Fun Facts on Teaching English in South Korea

Hi everyone,

Here are a few fun facts if you are interested in teaching English in South Korea:

  • Most programs for foreigners teaching in Korea require nothing more than a four year degree. There are also comparable programs in Japan and China.
  • Typical pay for a teacher in Korea is around 2,000,000 won per month plus free room, board and health insurance.  That works out to around 1600 dollars plus benefits.
  • Cost of living is lower in Korea than the US and you won’t need a car to get around. Because of this it’s not uncommon for a foreign teacher to save 40% of the money he or she makes.
  • Getting through immigration is an enormous pain. Contact a recruiter as soon as possible and give yourself lots of time to do the paperwork.
  • is a good place to start your search for a job in Korea.

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–Ben Garrido


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