South Korea is a rapidly developing nation. With a population of over 48 million, it places enormous emphasis on international trade. Already it has become a substantial global player with Korean brands such as Samsung, Hyundai, LG, Kia, Ssangyong and Daewoo spreading across the world.
A key component of this success is ensuring that Korean schoolchildren learn to speak and understand English - the international language of commerce. The Korean government has embarked on a recruitment drive, hiring thousands of native English speakers with the appropriate qualifications to strengthen English ability at school level and improve national competitiveness in the long term.
Teaching English in South Korea is a wonderful opportunity to live and work in an advanced Asian nation. You will experience a country with a history and culture thousands of years old that is at the same time, one of the most technologically advanced nations on earth. With an excellent public transport system, some of the world's best shopping, rugged mountains and friendly people, Korea is ready to make you feel very welcome.
Many people who do our TEFL course, have been motivated by this drive to recruit teachers. Typically, a teacher armed with a degree and a TEFL certificate will be accepted and placed at a school on a year long contract. Salaries are relatively high and living costs low due to accommodation being provided. This presents graduates with an unrivalled opportunity to work and travel, whilst saving! Visit our links page to see details of our placement partners for Korea.