ESL Teaching in South Korea
Do you have a passion for teaching and a thirst to experience life in South Korea?
South Korea is often described as a hidden gem by those travelling far East Asia. Whilst tourists have been frequenting Far East Asia for many years, South Korea is still relatively unfamiliar territory to many. For this reason, South Korea offers truly unique experiences for those with a thirst for Far East Asian culture, offering something different from the regular tourist trails.
We think that teaching English as a second language is a perfect way to immerse yourself in South Korean life whilst experiencing the captivating culture of this beautiful country.
If this sounds interesting to you, we have teaching roles available all over Korea including major cities such as Seoul and Busan. We require native English-speaking graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in any subject to teach English as a second language. We have roles available in schools and language centres, working with children and adults which can be suited to your preferences.
We also have roles available for graduates who have majored in specific subjects: Science, English, Journalism, Communications, Media, Social studies and Spanish. We also have Guidance Counsellor roles for bilingual Korean/English speakers.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Preparing and delivering English lessons to children of varying abilities.
· Preparing lesson tasks and homework which is in accordance with the school’s curriculum.
· Classroom management.
· Marking and providing appropriate and supportive feedback to quizzes/tests, writing assignments, etc.
· Basic administration: taking attendance, inputting grades, giving monthly feedback on student progress, etc.
2.1-2.4 million KRW per month (£1,400-£1,600) ($1,700-$1,970) plus contract renewal bonuses.
Flight expenses provided
11 days paid vacation per year as well as school holidays (5 days research vacation are given during summer and winter vacation.)
Free apartment provided
Lunch provided (Dinner will be provided when there is overtime work)
Severance pay upon completion of contract
Requirements for Applicants:
A Bachelor’s degree (any subject)
TEFL qualification (desirable, not essential)
Native English-speaking ability
Great communication skills
A positive work ethic
Good organisational skills
Clean criminal background check (evidence required during visa process)
If successful, applicants will be required to partake in an interview, conducted over Skype.
Apply by sending your CV to
Waheda Khan and Layla Ally, currently teaching in Wonju, South Korea:
"It’s been three weeks here so far and amazing! Everyone at the school are great. My kids are a handful, haha, but they are so loving and amazing.
We made loads of friends so far (yes in three weeks already!). There’s a big group of expats where we live so we are meeting up with them all the time.
The language barrier is a little difficult with the locals here (as our town is small and not many locals use English in daily communication) but we are learning ways to get around and get past that.
The people here are friendly and so helpful. We actually don’t miss South Africa at all but do miss our friends and family back home. But that’s about it!
South Korea is clean and safe. As two, young females, we can safely walk the streets at 2am just to get something to eat from the 24 hour convenient store and it is perfectly safe and fine.
We are absolutely loving it so far!"