EnglishWork

EnglishWork

About

EnglishWork.com is a recruiting agency specializing in the ESL Job industry in Korea. We have been devoted exclusively to helping native English speakers and school administrators obtain and fill positions in ESL/EFL Schools in Korea. The agency, directed by experienced recruiters and placement counselors, has placed hundreds teachers through the years. We use our expertise in the hiring process to bring about a successful result for both candidates and schools alike.

Founded
2000

Reviews

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Sarah
4/5
No, I don't recommend this program

Teaching english in Cheongju

The placement and communication from Micheal were great and quick. Sometimes it's hard to make the decision to move to a different country and teach but it's really fun. I have made lots of friends, and some enemies too though. The process was quick too, but a little stressful. Settling in Korea is stressful as well since it's very different than the USA. Everything is way more secure so phone and bank plans take a long time to set up so you need to be patient. And always ask as many questions as possible.

The job is fun, I like my students and I get by with my little Korean. There are some community classes in some cities and lots of Facebook groups to meet new people. It's hard to make Korean friends unless you speak Korean. There also isn't that much vacation time and the hours are about the same as a full-time job in the USA.

I also recommend contacting some people who have left reviews and asking them for their opinion. And going for placement in a smaller city as well. It's so easy to travel in Korea and is so much fun to go see new places on the weekends. It's a very small country so it's very convenient to get around.

Pros
  • learning more about the world and building yourself
  • meeting people from different cultures
  • health insurance, walkability, safe
Cons
  • stressing out over how hard it is to get anything done in korea without jumping through hoops to identify yourself
  • little to no vacation to visit home
  • low pay making it hard to save money
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Elisabeth
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

EnglishWork

Michael Kim was very helpful in getting me placed at a wonderful company with good benefits and available housing. I was given an interview with a school right away and found the perfect job for me! I was then assisted through the process of acquiring all the necessary documents to work here. I was picked up at the airport quickly and taken to a nice facility to wait out my quarantine time. Mr. Kim was available to talk whenever I needed him, and I felt very well provided for upon entering the country!

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Yaquelin
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience!

I had a very good experience at my school. My coworkers were all very nice and helpful. Since I don't speak Korean very well, there were always questions from me and everyone was always willing to help me even if it was with google translate. My school had all the materials we needed and it wasn't hard to get used to the material. The students were lovely too. There's always the occasional difficult one but they were never rude, mean, or disrespectful to teachers. It is hard to say goodbye to the kids after being their teacher for a year. That's one of the more difficult parts of the job.

I would recommend this kind of job (hagwon teacher) to people with a passion for teaching. It is a tough job at times and you are expected to give it your all. There's always someone to help but at the end of the day, you are the one responsible to do the job. I wouldn't recommend the job to people who want to travel often around the country. You only get 1 week of vacation twice a year, so those were the only times that I had to travel. BUT those 2 weeks were spent to the max! As I said before, you will be working A LOT (sometimes even on the weekends), so those 2 weeks are very needed to decompress (you might not want to travel around but rest instead).

As for my experience with my recruiter, he was great! he gave me a list of tips to do better at my interview and they were super helpful. After getting my job offer, I had a lot of questions about my contract. My recruiter asked all my questions to the school and made sure that they answered them for me. He was always respectful and cheerful with me so I felt very comfortable communicating with him. Overall, my recruiter did a great job helping me find and get a job overseas. I wouldn't have gotten my job without him.

Pros
  • Great learning experience
  • Self growth
  • You can save money
Cons
  • Little time to travel
  • Short breaks at work
  • Stressful
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Alex
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Very good

This is a very good program. I am very happy to get some teaching experience. Michael has been an excellent help. I really like the assistance provided to teachers. He very helpful during the application process all the way until I got my visa and booked my flight to the new country. He was quick to respond if I had questions and addressed all of my concerns. I would highly recommend this opportunity. I apartment is very close to my school. So far I am also pleased with my location, housing, and environment.

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Benjamin
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Help

Michael Kim was very helpful finding me two jobs here in korea. He is a supportive and patient man always willing to go the extra mile.

Not only will he help you find the best possible school, but he is always available to aid in the complicated paperwork.

I was impressed by his patience the first time he helped me as it was covvid and there were many difficulties, but he helped me overcome them all. What is especially important for me is finding the perfect school and town and I was lucky enough to be situated nicely.

Thank you English Work and Michael Kim

Pros
  • Helpful
  • Patient
  • Investigative
Cons
  • Hasty

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