Korvia Consulting - Teach English in Korea

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Dedicated Support: With You from the Beginning Till End.

Our #1 priority is you. We believe that by hiring qualified and dedicated teachers we can improve the overall quality of the Korean education as a whole. We are with you through the application process, at the airport when you arrive, and the last phone call you’ll receive if you decide to go back to your home country. We’ll be with you until the end!


Korvia Consulting is one of the largest and most trusted public school teacher placement agencies in South Korea. Since 2006, Korvia has offered teachers continual support from initial application, to their first day of school, to their final day in South Korea. Korvia is also one of the few agencies to be located in the nation's capital of Seoul allowing us uninterrupted communication as well as access to some of the best positions available.

Korvia works directly with the Korean government as well as education offices around the country and are an OFFICIAL PARTNER of the EPIK, GEPIK, and GOE programs.

Questions & Answers

Hi Carol, Depending on positions, that is very doable. Please fill out the online application stating your preference of accommodation. :)
Hi Salma, Yes, you can use TESOL instead of TEFL.
Unfortunately, at this time the Korean government only issues E2 English teaching visas to those from one of the 7 native English speaking countries (USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, & New Zealand). Those that fall outside these citizenships can still come to South Korea as a student or tourist but unfortunately are not able to come as an English teacher. We hope that...
I was not married when I came to Korea, just engaged. That meant or situation was a bit more difficult because no one can guarantee that a couple that isn’t married will be placed together. Married couples are always brought to the same city and given one apartment together. People who are dating aren’t guaranteed that. With that said, Ann at Korvia really helped my fiancé and I. I told her my...


based on 113 reviews
  • Benefits 9.6
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.5
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.7
  • Instruction 9
  • Support 8
  • Value 8
  • Academic Rigor 9
  • Job Assistance 9
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Wonderful Experience

I was placed in South Korea nearly a year and a half ago thanks to Korvia Consulting. To them I owe much gratitude and many thanks. I was well on my way to making the steps necessary to get here after sending them an inquiry email. They've always proven themselves as prompt, professional, and friendly throughout the entire journey.

I was placed in Gumi, South Korea. I left my city request open and was very glad that I did. I would have never chosen Gumi on my own, but have found this place to be more than I could have asked for. It is conveniently situated near the center of Korea, allowing for easy travel throughout the country. It's isn't too small, neither too big. I have made many friends here and absolutely love my school placement; my co-teachers and students leave nothing to be desired.

Monday through Friday I teach 3rd-6th graders and have two after school classes. We use a variety of textbooks that the school provides. My work life has been an easy adjustment thanks to my co-teachers. The administrators of my school, including the principal and vice principals have taken good care of me.

I would suggest anyone wanting to come here for a year to teach English to study the language prior to coming. You may not feel you need it once being here, but it will go a long way. It will make life more convenient and it will give you greater insight into Korean culture. Korea is a beautiful country and it's people reflect that quality. Definitely give Korvia Consulting a try if your heart desires to be placed through EPIK.

Yes, I recommend this program
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An excellent company for a great experience

This is my fifth year in Korea and my third having been placed by Korvia. they are nothing short of AMAZING! They are always professional, courteous and extremely helpful.

From day one they were extremely supportive and never stopped being supportive once I was placed, they regularly check up to see how I am going and if I am still enjoying Korea and my job. They regularly host functions that their recruiters and recruits can attend in order to socialize and unwind.

I have recommended them to many people and they have helped some of my friends come over too.

An excellent company with an amazing staff!

How can this program be improved?
It is currently being improved by Korvia enlarging their area in which they can place teachers... I hope they can recruit for Jeju in the future ;)
Yes, I recommend this program
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Best choice I've made!

Korvia has helped me with everything since I first applied in 2012. When I first arrived they kept in contact with me to make sure everything was fine and if I was enjoying my school. Yet, still to this day in 2015 get messages from my recruiter asking me if I'm enjoying my position and if there is anything she could do to help me. I don't think you're going to get that kind of service with any other recruiting agency than Korvia. They have been the best choice I've made while I was looking for a job. I'm sure they would do the same for you! :)

How can this program be improved?
Just if I wanted to apply for more than one program I could. However, I know applying for more than one program (EPIK, GEPIK, SMOE) can be difficult for the applicant and the recruiter. So, I undertand
Yes, I recommend this program
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Exceptionally helpful

I am extremely glad to have worked with Korvia Consulting. Having lost my last job in Korea due to budget cuts, I was very unsure whether or not I would be able to find a new teaching position. However, working with Korvia, I found that they consistently searched for positions that would appeal to me. They are the most organized recruiting company I've worked with, and they provide all the basic information necessary to consider each position. They are very quick to answer questions during the recruitment process, and they are so, so helpful even after employment. They made sure I got settled in properly, and continuously check up on my experiences in Korea. They are reliable in every aspect.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Korvia made it happen

Korvia is on top of their game when it comes to helping you with the application process, which only seems to get more complicated with the recent job cuts and red tape for incoming NETs. My recruiter Ciena was always great about following up with me. I could tell that they really cared about making this happen for me by their detail-oriented and organized help through each step.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Very professional and helpful!

I work in a middle school in Korea. I work with a co-teacher and we teach the class together. I've found Korvia to be a professional and helpful organisation. They set me up with a school that met my criteria, and were helpful in all phases of the application. Submitting the correct documents can be quite a complicated process, but they remained patient throughout and gave clear and accurate instructions. They have a great reputation here in Korea among English Teachers and I highly recommend their service.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Fantastic Recruiters

My experience with Korvia has been wonderful. Ciena, was my recruiter during my first year in South Korea. She helped me with all of my questions and responded in a timely manner. Even when I moved from Gangneung to Incheon and I had questions while switching jobs she still assisted me. The best part of working with Korvia is how caring their staff is! My recruiter, Ciena, checks in on me from time to time and even sent me a lovely postcard recently.

One thing that is great about Korvia are the quarterly parties that they throw so new and former recruits can hangout and meet each other. If you are interested in moving to South Korea to teach English, I highly recommend using Korvia!

How can this program be improved?
I think that Korvia does a great job. One thing that would be great is having resources for new teachers such as a list of important numbers or basic Korean phrases and learning materials available to new teachers.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Teach in South Korea

Minimal experience needed, decent pay, low cost of living, plenty of support to teach and learn. Korea wants native speakers in their elementary classrooms and you will teach alongside a Korean teacher. In most situations, you will have the support of your coteacher, it will be a rewarding experience, and not too difficult. People with actual teaching degrees and experience may find the English Program in Korea rather frustrating, as the Korean government has a specific curriculum and method to follow, but the ability to really take the lead and use your experience completely varies school to school. If you are placed in any decent-sized town or city, you will find lots of other expats and a lot of English spoken, so adjusting to life in Korea can be fairly easy. Consider staying two years or more, as there are many benefits available to those who renew. Get your own transportation and see Korea on your own terms. Most EPIK teachers earn enough money and have plenty of time to maintain active social lives and travel throughout Korea and other countries.

Most importantly: Korea changes CONSTANTLY. Be flexible and very adaptive to sudden change.

How can this program be improved?
More heads up regarding placement location and living quarters, so that incoming teachers can know what to expect and what to bring with them. Fitting your whole life into one or two 20kg suitcases, when you have no idea what to expect, is a really difficult task.
Yes, I recommend this program


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About Korvia Consulting

Korvia Consulting is an ESL recruiting agency based in Seoul, South Korea that works with the Korean government (GEPIK, EPIK, GOE,) and commercial franchises and programs in China to place English teachers into public and private schools across the...