• South Korea
    • Seoul
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Middle School Pre-School University Students

Program Details

  • Nationality – Have a valid passport of one of the following English speaking countries; Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States Education – Hold a Bachelor’s degree or above Native English Speaker
  • Education – Hold a Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Native English Speaker
Job Type
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood High School Middle School Pre-School University Students
Weekly Classroom Hours


Salary / Benefits
2.0Milwon ~ 2.7Million Korean won/mon.
Price Details
Our recruiting services are completely free to teachers.
What's Included
Accommodation Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
What's Included (Extra)

Health insurance, National pension, Severance payment upon completion 1 year contract, Rent free housing

Oct 17, 2019
Jan 12, 2023
29 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

ESL Consulting-SeoulESL is a Korea-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.

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Program Highlights

  • Recruiting service completely free of charge for teachers
  • An official Korean government partner
  • Dedicated recruiting staff focused on meeting your needs
  • Information on multiple positions in public and private sector all throughout Korea
  • Fast, friendly & reliable service

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Program Reviews

4.88 Rating
based on 78 reviews
  • 5 rating 88.46%
  • 4 rating 11.54%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Benefits 4.7
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.7
  • Facilities 4.8
  • Safety 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

SeoulESL Consulting

Sammie and May helped my boyfriend and I find a fantastic job in Paju-si, South Korea. It was one of the first job interviews that they found for us and the school had no bad reviews and was not on the hagwon blacklist like a lot of other schools we were offered by other recruiters. They helped us with all of our documents, flight bookings etc. and they always responded within 24 hours during the work week. Once we were in South Korea they helped us through the airport and checked up on us a few days later to see if we had settled in properly.
We love our school and we really think we were lucky to find such an awesome one, and it would not have been possible with SeoulESL!

7 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Incredibly Communicative and Professional

ESL Consulting went above and beyond in being with me step-by-step through the recruiting process. Joy, especially, was one of the most honest, compassionate, and knowledgeable recruiters I have ever worked with. Replying at 7 AM, detailing required documents, making sure my well-being was also being taken care of, accomodating difficult and special circumstances, and checking up on me consistently the entire process are just a few of the reasons why I wholeheartedly trust Joy and why I highly recommend SeoulESL.

  • Communication
  • Trust
  • Professionalism
17 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Seoul ESL Review

Seoul ESL was the first recruitment agency I've ever used, and I have to say, my experience has been a positive one.

Joy worked with me through the interview stage and paired me up with potential schools. There was a bit of a struggle at times due to the language barrier, but nothing that was not resolved quickly. While it took a while to get some interviews, the schools she scheduled interviews with fit the criteria I had given her in our initial interview. I am super happy with the school I chose, which couldn't have been done without their help!

Closer to my departure, I started working with Lucy. She was very polite and thorough regarding important information for pre-departure and arrival into the country. She answered my questions promptly and with detail, making it much easier for me to anticipate my next steps.
This is definitely something I would recommend to any new traveler or teacher to South Korea - ask questions! Seoul ESL was very helpful, and no matter how silly or obvious the question seemed, they answered it with great attention to detail or gave good advice. As a result, I definitely felt more prepared coming over.

The only negative I can think of is the communication - and by this, I mean the time difference. There was a 13-hour time difference between us when we communicated, so often times I would be waiting a while for an email. I also had to adjust my schedule to accommodate the difference - for example, I often had to be prepared to work on Sunday and make sure that all of my important emails were sent out by Thursday if I wanted a response before the weekend. This is not something that Seoul ESL could have helped or prevented, but it did add some stress at times.

Overall, I had a great experience with Seoul ESL, and I would definitely recommend it!

  • Insightful, detailed and informational responses.
  • Respectful of your profile/intake interview criteria.
  • Patient and responsive to inquiries.
  • Time difference.
  • Delayed responses - due to the time difference.
22 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Seoul ESL Review

I would give Seoul ESL a 5/10

If I'd worked only with Joy, this would have been a 1-star review. If I'd only worked with Lucy, a 10/10!

Working with Joy was a horrible, intolerable experience. She was rude and unprofessional, I almost gave up on my job offer just so I wouldn't have to deal with her. Her English skills are severely lacking which led to misunderstandings and miscommunication, which is less than ideal when dealing with official paperwork, visa procedures, and employment contracts. She also shows a complete lack of empathy and has poor intercultural understanding which caused further issues, frustrations, and annoyances.

Towards the end of the process and during the arrival procedures, however, I was put in touch with Lucy who was an absolute pleasure to work with, I could not have asked for better! She was truly fantastic, I basically had the exact opposite experience compared to working with Joy.
Lucy's English is at the level of a native speaker so we never had any miscommunication. She deeply and sincerely cares about the well-being of the clients she works with, and is well-informed on cultural differences--in this way, she anticipated possible questions, problems, and confusions that might arise and offered information or solutions before problems ever materialized. Lucy is friendly and knowledgeable, and I would not hesitate to work with her again :) Thanks to her, I had a smooth arrival in Korea!

23 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A Job Well Done

The team was very helpful every step of the way! I surely could not have gotten here without their help. I am deeply appreciative of their assistance in this process and by extension, I would gladly recommend their services to all those interested.

I quickly and easily found a very good school to work with where my commute is a little over five minutes each day. The staff is friendly as I try to gain my footing in this new environment, and I am overall pleased with the transition. The lovely children are the best part! Please take the time to learn some Korean if you decide to take up this program as it is very helpful/useful when it comes to getting around, and communicating with the locals and teachers.

  • Timely responses
  • Friendly team
  • Guidance and suggestions
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21 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience for 1st time teacher in Korea

The team was very happy to assist through the entire process to ensure as seemless a move to Seoul as it could be. Always happy to answer questions and supportive of unique circumstances, there was really a large amount of effort and care that went into finding a job and immigrating overseas. The time difference did make communication challenging at times, but they were happy to accommodate when it came to video calls and interviews. Once we had arrived they even helped navigate us around the city and gave us recommendations of stores and places to go to help us get settled.

29 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Kayla Chavez

ESL Consulting made the process application in regards of searching the job, preparing for the interview, getting all of my documents ready, and more. Joy Oh is an excellent recruiter who helped me and answered all of my questions and doubts - she made sure I was taken care of as soon as I got to South Korea; best recruiting agency ever.
I recently started working as an English teacher in South Korea and the school was very helpful in giving me the training I need, there was communication between the managers and the teachers, and the amount of support I have received from other teachers is amazing, they all truly made me feel like home.

  • The school is very helpful.
26 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience with ESL Consulting

I am so happy I choose ESL Consulting! They have been so patient, helpful, trustworthy and professional throughout my whole experience looking for a job in Korea! I definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to teach in Korea! They helped me through all the steps of applying for a teaching job in Korea. It is a challenging process, but they made it seem so easy and not stressful at all. They were prompt in letting me know about my interview date, preparing essential visa documents. They genuinely care about the teachers they work with! Thank you ESL Consulting!!!!

  • They genuinely care about the people they work with!!!
35 people found this review helpful.

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