Prepare for your transition to your new life as an English teacher in South Korea with ITA's exclusive 10-Hour online Korean cultural orientation course for English teachers.
Designed especially for new English teachers by experts with years of experience in Korean education, this 10-hour online course provides a broad introduction to life and culture in Korea will enhance your understanding and appreciation for your new home and make adjusting to the basics of daily life much easier.
What will you get out of this course?
Created by a team of travel writers, anthropologists, and e-learning specialists, the Korean culture course content is constantly updated & reviewed to ensure accuracy.
Once you enroll in your Korean culture course, you have unlimited access and can refer back to the course content at any point. You can also use the Community platform to connect with other teachers and cultural enthusiasts abroad in South Korea, ask questions, and join monthly meetups.
The Korean culture course comes with a completion certificate to recognize your achievement - a great addition to your resumé.
This Korean Culture Course includes 7 modules based on the following topics. It is self-paced so you are able to complete your coursework according to your own schedule & convenience.
Start to build a picture of South Korea from the lessons in our first module, including topics like, family roles, religion, the infamous Korean work ethic, and communication.
Take a closer look at South Korea’s four main regions and learn about the country’s diverse nature and climate. Get a better sense of the rural/urban divide in Korean lifestyle.
Explore what daily life is really like in South Korea. Get answers to important questions around topics like bowing and the dos and don'ts of physical contact.
Prepare for what to expect from Korean culture shock and hear advice from experienced English teachers in Korea about how to overcome it and personal recommendations for an easy transition.
Reach ‘local’ level. Learn about the popular hang-out spots, common hobbies, where to make friends, and what the local dating scene is like.
Gain more insight into the induction process and daily routines at both private and public schools, etiquette at school, the role of co-teachers and a whole lot more.
Learn about the history as well as the present experiences of local and expat women, LGBTQ+ people, and BIPOC to help you better understand the workings of Korean society, and make you aware of your own position.
With interactive learning materials, a friendly course guide, flexible learning options, and a module dedicated to diversity and inclusion, this course offers a learning experience that caters to individuals from diverse identities and learning styles.
Our exclusive Online Community enables you to stay engaged and get answers to your questions, even after you've completed your online culture course.
Travel Tips and Advice: The forums and groups on the platform are great sources of cultural tips and advice. Ask questions and get advice from experienced English teachers and travelers.
Messaging: Find people within your group to directly message or click on their profile icon to message them from the chat. The platform not only has safety features included, but also includes a “prompted-greeting” feature designed to help members kick off the conversation!
Access Anytime: Join groups on the platform that are focused on specific topics or destinations. This gives you the chance to connect with others who share the same interests and travel goals.
Community MeetUps: Participate in community online meet-ups and connect and talk through current and upcoming parts of your journey.
Experts at Your Fingertips: Gain access to the Community team and the Community ambassadors who are happy to share tips and their personal experiences related to intercultural communication, identity, transition, and facing other challenges of living abroad.
Access Your Online Course: Access your Korean culture course via the community platform. This means you can easily switch between your Community circles and your culture course lessons.
This 40-hour cultural orientation course is designed primarily for English teachers, but is open to anybody planning to move to South Korea to live, work or study. You are welcome to take it simply out of interest as well!
This orientation program is ideal for you if you are looking to:
NOTE: If you are enrolled in ITA's TEFL Course in Incheon, Korea, or the Teaching English in South Korea Job Placement Program, this week-long cultural orientation course is already included in your program.
BUNDLE A TEFL COURSE & SAVE
If you’re not yet TEFL certified, consider bundling this in-person Korean Culture Course with our 11-week part-time, 4-week full-time Online TEFL Certification Courses, or our 4-week TEFL Course in Chicago.
Standard Tuition for this course is $299 $249 if you bundle.
Benefits of bundling include:
Online TEFL Course, as Rated by Goabroad.com
Strong Alumni Network in 80+ Countries
Internationally Accredited TEFL Certificate
Job Search Guidance and Support from Your Personal Advisor
IMPORTANT: Before enrolling, we strongly recommend that you are concurrently enrolled in an accredited TEFL certification, are already certified, or have experience teaching ESL. Not yet TEFL certified? Get in touch with us. You can bundle our TEFL certification course with this specialty course and save an additional $70.
International TEFL Academy's Lifetime Job Guidance and support, access to our alumni community, and our high-quality accreditation are only available to students and alumni of our online and in-person standard TEFL certification courses.
BUNDLE & SAVE: Get $70 OFF your culture course if you bundle with a standard TEFL course
Even the most experienced teachers and travelers face challenges when moving to a new country, including culture shock and even loneliness. That's why ITA offers this exclusive 40-hour online cultural orientation course: to help you make the most of your teaching experience and to prepare you for a smooth transition to life in Korea.
Gaining a foundational understanding of Korean culture will help you avoid the culture shock many teachers experience when arriving in a new country.
For potential employers, this also demonstrates a commitment to ongoing professional development and a willingness to go above and beyond to provide the best education for your students.
With an entire module dedicated to what to expect when teaching abroad in South Korea, gain specialized insights and learn from fellow teachers about school etiquette, getting along with colleagues, and the work culture in South Korea.
Getting tips from experienced locals will make your transition to daily life in Korea much smoother. Our team will provide guidance for how to handle those awkward or challenging situations that can arise when adjusting to a new culture.
Sarah Kalert, Head of Academics at International TEFL Academy.
Sarah has a Master's in English - TEFL/TESL and has taught English abroad in Chile.
YES. This 1-week online course is open to those planning to teach English in South Korea, os those who just want to learn more about Korean culture and etiquette.
Yes! This course is self-paced so you can complete your coursework according to your own schedule and convenience.
Yes. The course is offered and operates throughout the year.
For this course, you need to enroll at least one week in advance in order to save your spot.