PUBLIC SCHOOL PROGRAM
The EPIK (English Program In Korea) is a public school English teaching program that is sponsored by the Korean government. The objectives of the program include improving the English-speaking abilities of Korean students and teachers, developing the cultural exchange between Korea and other countries, and introducing new teaching methods into the Korean education system. The South Korean government office of the Ministry of Education will support a yearlong budget to secure public school jobs for teachers. You will be officially supported by the Korean government to settle, learn, and specialize in becoming a skilled teacher.
ESL Consulting (SeoulESL) is an official partner of the program. We have experienced and professional recruitment consultants who will be able to provide you with proper guidance as you search for jobs and fill inquires.
+ SMOE (Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education)
Are you interested in working at a public school in Seoul?
Then, SMOE is right for you. An acronym for the “Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education”, SOME is sponsored by the city government of Seoul, and it puts teachers in various school districts across Seoul.
SMOE uses EPIK as a primary recruiting source to find English teachers. If you are interested, then you can apply to a public school in Seoul via EPIK. Eligible candidates are presented to the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, and they’re then hired and places them into available schools.
ESL Consulting (SeoulESL) is an official partner of the EPIK program. Our experienced and professional recruitment consultant can guide you to secure a Seoul public school teaching job smoothly.
Public school in Gyeonggi province (GEPIK)
GEPIK stands for Gyeonggi English Program in Korea. Funded by the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education(GPOE), it is in charge of the Native English Teacher Program. The overall objective of this program is to bridge the rural areas’ educational gap.
GEPIK is popular because of its location convenience and easy access to the city. Teachers are put under a contract with a school in Gyunggi-do, so they can get a clue of where to work in Korea.
There is a professional recruiter with SeoulESL, who’s been working with the GEPIK program for many years. So, rest assured that we’ll be able to help you make the hiring process easier.
PRIVATE ENGLISH ACADEMY(HAGWON)
Kindergarten & elementary school (morning schedule)
Your working hours would be approximately from 9am-6pm, with about 30 teaching hours each week. You will always follow a series of textbooks, determined by your supervisor or director.
You will focus on simple English conversation, vocabulary, pronunciation, and to a lesser extent grammar. You will also use materials such as flashcards, simple songs, and body language to help the students learn. Teaching younger students requires more energy, but it will be easy to see progress in your students as they quickly absorb your lessons.
Elementary & middle school(Afternoon shift)
The working hours would be from about 1pm-9pm/2pm-10pm.
You will help students expand their vocabulary, reading/writing skills by showing them various ways to use the new words in sentences. You might be instructed to follow a set of textbooks for each class or be asked to contribute to structuring lesson plans. Sometimes you may be asked to report on student’s development.
Adult or university-aged students(split shift)
You might be required to work a split shift, usually from 7 AM – 11 AM (before work or school for the students) and again from 5 PM – 9 PM. (You approximately teach a maximum of 30 classes a week)
These jobs are not as common, simply because there are not that many ESL schools, focusing on the older demographic. Many teachers enjoy these jobs, even with the split shift, since the classes are always conversation-based (where you do various exercises to help stimulate conversation among the students).
English Camp job
International schools and universities usually hold short English camp programs during both summer and winter vacations in Korea. Usually, public elementary and middle schools get summer vacation between July and August, while winter vacations last between December and January. A lot of students see this vacation time as a chance to improve their English with training camps.
Different organizations have varying job descriptions and details. However, this usually lasts between a week and a month. You will also get varying salaries and benefits as well. Usually, there is a post about SeoulESL’s English camp vacancies about two months before the camp starts. Also, it is recommended that you get your C4 visa documents before your interview with the organization.