I get emails asking me everyday asking about what the requirements are to teach in Korea so I thought I would do a blog post on this.
Here are the requirements to teach English in Korea:
1. A passport from a major English speaking country
Unfortunately graduates who have a degree from a university that is not in an English speaking country will not be accepted. Only major teaching English countries are accepted such as USA, Canada, England, Australia, South Africa, Ireland and New Zealand.
2. A university degree from an English speaking university (3-4 year degree)
You need to be a graduate to teach English in Korea. You can't teach English in Korea if haven't graduated yet.
3. No teaching experience is required.
You don't need experience to teach in Korea. However, employers prefer to hire university graduates who have the 120 hour TEFL course. The 120 hour TEFL course has really become the standard. If you don't get TEFL certification, you will be completing against other teachers who do.
When teachers apply with us, most teachers decide to get TEFL certified before going abroad because you need the teaching skills if you want to succeed.
Teaching in Korea allows graduates the opportunity to travel for free and pay off their student loans.
In order to teach in Korea, you need to get an E2 visa. To apply for the E2 visa, you will need to have specific documents. To find out what documents you need for the e2 visa, click here.
If you are a university graduate looking for a job and want to go on the adventure of a life time, please fill out our application form.
If you want to teach in Korea and have questions, feel free to contact me at sarah[@]eslteacherrecruiter.com.