English Program In Korea(EPIK), sponsored by the Korean government, invites foreign university graduates to enrich their lives and build a professional teaching career while sharing knowledge and culture with students and teachers throughout the Republic of Korea.
The Korean government invites English Language Instructors (ELIs) from six major English speaking countries; Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, to teach English in the school system, to train Korean English teachers, and to assist Provincial Offices of Education (POEs).
* For more information about English Program In Korea(EPIK), please check their website in Link.
The English as a Second Language(ESL) Market in Korea
The English as a Second Language(ESL) market in Korea is extremely competitive. There are positions ranging from:
- Private Language Institutes (Hakwon)
- University Language Institutes
- Government/Private Research Centers
- Private Business Courses
- Public Schools
Most of these positions will require either an:
- E-2 visa (Conversation Instructor)
- E-1 visa (Professor at Educational Institution higher than a junior college)
- E-5 visa (professional employment with a public relations firm)
- F-2 visa (An individual married to a Korean citizen can work with this visa)
There are several unofficial web sites which provide the information about teaching English in Korea.
As these web sites are not officially approved, your careful attention is advised.