Top 10 English Teaching Jobs in South Korea: EPIK, Hagwons, and International Schools

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Minimum requirements to teach English in South Korea are: native speaker, university degree, and a 120-hour TESOL certificate.

Apply for TESOL / TEFL jobs in South Korea using the OnTESOL job board.

Below you will find a list of 10 popular programs to teach English in South Korea. For a full list of 40+ schools in South Korea, visit the ESL Schools section on your student account.

EPIK: Public Schools in South Korea

EPIK is an excellent opportunity for new teachers. EPIK offers thorough orientation and support setting up upon arrival. Earn 1.8-2.7 million won* per month plus paid accommodation, airfare allowance for entry and exit, vacation pay, health coverage, and much more! 22 classes per week. Learn more about teaching with EPIK and apply online

Hagwon and Other Private Schools in South Korea

Speaking Proficiency Enhancement Program (SPEP)

Teach Business English lessons with SPEP. High-paying TEFL job in South Korea. Earn up to 3.5 million won plus housing stipend and other benefits. Looking for Native English Speakers eligible for E2 visa. Must have 1 year of teaching experience, a 4-year Bachelor degree, and a TESOL certificate. Preferred: BA/MA in English, TESOL, Education, and/or Business.

Chung Dahm Learning

Chung Dahm Learning specializes in TEYL students from pre-k to middle-school (Grade 9). The school offers an innovative project-based curriculum for K-9 Education with an objective to foster learning through imagination and creativity, You can apply for TEFL jobs in many locations throughout South Korea.


Global Kids International (GKI) is an English school that specializes in kindergarten to elementary education. GKI is an established school based in Seoul, that has been in operation since 1995. The school offers a communicative and situational-based curriculum with state-of-the-art classrooms.


Maple Bear is a Canadian-owned English school that offers immersion programs for young learners. The school is looking for a TESOL certified US or Canadian ESL teacher. earn between 2.2 and 2.4 million won per month plus benefits. Preference will be given to applicants who have a Bachelor degree in English or Education and one year of teaching experience.

YBM Language Institutes 

Important update: Applicants must already reside in Korea and have relevant residential or work visa. They must also be available to attend paid training sessions in the last week of the month prior to their intended start date. Teaching begins on the first weekday on or closest to the 1st day of the month.

TEFL jobs in Jongno-gu (August- full and part-time) and Gangnam-gu (September – full-time only), Seoul. YBM Language Institutes is looking for certified ESL teachers to teach one-to-one and small adult ESL classes. Teach English in South Korea with an established organization that welcomes creativity and independence! YBM offers standardized materials and text, and teachers are encouraged to create unique lessons using material that caters to each class. Base salary is 2.4 million won! (Base salary at a public school is 1.8 million won). Benefits include housing allowance, prepaid airfare, visa processing, and paid vacation!


One of South Korea’s largest and most well-renowned language schools is hiring periodically throughout the year. We offer English language training to general consumers, business executives and to young professionals. Pagoda seeks high energy individuals who are passionate about teaching and providing an enriching experience for their students. We provide a comprehensive benefits package to meet all of your needs. Must be a native English speaker ( with a passport from an English speaking country) , have a Bachelor’s degree and a TESOL certificate.

You can also access their online job board to browse any current opportunities/openings. Find out more today!

Top 3 International Schools

International Schools are the preferred choice by qualified K-12 teachers who hold a university degree in Education and/or a Canadian provincial-endorsed teaching license or US state-endorsed teaching license. This is because they offer a wider range of positions than English jobs alone.

Apply to teach Science, Math, English, or other available K-12 subject. Most international schools are located in Seoul. The benefit of teaching with an international school is that they pay far above the average English teacher salary in South Korea.

The top 3 international schools to teach English in South Korea are:

1- Dwight School Seoul

2-Korea Foreign School


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