Top 10 Reasons to Teach English in Seoul, South Korea

Note: This article was originally published on July 11, 2011. It has been updated & republished on April 4, 2017 for freshness & accuracy. 

Since 1948, Seoul has been the capital of South Korea, as well as its cultural, political, and economic heart. Occupied twice during the Korean War by Communist forces, the city was extensively rebuilt and is now one of Asia’s most appealing metropolises and largest English teaching markets. A city with the best in modern technology, delicious green-tea tiramisu, and the rare opportunity to indulge in live octopus (tentacles and all) it is also one of the most lucrative places in the world to find work with a TEFL certification.

A popular choice for first-timers and experienced teachers alike, in South Korea the joys of eating, drinking, and merrymaking are in abundance. With a TEFL certificate, your English teaching job in Seoul Korea will allow you to save upwards of $ 1,000 USD per month, all while taking advantage of what the city has to offer. Here are just a few reasons why Seoul is a great city in which to work as an English teacher.