South Korea

Teach English Abroad In South Korea

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South Korea is well established as one of the most popular destinations to teach English in Asia. South Korea offers high wages, excellent teacher benefits, high-tech school facilities, and overall well-structured and supportive workplaces. There is still a large demand for native English speakers to teach in Korea.


  • $1,559 for one year, placement only.
  • $2,599 for one year, placement, and in-country TESOL certification course.
  • You will pay a $350 deposit, a $500 placement fee when accepted, and a final amount of $709 or $1,749, 60 days before departure.


  • Airport arrival support and pick-up
  • Paid holidays are usually between 10 - 15 days (The exact amount differs between schools)
  • Comprehensive job placement assistance
  • Full background and vetted schools
  • Full support and guidance with the document collection process
  • Full support and guidance pre-departure and in-country from experienced staff who have taught abroad
  • Contract negotiation
  • Visa support and guidance
  • Comprehensive internationally accredited TESOL Course (if signed up for the in-country course) along with one-week cultural orientation (or weekend orientation program for placement only)
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  • Ongoing support once the teacher is placed
    South Korea Cultural Orientation (Online & In-country)

Not Included

  • Courier costs of documents
  • Flights, but these are reimbursed.
  • Day to day transport costs, i.e. bus/train rides to your placement school, visa run expenses
  • Utility bills
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) during the TESOL course, orientation week, and at placement
  • Lesson planning materials and stationery during the in-country TESOL course.
  • Accommodation deposit for in-class participants.
  • ARC (alien registration card) processing fee. The cost is approximately USD $30.
  • Medical check-up in-country for ARC application, which is mandatory. This costs approximately USD $100 and is coordinated by the school within the first week of arrival in Korea.
  • Medical Insurance (we require that all participants arrive on the program able to demonstrate current medical insurance coverage).
  • Visa application and expenses if a visa run is required.
  • Accommodation during the course/orientation.

What You Will Earn

  • Your salary will be between USD $1,650 to $2,100 per month for 40 hours per week.
  • 23 - 30 of those hours will be teaching contact time.
  • The average wage for someone without teaching experience will be +/-$1,900.
  • All schools are legally required to pay 50% of your medical insurance.
  • Applicants will be given rent-free semi-furnished (bed, refrigerator, aircon, and washing machine) accommodation and will be required to cover utility bills, maintenance costs, etc.
  • One-way airfare, at minimum, will be reimbursed to the applicant by the school.
  • End of contract bonus (severance pay-out of roughly 1 month’s salary per 1 year worked.

Requirements And Qualifications


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