TEFL Jobs in Korea (4)

Date posted:2016-05-02 | Writer: Hands Korea Recruiting | Email: [email protected]

Since the world is being rapidly globalized, English has become the major language people use internationally. Thus, English education in Korea has boomed in the past few years. Rather than providing English education by native Korean teachers, schools have started to increase the number of foreign EFL teachers.

TEFL positions are available both at public schools and private schools (known as Hagwon), institutions and centers. You can expect a competitive salary based on your experience and qualifications including TESOL/TEFL certificate. The cost of living in Korea is not high, therefore you can expect to save a partial portion of the salary. Teaching in Korea is a rewarding and valuable experience and a great chance to widen your views by traveling in Korea, which has one of the oldest cultures in the world.

Hands Korea Recruiting currently have numerous positions for EFL teachers who are dedicated and passionate. No experience in these fields is necessary.



-  Shall work 8 hours per day for 5 days per week from Monday to Friday and shall not work on any public 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; and

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



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

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

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

-  Applicants must possess a current and valid passport.

-  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



- One way trip airfare reimbursement upon arrival in Korea.

- Free housing (teachers will 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 per month

- Employee shall be entitled paid vacation period of 10 days

We have positions in most cities in Korea: Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Gyeonggi province, Gyungsangdo province, etc.



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.


I think it’s really important to learn how to manage a class. Because sometimes the atmosphere of a class decides the quality of the class, and the classroom arrangements can decide the atmosphere. And I also learnt about how to build rapport with the students, it’s actually difficult In thr real life because every kid is different and you always need another key for another box.This unit pointed out grammar which I do not actively think about very often. I cannot say that I have been exposed to the rules involved since elementary school. It was very useful to brush up on this grammar because, while I can use it without flaw, I might not have been able to explain it as effectively as I could explain some of the other grammar points in this course before taking it.