If you prefer getting a unique cultural immersion experience, we highly recommend applying for these teaching placements. In these situations teachers are embraced by their schools and communities and they often learn more Korean and get more exposure to traditional culture.
Planet ESL guides you through the application process and answers questions you may have about working at public schools and the visa process!
Advantages of Working at a Public School:
•100% secure employment
•Teachers are guaranteed to be paid on time
•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:
• Start Dates: August, September, October 2011
•Contract Term: One year *there are no shorter contracts!*
•Working hours: 8.30am-4.30pm, 88 class hours per month
•Monthly Salary: 1.8M-2.7M KRW ($1400-$2400 USD) Pay rate is based on a pre-determined scale depending on a teacher’s education level and teaching experience. Please see EPIK Guidelines Book for more information.
•FREE Accommodations: Single furnished apartments provided/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: 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!