Paid Teacher In South Korea

Paid Teacher In South Korea

In learning you will teach and in teaching you will learn. - Phil Collins

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Many of us look for an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. Still others look for an alternative to the traditional post-graduate employment path. Teach English in South Korea with GeoVisions, and weave those opportunities into the fabric of your daily life. GeoVisions offers paid teaching positions for university graduates or current classroom teachers looking to share their language and culture while immersing themselves in new communities around the world.

English is the international language for commerce and industry. As a native English speaker you can become an asset to educational establishments by improving the standard of English in Korea. You will also be enriching the lives of your students and helping your new host community.

A long list of benefits await when you teach English in South Korea

  • Earn $1,800 to $3,000 USD per month.
  • Work 30-40 hours a week, averaging 22-30 hours of in-class instruction.
  • Overtime (if applicable) is $20/hr+.
  • One month salary is paid upon completion of your contract.
  • Income tax is exempt unless you are Canadian. That rate is 3.5%.
  • 4.5% of your salary is matched by the National Pension Plan and paid out at the end of the year.
  • Free housing, fully furnished accommodations.
  • Depending on performance and length of contract, receive one-way flight reimbursement or even round-trip airfare.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • 2-weeks vacation on top of holidays.
  • Medical and dental coverage of 50%.

We accept applications each month throughout the calendar year. 

  • Yes! Think about traveling with a friend or two. While we may not be able to place you in the same town or school, with enough time we can get you close! Plus you have weekends and holidays to travel together.
  • 1 - year. It is possible to renew your contact for a second year if you like. There is no additional fee if you extend your contract.
  • $649
  • The fee you pay to teach in South Korea goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit company, The GeoVisions Foundation.  The program donation for this experience covers our costs of local screening of potential host schools in South Korea; assisting you with the process of compiling the documents you will need to collect for a guaranteed job and the correct visa; and assistance in South Korea during your entire stay to make sure what you have agreed to is what really happens. This provides you a great deal of security and a social base to grow and enjoy your time in South Korea. If you are from the US, the fee also includes your travel and medical insurance.

    We provide 24/7 emergency service, manned by real people.  You are supported from the moment you contact us to the time you return … and beyond, through our active Alumni Community. Be sure to speak to your tax preparer to see if any of these fees (and even moving costs) can be deducted as a charitable donation.

Over the years we have met teachers who have had horrible experiences when they think they are going into a fantastic overseas teaching job only to find out they are not going to a real school, but a corporate school and not a true International school. They have been caught in a signed contract without having visited the school or met the administrators. Where do they turn without a support team who’s only job is to look out for you? At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the school and the position and in most cases, we have placed teachers at that school before. We make sure you’re being paid the highest salary possible. We help you with your formal documents and we make sure your new school is ready to receive you.

Most schools in Korea place the upper age limit for visiting teachers at 45, but there may be a subtle age bias towards younger teachers. However, if you are active, vibrant, energetic and a creative educator who loves being around young people, you will be able to secure a job.

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree from an accredited university in the U.S. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain or Ireland for enrollment year round.
  • Must be a citizen of one of the above mentioned countries.
  • Must be a native English speaker.
  • Must be in good physical and mental health.
  • No criminal record (Check needed for visa purposes).
  • Must be between 21 and 45.
  • No experience necessary.
  • You do not need to know any Korean.
  • Teaching certificate and experience preferred but not required.
  • For degree holders, any degree welcomed but preference given to education and English majors.
  • Positions are for one-year contracts, available on an ongoing basis.
  • Completion of a TESOL or TEFL course is helpful, but not required.
Teaching Responsibilities
  • Teaching English in a classroom setting, working to improve students listening and speaking skills.
  • Prepare in-class activities focused on language development such as dialogues, games, pronunciation and grammar activities, songs, role-playing and conversation groups.
  • Plan lessons and presentations to your class.
  • Attend some faculty meetings.
  • Help plan and implement some extra-curricular activities (after-school English clubs, art projects, sporting activities etc.)
Mandatory Documents Include
  • Original degree or letter of completion from university or college. Non-degree holders need to provide evidence of two completed years of college.
  • Sealed transcripts
  • Passport
  • Government issued criminal background check
  • Letters of reference
  • TESOL or TEFL certification if you are certified
  • Resume and cover letter

  • New sessions begin in February and September.  We do have openings each month, so teachers can apply anytime during the year.

  • Working hours: 30 – 40 hours per week, averaging 22~30 hours of in-class instruction.
    – Overtime (if applicable) is paid out at $20/hr. +
  • If you will be teaching in a Public School, you will have to get an Orientation before you start your new teaching job. The orientation lasts about 3-4 days. During orientation you will be provided 3 meals each day and accommodation. Although this is not during your teaching period, you will still be paid.

    If you are hired at a Private school, the school will have their own training program before you begin teaching.

    Be sure to consider your orientation period when booking your flights.

  • Native English speakers only may apply for this opportunity.

  • 21-45 years of age.  If you are over 45, give us a call.  Sometimes we can place you … it just takes longer.

  • Placements are throughout Korea. Mainly in major cities.

  • You book your flights to Korea. The ticket will be reimbursed from your school upon your arrival. Keep the documents and receipt for you to get your reimbursement.

    You will be met at the airport by a professional driver. They will hold a small sign with your name. You will be taken directly to your housing.

  • Not Included. You will receive everything you need to apply for your visa.

  • You receive medical and dental insurance through your school. The cost of this insurance is 2.4% of your salary.

  • You will be met at the airport by a professional driver. They will hold a small sign with your name. You will be taken directly to your housing.

  • Not included.

  • INCLUDED.  Furnished housing is included in your contract.

  • Not included.

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