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12 months


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Hiring now for private school teaching jobs in Korea

Are you looking for a new experience? Do you love working with young people and getting involved in local communities? Would you like to enhance your resume and increase your employability by gaining valuable overseas experience?

If the answer to these questions is YES, we'd love to hear from you!

We are now recruiting for exciting private school teaching jobs in Korea. 

English Teacher, Korea - Benefits

  • Up to 2.9 Million KRW monthly (approximately £1,805 p / month)
  • Single private apartment with conveniences
  • Medical insurance
  • Severance pay (up to one month extra salary) on contract completion
  • Paid vacation
  • Korean national holidays
  • Airfare One-Way
  • Training and orientation

Your students

Our schools serve local Korean communites and cater to a wide variety of students.

We are looking for enthusiastic and sociable instructors who can work with our students and help them to gain more confidence in English language usage.

You can work with Kindergarten, Primary, Teens and Adult learners.

Full curriculum and training will be provided.

Requirements to teach in Korea

  • Bachelor's degree holder
  • Fluent English speaker
  • TEFL / TESOL preferred - get a special discount on your TEFL course here
  • Enthusiastic and willing to engage in a new culture

Locations & Start Dates

Throughout greater Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Daejeon, Ilsan, Gyeonggi-Do and other beautiful regions of Korea!

Ongoing arrival dates throughout the year with 12 month contract commitment.


What arrival dates are available for private school teaching jobs in Korea?

We hire teachers year round and you can start any time. There are lots of private school teaching jobs in Korea available throughout all towns and cities.

Is airport pick up service provided?

Yes, a meet and greet service is provided for arriving teachers to Korea. You can be met at the airport and receive onward transfer to your host town or city.

Will there be other foreigners teaching in Korea at my school?

This will be the case 95% of the time. Many private schools in Korea employ several foreign teachers because demand to learn with native English speakers is high. You may be working with a large team of foreign teachers for some of the bigger schools in large metropolitan districts. Alternatively, some schools only hire one or two foreign teachers in the more provincial areas.

What is the schedule for private school teaching jobs in Korea?

Private schools in Korea usually operate one of two shifts. Either morning / afternoon teaching for young learners (Kindergarten and Primary) or afternoon / evening for older learners (Primary, Middle School and Adults).

How long is a typical class?

Class length would typically be from 40 - 60 minutes depending on the age of students. Usually, the younger students would have shorter classes.

Are tattoos accepted for teaching in Korea?

Tattoos are fine as long as they can be covered for class.

Any other important considerations for applications to private schools teaching jobs in Korea?

Due to the ongoing nature of hiring for teaching jobs in Korea, it's important to ensure your visa documents are in process when you start your application. Many schools request teachers who are at least underway with the visa document process. If you have your apostilled police check and apostilled degree, this will significantly speed up the process. ESLstarter are always on hand to further discuss the required documents though and so if there are any questions, please feel free to ask us!

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