Paid Teaching in South Korea

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Group Size: Varies

Trip code: SKPT

Duration: 12 months or longer

Get paid as an English teacher
Gain a TEFL qualification
Be placed before you leave the UK

If you are a graduate aged 21-35 you can become a paid teacher in South Korea. Work for a year teaching English and earn USD20,000 a year! Accommodation is included, as is a 120 hour on-line TEFL course and a 40-hour cultural course to help you prepare for your paid teaching position. You'll also get an allowance to put towards your flight costs! With 3 cultural excursion weekends in Seoul also included, why not take this opportunity to add something impressive to your CV and have a wonderful year teaching abroad? If you want a well-paid adventure abroad, this is the programme for you!

Trip highlights

  • Get paid an excellent wage in a paid teaching position in South Korea: Secure a 1-year paid teaching contract before you travel, inspire kids in South Korea and gain brilliant experience for your CV
  • You can expect an amazing starting salary of at least USD20,000 per year, earning on average between 1900-2300USD per month
  • You'll get an allowance to put towards your flight costs, and all accommodation is included while you are out there!
  • Gain a coveted 120-hour online TEFL qualification from the comfort of your own home, plus an all-inclusive 40-hour online cultural introduction course to be completed before you go
  • Three amazing cultural excursion weekends in Seoul are also included during your year abroad!
Further trip information

120-Hour Online TEFL Course

You can complete the online 120-Hour TEFL course from the comfort of your own home. Online TEFL courses begin on the first and third Mondays of each month, and last for 4 weeks in total.  You can choose your own flexible hours of study within this time period.

40-hour Online Culture, History & Language Course

This brilliant 1-week online course is designed to prepare you for your teaching adventure in South Korea. Once you have been offered a teaching placement you will be sent access to this mandatory course which is completed online before you go to Korea, usually a few weeks before your departure date. The course will give you an in-depth understanding of Korean culture and society, plus plenty of advice about how to live and work in Korea. It also offers the ideal opportunity to connect with other prospective teachers online so you’ll already have a network of new friends before you arrive.

On this online course you will be learning all about the following areas:

  • South Korean history
  • South Korean culture
  • Korean language
  • Korean lifestyle
  • How to successfully live and work in South Korea

A certificate will be awarded to you on successful completion of the course.

Paid Teaching Placements

Your paid teaching placement in South Korea is a one-year contract.

Itineraries will vary depending on your individual school placement. You can expect to work a 5-day week (around 30 hours per week in total, working 6 hours per day) with two consecutive days off per week. You will be eligible for paid holidays during your 12-month contract, and will also receive days off on national holidays.

Inclusive In-country Cultural Excursions & Language Classes

Twice a year all of our teaching participants have the opportunity to take part in amazing, all-inclusive cultural excursions and language classes. The expected start dates will be February/March and October/November each year, as these are popular times to begin the teaching placement.

These cultural weekends will build on what you have learned from your pre-arrival online courses, and broaden your understanding of South Korean culture and history. You’ll also learn a little of the wonderful language spoken locally! These experiences will assist your integration into South Korea and bring down cultural barriers between you and your students.

The course runs over three consecutive weekends in the capital of South Korea, Seoul. With accommodation included for each Saturday night, you can immerse yourself in Korean culture, make new mates, learn a little of the Korean language, and have fun!

The activities will include:

  • Korean Language Lessons. Learn the building blocks of this beautiful language, including Hangueal (The Korean alphabet), useful words and phrases, and how to be respectful in Korean.
  • Taekwondo Class. Enjoy a 90-minute introduction to this Korean marital art. You’ll be kicking, throwing, and blocking like a pro!
  • Cooking Class. Learn to whip up some delicious Korean delicacies and eat what you make! Some examples of the kind of food you may prepare include Dakjjim (braised chicken with vegetables), Pajeon (green onion pancake), and Kimchi Pancake, as well as some tasty skewers to nibble on while you cook!
  • Gyeongbokgung. Visit the stately Gyeongbokgung palace and marvel at its impressive courtyard and ornate architecture.
  • Tea Tasting. Head to Insa-dong, the artistic hub of Seoul. Sip on some tasty tea on a rooftop tea-house and fine tune your taste buds!
  • Namsong Park. Visit the highest point in Seoul and enjoy the view! Opt to ride the cable car from the base of Namson Mountain up to N Seoul Tower, get involved with some cultural activities such as trying on a hanbok, or simply soak up this stunning area!

Please note: Itineraries may be subject to change. Transport and meals are not included during the cultural excursions.

Booking options

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The 4 week online TEFL course begins on the first and third Monday of each month. The start date of your paid teaching placement will depend on when you receive a job offer, so when booking this programme please select the start date closest to when you would like to start, or select 'unknown start date'.