Positions Teaching English in Korea

Date posted:2016-03-10 | Writer: Reach To Teach | Email: [email protected]

Reach To Teach has a variety of openings in South Korea for TEFL trained teachers who are available to start work in August of this year. These are EPIK, SMOE and GEPIK Teaching Positions. EPIK, SMOE and GEPIK are programs sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education. Through the programs, over 1,000 teachers are placed in EFL teaching jobs every year. Reach To Teach is the ONLY official North American partner that works with the Korean Ministry of Education to place English Language Instructors (ELIs) in Korean public schools throughout the country.

All teachers receive the following benefits:

• Free housing provided by the Program (utilities not included)

• Entrance Allowance of 1.3 mil won to purchase a one-way ticket

• Exit Allowance of 1.3 mil won or a renewal Bonus of 2.0 mil won for resigning

• 10 days of preparatory training in Seoul

• Paid vacation for 18 working days plus 13-15 National Holidays

• Medical insurance and pension, 50% of which is covered by the Program

• Higher salaries for teachers who choose to work in more rural locations

• 40 hour work week with roughly 22 teaching hours a week

• Monday through Friday work schedule, Weekends Free!

Typical salary is 2.1 – 2.7 million Won per month


• Passport holder of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK or USA

• Minimum education of Bachelor's degree

• Preference for positions is given to teachers that hold a 120-hour TEFL/CELTA/TESOL certificate

• No criminal record

TO APPLY:Please contact us via email at the address given on the job heading. We also have openings in United Arab Emirates, China and Taiwan.


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This Unit covered past tenses, before we covered the tenses but it is specific to past tenses. This is important as I recall when I was younger past tense and present tense was confusing for me. This is a very helpful unit to remind teachers what to expect from learners who are struggling with past and present tense. It also provides innovative ideas for activities to use in the classroom.This is an interesting unit as I feel that some teachers would believe that accuracy takes precedence in all situations. I feel for students to gain confidence we need to encourage fluency using a variety of fun and challenging activities (while monitoring accuracy) and noting points down for future learning, and when their confidence has built up, we then make accuracy a greater priority.