Paid Teaching Jobs in South Korea with TravelBud: Now Hiring for May 2018 & Beyond

Posted by TravelBud on February 20, 2018
South Korea
Classroom Audience
High School
Middle School
Contract Length:
6-12 Months 1 Year+


Job Description

Do you have a bachelors degree (or currently studying towards one), have a good command of spoken and written English and hold one of the following passports: Canada, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand? Then you're just what we're looking for!

Teaching English in South Korea is a truly immersive cultural experience. If you're looking for job in a culture vastly different to your own with great benefits and excellent travel opportunities, this could be just what you're after!

South Korea is a modern country with some of the fastest internet in the world, a highly developed and efficient high-speed public transport system and a lower cost of living compared to most other developed nations. You'll enjoy a modern, yet authentically Korean lifestyle living in this high-energy country!

What's required?

- No teaching experience is required - we provide all training if you don't have already
- A bachelor's degree in any field
- A clean criminal record
- Be a first language English speaker with an excellent command of the English language (both written and spoken)
- Hold a 120 hour+ TESOL (or TEFL or CELTA) certificate. Our program also offers an excellent 120 hour online, or in-country (done in Korea) TESOL course with certification tailored to teaching in South Korean classrooms with an instructor where you'll be able to present lessons and be graded online giving you the opportunity to have some practical experience before landing in the classroom.
- Jobs are only open to citizens of the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.

Assistance and support

We also include step-by-step one-on-one walkthroughs to help you with your job and visa applications and to coach you with any interviews you'll need to have with your prospective employers. This raises the acceptance rate from around 40% of applicants (for those who use many other channels) to over 90% who come through us.

We also include, aside from our Korea-focussed online TESOL course for those who don't hold a certificate already, an online, in-depth Korean culture course to help you bridge the cultural divide many find challenging.

From 2018 we also offer an in-class TESOL course with an exceptional 1 week cultural orientation done in Seoul too, our next in-class course starts on July 17th, 2018.

Our online courses run continuously from January onwards.

Once you're in South Korea you'll also get 24/7 in-country support to help you with anything from simple questions you need answered to more urgent situations where you need help in a hurry.

What's the job like?

  • - We place applicants at both public and private schools where they will be teaching children of various ages.
  • - The positions are full time and are for 12 month contracts.
  • - Furnished accommodation is provided.
  • - Loads more benefits are included! See more below:

When would I start?

We place teachers at both public schools and private language centers throughout South Korea, this means we are able to place applicants at various times of year, particularly for private language centers.

We're now taking applications for April 2018 start dates and beyond. Applications are processed on a first-come first-placed basis, so the sooner you can get your application in the better. This will be for private language centres. If you're interested in teaching at public schools, the next interviews for those placements are likely to begin around September, so by submitting your application now you'll have plenty of time to prepare while securing your spot at the front of the queue, ahead of the crowds!

The in-class, in-country TESOL course

You can now also enrol for our July 16th 2018 in-class, in-country TESOL course done in Seoul, South Korea. This offers you an exceptional opportunity to ease into life in Korea before starting teaching. The course will include an in-depth 1 week cultural orientation packed with activities plus 120 hours of class time where you will be taught and certified to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The course is tailored specially to teaching in South Korea and holders of in-class certificates like this are more sought after by employers than those with online certificates. So, this is a great chance for you to put yourself above the competition as you embark on this exciting journey.


  • Salaries of between US$1900-US$2300 per month
  • End-of-contract bonus pay
  • Flights to South Korea reimbursed
  • Free furnished accommodation
  • Paid leave
  • Friends and couples can be placed together
  • Pre-departure support and guidance
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Online TESOL course (if you don't have one already)
  • Or in-class, in-country TESOL course
  • Cultural and language orientation