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TEFL in Incheon, Korea
Date posted:2006-03-07 | Writer: WORKnPLAY Corp | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Incheon Public School Position Description
Incheon Public School is looking for English Teachers to teach classes ranging from Elementary to high school level, starting in April. Benefits include furnished accommodation and paid airfare.
1) Salary:1.8 ~ 2.3 mil Korean won (depends on the qualifications)
3) 300, 000 won settlement pay
4) 100% severance pay
5) A round trip airfare
6)April 1st start
7)2 weeks (calendar day) paid vacation in summer and winter
8) 50% medical insurance, 100% industrial insurance, National pension
9) Working Schedule: 9:00am~5:00pm(Elementary School),
8:30am~4:30pm(Middle and High School)
10) Class hours
Elementary School ; Class hour - 40 mints per class - counted as
Middle School ; Class hour - 45 mints per class - counted as one
High School ; Class hour - 50 mints per class - counted as one
Period of Employment: One year contract
Work hours are Monday to Friday, eight hours per day (your exact daily
schedule may vary from school to school and term to term)
Teach English classes (22 hours per week)
Lesson preparation, curriculum design, possibly teaching/tutoring your
Korean co-workers; marking tests; etc., for the remainder of the time.
Remuneration: Salary & Allowance(s)
Your monthly salary will depend on your qualifications:
Salary ranges from 1.8-2.2 million won (approx. US$ 1, 800 ~ 2, 200 per
Month, depending on level of experience).
1. Lvl. 1 Teacher (2.3mil): Have two years of full-time teaching
experience at accredited institutions plus (A) a Teacher?s Certificate for elementary or
secondary school; or (B) a TESOL/TEFL certificate (min. 100 hrs.); or (C) a Master?s
2. Lvl. 2 Teacher (2.0mil): Have (A) a Teacher?s certificate for
elementary or secondary school; or (B) a TESOL/TEFL certificate (min. 100 hrs.); or (C)
a Bachelor's degree with at least one year of teaching experience at accredited
3. Lvl. 3 Teacher (1.8mil): Have a Bachelor?s degree, but no experience or
certification as outlined above.
Payday is on the 25th day of each month (or the immediately preceding
business day if the 25th is National Holiday or on the weekend)
Settlement allowance: KRW 300, 000 (first year only), paid upon
completion of your orientation training
Severance pay: you will be paid one month?s salary as a severance
payment if you complete your one-year contract, in accordance with the Labor Standards
Your flight to Korea is paid for by the employer, with special
conditions attached; return airfare is provided upon completion of the contract
Renewal airfare: teachers that re-sign for a second year have their
round-trip home leave airfare paid for by the school
Furnished housing is provided as a part of your remuneration, and is
arranged by the school. There area three housing options:
1. A leased house/apartment whose deposit is no more than KRW 30,000,000
(don?t know about Korean housing; Google 'chunsae' or 'cheonsae' and read all
2. A rented house or apartment
3. If a teacher already has his or her own housing (or in the rare case
that housing cannot be arranged by the school) a monthly rent subsidy of KRW 300, 000
will be provided.
Furnishings will consist of a bed, a microwave, a refrigerator, a gas
stove, a kitchen table and chairs, a home phone, a wardrobe, a washing machine, and a
television, blankets, bowls, cups, utensils, etc. (total aggregate value of KRW
Maintenance fees, utilities (gas, electricity, water), and other monthly
expenses are the responsibility of the teacher
Vacation and Sick Leave
Paid vacation: seven days per semester (total 14 days), plus all
Unpaid vacation: teachers that re-sign after completion of their first
contract receive a 14-day unpaid home leave between contracts
Special paid leave: for your marriage (7 days), or a death in the family
Sick leave: with the approval of your employer, paid sick leave can be
arranged under special circumstances if both notice and approval occur before the
beginning of such leave and a medical diagnosis justifying such leave is submitted
Health Insurance and Other Deductions
Income Tax: tax deductions will be made in accordance with Korean law;
you can expect your income tax rate to be 3.3% (the tax rate is tied to one's
Pension Fund: you must pay into Korea's national pension fund: 9% of
your salary per month (your contribution is 4.5% and your employer matches that with
another 4.5%; citizens from certain countries may reclaim this pension payment at
the end of their contract?currently only Americans and Canadians)
Medical/Health Insurance: half your monthly fees for Korean National
Health Insurance will be paid for by your employer
Worker's Compensation: half your monthly fees for this deduction will be
paid for by your employer
Requirement Documents for the Visa processing.
Your formal resume (Mustn?t included part time positions in Korea).
Your original university degree (B.A. degree or higher), or a notarized
copy of your degree (such notarization must be done by a Korean consulate, not a
Notary of the Public).
is an enveloped one by university.
A clear copy of the information page of your passport.
Any original or notarized copies of relevant certificates (for example, if
you have a TESOL certificate, the training time has to be appeared on the
certificate, otherwise you have to request a letter of proof that you did more than 100 hours
training to get it from the organization of certificate).
An official criminal record check.
An official medical certificate(a form is attached and you don't need to
take a blood and chest tests but you have to get a doctor's note with his/her signature
and hospital's stamp on it).
Two passport sized photos.
Reference letters which verify the year of experience in the past working
Three signed copies of your employment contract.
One is for you, one is for school and one is for immigration office.
Steps for Visa processing;
Step One: You send us the documents required for your application.
Step Two: We submit your application to the Education Board to get the
Notice of Employment Appointment.
Step Three: Your documents are processed and, after being approved, the
Notice of Employment Appointment and two copies of signed contract are forwarded to
you by Fedex or DHL.
Step Four: We let you know a tracking number of Fedex or DHL, which you
must take the Notice of Employment Appointment with one signed contract to the
nearest Korean embassy or consulate (along with your passport, as detailed below),
so that your E2 visa can be stamped into your passport.
Step Five: Your travel details are arranged, and then
Step Six: You fly to Korea, are met at the airport, and your orientation
to life in Korea
Steps One and Four are noteworthy because they involve you providing
documents to either us or to the Korean embassy or consulate nearest to you.
T-1604 Poonglim "I Want Bldg."
255-1 Seohyeon-dong, Bundang-gu
Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province
Cell Phone: +82-10-3288-9479
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Incheon Education Board - Contact us