Are you looking to gain invaluable teaching experience and get a unique cultural immersion experience? Do you want to work with other professional Korean teachers in a diverse environment in a public school?
EPIK is a government-sponsored program that places native English speakers in public schools all throughout Korea. Whether you want to work in a major city or a small town, you can apply now for jobs starting this Fall! SMOE places teachers in public schools in the capital of Seoul.
Positions for EPIK & SMOE are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so apply now!
The application, interview and visa process for EPIK & SMOE Public School Jobs can be quite complicated at times. Planet ESL is here to assist you during each step of the application & visa process! We provide in detail how to complete the application, get your visa documents & keep you notified of any developments!
Advantages of Working at a Public School:
•100% secure employment
•Teachers are guaranteed to be paid on time
•Good resume-building experience in a professional environment
•Less teaching hours per week than private language institutes
•Korean co-teachers will share class duties and offer assistance
•Only 20 teaching hours per week
•Free periods throughout the year due to exams, field trips, sports days, etc.
•Opportunity for overtime work with good compensation
•4-5 weeks paid vacation – a LOT more vacation than most language institutes
•2 years tax exemption for first-time teachers coming to Korea
Conditions and Benefits of working at a Public School
•Start Date: August, September & October 2011
•Contract Term: One year *there are no shorter contracts!*
•Working hours: 8.30am-4.30pm, 88 class hours/month (Appx. 22 class hours/week)
•Monthly Salary: 1.8-2.7million KRW ($1800-$2700 USD) Pay rate is based on a pre-determined •scale depending on a teacher’s education level and teaching experience.
•FREE Accommodations: Single furnished apartment provided OR monthly Housing Allowance: •500,000 KRW
•FREE Airfare: Entrance/Exit Allowance 1.3 Million won paid once at the beginning and again at •the end of the contract to cover airfare and other costs.
•Resettlement Allowance: One-time payment of 300,000 KRW upon arrival
•Severance Bonus: One month salary upon completion of a year contract
•Medical Insurance: 50% paid by school
•Paid Vacation: Minimum 21 working days within the contract year
•Must be native English speakers from US, CAN, UK, IRE, AUS, NZD or RSA
•Must hold Bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited university in any field
How To Apply
Please fill out an ONLINE APPLICATION on our website, www.PlanetESL.com
or E-MAIL us for more details at EPIK@PlanetESL.com
WHAT Planet ESL PROVIDES:
•Work visa arrangements and on-going assistance
•Fast and Reliable support
•Free Airport Pick-up
•Continuous care and support after placement
We have countless positions available all year round. Established in 1999 and owned by Korean and Canadian Nationals, with 10 years of experience, we not only offer jobs, but also we match teachers for suitable positions with each teacher’s personality and preferences. By applying through our website www.PlanetESL.com
, teachers can let us know EXACTLY what kind of job they are looking for, including location, preferred student age, accommodation preference, desired rate of pay, etc, and we will contact them with jobs matching their criteria. We only deal with reputable schools where previous or current teachers have given us positive recommendations.
First time teachers to Korea should be sure to visit our website www.PlanetESL.com
which contains invaluable information including the hiring process from A to Z, standard contract terms, detailed info on Korean culture and daily life, jobs, students, the Korean work environment, ESL and government resources, and much, much more!