Submit your application
Just head over to our online application form (top right, Apply Now) and enter your details. One of our super friendly coordinators will review your application right away.
Speak with your coordinator
A Seoul Teaching coordinator will reach out to you via the email address you entered on the application form. He/she will ask you to schedule a Skype call to say hello, discuss your preferences and get the ball rolling!
Review job & program offers
Your coordinator will send you detailed job, or program, materials to review. You review the options and let us know if you're interested in taking formal interviews with the school directors or hiring managers.
Conduct formal interview
We will coordinate your interview time and date with the respective schools. Don't worry, your coordinator will get you prepped and ready before you take any calls!
Make a decision
We'll let you know how your interview went within 24hrs. Assuming it's a success, you'll have 3-5 days to make a decision to accept or decline the offer. We know it's not a lot of time to make a decision but the schools want to interview other candidates if you decide to decline.
Accept job, send documents
Congratulations, you now have a wonderful teaching job lined up in Korea! It's time to send all of your documents (diploma, background check, signed contract, etc.) to the Korean Immigration Office. As always, your coordinator will be helping you along the way.
Apply for your work visa
We'll send you your visa issuance number, along with the visa forms and detailed instructions, as soon as Immigration has finished processing your documents. You can now apply for your E2 work visa at the Korean consulate in your region.
Plan for departure!
You're almost there! It's time to arrange your flight over and get ready to take off. Airfare is handled in one of two ways (it depends on the school); airfare is prepaid by the school in which case we send you an e-ticket to use, or you pay for the flight and get reimbursed when you arrive.
You did it, good stuff. Seoul Teaching will arrange an airport pickup service so you can arrive like a rockstar! (don't worry, it's on us). Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals gate with a name board, so just look for your name and head over, easy peasy.
Go to your school or housing
We provide the airport pickup service with your destination in advance. The driver will take you directly to the school, your apartment where one of your co-teachers will meet you, a motel near the school or a training facility. As you can imagine, each school has a different protocol for new arrivals, either way we'll make sure you know what's happening before you depart so there's no surprises!
Training & Orientation
You can expect 4-7 days of training and orientation from your respective school or program. During this period you'll be getting familiar with the curriculum, conducting some basic training exercises and doing 'sit-ins' (i.e. classroom observation) with some of your experienced co-teachers.
You're now an English teacher!
Yes! It's time to teach and get to know your students, make new friends, explore, learn about Korean culture, explore some more, you get the idea. It's a fun job in a fun country, so have fun and enjoy it 🙂