There are so many benefits to teaching English in Korea. However, in this article I'm just going to discuss job related benefits. In another article, I will discuss the personal benefits of teaching English in Korea.
1. FREE flights
When you teach English in Korea, your employer will pay for your flight to Korea. Your employer will book your flight so you won't have to pay a penny for that! These days schools are only offering one way flights to Korea. You will have to pay for your own flight home. However, you don't need to worry about that because you will get a bonus of one month's salary when you complete your contract. Opps I just told you about another benefit.
2. FREE accommodation
When you teach English in Korea, your employer will pay for your accommodation. Most employers own their own accommodation so it will be ready and waiting when you arrive. Teachers usually get a single studio apartment which is within 10 minutes walking distance to the school.
3. A bonus when you complete your contract
When you teach English in Korea, you will get a bonus when you complete your contract. At the end of your 12 month contract, you will get a bonus of one months salary just for completing your contract.
4. Full health care
When you teach in Korea, you will get full health care. You will however have to pay 50% of the cost of the health insurance. The health plan is cheap. You will only pay about $70 US a month for full health coverage. Other countries only provide accident insurance.
5. Paid holidays
When you teach in Korea, you will get paid holidays. You will get 10 days paid vacation plus another 15 paid national holidays. Schools usually have 5 vacation days in the summer and 5 vacation days in the winter. Usually you need to take your vacation days around the school's schedule.
6. 30 hours of teaching a week
When you teach English in Korea, you will only teach 30 hours a week. This means you will only teach 6 classes a day. The work week goes from Monday to Friday.
7. Over time Pay
When you teach English in Korea, you will get paid extra for each over time hour you work. The over time hourly wage in Korea is pretty good. You will make 15,000-18,000 for each hour of over time. Most schools have the option of working overtime if you would like to earn some extra money.
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