Korvia Consulting - Teach English in Korea

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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.

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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...
"A TEFL course of 100-hours or more is required to teach at a public school, with some programs such as GOE and Busan EPIK requiring a TEFL certification with an in-class component as well. Private Institutes and Hagwons do currently not require a TEFL certificate." You can find more information on requirements on their website https://www.korvia.com/korvia-faq/.
I can’t speak to whether Korvia helps with University positions as I didn’t have a position at a University. They may. But it is my understanding that positions at Universities are harder to come by. I have heard of people coming to Korea and teaching in middle schools and getting university positions once there. I don’t know anyone who came to Korea and taught at a university though. That’s...
Teaching experience is helpful in general because it gives you a bit of an edge over other recruits searching for the same jobs. Is it required? Most of the time no. There are some positions that do require it but that depends on the school. Your recruiter at Korvia can help you find the right school whose requirements you've met as well as is right fit for your personal requirements as best as...

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based on 107 reviews
  • Benefits 9.6
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.6
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.8
  • Instruction 9
  • Support 8
  • Value 8
  • Difficulty 9
  • Job Assistance 9
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Nina
9/10

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
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LM
8/10

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

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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 to place English teachers into public and private schools across the country.