South Korea
Employment Type
Contract Length
1 Year+
Student Level
Early Childhood


Job Qualifications

  • Native-level English fluency
  • A bachelorโ€™s degree in any field
  • Citizenship in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, or the United Kingdom
  • A commitment to 12 months of employment
  • Applications must be 49 years of age or younger

Job Benefits

  • High salaries allow you to save money
  • Rent-Free Housing Provided
  • One-way Airfare Reimbursement
  • End-of-contract bonus equal to one month's pay

Company Description

Founded in 1947, CIEE is the leading nonprofit dedicated to fostering peace and understanding through international exchange programs.

CIEE Teach Abroad offers English teaching positions at reputable partner schools around the world along with comprehensive support through every step of your teach abroad journey. In South Korea, CIEE is an official recruitment partner of the EPIK program and places candidates in both public and private schools.

Job Description

Earn at least 2,300,000-2,800,000 won/month
Rent-free housing from your school
Korean National Health Insurance
Enrollment in a CIEE TEFL 150-hour Certification course
Expert visa assistance
One year of iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance services
24/7 support and advice from CIEE staff in Korea
Orientation weekend in Seoul and opportunity to network with other teachers

South Korea offers you the opportunity to gain teaching experience and see the world while earning a competitive salary and enjoying rent-free housing. This is a great choice for someone getting ready for a teaching career, or someone who wants to work abroad while paying off student loans, for example. Placements are available in major urban areas throughout Korea, including greater Seoul!

CIEE places English teachers at two types of schools in South Korea: Public and Private.

Teachers at public schools work side-by-side with a Korean co-teacher most of the time, although they still have full responsibility for the class. They normally have 20-25 teaching hours each week, not counting prep time, meetings or free periods at their school. A typical contract offers 20-25 vacation days per year on a fixed schedule. Class sizes are usually 20-30 students.

Participants at private schools are lead teachers with full responsibility for their classes. They have a heavier workload: 30 classroom teaching hours each week, not counting prep time, meetings or other obligations like lunch supervision. A typical contract offers 10-15 vacation days per year on a fixed schedule. Class sizes are smaller than public schools, usually 8-15 students.