Paid South Korea TEFL Internship

120 hour Online TEFL Course & 12-month Internship

Overview

Teach English abroad in South Korea and experience a culture rich in ancient tradition that is set along side high-tech cityscapes. Prepare to share your English skills in the classroom and celebrate your successes over tasty Korean BBQ and generous helpings of kimchi with new friends.

Famed for its rolling countryside dotted with cherry blossom trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, plus its quaint coastal fishing villages and sub-tropical islands, teaching in South Korea will have you feeling like you’ve landed in a TEFL teacher’s paradise in no time. And, with the high-speed transport services, you will see more of Korea than you thought possible.

An incredible backdrop for your next adventure, living and working in Korea as an ESL teacher is *just* the POP…or should we say K-pop that your resume/CV needs. Join us next semester!

Application deadline for Autumn intake: Friday 28 May 2021

Fully Inclusive Programme
120 hour accredited online TEFL course
Arrival orientation
12-month teaching placement
Rent-free accommodation
Visa assistance
Ongoing & emergency support

Itinerary

Day 1
Getting there
Travel to Incheon International Airport (IIA) in Seoul where you will be picked up by our arrival team.
Day 2-14
Orientation
Full week-long orientation upon arrival and you will quarantine for fourteen days, according to current Covid-19 requirements.
Day 15-364
Your teaching experience
It’s time to get into the classroom! You’ll be confident after already completing 120 hours of certified teacher training. You will either work in a public or private language school, depending on your suitability. Public school teachers work in the mornings and afternoons at between one to three schools, and classes have up to 30 students. Private schools, known as Hagwons have smaller classes and typically offer after extra curricular lessons in the early morning, afternoon and evenings. Your students will mostly range in age from young learners at elementary and primary school with mixed English ability, giving you an incredible first-time teaching experience. You can expect around 25 hours of hands-on teaching per week, plus some time to plan lessons following the in-house curriculum. Your goal will be focused on conversational English practice, helping your eager students to feel confident as they develop their skills. You’ll be able to ask advice from local teaching colleagues but don’t forget to bring your own creativity and ideas into the classroom, this is your chance to shine! On days off and your salary to enjoy, you will have a long list of sightseeing and travel plans. Relax and enjoy a day at a popular Korean spa, find the best local restaurants to try out, and make it to a night of K-pop singing and dancing. Prepare to check off a few amazing bucket list items!
Day 365
After your internship
Congratulations, you did it! Make sure to celebrate this achievement. It’s time to decide if you’d like to see more of South Korea, traveling or teaching (or both). You might decide to extend your stay in Korea and teach for longer by renewing your contract. The possibilities are endless for you now as a confident and experienced TEFL teacher.

Essential information about this trip

Monthly salary of KRW2.0 million~KRW2.3 million ($1,790~$2,050/€1,500~€1,730/£1,300~£1,500) depending on qualifications & experience
Flight reimbursement (contribution comes in first paycheck)
End of contract bonus (equivalent to one month's pay)
Rent-free accommodation
12-month long teaching placement
Teach in public or private language schools
120 hour accredited TEFL Course
Full arrival orientation
Two professional development CPD weekend orientations
Weekends off
All public holidays off
Medical insurance
Visa assistance
Ongoing in-country support
What you need:
Be a native English speaker
Bachelor’s degree
Be aged between 21 - 35 (speak to an advisor if you are older)
Have a passport from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
120 hour TEFL certificate (included)
Be ready for a life changing teaching experience abroad!
What’s not required:
Any teaching experience (although this can boost your salary)
To speak any other languages
International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way flights)
Quarantine: If you are hired by a public school you will need a reservation for a 14-day Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel (if required at your time of travel) plus airport pickup. Private school teachers can quarantine at their studio apartment.
Budget: Spending money for your first six to eight weeks including excursions etc
Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your work visa.
Health check: You’ll need to provide a COVID-19 free health certificate (PCR method) and a fit to fly certificate
Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go, covering COVID-19 treatment.
Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice

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Locations

After you settle in, you will spend your teaching placement in one of our stunning placements throughout South Korea. Locations are varied in cities and towns.

  • Seoul

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    How it works

    Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.

    Cultural excursions

    Wondering what you’re going to do with your precious free time? We’re glad you asked. We know your adventure bucket list is long, but make sure you tack these recommendations from past TEFL interns in South Korea towards the top!

    Neighborhood

    Seoul’s Myeongdong is the perfect place for shopaholics & foodies. Snack on Korean dumplings and other Asian treats while browsing shops.

    Food

    Life for TEFL teachers in South Korea is hot and spicy thanks to traditional BBQ. Available everywhere and SO tasty, you have to try Dwaeji Galbi (pork ribs).

    Activity

    Relax at a Korean bathhouse. These jjimjilbang (찜질방) are where locals come to unwind, have beauty treatments and recharge.