Public School TEFL Jobs in South Korea

Date posted:2018-10-18 | Writer: Handskorea | Email: [email protected]

Since the world has become more globalized, English has become the major language people use internationally. Thus, English education in Korea has shot up in the past few years. So, with government and schools now starting to increase the number of foreign teachers in Korea, there are plenty of opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers. Currently, we are looking numerous ESL teachers who are dedicated and passionate. No experience in these fields is necessary.


Teaching in Korea would be rewarding and valuable experience and a great chance to wide your views by travelling Korea where has one of the oldest cultures in the world.


Positions are available at public schools. You can expect a competitive salary based on your qualification, including teaching experience and TESOL/TEFL/CELTA certificate, and the cost of living in Korea is reasonable, therefore you can expect to save a big portion of the salary.



• work 8 hours per day for 5 days per week from Monday to Friday and no work on any national holidays

• prepare teaching materials and lesson plans for English classes

• assist with and/or lead the development and creation of teaching materials related to English language education

• assist with and/or lead activities related to English language education and other extracurricular activities

• conduct English conversational class(es)/course(s) for Korean teachers and students

• perform other duties as designated by the Employer including various English programs during the school vacation period.



Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Gyeonggi province, Gyeongsang province, etc. (almost all of major cities except some cities for their budget issues)



• Round trip Airfare reimbursement upon arrival in Korea

• Free housing (teachers will only pay for utilities)

• Health insurance

• Pension Payment (Korean Social Security)

• Contract completion bonus (equal to one months' salary)

• Starting salary of between 2.1-2.3 million Korean Won ($2000~$2300) per month

• Employee shall be entitled paid vacation period, 2 weeks in summer & 2 weeks in winter



• Be a citizen of a country where English is the primary language: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland and South Africa only

• A citizen of a country where English is the primary language: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland & South Africa only

• 4 year college diploma in any field (candidates with a degree in Education are given priority)

• Clean criminal history (candidates must supply a nation-wide criminal background check)

• Applicants must possess a current and valid passport

• At least 100 hours TESOL/TEFL/CELTA (in- class component is preferred)

• Applicant must be a native speaker or have studied from the junior high level (7th grade) and resided for at least 10 years or more in the country where English is the primary language


(No. 1,2,3,5,6 is because of Korean Immigration Law to process English teaching VISA, not for discrimination)



Getting started is easy. Simply follow the steps below, and we will help you through every step of the process.



1) Send resume to us at the email address given on the job heading, which should include any previous experience working with kids or other relevant positions held. The resume should have a profile picture (passport-style) and your current contact info, including Skype ID if you have one.

2) Once your resume is reviewed and you meet the qualifications, we will email you and schedule a time to speak on the phone or Skype. This is usually around a 10 minute conversation, and allows us to answer any questions you might have.

3) Gather required documents (including Criminal Background Check, diploma, transcripts, etc.)

Thanks for reading and consideration. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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.


Recalling the parts of speech in this structured manner is very helpful, at least for me, as a non-native English speaker. I found particularly useful the recapitulation of adverbs and conjunctions, but also the other parts of the speech. I’m also appreciating the topics’ alternation between the subject matter and the teaching techniques, helping me to keep my interest up.Evaluating students' progress is important to make sure the students have remembered what they've learnt and their progress. It is also important for teachers to understand their particular difficulties and thus could give more assistance if it's needed for the students. There are a few different types of test for different purposes, being used in the different period of the course.