading literacy of the OECD Salary for foreign English language teachers English teachers in Korea can expect to make between $1,300 and $3,000 per month. Depending on the type of educational institution, the salary varies enormously: Public Schools: 1.5-3 million won, or $1,265 - $2,500 USD, per month. Private Language Institutes: 1.9-2.3 million won, or 1,600 - $1,940 USD, per month. Universities: 2.3 - 3.5 million won, or $1,950 - $2,950 USD, per month. International Schools: 1.8 - 2.8 million won, $1,519 - $2,363 USD, per month. How much does it cost to live in Korea? How far exactly will your salary get you in Korea? Most teachers can put away quite a good portion of their salary. Even wi


We are presently seeking qualified teachers for private language school clients of ours throughout South Korea to begin within the next 1-4 months, year round. Our client-schools are all reputable and established private language schools through South Korea, who employ several foreign teachers at each location. * SALARIES, BENEFITS AND FACILITIES ARE OPTIMUM. * PREMIUM SALARIES FOR THOSE HOLDING A DEGREE IN EDUCATION * COUPLES AND SINGLES WELCOME WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU: Consult with you and answer all your questions. Assist you in gathering the necessary documents for a teaching visa. Assist you optimizing your resume and photos, maximizing your chances of garnering interest from prospective schools Introduce you to schools that may fit your interest, stat date and qualifications. Prepare you for interviews to optimize your chances of getting a job offer. Provide you with all the information you need about the prospective school and location to your satisfaction.

Life of Brit Travel Blog

  Brittany is a freelance travel writer and avid photographer with a love of coffee, hiking and nature. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, she worked in marketing for 2.5 years for Fortune 100 clients like Verizon and AT&T. But in 2017, she decided to quit her job, get TEFL certified, and teach English in South Korea. While in Korea, she fell in love with travel blogging and sharing her TEFL and travel experiences for aspiring EFL teachers on her personal website life of brit. After two years of teaching in Korea, she moved on to teach in Vietnam for a summer, and then to backpack Asia for six months before saying goodbye and heading back to the US. Today, she’s location independent and continues to freelance write, teach English online, and share helpful teaching guides and travel tips for solo and budget female travel in Asia and beyond. If you want to learn more about teaching English abroad or online, be sure to check out her website life of brit, or send an email a

TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Amy

In this TESOL review video, graduate Amy from South Africa tells us how she took two online courses with ITTT; the 120-hour course with videos and tutor support and the course in teaching English to young learners. After completing the courses Amy accepted an English teaching position in Korea.

TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Ben

Ben taught English in South Korea for four years before returning to his native California. In this TEFL review he describes how after returning home, he decided to seek out further qualifications in teaching English and found ITTT?s online TEFL course was the right one for him. Despite teaching English for several years, Ben found that the course had several new things to teach him including new methods and techniques.

TESOL TEFL Reviews - Video Testimonial - Chelci

Chelci completed her course with ITTT and is now teaching at a school in South Korea. In this TESOL review video she shows us how the school day ends as students finish studying for the day. Completing a TEFL TESOL course with ITTT enables you to work all over the world as an English teacher and is a great way to experience new countries and cultures.

Where can I join a TEFL placement program in Asia?

Although teaching jobs can be arranged in Asia once you arrive in your destination of choice, in many countries it is common for jobs to be arranged in advance from within your own country. One area where this is certainly true is if you join a government run placement program. The following are the most popular programs of their kind in Asia. What is the EPIK program for teaching English in South Korea? EPIK stands for the English Program in Korea, a scheme run by the South Korean government that places foreign teachers into schools across the country to work as English language instructors. EPIK is one of the largest and most popular schemes of its kind as it offers a competitive salary, a good range of extra benefits, and the chance to experience living and working in a unique cultural environment. If you meet the specified criteria then you could be one of the thousand plus teachers heading to South Korea this year to join the program. If you are interested in the EPIK program, we

How much money can you make teaching English in East Asia?

If you are looking for a region that has a huge job market for TEFL qualified teachers and you want to earn a good salary that allows you to save a considerable sum of money, look no further than East Asia. Jobs are abundant and the potential earnings are very high in countries such as Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. How much can I earn teaching English in Japan? As with any destination, the salaries on offer vary considerably depending on experience, qualifications, location, and type of employment. As a guide you should expect to earn somewhere between 200,000 and 600,000 yen (currently $2,000 to $6,000) per month. If the job pays by the hour then a figure of around 2,500 yen ($25) per hour would be typical. In addition to a basic salary, most positions will also include added benefits, such as paid airfares, housing, health insurance, and a contract completion bonus. Who are the main employers of English language teachers in Japan? Private language academies known as Eikaiwas

Reach To Teach Recruiting

Reach To Teach is ESL Teacher Placement Agency placing thousands of happy native English teachers into schools around the world. Whether you are looking for a government teaching program or want to work at a private language school, the professional recruiters from Reach To Teach can help you make the right decision and find a suitable teaching position in your desired location! Teach At Schools Abroad in: Reach To Teach places teachers into the following regions. China: If you want to teach English in China and immerse yourself in Chinese culture and learn Mandarin Chinese, teaching with Reach To Teach is the perfect opportunity for you. Reach To Teach currently works with many exciting young learner, adult, and online schools for teachers that want to teach in China. Your salary as an English teacher in China will be enough to live a comfortable lifestyle and save for trips around China and to other countries in Asia! Korea: South Korea is an extremely popular destinat

Job opportunities Seoul, Pusan, Taegu

If you’re looking to make some serious cash while teaching English, look no further than South Korea. With our lifetime assistance finding jobs, you’ll not only find a great paying position, you’ll find a TEFL job that fits your needs and preferences. Opportunities exist in both the state sector (universities) and Hogwons (private language schools). Most opportunities are at the thousands of Hogwons across the country. A large percentage of teachers gain employment in Seoul or Pusan, although there are excellent employment possibilities in smaller cities and towns throughout the country. Many teachers complain of the working conditions but others feel that the high salaries counterbalance this. It is not unusual for teachers willing to work overtime to earn up to US$ 6,000 per month. Savings can therefore be very high. Any teacher who has a university degree, a recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate and is a native English speaker, should have no problem whatsoever in fi

Popular TEFL destinations

Popular TEFL Destinations China Despite there being an estimated 100,000 plus foreign teachers currently working in China there is still a huge demand for English teachers and plenty of opportunities around the country. One of the great things about China is that there are positions available for both newly qualified teachers and those with experience. The more experienced and qualified you are the better salary and benefits you can expect to receive. Some of these benefits include accommodation and paid airfare. South Korea South Korea has been a popular draw for newly qualified TEFL teacher for some time and it is not hard to see why. Salaries are such that you can count on saving a significant portion of your income each month and schools offer many benefits including paid or reimbursed airfares, end of contract bonuses, medical insurance and free accommodation. South Korea is one of the rare countries where a fresh university graduate can teach English abroad while paying off h

TEFL review from Paavani

This TEFL review is from Paavani. She is from Ohio, USA, but just moved to South Korea where she will work as an English teacher. As this will be her first full-time teaching position, she decided to take our online TEFL/TESOL program to get the best possible foundation in teaching before starting her new position. After completing the course, she feels ready and prepared to teach Korean students in her own EFL classroom and she recommends this course to other new teachers.