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Level Requirements Monthly Pay (million KRW)
Metropolitan City Province
Other Cities Jeju Other
1+ ¤ı 2 consecutive years as Level 1 within the renew Provincial Office of Education (POE) 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7
1 ¤ı2 years of teaching experience with one of the following:
    - Master's degree
    - Teacher's/TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (100+hours) Certificate
    - Bachelor's degree in Education, English Language/Literature or Linguistics
¤ıContract renewal as Level 2+within the same POE
2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5
2+ ¤ıMaster's degree in any discipline, with Bachelor's in Education, English Language/Literature
    or Linguistics
¤ıMaster's degree in Education, English Language/Literature or Linguistics, with Bachelor's in
    any discipline
¤ı1 year of full time teaching experience with on of the following:
    - Masters degree in any discipline
    - Techer's/TEFL/TESOL/CELTA(100+hours) Certificate
    - Bachelor's degree in Education, English Language/ Literatureor Linguistics
¤ıContract renewal as Level 2 within the same POE
2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3
2 ¤ıTeacher's/TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (100+hours) Certificate
¤ıBachelor's degree in Education or English Language/Literature
¤ıOne year full time teaching experience with Bachelor's degree in any discipline
¤ıMaster's degree in any discipline
¤ıAt least 1 years TaLK Schlolar experience**
2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2
3+ ¤ıBachelor's degree in any discipline 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1
    * "English" includes English literature, English composition and other English majors, but not Journalism or English History.
Sattlement Bonus 300,000won one-time settlement allowance
Travel Allowance Entrance (1.3 million KRW) and Exit(1.3 million KRW) payments
Accommodations Fully furnished studio apartment (rent free)
Paid Vacation 3-5 Wks paid vacation and all national holidays (13-15 annually)
Medical 50% contribution to National Medical Plan
Pension Monthly Pension Contributions
Sick Leave 11 Paid sick days per year
Special Leave 7 days special leave allowance (In the event of family illness or wedding
Severance Payment 1 Month salary for completing the year contract
Bonus Vacation 2 weeks additional paid vacation if you resign your contract
Transportation Expenses Monthly allowance for those in rural areas
There will be a Korean co-teacher in each school that hires a native Guest English Teacher(GET). The licensed Korean English teacher or a teacher who speaks English fluently plays the role as the Korean co-teacher. He or she is responsible for consulting, directing and cooperating concerning classwork, or life in or around the school or at home for the GET. The primary role of the Korean co-teacher is to plan and proceed English class with the native GET. In addition, the Korean co-teacher participates in preparing school event, carrying out the administrative job which is related to co-workers or students, and consulting the native GET in difficulties.

In principle, the GET should teach students in collaboration with the Korean co-teacher. Though the GET learns how to prepare teaching materials and methodologies during preliminary training called Orientation, the native will be informed again about assigned classroom, teaching materials, teaching methods from the Korean co-teacher, when the native GET starts teaching at the designated school. All issues related to classwork is always needed to be consulted with the Korean co-teacher.

Each class basically, meets for 40 minutes for elementary school, 45 minutes for middle school, and 50 minutes for high school. But it can be changed according to season, weather, or individual environment of each school. Some schools have special classes after regular classwork, in which GETs are required to teach specified subjects or fields.

Early every year the number of students each class is decided by superintendent of each Provincial Office of Education. The number is usually 35 or more, though there is no national unified regulation. The class size will depend on the location of a school such as urban area or local town. So the number of students ranges from 10, the smallest, to over 40, the largest .

Elementary school: 6 years, from 6 - 11yr olds
Middle school: 3 years, from 12 - 14 years old
High school: 3 years, from 15 years old

Generally speaking, school year begins on March 1 in Korea. Korea has four distinct seasons : it is hot in summer, and cold in winter. Accordingly summer vacation begins at the end of July and finishes at the end of August, which lasts for about one month. Winter vacation begins at the end of December and finishes at the end of January or early February. The starting date or the ending date can be different per each school, because it is the choice by the head of each school. During vacation, GETs may be required to teach some programs such as an English camp. Students do not spend the vacation period only at home. For more information on vacation, please refer to the contract.

The Administrative office at each school provides the GETs administrative services necessary after the placement. This office arranges housing before the native GET is appointed. The Administrative office is in charge of handling contract, paying salary, insurance, tax etc. for the native GET. If there may be any question, please contact the Korean co-teacher who passes on the question to the Administrative office
The employment period will be 1 year (52 weeks).
The start date of the contract will coincide with the first Monday after completion of an unpaid orientation conducted by the EPIK Office. The exact dates of the employment period will be recorded on the contract.
The foregoing employment period may be renewed by the mutual written agreement of the host POE and the employee
As early termination of the contract will cause inconvenience to the host POEs as well as the employees, all employees are expected to fulfill the contract term
Have a good command of the English language
Employees shall work eight hours per day, five days per week excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and Korean national holidays (about 14 days). Total instructional hours will not exceed 22 hours per week.
The DUTIES section describes your expected duties as an EPIK Teachers. These duties are listed as a general guideline. Detailed duties will be announced at the time of your local placement.
The duties are carried out under the guidance of the host Provincial Office of Education (POE).
To conduct English conversation classes for Korean teachers and students
To prepare teaching materials for English language education
To assist in developing teaching materials for English language education
To assist with activities related to English language education and other extracurricular activities
Have a good command of the English language
To assist Korean teachers with their English classes and/or jointly conduct English classes
To perform other duties as specified by the host POE
Be a citizen of a country where English is the primary language
By E2 visa law, EPIK teachers should have a citizenship from one of the following countries : Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand,
United Kingdom, United States, South Africa.
Must have studied from the junior high level(7th grade) and resided for at least 10 years or more in the country where English is the
primary language
To assist in developing teaching materials for English language education
Ethnic Koreans with legal residency in a country where English is the primary language can apply, but must provide proof of English
education beginning from the junior high school level.
Hold a minimum of Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
Be a maximum of 55 years of age.
Be mentally and physically healthy
Have a good command of the English language
Have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and living
Everything is the roughly the same except instead of getting a visa issuance number your official contract and a (NOA) Notice of Appointment letter will be couriered express post to your residence. The NOA of appointment letter serves the same purpose as a visa issuance number which is emailed for private language institute applicants. In addition the in person is typically waived for public school jobs and for those who have already completed 1 year of teaching in South Korea.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All Consulates have slightly different policies and procedures. It is important to contact the consulate that services your area and double check all requirements before submitting your documentation to a Korean Embassy. If you aren¡¯t sure contact your recruiter for further instructions