TEFL Jobs in South Korea
Experience the best of both worlds right here in Korea. Whether it’s the ancient history or the future of technology that strikes your interest, it can be found right here!
Karaoke your thing? No fear, you’ll be happy to hear you can sing till your heart’s content in one of the many karaoke bars in Seoul.
Maybe the sand between your toes is what has inspired your TEFL adventure, Busan is the answer to your wanderlust. The stunning beaches outline the South coast will have you in your swimsuit before you can say “paddle”!
Experience street food that will have you spicing up the rest of your life. There’s something for everyone in Korea. Have Irish sun-kissed skin in the summer and enjoy the stunning white winters during your time here. We can’t wait to hear all about your Korean adventure once you’ve settled in.
TEFL experience requirements
- Aged between 21 – 62
- Applicants over 40 years must have at least 1 FULL YEAR of tecaching experience
- Reference letter outlining previous teaching experience
- Native English speaker
- Passport holder from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
- Successful completion of a bachelors degree or higher
- 120 Hour Premier TEFL course + 30 Hour Teaching English Online Course(included)
- Both physically and mentally healthy
- Have the ability and willingness to adapt to the Korean culture
How it works?
Check the requirements, get in contact with us, apply. Once you submit all necessary documents and you’re accepted, you can start making plans for the new move to Korea.
- This is a government-sponsored program; you really can’t get any better than that.
- Your passport should be valid for at least six months from when you leave Korea.
- You will need to attain an E-2 visa before your arrival in Korea. Having an offer from an Education Office in Korea is a requirement for the E-2 visa. You will be given guidance on how to apply for the visa at your nearest Korean Consulate or Embassy once you have been offered a position.
- If successful in your application you will be required to submit an apostilled copy of your bachelor’s degree. NOTE: the submitted document will not be returned, ensure you apostille a copy
What do you need to organize?
- International flights
- Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
- Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
- Budget: Bring enough money to allow you to settle in and go on excursions
- Insurance: It’s really important to get travel insurance before you embark on this exciting adventure
Your teaching experience
You’ll be co-teaching with a fluent licensed Korean English teacher who will supervise you during your teaching time. Together you’ll plan and conduct English lessons. Your co-teacher will be right there to help you along the way.
Depending on the region you are based, classes can range from 10 – 40 students per class. The age range you’ll be teaching will be anywhere from 6 – 18 years of age. You’ll genuinely gain amazing teaching experience with a variety of class sizes and student ages.
- Elementary school students range from 6 – 12 years old with 40-minute classes
- Middle school students range from 12 – 15 years old with 45-minute classes
- High school students range from 15 – 18 years old with 50-minute classes
You’ll also enjoy some vacation time in both the summer and winter seasons. Summer holidays begin at the end of July and finish at the end of August while winter holidays start at the end of December and last until the end of January or early February, depending on your school. You will be expected to assist at English camps during the holidays, but you’ll fit in that much-needed break from the classroom.
You could be placed anywhere in Korea, from the capital of Seoul in the North to the large metropolitan city of Busan in the South. Wherever you’re placed, you’re sure to experience the magic of this Asian gem.
Airfare – An entrance allowance of 1.3m & an exit allowance of 1.3m (total of 2.6m) is provided to all teachers.
If your flight to Korea is less than 1.3m, you keep the difference. If it is more, you need to pay the extra.
The entrance allowance is provided within two weeks of arrival (except for Busan & Jeju positions.) The exit allowance is provided on completion of the contract.
Housing – A single, studio apartment. Rent free & includes a bed, table, chairs, TV, separate kitchen facilities, refrigerator, washing machine, separate bathroom with a western toilet & sometimes an air-conditioner. Utilities (electricity, gas & water) are not free & how much they cost depending on how much you use them. It can range between $50 to $150USD per month. Internet access (you must have your own computer/laptop) & cable tv are optional & run at about $30USD per month each.