Public School Positions in Korea - EPIK! - all regions
|Number of Positions: over 100|
Number of Positions: over 100
Job Start Date: 2013-08-15
start date is tentative
around the country South-Korea
Type of Teaching Job:
Age of Students:
Number of Students in Class: 30 to 40
Number of Students in School: 1000 - 2000
Number of Local Teachers: Over 20
Number of Foreign Teachers: 1
Volunteer Position: No
Duration of Contract: 1 year
Teaching Hours Per Week: 21 to 25 hours/week
Teaching Hours Notes:
Monday to Friday
Office Hours Per Week: 16 to 20 hours/week
Salary (min): 1800000
Salary (max): 2700000
Currency: KRW | South Korea Won per month
Tax Rate: 2 years NO INCOME TAX (except Canadian and Irish teachers pay 4-7%)
1.3 million won paid at beginning and end of contract as "entry" and "exit" allowance to compensate for flights and other travel/visa expenses
Paid Vacation: 4 weeks - 20 days
no information provided
Upon finishing your contract you are paid 1 month salary for each year you work for that employer - this is per Korean Labour Law
Required Major or Discipline:
Native English Speaker Requirement: Yes, must be a native English speaker
Teaching Experience: Experience Preferred but Not Required
Teacher Certification: Teacher Certification Preferred but Not Required
TEFL Certification: TEFL/TESL Certification Preferred but Not Required
Couples: Couples or Friends Ok
Gender Preference: No Gender Preference
Preferred Age of Teacher: No Age Preference
EPIK will be hiring again starting April 1, 2013 for positions that start in August 2013. It is recommended to apply to Footprints no later than late April/early May in order to be considered for those positions as the application window is very narrow (could close at any moment, APPLY SOON!). EPIK is the program which hires public school teachers for most major cities in Korea, including Seoul and Busan.
EPIK- the English Program In Korea is one of the biggest employers of teachers in Korea. They hire for basically all the public schools in Korea. They've got a great program and super benefits.
*IMPORTANT NOTE* These positions will fill very quickly. Applications are already available and interviews will commence in early April. Going by previous years, the program will only accept applications for a couple of weeks. You will be matched with a specific school within the province of preference during the orientation period according to your abilities and interests.
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EPIK hires for all provinces and cities in Korea including Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, Ulsan, Gwangju cities as well as Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Gyeongnam, Gyeongbuk, and other provinces. Some of the cities available are the biggest in Korea with several million people. They have virtually every amenity you could want and more. Many of the towns and mid-sized cities in these provinces are deeply rooted with unique traditional culture and history providing an immersion in the Korean experience. Air quality is cleaner in rural areas than in most big cities across South Korea, plus the cost of living is generally lower.
These are excellent ESL teaching opportunities for teachers who are looking to spread their wings and gain invaluable and transferable teaching experience in public schools in Korea. For first-time teachers, whether you have never taught abroad or never taught at all, these jobs represent an amazing opportunity to gain classroom experience. Preference is given to those with experience but if you are a sincere, motivated person who loves to work with young kids, this could be a perfect opportunity for you. You will have a Korean co-teacher in the class with you. Your co-teacher will be a Korean who speaks and teaches English. If you decide you would prefer getting a unique cultural immersion experience we highly recommend applying for these teaching placements. In these situations teachers are embraced by the communities and they often learn more Korean and get more exposure to traditional culture. We have a LOT of other information about these jobs that we can send you- if you are interested in applying let your placement coordinator know you'd like to apply for EPIK or if you haven't gone through the Footprints interview yet, please use our online application form to apply.
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