Frequently asked questions about teaching English in Korea
1. Should I work with many recruiters to increase my chances of getting a teaching job in Korea?
No! Recruiters submit your documents to many schools in Korea. If you are working with many recruiters, your documents will get submitted to the same school from multiple resources. The employer will consider your application as spam and it will be disregarded. We only work with candidates who work exclusively with us to avoid any problems.
2. Do I need a university degree to teach English in Korea?
Yes you need a university degree from an English speaking country to teach English in Korea.
3. Do I have to be a citizen of an English speaking country to teach English in Korea?
Yes! To teach English in Korea, you must hold a passport from America, Canada, the UK, South Africa, England, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand.
4. Do I need experience to teach English in Korea?
No. You don’t need any experience.
5. Should I sign up for a TEFL course?
TEFL certification is optional. Employers prefer to hire teachers with TEFL. If you are interested in getting TEFL training, click here.
6. Will I pay off my student loans while teaching in Korea?
If you are careful with your money, you can put over $1000 a month on your student loans.
7. Will I meet other university graduates while teaching in Korea?
Yes! You will meet lots of other graduates from all over the world.
8. Can I teach in Korea with a friend?
Definitely! However, your friend must have a university degree as well. I can get you both a job at the same school but you need to be flexible on location within Korea.
9. Will I get shared or single accommodation when teaching English in Korea?
Most schools offer single accommodation in Korea.
10. Does the school set the curriculum and provide all the books?
Yes they do. You don’t need to buy anything.
11. Do I need to know Korean to teach English in Korea?
No you will be teaching English.
12. What ages are the students?
Most schools are a mix of students from kindergarten to high school.
13. Do I need any vaccinations before going to Korea?
Yes you do. Please check with your local health care center.
14. Will I have to do a drug test when I get to Korea?
Yes you will. If you fail, you will be deported at your own expense.