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Aug.11.2012. 10:35PM

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EPIK - English Program in Korea

The EPIK Program with the University of Toronto’s TEFL Certification

The University of Toronto's TEFL Online Become a leading candidate for the EPIK program and earn a higher salary through the University of Toronto’s TEFL Online certification program. TEFL Online is a 100 hour online course that provides prospective EPIK teachers with the skills and knowledge to teach in the Korean Public School system.

Teaching at Public Schools in Korea – EPIK

Teach Away Inc. is an official recruitment provider for the Korean National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED). Teach Away works with the Ministries of Education in Korea to place English Language Instructors (ELIs) in teaching jobs at public schools in Korea through the world-renowned EPIK program. The EPIK program offers teachers a unique experience by allowing them to share their culture and knowledge with students while gaining experience teaching ESL in public schools across Korea.

EPIK offers one of the best employment packages in Asia:

• Salary up to 2.7 million KRW/month (2.0-2.2 million KRW/month is average)
• Over 5 weeks of vacation time
• 1.3 million KRW entrance and exit allowance for flight
• Free Furnished Apartment

What is EPIK?

EPIK stands for English Program in Korea, a program sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education. The EPIK program was established in 1995 with the mandate to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea and to develop cultural exchanges. Through the EPIK Program, over 1,000 teachers are placed in ESL teaching jobs every year.

Who is Eligible to Teach in Korean Public Schools?

Applicants must have:
• Completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent at an accredited college or university
• Be a citizen of a country where the primary language is English
• Be fluent in English
• Meet the requirements for an E-2 or F-4 visa

Teaching Job Openings at Public Schools in Korea

You can indicate which POE (Provincial Office of Education) you would like to work for, but there are no guarantees that teachers will be granted their first choice. Teach Away has the following openings for February 2012 placements:

Provincial Office of EducationJob openings for February 2012
Seoul* 100
Busan 140
Daegu 140
Incheon 24
Gwangju 30
Daejeon 70
Ulsan 15
Gangwon 65
Chungbuk 94
Jeonbuk 30
Gyeongbuk 160
Gyeongnam 5
Jeju 150
National Schools 6

POE Map of Korea

EPIK Placement Locations

EPIK teachers can work in almost any province of Korea. Location preference is granted on a first come-first served basis. EPIK will decide which Provincial Office of Education (POE) the teacher will work for after receiving the teacher’s documents. Then, the POE will determine the teacher’s school placement. Teachers will work at primary and secondary schools within a designated POE, but some may be asked to also work at other educational facilities within the POE system.






Salary for EPIK teachers

A teacher’s salary is based on a combination of qualifications and experience. Comprehensive salary guidelines have been put in place for English teachers working for EPIK. The table below will outline each salary level:

Level EPIK Requirements Monthly Pay (Million KRW)
Metropolitan City Province
Jeju Other
1+ Level 1 plus 2 consecutive years of teaching experience within the same Provincial Office of Education (POE) 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7
  • 2 years of teaching experience with one of the following:
    - Master’s degree
    - Teacher’s, TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (100+ hours) certificate
    - Major in Education, Linguistics, English Education, or English Language/Literature
  • Contract renewal as a Level 2+ at the same POE
2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5
  • 1 year of full-time teaching experience plus one of the following:
    - Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, or Linguistics
    - Teacher’s License
    - TEFL/TESOL or CELTA certificate (100+ hours)
    - Master’s degree in any discipline
  • Master’s degree in Education, English, or Linguistics
  • Master’s degree in any discipline with Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, or Linguistics
  • After 1 year as Level 2 with the renewing province
2.1 2.2 2.2 2.3
  • Teacher’s license
  • Must have one of the following:
    - Teacher’s, TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (100+ hours) certificate
    - Major in Education, Linguistics, English Education, or English Language/Literature
    - Bachelor’s degree in any discipline plus 1 year full-time teaching experience
  • Master’s degree in any discipline
2.0 2.1 2.1 2.2
3 Bachelor’s degree in any discipline 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.1

EPIK Working Hours and Benefits

The period of employment is for 1 full year (i.e. February 2012 to February 2013). A typical working day is 8 hours in length, with actual teaching hours ranging from 22-24 hours per week. Overtime pay is available if teachers are asked to work outside of their designated hours. ELIs work Monday to Friday.

Additional Benefits

All EPIK teachers will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Free single housing (utilities not included)
  • Entrance allowance of 1.3 million KRW to purchase a one-way ticket to Korea
  • Exit allowance of 1.3 million KRW or Renewal Bonus of 2.0 million KRW for re-signing
  • Training in Korea
  • Transportation to placement location
  • Airport pick-up
  • Settlement allowance of 300,000 KRW
  • One month’s salary severance pay upon completion of contract
  • Paid vacation for 18 working days, and 13-15 national holidays
  • 50% medical insurance and pension
  • Rural bonus; multiple school bonus (where applicable)

Responsibilities of English teachers working for EPIK

All English teachers with jobs in Korean Public Schools work under the guidance of a supervisor designated by a specific Provincial Office of Education (POE). Teachers are responsible for conducting English classes in cooperation with Korean teachers. ELIs will assist with the development of teaching materials and activities related to English language education.

