Teach English in Korea with Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

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Looking to take a gap year, save money to pay off student loans or just want travel the world? Whatever your reason, teaching in Korea is a great way to reach your goals.

Travel and Teach offers ESL teaching positions in great schools from Seoul to Busan. With high paying salaries, free apartment, airfare, medical insurance and visa sponsorship, our schools offer the most unique and exciting opportunities in Korea.

Travel and Teach offers a 100% free service and offers endless support from the time you apply to the time you leave Korea. This is our Travel and Teach Teacher Guarantee.

Questions & Answers

Yes! Typically, the first week when you arrive at your new school, there is a training period. Although this may vary from school to school, it usually includes a series of observations, where you get the opportunity to see the typical routines and protocols being performed during a normal lesson from other teachers, as well as a one-on-one review of the curriculum, your teaching schedule, etc....
The basic tertiary requirement is to have a minimum of a bachelors degree! If your degree is not in education, it is also required to have a TEFL certification to allow you to obtain the skills and knowledge to teach students whose first language is not English.
Hi Wai Yee, It is certainly possible if you are of Asian descent and from one of the 7 countries that Korea will grant a working visa to. If you are not from one of those countries, unfortunately you won't be granted a visa though, even though you speak perfect English and have experience teaching. I hope this helps!
I am not Asian American myself, so I cannot comment from personal experience, but I can say that I recently completed a a teaching seminar with EBY Talking Club in Seoul, and of the six other foreign teachers there, two of them were Asian American. While it may have been harder for them to get a job of this type (I didn't think to ask), I can say that it is certainly possible. I hope this helps.

Reviews

93%
based on 78 reviews
  • Benefits 9.3
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
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Kate
10/10

Travel and Teach for the win!

Wow, I absolutely loved my time in Korea and attribute much of my experience to Travel and Teach. My recruiter, Niko, had spent a year in Korea himself and therefore had the most insightful advice. Initially, I was very anxious to go, but Niko was very patient and explained the whole process to me in detail, calming my nerves. I was placed at a small, private school in Incheon. The kids, local teachers and fellow foreign teachers were kind and helpful. Teaching was a breeze as the kids were extremely well behaved and the hours were easy. I spent most my weekends exploring various parts of Korea, which was a treat in itself. Overall, I would recommend everyone to use Travel and Teach and to go teach English in Korea. It's an unforgettable experience!

Yes, I recommend
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Justin
8/10

1 Month into South Korea

My agent with Travel & Teach was the most effective and efficient compared to other agencies. Other agencies required a greater number of ultimately unnecessary documents and interviews which were 6X longer.

My placement has everything I could ask for and I was moved into a neighborhood with other Westerners which helps prevent homesickness or constant isolation.

Save time and worry by trusting in you Travel & Teach Agent and start preparing to leave early. Despite the unbelievable nature of teaching overseas, it is real, you will be hired, and you will have to travel and adapt to a new country.

Yes, I recommend
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Amy
10/10

Really helpful recruiters! Korea is awesome!!

I've only been in South Korea for a few weeks but so far I'm really loving it! I'm just beginning to explore but so far the food is super SUPER delicious and my co workers are really nice and helpful. Thank you so much Travel and Teach for helping me get through the visa process. I'm not gonna lie, I was definitely scared at first because I thought that getting visas would be really really hard. Anyways, my recruiter helped me with the whole process so it wasn't that bad! I would def recommend this program to anyone who wants to teach in Korea!

Yes, I recommend
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Benjamin
10/10

Great Experience!

I've only been in Korea for just over 2 months now, but am loving my experience so far. The management and other teachers have really made my transition here very easy. My training was thorough and included shadowing the teacher I was replacing, so I was able to see how things were done in each class, which I found helpful.

I just wanted to thank Nicole and Kyungjin specifically for getting me here! To be honest, I really didn't know what to expect from the visa process, but found it a bit complicated. However, with the help of these two reps from Travel and Teach, I just followed their lead and was able to get my visa done without any hassles. I also really appreciated the additional documents that I was given (teacher's guide, information package on teaching and living in Korea and the e-book) as they gave me insight on what to expect, which was not only the good but some of the not-so-good parts of living in Korea.

All in all, a great experience so far! I'm happy I chose to go with Travel and Teach! Thanks again!

How can this program be improved?
Nothing I can think of with Travel and Teach. I do think that teachers should do their research on living in Korea before they get here. It was a bit of a shock coming from a small town to the way things are here, but I like that experience - I can see how others may not though.
Yes, I recommend
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Amelia
10/10

Hello from Bundang!

When I first applied to Travel and Teach Recruiting, I didn't think I would ever actually get a position anywhere. My background was in education administration and literature, not teaching. But within a few days, I spoke with my recruiter, Niko, and then a week later I was speaking to my current director. Travel and Teach Recruiting took my experience and found the perfect position for me.

Once I had a position, Niko helped me through the process of getting my visa. He answered all of my questions and was so helpful throughout the process. Since arriving, he's checked in to make sure everything is good. I'm so appreciative to him and Travel and Teach Recruiting. I'm having an absolutely great time here in Bundang!

How can this program be improved?
I can't think of any way to improve!
Yes, I recommend
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Richard
10/10

Very good!

