• South Korea
    • Seoul
    • Gwangju
    • Busan
52+ weeks

Program Details



Salary / Benefits
- Salary or at least 1.9 million KRW per month
- Full training & orientation
- Korean co-teacher in every class
- FREE fully furnished housing or rent subsidy
- FREE Lonely Planet e-guide to South Korea
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 13, 2014

About Program

Do you want to put your Bachelor's Degree or TEFL qualification to good use in an amazing Asian program? Apply today to teach in one of many incredible locations in South Korea.

We have jobs available in both public and private schools, teaching children from kindergarten age to high school pupils.

Your responsibilities will include teaching conversational English, preparing classes in advance, evaluating students, aiding experienced teachers and much more.

- AUS, CAN, IRE, NZ, SA or UK passport holder
- Under 55 years of age
- Bachelors degree in English, TEFL / TESOL qualification, valid certification to teach elementary or high school students or bachelors degree in any subject plus at least 1 year worth of teaching experience required

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Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in South Korea and loving it

I have been an English teacher in South Korea for 3 and a half years and it is the best decision i ever made. I was working a lowly 9-5 sales job in South Africa when i decided to use my english degree and apply to EPIK in korea. I managed to secure the position i currently have with the help of ESL starter who were wonderful.I really really wanted to come so i sent loads of follow up emails that were probably not necessary but i always received prompt replies and good advice. Life in South Korea is amazing. We earn very good money and have very little expenses so you are able to save a lot although i did'nt save that much in my first two years because there is a budding social scene here.My bank account is looking a lot better now that i stay in a lot more with my girlfriend (who i met here ). Over and above the money and the great social life what makes korea great for me is the fact that I wake up everyday and love what i'm doing.There was one time when i was feeling down about something and as soon as i walked into the classroom and the children made me laugh i felt a lot better. A huge challenge of living and working here is of course not speaking the language. My Co teacher took me to the eye doctor one and on the way jokingly said that sometimes i was like baby. You can do most thinks here alone but there are sitauations where you absolutely need person who speaks Korean to help. Thankfully Koreans are very helpful and really good to foreigners as my co teacher was that day.

What would you improve about this program?
I would arrange for a possible applicant to be able to talk to someone currently living and working in South Korea. This person would be able to provide excellent advice and answer most if not all questions. I think this would really help someone applyingto be less anxious and improve the programme
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Questions & Answers

Hi, thanks for stopping by! The winters are cold and dry, summers hot and humid, and spring and fall are mild :)