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Teaching Jobs at Public Schools in Gyeonggi-do (Province)

Gyeonggi Province, the area immediately surrounding Seoul has the highest demand for English education in all of Korea.
This translates into a lot of ESL teaching jobs throughout the region. Top Placement Inc was selected by the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education an official recruitment partner to recruit teachers for the renowned GEPIK program in Gyeonggi province.


Download Application form and Contract

    CLICK HERE FOR GEPIK APPLICATION FORM

    CLICK HERE FOR CONTRACT


What is GEPIK?

GEPIK stands for Gyeonggi English Program in Korea. It was established in 2003, to provide English education to the region. There are currently over 1,000 foreign ESL teachers working for GEPIK. The number of English teachers working in public schools across Gyeonggi province is expected to grow to 2,000 by the year 2012.



Who is Eligible?

Candidates must have:
⊙ Citizenship from an English speaking country (Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom)
⊙ Be a Native English Speaker
⊙ Bachelor’s Degree from University or College in an English speaking country



EnglishWork with GEPIK

EnglishWork.com (Top Placement Inc). is an official recruitment provider for GEPIK for Gyeonggi Provincial office of Education (GPOE). EnglishWork (Top Placement Inc) works with the GPOE in Korea to place English Language Instructors (ELIs) in teaching jobs at public schools in Gyeonggido, Korea through the renowned GEPIK program. The GEPIK 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 Gyeonggido, Korea.



Benefits

GEPIK benefits & salary

⊙ Salary: 2.1Mill ~ 2.5Mill. KRW
⊙ Work Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm or 9am-5pm Monday through Friday
⊙ Teaching Hours : not exceed 22 hours per week
⊙ Paid Leave: 20 working days + Korean National Holidays (15 days)
⊙ Severance Pay : YES
⊙ National Health Insurance: 50 %
⊙ Settlement Allowance : 300,000 KRW
⊙ Housing: Full furnished Single Studio or Housing Allowance available (400,000 KRW per month)
⊙ Airfare : A Round Trip
⊙ Airport Pickup
⊙ Orientation and Training
⊙ Bonus for teaching in a Rural Area : 100,000 KRW every month plus an additional 5 paid vacation days per year.
⊙ Get paid 13 months for 12 months of work. For US and Canadian citizens 14 months are paid.



Check out details about Gyeonggido


The map of Gyeonggi-do










Position in Gyeonggi area (GEPIK Positions)

⊙ Suwon city (http://eng.suwon.ne.kr/main_view.asp?page_id=main)
⊙ Bucheon city (http://www.bucheon.go.kr/index.jsp)
⊙ Ansan city (http://ansan.iansan.net/english/index.asp)
⊙ Gunpo city (http://www.gunpo21.net/english/index.htm)
⊙ Uiwang city (http://www.uw21.net/02en/)
⊙ Pyeongtaek city (http://www.pyeongtaek.go.kr/pub/eng/index.jsp)
⊙ Yeoju county (http://yj21.net/eng/index.asp)
⊙ Hwaseong city (http://english.hscity.net/)
⊙ Osan city (http://www.osan.go.kr/en/)
⊙ Yangpyeong city (https://www.yp21.net/eng/)
⊙ Icheon City (http://www.icheon.go.kr/)
⊙ Yongin City (http://en.yonginsi.net/)
⊙ Anseong city (http://www.anseong.go.kr/service/english/introduce/index_1.html)
⊙ Siheung city (http://www.shcity.net/english/index.jsp)
⊙ Uijeongbu city (http://www.ui4u.net/site/english/index.asp)
⊙ Goyang City (http://www.goyang.go.kr/fl/index_eng.html)
⊙ Dongducheon city (http://www.ddc21.net/_foreign/eng/)
⊙ Guri city (http://www.guri.go.kr/english/index.php)
⊙ Namyangju city (http://www.nyj.go.kr/english/index.html)
⊙ Paju city (http://en.paju.go.kr/index.do)
⊙ Yeoncheon county (http://www.iyc21.net/_foreign/eng/main/)
⊙ Pocheon city (http://www.pyeongtaek.go.kr/pub/eng/index.jsp)



Required Documents

1. Application form
Applicant must fill in GEPIK application form including personal essay and self medical check form.Personal Essay must be more than 300 words and EnglishWork.com Recommend you to write this essay briefly about why you can be a professional teacher at their program.
*Note : you must sign self medical check form and application form before you send your original document to Our Office


2. Formal Resume (cover letter)
Resume must be formal and appropriate for applying public school teaching job. Education background and full time teaching experience must be clearly states on your resume and cover letter must be included.


3. BA and MA Diploma (notarized copy only)
GEPIK applicant must have 3~4 years BA qualification or above and applicants must provide notarized (Apostillized) copy of BA and MA diploma.


