Teach English in Korea with Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

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Are you interested in taking a gap year? Saving some money? Or simply want to travel and see the world? Teaching English in Korea is a great way to do all of this and more!

Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc. offers ESL teaching positions in AMAZING schools from Seoul to Busan that include:

*High Salaries
*Free Single Apartment
*Airfare
*Medical Insurance + Visa Sponsorship
*Endless Adventures

>>>>Our schools offer the most unique and exciting opportunities in Korea!<<<<

Travel and Teach offers a 100% FREE SERVICE + ENDLESS SUPPORT from the time you apply to when you leave Korea. This is our Travel and Teach Teacher Guarantee.

Highlights
  • FREE SERVICE
  • HIGH SALARIES
  • REPUTABLE SCHOOLS
  • AIRFARE + APARTMENT PROVIDED

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

94%
based on 84 reviews
  • Benefits 9.2
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
Lindsay
10/10

Quick placement

I did an interview with Shane, and a week later he found a hagwon that was looking for a new teacher for me. I interviewed with the director, got the job the next day and left for Korea the next month. You have to gather a lot of documents, but the travelandteach checklist makes it easy to keep track of. Shane provided me with a lot of information and answered my questions promptly. He helped me get decently priced traveler's insurance and gave me instructions for what to do once I arrived in Korea. Having never traveled alone before I was extremely nervous, but thanks to the instructions everything went smoothly. Some hagwons can be sketchy but my hagwon director always pays us on time. I enjoy my job and have decided that I want a career in teaching ESL. If you are looking for a hagwon job, I would recommend travel and teach!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Scott
10/10

T&T was great!

It can be a nerve-wracking process if you don't have the right team of recruiters with excellent ties to foreign schools. But Jennifer was helpful from start to finish, and knew all my questions before I asked them. It was great to have someone working for me 24/7 here at home. I would totally recommend Travel and Teach Recruiting to anyone consider a gap year or a working holiday, or who just wants to experience how other cultures live.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Holly
8/10

A Month

Getting to Korea, wow.

First off, it was a HUGE SHOCK! regardless of wanting to go for such a long time, there was only so much you could do to prepare yourself. And let me tell you it will well at lest it was for me it’s gonna be nothing like you ever imagined. There are so many many tall buildings! And yes 99.9% things are written in Korean (funny that ae) which is still hard getting my head round. So many cafes and little shops it’s crazy

What they say about getting looked at is well um true. They are not doing it in a rude way at lest most them, are doing it out of curiosity being not Korean is really not common, lets just say 9/10 days I will see only Koreans (apart from at work but that’s different). In saying this there are so many that are so lovey and with there little bit of Korean and there little bit of english things work out good!

Everyone is in a huge rush, cars, buses, taxis and moter bikes/scoters are crazy, it wouldn’t be a normal day here without the fear of getting ramped into but one. They will no wait for you, best to be safe than sorry right? Speaking of taxis they are crazy cheap! In cheongju a 15-20min drive will cost you about $7 which blows my mind.

Shops are open crazy late here, not to mention the convenience stores open 24/7 which is great if you need anything haha.

Work is mainly good, feeling more and more confident each and everyday and the kids are so cute~~

As far as me i’m managing learning everyday getting a bit lonely as of late, but i’m sure it will pass. I am feeling pretty comfortable in my area so it’s time to go exploring!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Amber
10/10

Smooth Sailing!

Living in another country is always a very strange experience but luckilly my experience has been really good so far! I was given more than enough information by the recruiters and nothing came as a surprise. My job is great but at first I had a few communication issues with my boss, eventually though things were much clearer when my recruiter helped resolve the issues. Now I'm very happy! Living in a new place and new job is always going to have its ups and downs but luckilly for me it's been really big ups and only a few tiny downs!

How can this program be improved?
I know some people don't like to be bothered too much but I always find it reassuring when I get frequent emails asking how I am and if everything is ok! It doesn't hurt to always be in touch, even if the person has no issues.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Graham
10/10

Great Experience so Far!!

So far everything has been great, my thanks to the guys who helped me through applying, securing my job and coming out here. Korea has been amazing so far, I love the people and really enjoy my job! Not to mention the food is good, sadly I might be putting on a few pounds haha

Each question I had was quickly answered and I didnt feel alone out here by my recruiter! So thanks for that. I hope to stay out here for the future as I love the lifestyle and people.

How can this program be improved?
So far I have had no problems! Sometimes if I had a burning question that needed a quick answer it might have been nice to have a more direct way to contact the recruiter, maybe some kind of instant message/whatsapp way to communicate? Email is good for 99% of things but sometimes its good to have a more direct line
Yes, I recommend this program
Zach
10/10

Just do it

It's been amazing journey so far in Korea! From the very beginning working with Travel and Teach to actually being in Korea and teaching. I've enjoyed every second of it. Niko was more than helpful in every step of my Journey, he found me a great placement and checking up on me. I've been able to experience a new culture and meet new people all while having a rewarding job. I've also been able to have a slice of home by joining a baseball league. If you're thinking about doing this program i'd definitely recommend it and like my title says, just do it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lindsey
9/10

ILS Korea

Shane was a great recruiter especially because I had a very unique situation and a short time period to find a teaching position. He helped me navigate all my obstacles of the visa process. I would definitely work with him again and recommend him to friends. However, only after being at the school for a few weeks and talking to other expat teachers did I know that the school I'm at is poorly rated among teachers because the teaching hours and expectations is significantly higher than specified and agreed upon.

Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Lindsey,

It is my pleasure to have been able to help you through your situation in order to get you to Korea. Your mother and aunt were also a huge help, as we all worked together to get your visa documents taken care of when you were away. Team work!

As for the teaching, the first month or so is a transitional period which takes some time to adjusted to, especially as you do not have experience teaching ESL. Your TEFL certification will help, but a bit more time and experience in the class will also be beneficial. In the beginning, you might need some extra hours to get things figured out.

That all being said, if you are teaching more hours than you are contracted for, we want to know about this right away so that we can reach out to the school. We always make sure that our teacher contracts are being honored with regard to pay and hours worked. I have sent you an email, so I look forward to your response.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kathryn
10/10

Amazing Experience

I applied through Travel and Teach just to see where I stood in the process of being able to teach and ended up with an interview a few days later. The whole process was so quick, but Shane was so hopefully throughout the whole process. He answered any and all of my questions and concerns which was so hopeful since my whole life did a complete 180 in a months time. He was so helpful and even after I landed in Korea he was available for me whenever a situation occurred. I definitely would recommend and have recommended Travel and Teach to my friends.

Yes, I recommend this program
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James
10/10

Very good recruiting agency and Niko is the best!

The process to become a teacher in Korea is hectic, but travelandteach helped the entire way. I was able to land a job without my TEFL, but I feel out of sheer luck and Niko. I would recommend that they would have a better checklist for new teachers based on the legal documents and timeline. It took me almost 3 months to procure every document and it was not cheap. Other than that is was a great experience and I hope I could use travel and teach in the future.

Love them a lot!

Thanks

How can this program be improved?
Not recommend the apostille company, they were not helpful. Go to the SOS in your state.
Yes, I recommend this program

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