ESL Jobs in Korea

Where to find ESL jobs in Korea?

by Lyanne Smith

Slightly larger than Indiana with a market-oriented economy, South Korea is one of the most technologically advanced countries in Asia. It is a fact that there are numerous ESL teaching positions in Korea, so if you are one who wants to earn and teach English in a country with a modern economy and interesting culture, then Korea is certainly one of the best choices for you.

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Most teaching jobs in Korea offer a great salary and excellent benefits. The salary of an English teacher in Korea ranges from 1.8 to 2.7 million won per month. 50% of your health insurance is shouldered by your employer while the other half is deducted from your salary.

Teachers are also given paid vacations and other bonuses as stipulated in your contract. Most of the time your housing is fully paid by your employer, thus providing you a comfortable lifestyle and a chance to maximize your savings from your earnings.

As an ESL teacher, one has to render 30-40 hours of work per week. One also has the option of teaching in a public school or in a private school. Public schools operate from morning to mid -afternoon while private schools known as Hagwons operate in the afternoon and in the evening.

Here are some of the basic requirements for a teaching job in Korea:

1. Valid Passport

2. Diploma

3. Officially sealed transcripts

4. Background checks or criminal history report

5. Official passport photos

6. Resume

7. ESL certificate (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, TESL …)

8. Proof of teaching experience

Where to find ESL positions in Korea? Here are some sites that you can check:

1. Teachkoreanz

2. T.E.I.K

3. Gone2Korea

4. ESL Teacher Recruiter

(Pictured: Gwanghwamun Palace in Korea)

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