Teach English in Korea
START DATE: February 2014
SALARY: 2.1 million won
What is the English Program in Korea?
EPIK stands for English Program in Korea, a program sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education. The EPIK Program was established in 1995 with the mandate to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea and to develop cultural exchanges. Through the EPIK Program over 1000 teachers are placed in ESL teaching jobs every year. Reach To Teach works with the Korean Ministry of Education to place English Language Instructors (ELIs) in Korean public schools throughout the country.
Teaching Locations at Public Schools in Korea
The EPIK program has divided the available locations according to the different Provincial Offices of Education (POEs). There are a number of POEs in Korea. EPIK teachers can work in almost any province of Korea, but location preference is granted on a first come-first served basis. Once your application documents are received EPIK officials will decide which POE you will work for, which will then determine which specific school you will be placed at. As a teacher you will work at primary and secondary schools within a designated POE, but you may also be asked to work at other educational facilities within the EPIK program. If you have a specific location preference within the EPIK program, it is important that you submit your application as soon as possible.
All EPIK teachers will be entitled to the following benefits:
Free housing provided by the EPIK Program (utilities not included)
Entrance Allowance of 1.3 mil won to purchase a one-way ticket
Exit Allowance of 1.3 mil won or a renewal Bonus of 2.0 mil won for resigning
10 days of ESL training in Seoul
Paid vacation for 18 working days plus 13-15 National Holidays
Medical insurance and pension, 50% of which is covered by the EPIK Program
Higher salaries for teachers who choose to work in more rural locations
40 hour work week with roughly 22 teaching hours a week
Monday through Friday work schedule, Weekends Free!
Passport holder of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK or USA
Minimum education of Bachelor’s degree
Under 55 years of age
No criminal record
Be mentally and physically healthy
Applicants must also have at least ONE of the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Education / English / English Education / English Literature or Linguistics (major’s in Writing will be considered as an English major. E.g., Creative Writing, Critical Writing)
Valid teacher certification for either Elementary or Secondary level schools
TESOL / TEFL or an English Teaching Certificate comprising a minimum of 100 course hours (can be applied for now as long as qualification will be received before January) – Sign up for your TEFL course
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least ONE full year of English teaching experience
If you do not currently have any of the above qualifications, the easiest way to get the eligibility is to take a 120 hour TEFL qualification.
**Update: For the Winter 2013 term EPIK/SMOE applicants who have a 100 hour TEFL with a 20 hour offline, in-class component will be given priority.
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