Qualifications | Work Conditions | Visa | Online Application

Qualifications

- 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 (info@teacher-tech.com). 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.

Salary
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! Finance Site.

Income Tax
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 income tax.

Overtime Pay
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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Severance Payment

The Employer will pay one-month of salary to the teacher after the completion of this contract.

Airfare
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.

Schedule
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 school students.

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.

Class Size
8-12 students per class. You will have your own classroom.

Housing
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 housing.

Medical Insurance
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.

Emergency Leave
Six days of paid emergency leave.

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Visa Process

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 below)
4. Transcripts from University
4. Two photocopies of employee's resume

Notarized Degree
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
*Actual Passport
*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.
Tel:(202) 939-5661

Korean Consulates in the U.S.

Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
460 Park Ave., 5th Fl. New York, NY 10022
Tel:(212) 752-1700

Colorado, Northern California, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming
3500 Clay Street San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel:(415) 921-2251

Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, South California
3243 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel:(213) 385-9300

New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont
One Gateway Center, Suite 251, 300 Washington Street Newton, MA 02458
Tel:(617) 641-2830

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
Tel:(312) 822-9485

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, Texas 77056
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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