ESL Consulting-SeoulESL

ESL Consulting

About

ESL Consulting is a Seoul-based ESL recruiting company founded in 2005 and has a large network with public schools and private English academies in South Korea and China. ESL Consulting-SeoulESL works with the Korean government and is an official partner of EPIK and GEPIK. ESL consulting - SeoulESL has intricate knowledge of the EPIK employment system and can guide applicants through the employment process in order to ensure their success. ESL Consulting - SeoulESL also possesses multiple job information on private English schools through South Korea and China. Through the experience of having connected thousands of teachers and schools, ESL Consulting -SeoulESL makes an effort to link teachers with schools that fit them best.

Founded
2005
Headquarters

401, 4 Bangbaero 8gil, Seoul
Seocho-gu
Seoul
06705
South Korea

Reviews

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Nolien
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I left my life as an attorney behind in Johannesburg to work at an English Village in the cultural city 🌃 of Paju - 40 minutes from Seoul. 🚊

Chloe Park and her team @SeoulESL helped with everything and answered next to a trillion questions due to uncertainties caused by Covid-19 virus gaining momentum in Korea at the time.

As I am writing this review I have been in Korea 6 weeks and loving every minute of my experience, even though I couldn't do much traveling and exploring yet I am still happy to have gotten the job and been able to move here.

SeoulESL has been very thorough and helpful. What really stood out for me was the fact that they arrange a pick up service for you when you land at Incheon International Airport ✈️. And secondly the information document they send you to help you pack the right things for your year abroad - which was very helpful. Thirdly, all the teachers recruited by SeoulESL have annual get togethers which is a great opportunity to meet other expats. And the last thing I must mention - SeoulESL puts a lot of effort into finding you a place that will suit you. When I declined a job offer, Chloe Park was very professional about it and took note of all my reasons and we started to look for a new place and a new place until I finally signed my contract. 🖊

If I were to get a "do-over" of the entire process I would have picked SeoulESL as my recruitment agency again - and again.

Thank you SeoulESL for making this all possible! 🙌🏻

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Stepping off the plane at Incheon Airport. It had been many years since my last travels abroad, I felt verg intimidated about the prospect of being In Korea alone.
But then it suddenly hit me - this moment right here is the experience that will inevitably lead to growth.
Nolién
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I left my life as an attorney behind in Johannesburg to work at an English Village in the cultural city 🌃 of Paju - 40 minutes from Seoul. 🚊

Chloe Park and her team at SeoulESL helped with everything and answered next to a trillion questions due to uncertainties caused by Covid-19 virus gaining momentum in Korea at the time.

As I am writing this review I have been in Korea 6 weeks and loving every minute of my experience, even though I couldn't do much traveling and exploring yet I am still happy to have gotten the job and been able to move here.

SeoulESL has been very thorough and helpful. What really stood out for me was the fact that they arrange a pick up service for you when you land at Incheon International Airport ✈️. And secondly the information document they send you to help you pack the right things for your year abroad - which was very helpful. Thirdly, all the teachers recruited by SeoulESL have annual get togethers which is a great opportunity to meet other expats. And the last thing I must mention - SeoulESL puts a lot of effort into finding you a place that will suit you. When I declined a job offer, Chloe Park was very professional about it and took note of all my reasons and we started to look for a new place and a new place until I finally signed my contract. 🖊

If I were to get a "do-over" of the entire process I would have picked SeoulESL as my recruitment agency again - and again.

Thank you SeoulESL for making this all possible! 🙌🏻

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Stepping off the plane at Incheon Airport. It had been many years since my last travels abroad, I felt verg intimidated about the prospect of being In Korea alone.
But then it suddenly hit me - this moment right here is the experience that will inevitably lead to growth.
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John
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had casually applied to teach in Korea and when they asked for a start date I had told them I could start when ever --- even as soon as possible, if the right job came up. Well about a month after I had applied I was flying out to South Korea for my new position. Yuri at SeoulESL was amazing at outlining the whole process and making sure that the whole process was simple and quick for me. She was very attentive and informative, answering any and all of my questions. When I was having trouble deciding on which offer to pick, she gave me feedback on her experiences with the schools and even provided me with their locations on Google Maps so that I could get a little bit of perspective on where I would be living. Landing in South Korea was not stressful at all because as I walked out of the airport I had a driver waiting for me with a sign and then was greeted via phone by Yuri who explained to the driver where to take me. One especially nice thing about the experience was that even though I was moving to South Korea a week after the outbreak in Daegu that Yuri and my school explained the proper precautions I should take and reassured me from worrying. I honestly was amazed and shocked by how quick the whole process went and even though it all happened within about a months time I did not feel rushed or pressured as Yuri had outlined the process as each step went on.

