My name is Sarah Fauset and I’m the creator of ESL Teacher Recruiter. You can see a photo of me at the top of this website from when I was teaching English in Korea.
After graduating from university, I was eagerly looking for a job.
Luckily, I saw an opportunity to teach English in Korea on my university’s job board. I applied and surprisingly got hired!
I had only planned on teaching English in Korea for a year but I had such a great time that I ended up staying for 3 years.
While teaching English in Korea, I got to:
- Pay off all of my students loans
- Discover a new country
- Taste new food
- Learn about a new culture
- Speak a new language
- Meet other teachers from all over the world
- …I even got my black belt in taekwondo
- …Oh and I became a rock star to my students
I was able to put $1000 a month on my student loans!
After returning from abroad, I partnered with the most reputable and reliable private schools in Korea. I wanted to give others the chance to travel and pay off their student loans.
Time flies when you are having fun! Now I have been placing graduates to teach in Korea for over 10 years.
Check out the requirements and benefits of the job.
Requirements to teach English in Korea:
- Must Be A Native English Speaker
- Have A Passport From An English Speaking Country
- Have A University Degree From An English Speaking Country
- TEFL certification (optional but employers prefer to hire teachers with TEFL)
- Location: All over Korea
- Start date: Every month
- 2.1-2.4 million won (depends on experience) paid monthly
- FREE PRE-PAID One way flight to Korea (the employer will book your flight)
- FREE accommodation – single or shared
- School will pay 50% of the medical insurance
- Severance pay (you will receive a full month’s salary after you complete your 12 month contract)
- Overtime pay is 15,000 won per hour
- You will work 30 hours per week
- Curriculum is set by the school
- 15 Paid National Holidays plus 10 paid days
- Low income tax!!
If you meet the requirements and would like to apply to teach in Korea, click here.
To find out what documents you need to prepare to teach English in Korea, click here.
To view our latest teaching jobs in Korea, click here.
After I receive your application, I will walk you through the visa process carefully explaining each step so you get it right… the first time!
Once you have all of your E2 visa documents ready, I will match you with the perfect job for you.
It is best to be flexible on location in Korea. Candidates who are flexible on location are given priority placement.
Some teachers want to bring a friend or their partner with them. In this case, we can get you jobs at the same school or close by if they meet the requirements to teach in Korea.
The students range from kindergarten to high school and even adults in some cases.
Schools hire teachers year round so you can start any time. You just need to have your visa documents ready BEFORE you can start. The visa process takes 3 weeks once all of your documents are ready.
I provide you with ongoing support while you are in Korea. You can contact me at any time!
Check out some testimonials from our teachers.
“Teaching in Korea was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to pay off my student loans and meet other teachers from all over the world. I had a complete blast. I definitely recommend this experience for new graduates looking for adventure.”
Jessica Jackson, USA
“I had just graduated from university and I saw some of Sarah’s jobs on my university job board. I applied and Sarah helped me find an amazing job. She guided me through the visa process making it a breeze. I would highly recommend going through Sarah if you want to get a great job.”
Matthew Cole, Canada
“Sarah is the best! Not only did she help me find a great teaching job, I took her TEFL course and was able to learn everything I needed to know for the job! I got great reviews from my employer within the first few days. You couldn’t find a better service anywhere else.”
Heather Smithers, UK
“Even though I already had experience teaching in SK, I had finished my contract and needed a new job. Sarah was quickly able to find me a job just down the street from where I was working. She has many connections with employers. I’m very grateful she was able to help me out! I love my new job!”
Jared Jacob, Australia
“Sarah found me such an amazing job and I’m still here 2 years later! I’m having such a great time that I don’t want to go home!! I’m enjoying the FREE accommodation while saving lots of money. The people here are so kind and friendly that I have felt so welcome. I’m paying down my students loans which is a major plus! Thanks again Sarah for all of your help.”
Brenda Reed, South Africa
To read our FAQs, click here.
Got any questions about teaching English in Korea? Contact me at sarah[@]eslteacherrecruiter.com
All the best,
Sarah Fauset – B.A., B.Ed
ESL Teacher Recruiter