Qualifications | Work
Conditions | Visa | Online
- Native like English proficiency (Strong
regional or foreign accents are discouraged)
- Bachelors Degree in Any field (English and Education majors,
or those with TESOL certificates are preferred)
- Ability to relocate to Korea is essential.
Personality and attitude are major factors for consideration
and success in this job. An ideal candidate should be flexible, patient,
friendly, have a sense of adventure, and belief in lifelong learning.
If you feel that you are a suitable candidate and are interested in applying
please send your resume via facsimile (505-271-6877) or E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To apply online please click here.
General Work Conditions
*Conditions vary somewhat among our client schools
Period of Employment
One Year Contract (12 month, E-2 visa that expires after one year. This
is often renewable upon agreement between school and teacher.) Schools
offer classes year-round, with some short breaks . Once hired, you may
enter during a school session or during vacation/break. Usually teachers
are given some time for orientation, however you may begin teaching immediately.
From one million seven hundred thousand Won to two million Won per month. (1,700,000
Won - 2,000,000 Won) To find the current exchange rate try the Yahoo!
Income tax and retirement taxes will be deducted from the salary according
to the Korean tax law. (Currently 4-8%- graduated and depending on salary)
During your residence in Korea, you will not be liable for U.S. or Canadian
All teaching hours, in excess of teaching hours agreed upon in your contract,
are considered as overtime. The overtime pay will be about from 17,000 to 20,000 Won
per teaching hour. Attendance at scheduled staff meetings and workshops
cannot be considered as overtime.
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The Employer will pay one-month of salary to the teacher after the completion
of this contract.
A one-way economy class ticket to Korea will be provided. If the teacher
completes the one-year contract, the school will pay for the return ticket.
Monday through Friday. Approximately 25 to 30 hours per week. Most schools
have forty minute class periods that begin around nine-thirty with kindergarten
students. There is often a break in the afternoon of one to three hours.
Classes will normally resume by two or three and continue until around
seven. The afternoon classes are usually made up of elementary and middle
Teachers are expected to spend some time at the school preparing for
classes or assisting in other non-teaching activities. Occasionally, you
may have to attend workshops or training programs on Saturday morning.
8-12 students per class. You will have your own classroom.
The School shall provide furnished living accommodations, either a two
or three bedroom apartment (which is shared by two or three teachers with
a private bedroom for each teacher and a shared kitchen and bathroom).
Furnishings provided by the Employer include; comforter, pillow, television,
toaster, bed, kitchen table, chairs, two-burner gas hot plate, refrigerator,
wardrobe, telephone and washing machine. Compared with most suburban apartments
in the U.S. they are considered small, but generally above average size
for two persons in Korea. In some cases schools provide small size single
The teacher will be covered by medical benefits under the Korean Insurance
Union - 50% paid by the employer and 50% by the teacher. Payment will
be made by deduction from the teacher's salary, at present 1.6%.
Vacation & Holidays
Two weeks of paid vacation per year (plus Korean national holidays.
Six days of paid emergency leave.
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Once you have been officially contracted by a language institute,
you will need to obtain a long-term work visa from the Korean Consulate.
The required documents from employer:
Original copy of contract between employee and Korean employer
Original copy of employee's sponsorship form
Original copy of the employer's letter of invitation
Original copy of certificate of company registration
The required documents from employee:
1. Two photocopies of the information page of your passport (You must
hold a passport with remaining validity of at least 6 months)
2. Five recent passport-type color photos of the employee
3. Two copies of the degree or diploma from University; One should be
notarized by the Korean Consulate (See explanation and consulate addresses
4. Transcripts from University
4. Two photocopies of employee's resume
To have your degree notarized you either take or mail it to the nearest
Korean Consulate. When you mail it you should include a SELF ADDRESSED
STAMPED ENVLOPED (SASE) so the Consulate can return your document promptly.
We recommend registered, certified or express mail to prevent loss or
delay. Also do not send cash via mail.
The order of the visa process
1. Prepare all the documents needed from employee
2. Teacher Tech sends employee's documents to Korea.
3. "A Visa Issuance Letter" will be obtained by the employer
from the Korean Immigration Office in Seoul, Korea.
4. After you have received your "Visa Issuance Letter", You
will need to submit the following to the Korean consulate where you had
your documents notarized.
*Visa Issuance Letter
*Completed Visa Application
*One passport size photo
*Visa Application Fee
Most consulates will process your visa the same day or the next day.
You should check with your consulate beforehand to verify the specific
procedures and required fees at the time you are applying.
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Korean Embassy in the U.S.
Maryland, Virginia or Washington D.C.
2320 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington. D.C. 20008 U.S.A.
Korean Consulates in the U.S.
Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
460 Park Ave., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10022
Colorado, Northern California, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming
3500 Clay Street San Francisco, CA 94118
Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, South California
3243 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont
One Gateway Center, Suite 251, 300 Washington Street Newton, MA 02458
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
NBC Tower, 455 North City Front Plaza Dr. Chicago, IL 60611
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
2033 Sixth Ave., #1125 Seattle, WA 98121
Tel: (206) 441-1011
Arkansas, Canal Zone, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas
Suite 1250 Three Post Oak Central Building 1990 Post Oak Blvd. Houston,
Tel: (713) 961-0186
Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Suite 500, Cain Tower 229 Peachtree St. Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: (404) 522-1611
Korean Embassy in Canada
150 Boteler Street Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 5A6
Tel: (613) 244-5010
Korean Consulates in Canada
1002 Sherbrook Street, West-Suite 1710 Montreal, PQ H3A 3L6
Tel: (514) 845-3242
555 Avenue Road Toronto, ON M4V 2J7
Tel: (416) 920-3809
1600-1090 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC V6E 3V7
Tel: (604) 681-9581
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