4. Two Official Sealed Transcripts (BA and MA)
Officially Sealed Academic Transcripts must be provided and applicant must provide MA or Doctorate transcript as well (if it is applicable). We need two sealed transcripts because Korean immigration and school are requesting applicant's transcript.


5. A clear copy of Passport (Photo page only)
Photocopy of Passport need to be submitted and notarization is not necessary.


6. Criminal Background Check
Notarized (Apostillized) criminal background check. Criminal record check only valid 6 month after it issued.
● Web Search Result of Criminal Record Check is not Acceptable and CRC must clearly state that “No Record” or “No record founded” on the statement.
● Local police clearance is not acceptable, Applicant must obtain criminal background check of state level or above.



7. Two reference (recommendation) letters
Professional recommendation letter (original copy only). Friend or close relative can't issue this reference letter. Academic Professor or employer should issue this letter and letter must have letter head and contact information with signature on.
NOTE: Recommendation letters must be original including issuer's signature


8. Teaching Certification or Language Certificate (TESOL or CELTA)
Certify teacher must provide notarized copy of teaching certification and Language certificate such as TESOL or TEFL course must be more than 100 hrs credit otherwise it won't effect on your salary level (certificate holder can have better salary).


9. Two passport size photo
You need to prepare several passport photos because you will need after you arrive in South Korea. You need to paste your one passport size photo on your application.


10. Three Copies of Contract
We will provide you a copy of contract and you need to make three copies and every page must be signed before it sent to Englishwork office.


11. Letter of full-time teaching experience proof.
Applicant must provide an official letter from previous employer in order to proof applicant's full-time teaching experience. Copy of visa or copy of contract will not be acceptable and period of employment and "full-time employee" should be stated on your letter.
·Only one full year of experience will be considered as a full time teaching experience (for better salary criteria).
·Only Employment verification from Public school or District Office of education will be accepted for experience proof(for teaching employment in Korea) and letter from Hagwon is not acceptable due to GEPIK policy.



12. Self Medical Check form for immigration office (If it's applicable).
Self medical check form need to be filled in and send to our office. Any candidate who will apply E2 visa at Korean Immigration office must fill in this form in order to apply E2 visa at Korean immigration office.


Eligibility

Please read over the requirements per category and select the pay category that you qualify for.

Pay Category Monthly
Salary
Requirements Please select
only ONE
criterion
Category S 2 500 000 KRW
per month
Category 1 AND Minimum two consecutive years of employment within GEPIK
(i.e. minimum of four years of full time English teaching experience)
Category 1+ 2 400 000 KRW
per month
- Employed as a Category 1 teacher at GEPIK for one full year
Category 1 2 300 000 KRW
per month
Category 3 AND Minimum two years of full time English teaching experience at accredited institution(s)
Plus one of the followings
- Master’s Degree
- Elementary, Middle, or Secondary School Teacher’s Certificate
- Bachelor's degree in Education/ English Literature/ English Language/ Linguistics (Must be clearly stated on either the diploma certificate or official transcript)
- TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (min.of 100 hrs) Certificate
Category 2+ 2 200 000 KRW
per month
Category 3
Plus one of the followings
- Master’s Degree
- Elementary, Middle, or Secondary School Teacher’s Certificate
- Bachelor's degree in Education
(Must be clearly stated on either the diploma certificate or official transcript)
- Employed as a Category 2 teacher at GEPIK for one full year.
Category 2 2 100 000 KRW
per month
Category 3
Plus one of the followings
- TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (min.of 100 hrs) Certificate
- Minimum one year of full time English teaching experience at accredited institution(s)
- Bachelor's degree with a major in English Literature/
English Language/Linguistics (Must be clearly stated on either the diploma certificate or official transcript)
Category 3 2 000 000 KRW
per month
- Bachelor's degree in any major




Application Process

Please e-mail us your cover letter, resume, and latest photograph and we will contact you for an interview.

*The placement will be done in order of documents received.*
1. Send us your resume, cover letter and, current picture
2. Phone interview with EnglishWork.com
3. Send us your Application Package ( We will let you know what documents you should prepare)
4. Get a result from EnglishWork .com(EnglishWork.com will submit your resume and photo to Gyeonggi Education board. no interview needed)
5. Send us your documents (including signed contract)
6. Receive final contract & notice of appointment
7. Applicants apply and obtain E2 visa at the Korean Embassy/Consulate
8. Applicants arrange the air ticket
9. Attend orientation


Top Placement Inc (EnglishWork.com)

Tel: +82-2-532-4273
Fax: +82-2-599-5191
Seongji Heights Bldg., # 1206 702-13, Yeoksam- 1 dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea,135-917
Please contact us anytime if you have any questions about GEPIK !



Please Check out the GEPIK information as below

GEPIK Application form

Sample Contract

Health Statement

DR. GEPIK