Training in Korea

All EPIK teachers are required to attend a mandatory 9 day professional training session. The orientation period is not included in the term of employment and as such, is unpaid. Teachers will learn about the Korean Public School system, their role as English teachers, living in Korea, and many other useful topics. Attendance at orientation is a mandatory condition of employment.

What is an ELI?

An ELI is an English Language Instructor hired by the Korean Ministry of Education. ELIs usually work together with Korean co-teachers in a classroom on a daily basis. ELIs are responsible for conducting English conversation classes for Korean primary and secondary public school students as part of the Korean government’s aim to promote and strengthen English language education.

NOTE: ELIs are sometimes referred to as GETs – Guest English Teachers

More Information ->

So who is desperate to go to South Korea to meet your KPOP idols? This is ONE idea. =P





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gejvin PHLgejvin Aug.23.2012 10:09AM
wow~ it’s bad english isn’t my first language TT


kamoi JAMkamoi Aug.23.2012 10:00AM
I applied and got through last year, but I decided against. To move so far away at a young age all alone. I decided to wait until my best friend is finished with her teaching degree and then we can both go.


vangpakau USAvangpakau Aug.12.2012 11:28AM
I’ve been thinking about teaching in Korea. But i’m no where close to that yet xD


RakiYang KORRakiYang Aug.12.2012 01:23AM
I strongly suggest you don’t do this just to get a free ride to Korea and see your idols. I have many friends who have done this type of program and it’s a serious job. You will be very unhappy if you don’t actually want to teach or if you dont like children. Also you probably wont have that much time to go chase after your idols ><. That being said, I’m planning to apply in October!


LedAngeLBana MYSLedAngeLBana Aug.12.2012 01:13AM
woah~ i cant applying to study to korea.. TToTT


Yoseob♥tiffanyecla PHLYoseob♥tiffanyecla Aug.11.2012 11:13PM
i want!! but i need to graduate highschool first.. and 4-5 years in a university -_-


Jane Rabbit AUSJane Rabbit Aug.12.2012 01:02AM
Me too -_-

Viee-Viee USAViee-Viee Aug.11.2012 11:09PM
My friend was talking about this to me! She was looking at this but right now she’s applying for a college to study in korea. x]

But it sounds interesting! ^^


DMTNCanadianFanGirl CANDMTNCanadianFanGirl Aug.11.2012 11:06PM im way too young im only 14 and im gonna be in secondary 4 so ..ill have to wait i while before doing it.


Hishiko MYSHishiko Aug.11.2012 11:00PM
lol not desperate to do this..
even if i do it my freakin country’s primary language is not english..


D.O's Fan ClubAlive Release Card - Daesung Anyoung♥ USAAnyoung♥ Aug.11.2012 10:45PM
I not desperate to this... but i do want to learn korea and teach english to the korean student and learn many things in korea :]


2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Fan2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Commenter2013 GURUPOP Awards - Best Daily Checker - ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ USA♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ Aug.11.2012 10:46PM
just sharing an idea for other people to try out =P i do want to learn korean and teach english too. >< it looks so much fun from pictures my friends are doing right now in Japan T.T

MorganWallace USAMorganWallace Aug.11.2012 10:40PM
I actually looked into this a little a few months ago, because I’m honestly interested in teaching English (and kpop idols dflkjalfkjlkjf COUGH YOU HEARD NOTHING). But I’m pretty sure my parents would freak out and guilt trip me D:


2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Fan2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Commenter2013 GURUPOP Awards - Best Daily Checker - ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ USA♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ Aug.11.2012 10:41PM
true. but an opportunity to go to Korea to help Koreans learn English? That would be awesome! >< Too bad I didn’t do the JET (Japanese-English Teaching) Program that my school had. *sigh* Would have gotten experience then live in Korea after Japan. T.T

MorganWallace USAMorganWallace Aug.11.2012 10:46PM
I KNOW RIGHT?! And living in Korea as a bonus while learning the language. I may just do it anyway in the future, but not for several years...

2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Fan2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Commenter2013 GURUPOP Awards - Best Daily Checker - ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ USA♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ Aug.11.2012 10:47PM
I might just Not do this and go to Korea as vaca for work. XD

MorganWallace USAMorganWallace Aug.11.2012 10:50PM
Whatever happens, KOREA OR BUST

2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Fan2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Commenter2013 GURUPOP Awards - Best Daily Checker - ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ USA♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ Aug.11.2012 10:53PM
yesh~! =D already went to Japan.. hehe.. was for study abroad actually. now i wanna go to korea because:
1) korean idols, especially JINYOUNG~♥
2) seeing my Korean friends again that I made in America T.T

MorganWallace USAMorganWallace Aug.11.2012 10:56PM
Ahhhhhhhhh I’m jealous! The only time I’ve been out of the country was to Baja California. Blahhhhh
But seriously, Korea has so much to offer. I NEED to go!

2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Fan2014 GURUPOP Awards - Best Commenter2013 GURUPOP Awards - Best Daily Checker - ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ ♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ USA♥KrisBANA♥JJY♥ Aug.11.2012 10:58PM
Korea has A LOT to offer =P yeah, i wanna go to, but just to vaca or something. i don’t think i’m a good teacher. a good tutor, yes i am, a teacher. um.. not so much XD




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