The thing that stands out for me about ESL teaching in Korea is that the community is so great. Each area has its own welcoming groups of foreigners (and not just groups for drinking abut also sports, clubs etc) which is really great. I’ve read about lots of people who go to teach for th e first time around the world but their life is a bit isolated, but here no problem. Before I arrived Travel & Teach were excellent, they kept in touch via email, skype and if I had a problem I could contact them at any time and get a quick reply. My main contact was called Jennifer and she was excellent. Talking to my friends here it seems many recruiters are more interested in getting the money/commission then just ignore their teachers, but I didn’t/haven’t experienced this. I would recommend them to others even people just curious about committing themselves to a year abroad teaching.

Yes, I recommend
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Mary
9/10

South Korea

I would recommend travel and teach to anybody thinking of doing a year in South

korea, the process seems huge but actually required very little worry and stress

from me as they took care of everything pretty well. I think for me there were no

problems and my school have been really welcoming. Sometimes Korean bosses

are a little more extreme than in the west but you get used to it haha, and my

coworkers are lovely. My apartment is in quite a nice neighborhood with lots of

convinient stores and easy access to the subway. I'm looking forward to staying

here at least one year.

Good things about Korea-
- 24 hour convinience for everything!
- Nice friendly people
- Good quality of life
- Big expat community
- Korea is very safe esp for women

Bad things-
- Sometimes very cold haha
- Language barrier is sometimes an issue for things like banking

Yes, I recommend
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Sarah
9/10

My Seoul Experience- so Far

I'm really happy that I made the decision to go with you guys, I googled a lot of recruiters and travel and teach seemed the best choice, and they have delivered in helping me get set up with my school and made sure things are ok for me out here! Honestly I havnt had any major problems so I havnt even really needed to contact them at all since I have been set up here, but that can only be a good thing! At first working in a korean workplace took some getting used to but now I feel I am in the groove and I'm really enjoying teaching here, 99% of the kids are awesome and ive even met a lot of parents who are so nice.

How can this program be improved?
before I arrived I found it a bit difficult to get some detailed information on my neighborhood where I would live in Seoul, perhaps the school/recruiter could provide that or point people towards a website etc.
Yes, I recommend
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Kathy
9/10

Seoul Love!

Teaching in Korea is great so far! I really like my school and there's a big community of foreign teachers who are all very helpful. I have only been here just over 1 month but no problems so far and I look forward to doing at least one more year. I was a bit overwhelmed with the Visa process and had a few problems but my recruiter helped sort everything out and talk me through it.

Korea is very friendly for foreigners and even the language barrier isn't a problem (so far!). Saying that I am taking Korean class to make my life a little easier :p

Thanks for everything so far!

Yes, I recommend
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Stephen
9/10

So far so good!

I think moving to a new place on the other side of the world is a crazy experience for anybody and I know when I first arrived here I was a little worried my first few days. Actually I have only been here just over a month now but I am loving life so far. My school is very enjoyable and there is a great social scene here in Incheon. I had some small problems and confusions when I was applying for my visa but actually travel and teach really helped me out and walked me through everything so it ended up being problem free. So, thanks!

Yes, I recommend
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will
10/10

Great Laughs, Great Time!

I have been here a while now and really settled in, Korea is a very safe and enjoyable place with friendlyu locals. My school have been very welcoming and even though I don't have a lot of previous teaching experience they provided easy to use materials and I got lots of advice from Niko and the group back home. There is a big community here of locals and ex-pats alike. Just don't go crazy with the soju haha.

How can this program be improved?
It might not be possible depending on the school but it would have been cool to have some samples of the teaching materials before arriving, I like to do my homework haha. Apart from that no problems!
Yes, I recommend
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Kimi
10/10

We had a great experience with Travel and Teach!

My husband and I had a great experience with Travel and Teach Recruiting and we would definitely recommend them! We contacted Shane via email to ask general questions and he helped guide us through the whole process of coming to teach in Korea! He was very responsive, prompt and helpful with any questions we had. The process to get our visas together was long and tedious and we're so glad that we had someone to walk us through every step. We truly feel like we couldn't have done this without him! He set us up in a school we feel very lucky to be at. We just started our fourth week so it's still very new to us but we're having a wonderful time so far. It's also extremely reassuing knowing that we still have help from Travel and Teach if anything comes up in the future. We're so happy to be here!

How can this program be improved?
We can't think of any.
Yes, I recommend
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Morgan
8/10

Woo!

My boyfriend and I both decided to teach in South Korea for a year. Our recruiter, Niko, was very helpful finding us a job! We were worried that we wouldn't be able to find a couple position but he successfully found one. We ended up accepting an offer with Cheongna SLP. Niko answered all of our questions and even made sure we were doing well once we settled in. We have only worked for a month here so far, however, we love it. It is a lot of work but the school really does love the students and cares about their studies and that's the sort of school we were looking for!

Yes, I recommend
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Harrison
9/10

My time so far in South Korea

Niko was with me every step of the way and was very helpful from day one. He made everything seem so easy.It's only been about 3 weeks, but I love it so far. The kids are really well behaved and really seem to like me. The communication is great between the native and foreign teachers. I just think there should be more training for the job. I would gladly recommend this program to anyone interested in teaching abroad.

How can this program be improved?
Add some sort of standardized training program for the type of school each teacher will be teaching at.
Yes, I recommend
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Koblia
10/10

Program

I'm actually an early childhood educator. I've always had an interest in traveling so I decided to go through Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc. Travel and Teach helped with finding jobs to my interest (and degree), completing paperwork and most of all providing traveling guides to introduce me to the country and program.
Travel and Teach made sure I was prepared for the trip and even did a follow up after I arrived.

Yes, I recommend

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