Live & Teach in Amazing South Korea - Apply Now for Fall 2014 Public School Positions

South Korea
Up to £1,200 monthly + accommodation + flight allowance + medical insurance + bonuses
29 Jan 2014
28 Feb 2014
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

ESLstarter are looking for graduates to teach English at public schools throughout South Korea starting August 2014 .

9 Great Reasons to Teach with the Public School Program in South Korea -

  • Earn a fantastic local salary which will enable you to enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle and pay off student loans
  • Free fully furnished private accommodation provided
  • Receive a flight allowance of KRW 2,600,000
  • Make new friends and share this adventure with hundreds of other candidates from the UK, USA, SA, AUS, IRE and NZ who will be starting in August
  • Full orientation and training provided
  • Receive a completion bonus
  • Every class has a Korean co-teacher to help you
  • Generous holiday allowance giving you the chance to explore Korea and other exciting parts of Asia!
  • One year contract      


  • Start date: mid-August   (full orientation to be followed by placement at assigned school)
  • Teach Elementary, Middle or High school (depending on preference)
  • Working days: Monday - Friday
  • Working hours: 8.30AM - 4.30PM or 9AM -5PM (depending on school)
  • Total hours: 22 classes per week (so 3 or 4 classes per day)   

​​About my role

- Teach conversational English to enthusiastic classes of Korean students
- Student evaluation
- Prep class
- Develop curriculum and teaching materials
- Assist with activities related to English language education
- Share your culture and experiences with young Korean learners

Salary & Benefits

- KRW 1.9 - KRW 2.7 monthly salary (depending on experience)
- KRW 1,300,000 Entrance Allowance to cover flight cost into Korea
- KRW 1,300,000 Exit Allowance upon completion of contract 
- Rural Allowance + Provincial allowance (depending on location)  - KRW 300,000 Settlement Allowance (one time payment)
- Free fully furnished housing or, where housing is not available, a rent subsidy of KRW 400,000 monthly
- 3 Weeks PAID vacation (8 day summer recess, 10 day winter recess) + approximately 12 national holidays 
- 22 hours of class teaching required per week
- Overtime pay or KRW 20,000 per hour per supplementary class
- Severance pay equivalent to one month's salary
- Tax exemption for 2 years apart from Canadians due to lack of ROK Treaty - Compulsory medical insurance
- 50% of premiums paid by employer
- National Pension scheme
- 50% of contributions paid by employer
- Full 8 day orientation 
- One year contract
- All national holidays  

Destination South Korea

Slurp at mouthwatering kimchi soup, check-out ancient temples hidden amongst Seoul's tangled side-streets, soak up the bohemian atmosphere of remote mountain towns or just unwind in one of Korea's soothing hot spring spas. The ''Soul of Asia'' welcomes you!  

Locations available

From laid-back beach-side town to traditional mountain community to buzzing urban metropolis, we can help you secure the location that you really want.

The following cities and provinces are available for the August  2014 in-take: ++Busan ++Chungbuk ++Chungnam ++Daegu ++Daejeon ++Gangwon ++Gwangju ++Gyeongbuk ++Gyeongnam ++Incheon ++Jeju ++Jeonbuk ++Jeonnam ++Seoul ++Ulsan


- Nationality of UK, IRE, USA, CAN, AUS, NZ or SA (due to visa requirements)
- Bachelors degree (any field)
- Commitment to a 1 year contract

For an application pack, please email us with a copy of your resume: