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English Teaching Positions in Korea

Date 2013-06-09 07:06:44 Location : Asia:Korea

1. Nationality

2. Current location and contact number

3. Preferences you may have(location, starting date, students age group, etc)


You must be a citizen of one of these seven countries: Canada, USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa.

English has to be your mother tongue

You must have a Bachelor's degree from a university in these countries; Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and South Africa.

You must not have any criminal record.


School locations: all urban areas in Korea

Type of school: Private English language schools and public schools

Contract period: 1 year

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree in any discipline

Salary: 2.0-2.3 million Korean won(approx. 1,900-2,200 USD)

Starting date of work: All year round, but there are more position openings for March and September start

Student age group: kindergarten to adults

Teaching hours: 30 hrs per week (35-45 hours including office hours)

Class size: 10-30 students/class

Benefits: Rent-free apartment, Free air ticket, Severance pay, 50% of Health Insurance and, and 7-14 days of paid vacation


1. For educational work visa, you need a bachelor’s degree and a clean background check. The background check has to be done within 6 months by nation-wide search.

2. Teaching experience is not essential, and all degree subjects are accepted. However, Korean employers tend to prefer candidates who have degree in education or in English, or TEFL/TESOL certificates.

3. Candidates pay no placement fees.

4. Getting a background check takes as long as 2 weeks up to 3 months. Visa process takes another 3-4 weeks.