Ideal for first time English teachers looking to gain valuable teaching experience in a safe and secure environment.
12 months teaching placement – 3 spaces remaining
Looking to spend a year teaching English in South Korea a beautiful nation with a rich culture? Then you’ve come to the right place! While enjoying the cultural delights of unique and lively South Korea, you’ll earn a lifelong TEFL qualification and improve your teaching skills with this TEFL internship.
Teaching in Korea is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you’re not ready to go after a one-year contract teaching students between elementary and middle school, there are options to stay! We can offer teaching positions available in both large cities and small towns across South Korea, as well as a choice of private or public schools.
If you teach English in South Korea, you will be assisting young language students. You will, however, have the opportunity to see South Korea outside of the classroom. You’ll be spoiled for choice between the festivals, concerts, restaurants, and World Heritage Sites. Your internship begins with a week of orientation in the magnificent city of Seoul. You’ll learn all about South Korea’s intriguing culture and teaching in the nation alongside other TEFL teachers to prepare you for your exciting new TEFL journey.
Essential information about this trip
THE ULTIMATE PRE-DEPARTURE CULTURE COURSE FOR SOUTH KOREA
Your TEFL course or teaching qualification may give you the credentials to teach abroad, but preparing yourself for the impending cultural change is a whole new ball game. Before you arrive in South Korea, having a solid understanding of the culture will help you in many ways. You will find it easier to navigate social situations, make friends, perform better at work, and transition into local life.
Your Trip Itinerary
Travel to Incheon airport (ICN) where you will take a short taxi ride to your orientation hotel (unless you need to complete quarantine at an ASQ hotel for 7 – 10 nights).
When you arrive, you’ll get a full week of cultural orientation (a mix of online and in person activities according to Covid-19 regulations).
You will learn about Korean culture, language, and society at orientation, as well as develop friendships with other teachers. Visits to a Taekwondo “dojang,” a Korean cooking class, a visit to the Korean war monument, and the Hanbok experience at the Grand Palace in Seoul were among other cultural excursions.
Your teaching experience
After completing 120 hours of certified teacher training, you’ll feel confident. Depending on your qualifications, you will work in either a public or private language school.
Teachers in public schools work at one to three schools in the mornings and afternoons, with classrooms of up to 30 students. Private schools, also known as Hagwons, have fewer classes and usually offer after-school activities in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
Your students will be largely young elementary and primary school students with a mixed level of English ability, providing you with a fantastic first-time teaching experience. During your 40-hour work week, you can expect to spend roughly 22 hours (public schools) or 30 hours (private schools) on hands-on teaching, allowing you time to develop lessons based on the in-house curriculum. Your main goal will be to help your eager pupils gain confidence as they improve their English skills through conversational English practice.
You’ll get the opportunity to seek assistance from local educators, but don’t forget to implement your own creative abilities to the classroom; this is your moment to shine!
After your internship
You did it! Don’t forget to congratulate yourself on a job well done. It’s time to decide if you want to continue to travel or teach in South Korea (or both).
By renewing your contract, you may be able to extend your stay in Korea and continue teaching. As a confident and experienced TEFL teacher, the opportunities are limitless for you.
What our teachers say
Schools are located nationwide, from big cities to small towns. The South Korean HQ is in Seoul. Preferences can be given during the application process, but not guaranteed.
If you are interested in teaching English in South Korea and would like to learn more, request a call with one of our experienced travel advisors about this opportunity. Register your interest below!
How it works
Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat an then you’ll be on your way.
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Outside the Classroom
Outside the Classroom
As well as your free time while teaching English in South Korea, you can take part in two cultural orientations throughout the year. Classes and excursions will take place over three consecutive weekends.
Teach & Travel
Teach & Travel
Rent-free accommodation is your typical Asian style accommodation complete with kitchenette and you get it all to yourself! The internet in South Korea is one of the fastest in the world and quite cheap.
Students in Korea come to learn English as a supplement to or a replacement for their public school education.