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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Zoe
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful to Work With!

Working with Michael was a breeze! He provided helpful feedback and helped me land a job even during the pandemic. I had support and guidance throughout the whole process which helped make sure I didn't feel too lost when going overseas to work for the first time. He answered my questions quickly and made the process fast and simple. Working here has mostly been enjoyable too! The school I got hired with is good and I make enough to live comfortably while still enjoying my time here to the fullest. I completely recommend using this service!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure you know what you need, both for documents and packing! I would also encourage future travelers to ask questions! Knowing more never hurts, especially when it comes to getting settled in somewhere new.
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Nikolai
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Michael Kim- Amazing and Helpful Recruiter!

Michael has been very helpful with the entire recruiting process! He tried as best as he could to find a job in Seoul but it wasn't in the recruiting season so there weren't much options but he helped me locate to a small city an hour and a half away from Seoul. Michael helped me gather the right materials and he explained it so easily. If you listen to his instructions, you will not be lost. I was really thankful that he answered all my annoying emails, but I greatly appreciated his responses.
When I arrived at the Incheon Airport, we had a problem because it was late in the day that there were no more direct buses going to the city I was going to work at. But he gave me precise instructions on how to get there. A little complicated but he helped me until I arrived at my apartment. From the airport I had to take the bus and then take speed train and then a one hour taxi and was so scared because I couldn't speak Korean but Michael and the teacher from the school helped me with the translating. I would recommend Michael to anyone who is planning to go to Korea. My only suggestion is to look for the appropriate recruiting seasons where schools are looking for more teachers and that will help Michael look for more options for you.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would probably wished to have lived in a bigger city like Seoul because there are more foreigners. Over here there I see a foreigner on the streets maybe once every two weeks (if I'm lucky). There's a lot of limits for foreigners living in a small city. I usually take the bus to Seoul on the weekends to enjoy but the weekdays it is a very quiet experience. It could be a good or bad thing depending what kind of expat life that you want~
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Kimberley
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

English Work Review

I had a very positive experience with English Work. Michael is an extremely honest, efficient, and professional recruiter. He set up an interview with a school within a few days of interviewing me. He answered all my questions related to the employment contract, mandatory quarantine, airport pick up, provided housing, etc. Unfortunately, the school cancelled my hiring process due to their own personal timing needs. Michael set up another interview with a different school just a couple days later, and I have been happily working at this school for the past three months. The working conditions have been exactly as described and I have had no issues so far.

I highly recommend English Work and would not hesitate to reach out to Michael should I want to try teaching at a different school in the future.

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Biansa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

This was a great recruitment site. It was straightforward to manage. My recruiter, Michael, always stayed in touch with me, and he worked very efficiently to help me get in touch with schools. He set up an interview with a private school within a week of meeting me. He also provided excellent advice on how to ace my interview. I was able to get that job, and he later helped me with the paperwork process.

I am settling in well with my new school, and I am very excited about this opportunity. It would not be possible without Michael and English Work.

Kyle
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great, Quick and highly Efficient Service

Michael is extremely professional and brutally efficient and very honest and reliable.
He knows the system extremely well. Over the last 2 years, I had signed 3 other job contracts but never managed to reach the end goal. He managed to push the entire process through within 8 weeks from first contact to arrival in Korea. Out of those 8 weeks, roughly 5 weeks was literally bureaucracy waiting for the visa which nothing could be done to increase the speed.

He is very honest when talking about positions. He will not tell you a school is lovely just to get you to go and he will give you plenty of advice before your interview and try to find a placement that suits you best.
My placement school is fantastic and my co-workers are highly supportive. The working conditions are exactly like Michael described. I would highly recommend him and if I want to move location to another Private academy in Korea in a new city, I will not hesitate to contact him again. c:

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Korean Quarantine is very rough. Be prepared for it. You might have less food than you'd like and be extremely bored. Make sure you bring plug converters or something for entertainment. And the quarantine officials are extremely strict.
My wifi in my apartment was not good and kept disconnecting so officials showed up thinking I broke quarantine. Fortunately, my employers managed to communicate with them to explain everything and it was fine.
Lastly, make sure you come to work, and not travel. As you are unlikely to get many holiday allowances aside from weekends. Fortunately, Korea is small enough that you can go almost anywhere for a weekend trip. But make sure your primary reason is to work and you enjoy working with kids.

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