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South Korea TEFL/ TESOL Program Summary
The best online course available. This TEFL/ TESOL program begins with an 11 week 170 hour online TEFL course that features live lectures and webinars taught by a highly qualified and experienced TEFL/ TESOL professor who is on hand to help you every step of the way. As part of the course you will also complete 20 hours practical teaching to gain the classroom experience you need to give you maximum confidence. Upon completion you'll receive your certificate before being guided and assisted in securing a paid teaching position in the one of the most popular TEFL/ TESOL locations in the world - South Korea!
I had amazing tutors and an amazing group of people who were also training, it was simply amazing! I have now been in a teaching placement for a month and it's almost as if I was made for teaching English!
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Key Program Details
South Korea has fast become one of the most popular places to teach English in the world - and it’s for a good reason! Great jobs, great salaries and great benefits mean South Korea is the full package.
This a country that’s balanced it’s deep rooted culture with a shiny neon modern veneer, it’s historical buddhist temples with superfast broadband, it’s mountainous countryside with high tech cities. And let’s not forget K-pop either!
A TEFL teachers paradise, South Korea offers a wealth of activities to do, food to eat, culture to learn, and sites to see, leaving you with more choices than a Korean karaoke song book!
This program consists of a 170 hours of TEFL training, which you’ll complete over 11 weeks. This is split between 150 hours of online training lead by a university level instructor, and 20 hours of practical in class teaching at a location near to where you live. You will be assisted in securing this practical teaching element.
Whilst all the materials and features of the course can be accessed online at anytime, this course does include live lectures, chats and webinars for you interact and get the most from the tuition, however these do not require your mandatory attendance so it’s not a problem if you cannot make them.
Once qualified, the world is yours and you can use your TEFL certificate in other countries - there is no expiry date to the TEFL certificate. The TEFL certificate is externally accredited and accepted worldwide.
After gaining skills, making friends in this period is what it is all about. In addition to the TEFL friends you’ll make during the training, there are also specific in country teacher networks and alumni ambassadors, all of which are in place to help you make friends and settle into life abroad more easily. Everyone wants to support each other. It's one of the great benefits of starting your journey teaching abroad in this way.
During the TEFL training period you will receive hands on job placement assistance from an expert placement advisor, helping you to secure type of job you’re looking for.
In South Korea most TEFL jobs consist of teaching in public schools, private schools, as well as specific language institutions. You can expect to get your flights reimbursed and your accommodation paid for or subsidised, which makes for a great package.
Contract lengths are typically around 12 months or more. You can expect salaries around the equivalent of 1800 - 2000 US dollars per month, and living costs are around 650 - 950 USD, making South Korea a great place to go and teach if you want to save money alongside have an amazing experience. Usually, employers offer long-term bonuses too! Free return flights, paid holiday days each year, and a bonus on completion of a 12 month contract.
Whilst essentially anyone can come on this course and teach English in South Korea, it’s important to note that there are specific requirements. Non native English speakers wishing to do the course must submit a written essay at the application stage, in order for us to assess their written English skills. If successful at this stage, like all successful applicants you will be invited to an online video interview, at which point your spoken English will also be assessed as part of the interview process.
In terms of the job placement services, through our experience we know those who are native English speaking and who hold a bachelor's degree (any subject) will normally secure jobs within 30 days after the end of the training - and in most cases this is shorter.
Those who are not native English speaking or do not hold a bachelor’s degree can also attend this course (having met the criteria stated above) but must be aware that employers will often be looking for native English speakers primarily, and so we advise them to be as flexible as possible as to salary and location. Native English speaking teachers are preferred in South Korea but many employers will accept non-native English speakers as long as they meet their requirements. Non-native English speakers may have to wait a little longer to get a job in their desired location. See more about eligibility on this page.
Accommodation is either included as a part of your job package, or subsidised housing will be arranged with you, so you can relax knowing that housing is nothing to stress about! This is super common in South Korea, another benefit of choosing this Asian location to begin!
Saving on housing costs means you can usually save around $1,000 USD of your salary per month, after paying your living expenses each month.
Start dates for this TEFL/ TESOL Program are generally every month and places fill up fast. South Korea is a popular location for teaching English abroad, so we suggest you apply early in order to get your desired start date.
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The course has been really great - very practical, very useful, an excellent starting point for someone with very little teaching experience to build confidence and start enjoying teaching
TEFL Teacher in Asia
South Korea is abundant with awesome places to go and experience a huge range of outdoor activities. With stunning coastline and many inland attractions you’ll be outside a lot!
In life, relationships matter! Your relationship with your students will be the thing you treasure the most in your time abroad.
South Korea is conveniently positioned meaning you will have easy access to many of Asia’s surrounding countries. What makes it even better is that flights can be really cheap too!
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