1) When do positions begin?
2) How do I apply?
3) What is the housing situation?
4) Can I set up a bank account in Korea, and can I send money back home?
5) Does it matter that I don't speak Korean? Do most people in Korea speak English? Can I learn Korean while I am there?
6) What is the cost of living in Korea, relative to the U.S./Canada?
7) What will my classes be like?
8) What is the term of the contract?
9) Do I need to have special teaching experiences, certificates, or other credentials?
10) Will I be able to contact other foreign residents living in Korea? Is there much of an expatriate community in Korea?
11) Will I be paid in Korean Won or U.S. Dollars?
12) Is it possible to use computers or find access to the internet?



1) When do positions begin?

Positions are available on an ongoing basis. Each month several teaching posts become available. If you have a specific time you would prefer to start work it is best to begin the process at least one month prior to that date.

2) How do I apply?
Use our online application form or send your resume to Teacher Tech via FAX or Email.

3) What is the housing situation?
Housing is provided by the school. In most cases, two teachers share a two bedroom apartment. The apartment will either be within walking distance of the school, or a short shuttle bus ride away. Teachers will not normally have to commute.

4) Can I set up a bank account in Korea, and can I send money back home?
Yes. Your school can usually help you to set up an account. Sending part of your salary home is also possible.

5) Does it matter that I don't speak Korean? Do most people in Korea speak English? Can I learn Korean while I am there?
It doesn't matter if you speak Korean or not. Of course, it makes daily life easier if you know a few phrases. Most Koreans do not speak English, but there will be plenty of people around your school who will. Many people study Korean while living in Korea. Setting up classes may be difficult, but many people will be willing to help you with basic Korean in exchange for helping them with basic conversational English. Also, most major bookstores carry a variety of books and tapes to help people from other countries learn Korean.

6) What is the cost of living in Korea, relative to the U.S./Canada?
Most things are cheaper in Korea than in a major U.S. or Canadian city. Public transportation, eating in local restaurants, and entertainment may be much cheaper. Housing , major appliances, automobiles, and other durable goods are often similarly priced or more expensive.

7) What will my classes be like?
You will have classes of eight to ten students. The ages will normally range from five to fifteen, with students grouped by age and ability.

8) What is the term of the contract?
Contracts are for one year.

9) Do I need to have special teaching experiences, certificates, or other credentials?
No. Experienced teachers generally earn a higher salary, but Teacher Tech and your school will provide the necessary training and support .

10) Will I be able to contact other foreign residents living in Korea? Is there much of an expatriate community in Korea?
You are likely to have Americans, Canadians, or other foreign residents working in your school. There are also many clubs, associations, and activities supported by various national or interest groups.

11) Will I be paid in Korean Won or U.S. Dollars?
You will be paid in Korean Won, which is the local currency.

12) Is it possible to use computers or find access to the internet?
Yes. Most schools have some available computers for staff and teacher use. If not, internet cafes are easy to find in any Korean city or town.

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