Public School Positions with EPIK - Starting Spring 2011 - Open
Requirements for application
- APPLICATION FORM
- A completed application form (including a passport size photo)
- A personal essay(minimum 300 words)
- Personal Self medical assessment
- Formal Resume
- Copy of passport photo page
Download Application form and Contract
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Teaching at Public Schools in Korea - EPIK
EnglishWork.com (Top Placement Inc). is an official recruitment provider for the Korean National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED). EnglishWork (Top Placement Inc) works with the Ministries of Education in Korea to place English Language Instructors (ELIs) in teaching jobs at public schools in Korea through the 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 won/month (avg. is 2.0-2.2 mil. won / approx. $2,200 per month)
⊙ Over 5 weeks of vacation
⊙ 1.3 million won (approx $1,400) 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 1000 teachers are placed in ESL teaching jobs every year.
Who is Eligible to Teach in Korean Public Schools?
Applicants must have:
⊙ Completed two full academic years or more 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
A POE is a Provincial Office of Education. There are a number of POEs in Korea. You can indicate which POE you would like to work for, but there are no guarantees that teachers will be granted their first choice.
EnglishWork has the following openings for late February 2009 placements:
for February 2009
EPIK Placement Locations
EPIK teachers can work in almost any province of Korea. Location preference is granted on a first come-first served basis.
Once your documents are received in Korea, EPIK will decide which Provincial Office of Education (POE) a teacher will work for. Then, the POE will determine which school the teacher will be placed at. 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 teachers' 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:
||Monthly Pay (Million KRW)
||Level 1 plus 2 consecutive years of teaching
experience within the same Provincial Office of Education
||2 years of teaching experience with one of the following:
- Master's degree
- Teacher's, TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (100+hrs) Certificate
- Major in Education, English Education or English Language/Literature
Contract renewal as a Level 2+ at the same POE
||Master's degree in any discipline, with Bachelor's in Education, English Education, or English Language/Literature
Master's degree in Education, English Education, or English Language/Literature, with Bachelor's in any discipline
Contract renewal as a Level 2 at the same POE
||Must have one of the following:
- Teacher's, TEFL/TESOL/CELTA (100+hrs) Certificate
- Major in Education, English Education, or English
- Bachelor's degree plus 1 yr full-time English teaching experience
Master's degree in any discipline
||Bachelor's degree in any discipline
||Completed two full academic years or more at a college or university
Graduated from a two or three year community college
NOTE: EPIK is no longer hiring Level 4 teachers
EPIK Working Hours and Benefits
Period of employment is 1 year (February 26, 2009 - Feb 25, 2010). A typical working day is 8 hours, with actual class instruction up to 22 hours/week. Overtime pay is available if teachers are asked to work outside of their designated hours. ELIs work only Monday to Friday, and enjoy the weekends off.
All EPIK teachers will be entitled to the following benefits:
- Free single housing (utilities not included)
- Entrance Allowance of 1.3 mil won (approx $1,400) to purchase a one-way ticket
- Exit Allowance of 1.3 mil won (approx $1,400) or Renewal Bonus of 2.0 mil won for resigning
- 10 days training in Seoul
- Transportation to placement location
- Airport pick-up
- Settlement allowance of 300,000 KRW (approx $350)
- One month salary severance pay upon completion of contract
- Paid vacation for 21 working days + 13-15 National Holidays
- 50% medical insurance and pension
- rural bonus and multiple school bonus
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. As an ELI you will assist with the development of teaching materials, and activities related to English language education.
Training in Seoul
All EPIK English Language Instructors (ELIs) are required to attend a mandatory 10 day professional training session in Seoul. The training is conducted by the Center for In-service Education at the Korean National University of Education. 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: ELI's are often referred to as GETs - Guest English Teachers