Public School TEFL Jobs in South Korea

Date posted:2017-09-21 | Writer: Handskorea Recruiting | 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. As a result, government and schools are now starting to increase the number of foreign teachers in Korea. Currently, Handskorea Recruiting is looking for numerous EFL teachers who are dedicated and passionate. No experience in these fields is necessary. Teaching in Korea is a rewarding and valuable experience and a great chance to wide your views by travelling around Korea, which has one of the oldest cultures in the world.

Positions are available at public schools. You can expect a competitive salary based on your TEFL qualifications and teaching experience. The cost of living in Korea is reasonable, therefore you can expect to save a big portion of your salary.


• work 8 hours per day for 5 days per week from Monday to Friday with 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)


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

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

• Pension Payment (Korean Social Security)

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

• Round trip Airfare reimbursement upon arrival in Korea

• Free housing (teachers will only pay for utilities)

• Health insurance


• 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)

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

• 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

(***Nos. 1,2,3,5,6 are 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) Email us at the address given on the job heading with your resume, 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.


This unit stressed the importance of teaching reading and listening skills to students. It made me think about how to best prepare students for engaging with authentic material, such as pre-teaching important vocabulary or structures, but at the same time not teaching too much. This is because students need to feel comfortable with not understanding every piece of a dialogue or text.To be honest, a lot of this information I didn't know before studying the unit. Speaking English day to day, I never thought about the rules behind the words. This has been not only a very insightful lesson but also very enjoyable. The hardest (superlative adj ;)) thing for me to grasp was the difference past participle & past simple irregular verbs; I feel I have to study these more.