Common Questions & Answers

About teaching English in Korea


No you don’t. Previous teaching experience is not needed for obtaining employment or a work visa in South Korea.

No you can’t, sorry. The minimum qualification needed to secure a job and work visa (with the schools and programs we’re responsible for) is an undergraduate degree (bachelors degree in any field of study).

No you can’t, sorry. Being a native English speaker and having a passport from one of the designated English speaking countries (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand) is necessary for landing jobs and securing an E2 work visas.

Or course not! Having no knowledge or understanding of the Korean language does not reflect the number of job offers you receive.

Zero, nada, none! All of our services are forever free. We collect our fees from the schools and programs in South Korea. Additionally, our fees have zero impact on the salary you qualify for.

Applying Questions

We accept, process and place candidates year round. There are 4 peak hiring periods, Feb/May/Aug/Nov.

In most instances, yes you will. Being TEFL qualified (120hrs or greater certification) is mandatory for many of the opportunities which are available.

Of course! Just make sure to apply early because positions for couples and joint applicants are limited.

No you don’t. It’s perfectly fine to apply before you’ve collected all of the documents you’ll need for the job. You can collect your documents during the application process.

Everything. Assuming your application is approved you will have a dedicated coordinator to help you out with document collection, preparing for interviews, submitting your documents, getting your work visa, pre-departure preparation, airfare, arrival assistance and ongoing support while you’re working in Korea.

Just head over to our online application form and enter your details. That’s it!

Job Related Questions

We have great opportunities with private schools which are technically referred to as hagwons, after school programs and public school positions.

Most of the positions are located in Seoul and Gyeonggi, otherwise known as the Seoul Capital Region. We have a smaller number of opportunities in other major cities such as Busan, Daegu and Daejeon.

Most of the jobs cater to elementary and middle school students. A smaller number of jobs are at the kindergarten and high school levels.

You can definitely make requests for specific locations and age groups.  If we can’t help you, based on your top preferences, we’ll discuss alternative options with you.

It depends on the school but most employment contracts will need you to teach in the classroom for 5-6 hours a day, 5 days a week. However, you would be ‘at work’ on school premises for 7-9 hours a day when lesson planning, breaks, etc. are factored in.

All employment contracts with Korean schools are for 12 month terms.

Of course. You’re free to renew your contract with the school as many times as you want. Similarly, you’re free to look for a different position with a new employer at the end of your contracted term.

Money Questions

Salaries vary based on credentials and experience but most people with unrelated majors earn 2.1 – 2.2 million Korea Won per month. Education majors and licensed teachers can expect salaries above and beyond 2.3 million KRW.

Schools pay the teaching staff on a monthly basis. You’ll be asked to setup a bank account as soon as you get your alien registration card. Once your account is setup the school will place your monthly salary directly into your account each month.

This isn’t an easy question to answer because it really depends on the individual and their respective spending habits. Most westerners are able to save $1000 USD (equivalent) each month.

Of course. You can wire money home directly from your Korean bank account to your home country account at any time.

Yes, but they’re quite minimal.  In most cases your employer will automatically deduct the necessary taxes from your salary.

You won’t! You will receive free accommodations for the entire contract term, you just need to pay the monthly utilities fees.

Monthly utility charges, such as heat and hydro, and other home related costs like internet and phone plans, typically fall in the 150,000 – 200,000 KRW per/month range. 

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