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Lee
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I found my last 2 jobs with help from Yuri at SeoulESL. She was very good at communicating with me about any issues or questions I had and she answered my emails relatively quickly while also usually being contactable on Skype. She showed me various prospective jobs and helped me choose one which was suitable to my tastes. She is a very friendly and professional person, as she has helped me for 2 years now and I have been very happy with her services. I would recommend Yuri at SeoulESL if you are a first timer looking for teaching a job in Korea.

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Luke
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Yuri with ESL Consulting helped me immensely in arranging my move to Busan, South Korea. She provided me with thorough, comprehensive advice and instructions throughout the process and at no point was I left uncertain or worried about the process. The recruitment service arranged my trip to both Busan and Japan, sorting flights and accommodation. Even with South Korea going through a period of instability upon my arrival, I felt comfortable having Yuri an email or phone call away. I am happy at the school arranged for me and do not regret my move in the slightest.

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Elizabeth Perez

Elizabeth Perez has been living in South Korea for the past year. She has taught in Spain and New York City, where she studied at New York University and The City College of New York, receiving a Master's in secondary education specializing in learners on the Autism spectrum.

She decided to complete her TESOL extension in Spain, leaving New York behind to see the world.

Why did you choose this program?

There was much talk about how wonderful teaching in Korea could be when I was studying for my TEFL. I did not buy into it. I wanted to spend some time in Spain to get more fluent so that I could return to New York City and better serve the Spanish speaking families and students I worked with.

After teaching abroad for two years in Spain, I couldn't imagine going back, continuing to travel was the only option. Still not really considering Korea, an opportunity arose and I took a risk. I began communicating with Yuri from Seoul ESL; she was highly organized and found the perfect fit for me.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

The team at Seoul ESL were in constant communication, offering support throughout the application, interview, hiring, and contract signing process.

I had a detailed list of documents I needed to gather from my universities, employers, and government. Seoul ESL handled all the communication in Korea between the employer and the government. I collected my visa in the US and Yuri met me at the airport in Seoul.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

It can seem a little overwhelming for a first-time visa applicant as South Korea requires very precise documents. Working in a foreign country is an experience everyone should have - obtaining a visa is part of the experience. You don't need to master the language before you get there; of course, it is great if you can, but part of the growth that happens working in a new country is learning the language immersed in the culture.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

I was hired under EPIK, but my position is outside of EPIK, in a National Institute that serves all of the public schools in the region. I generally work from 9:00 to 6:00, more like regular office hours rather than school hours.

I teach about 23 hours a week and have opportunities to teach classes for extra income.
It is a really interesting position because I get to go to many different schools throughout the region. I get to teach not only students of all ages but native Korean teachers too. In addition to meeting English teachers from all over the world!

On the weekends, I usually head to Seoul or another city to explore Korea's beautiful landscape and to meet friends. I live in a remote area surrounded by mountains, which is such a contrast to the cities I have inhabited all of my life, and I absolutely love it!

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I usually move towards fear. It was a really difficult decision to leave my students in New York, but I thought ultimately the experience would benefit my teaching practice and therefore my students.

Deciding to move to Korea was exciting because I really did not think about it; it happened so fast before I could consider what to fear I was standing in Asia for the first time attempting syllables of a language I had zero knowledge of. The only thing I considered before arriving was how was I going to bond with people in the land of soy and soju when I am allergic to soy and I don't drink.

Turns out Korean is not a difficult language to learn; it is actually really fun! And there is an abundance of modern culture to get you engaged in learning and practicing the language. The soy allergy is difficult here, but the entire world makes avoiding soy nearly impossible. I'm learning how to better communicate, and making more Korean friends who help me at restaurants, but more fun is learning to cook Korean food without soy.

How can you blend in when you stand out?

I am used to blending in. Living in New York City, no one seems to notice anyone. Adjusting to living in a small Korean town was a bit of a hurdle.

Everyone recognizes you - you could become a bit of a celebrity. Attention is not something I enjoy, so it was strange at first, but humanity is easily desensitized and the initial shock wears off for the locals and they eventually stop noticing you. Or maybe your fashion sense has shifted and the short pants and socks and sandals are helping you blend in. Still, occasionally people will come up to you to practice their English.