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Teach English in Korea

TESOL in Korea

Korea is a country where most of the English teachers would like to go. There is a huge market for teaching because many young students are keen to study English in order to go to overseas universities.

Korea is located in Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea. It has wide coastal plains in west and south. Korea has an incredible record of growth and integration into the high-tech modern world economy.

Popular cities: Seoul and Pusan

Local currency: Won-KRW

Cost of living: High

Key teaching areas: General English, Business English, English for Children

Where to teach:

  • Private foreign language institutes
  • Corporate in-house language programs
  • Universities
  • Government / private research centres
  • Editing, public relations, advertising companies
  • Private teaching

Qualification Requirements

Institutions will seek a teacher with a TESOL certificate. A bachelor’s degree will be competitive.

Salary Range

You can expect to earn about $1774USD to $2,900USD per month,. Pay is depending on qualifications and experience.

Visa Requirements

A work visa is required. For more information about how to apply your visa and the cost, please visit:

Korea Links

Teaching English in Korea Links



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