TEACHING POSITION INFORMATION
We are partnered with our network of private language schools throughout South Korea. Most schools have been partners of ours for years, where we have placed many teachers. We have made it mandatory to have multiple foreign teachers working at each school, as it makes it more comfortable for our teachers when they arrive.
We fill positions year round, though March and September are the busiest months. Our positions all offer similar full benefits packages (see more in the next link). COUPLE POSITIONS are sometimes available. Note: We recommend that you apply at least 2 months in advance in order to allow enough time to prepare and process.
25-30 teaching hrs per week (Mon ~Fri). Most schools run a day shift for Kinder/elementary (9-6), while some schools run an aft/evening program for ele/middle school students (1-10).
The average salary and perks package at most language institutes which comprise the bulk of ESL jobs in Korea includes: monthly salary of 2.1~2.4 million Korean Won (approx. $2000~$2330 USD) and higher based on experience and qualifications for 100~120 teaching hours; rent-paid fully furnished housing; medical coverage and Korean pension plan 50% paid for by employer; round-trip airfare to and from Korea back home; and contract completion bonus (also called severance pay) equal to one month’s salary at end of one-year contract.
Schools generally pay $2,000 - $2,300 US, though a small number of schools will offer more for a teacher who is licensed in their home country. Keep in mind taxation is 3-5%.
There are quite a few in Korea:One-month salary bonus upon completion of contract / Pension bonus / National medical coverage (50/50) / furnished single apartment (or stipend) / 10 days paid vacation.
- A native English speaker from one of the following countries: USA, CANADA, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND, UK, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA- An undergraduate degree/any major (A Tesol certification is preferred, especially for those lacking in teaching experience)
Please refer to our FAQ or send us an email. We'd be happy to clarify things for you.
Yes you can but it’s important to understand the job market in Korea. Most jobs in Korea, which are available for westerners, cater to kindergarten, elementary and middle school students. High school and adult teaching jobs are quite rare in comparison.Generally, he two options are kinder/elementary (day shift), elementary/middle school (aft/evening), the former being much more common.
Generally, saving 1000/mth is very doable if you live a conservatively. It ultimately depends on your motivation for being in Korea.
Generally, schools don’t prefer to hire friends, as it can be seen as a liability. We usually try to accommodate you by placing friends in relatively close proximity to each other.
Yes, sometimes we do. In this case, schools would provide a larger apartment to accommodate the couple.