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The Ultimate Job Placement Program for Teaching English in South Korea

Are you looking to teach English in Asia but remain unsure about hassles like pushy recruiters, hard-to-understand contracts, and confusing visa paperwork?

Take the guesswork out of getting a great teaching job in South Korea with this full-service TEFL job placement program, which guarantees job placement for all who qualify.  

From interviews and visa paperwork to in-depth cultural training, our program provides the end-to-end support & guidance you need to enjoy the experience of a lifetime teaching English in South Korea.

Our TEFL Jobs Program in South Korea provides the following:

  • Guaranteed 12-month job placement earning $1,600 to $1,900 per month
  • We will do our best to match you with jobs that closely meet your preferences.  Note: Placement preferences for public schools (these are determined by the EPIK program itself) and for popular destinations like Seoul & Busan cannot be guaranteed.
  • Placements available year-round
  • Interview arrangements & coaching
  • Hands-on visa & work permit support
  • 40 hours of comprehensive Korean cultural lessons, including multiple cultural excursions and 6 hours of Korean language lessons
  • Free furnished studio apartment
  • Up to $1,000 flight reimbursement
  • Contract completion bonus of $1,600 to $1,900
  • Regular social meet-ups with fellow ESL teachers
  • If you are not TEFL-certified, you can bundle one of ITA's award-winning TEFL courses with your teaching placement in South Korea
  • Once you've successfully completed your first school contract in Korea, you can join free of charge Job Placement Programs for Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia.

Find the Right TEFL Job for You

ITA and our partners in Asia have more than a decade of experience helping thousands teach English in Korea and around Asia. With a network of more than 550+ vetted schools in South Korea alone, we offer the flexibility to choose a teaching job that works best for you.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Most teaching jobs available through placement pay $1,600 to $1,900 USD per month, including an end-of-contract bonus, a rent-free furnished apartment, and up to a $1,000 flight reimbursement. Most teachers are able to save at least $500-$1,000 USD monthly after expenses.

Hands-on Pre-departure Support

Receive one-on-one support for obtaining and processing all necessary paperwork for interviews, visas, and work permits.

24/7 In-country Support Throughout Your Placement

Dedicated in-country team to assist with everything from adjusting to your new job and cultural environment, 24-hour teacher hotline in case of an emergency, and day-to-day support for any help you may need during your teach abroad experience.


Who Should Take This Program?

This Teaching abroad program in Korea is for you if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Citizenship from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
  • 21-40 years of age
  • Can commit to a minimum 12-month contract
  • Native English speaker
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Minimum 120 hours accredited TEFL certification approved by ITA

Not TEFL certified? We recommend  ITA’s Online TEFL Courses, and our in-person TEFL course in Incheon, Korea. Here is a complete TEFL Course Index.

Perhaps you are...

  • Looking to get a guaranteed quality English teaching job in South Korea without hassles;
  • Seeking the confidence of going abroad knowing you have an entire team of experts supporting you every step of your journey;
  • A college graduate looking to kick off your career with an international adventure that will boost your resume;
  • Looking for a career break that enables you to make a difference while getting paid to live & travel throughout Asia;
  • You want to teach in a country with one of the highest saving potentials;
  • You love K-pop and want to experience Korean culture and society first-hand!

What Does a "Guaranteed Placement" in South Korea Entail?

Once accepted into this program, we will take care of every step of your job search process until you’ve accepted your dream job. Once you begin teaching, you will continue to enjoy access to personalized 24/7 support to address any issues you have in your teaching position.

  • Personalized Support: Work one-on-one with our expert advisors to find you a placement customized to your preferences
  • Personalized Job Placement Service: ITA and our partners in Asia have over a decade of experience helping thousands teach English in Thailand and around Asia. With a network of more than 550 vetted schools in South Korea alone, we will strive to match you with a school that most closely aligns with your personal preferences. (Note: Preference matching is possible but is not guaranteed). 
  • Hands-on Job Application Support:  Our team will help you create a highly competitive Teacher Profile, including a resume, cover letter, & introductory video tailored for the local teaching market
  • No Need to Search for Teaching Jobs in South Korea: We will promote you & match you with the schools matching your preferences.
  • Full Interview Support: You'll get fully coached on the interview process once we match you with schools
  • Contract Review: Once you've received one or more job offers, we'll review them to ensure they meet market-related requirements (salary, work hours, work days, responsibilities, work days, etc.) and answer any questions before you accept your offer
  • Accept the Right Job For You:  If you don't receive a job offer from the school you interview with (which seldom happens) or are unhappy with a job offer, we will line up more interviews.


Teach Abroad in Thailand Program with Job Placement infographic

Our Commitment to You

Job Security & Peace of Mind

  • Our Guarantee to You:  You will receive a teaching placement at a school in South Korea that has been carefully vetted and is guided by your individual preferences. (Note that preferences cannot be guaranteed.)
  • Removing the Stress of Searching for a Job in a Foreign Country: Gain peace of mind knowing that we'll handle the job search process for you, from prepping your resume to reviewing contract offers, to ensure you receive a fair contract with the best possible salary and benefits.
  • The Best Working Conditions: We vet our schools carefully and ensure they are accountable for providing the best working conditions for our teachers. Otherwise, we won't work for them.
  • Cultural Immersion: Through our culture and language training and excursions, you'll be able to quickly and more effectively assimilate to the cultural nuances of life in Korea - both at work and in your day-to-day personal live and travels.
  • Simplified Pre-arrival Logistics: Preparing to move to Korea to teach English can be lengthy and complex when it comes to the visa process, collecting and appostilling documents, and so on. We're here to guide and support you through this. 
  • We Work for You! Unlike many recruiters and agencies, we don't receive a commission from schools we work with, so we're 100% accountable to you and will stand up for you accordingly. 
  • Post Placement Support:  Our team of experienced experts is on-hand 24/7, even after you begin your teaching job. You can count on our support to resolve any issues that arise after your placement.
Pre-Departure & In-Country Support

Pre-Departure Support

  • Hands-on guidance in collecting all the documents you will need for your visa and work permit, including:

- Bachelor’s degree
- Academic transcripts
- Criminal background check

  • Packing and budget guide
  • A dedicated staff member will provide one-on-one support and answer all of your questions as you prepare to move to South Korea.

In-Country Support

  • Arrival assistance
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Cultural orientation, excursions, and language lessons
  • 24-hour emergency in-country support team and hotline
  • In-country team on call to assist with managing issues like culture shock & homesickness, 
  • Regular social meetup events with fellow teachers in your town and surrounding areas.

Job Placement Process & Timeline

Job Placement Process & Timeline

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Online & In-Country TEFL Certification Options

Online & In-Country TEFL Certification

An accredited TEFL certification is required to participate in this placement program. 

If you still need to be TEFL certified, ITA offers award-winning TEFL classes that will best prepare you for success in teaching English in South Korea. We strongly recommend these options for participating in this Teach English in South Korea Program.

Hot Tip! Save up to $400 when you bundle and sign up for your TEFL class and Teach English in South Korea Program!

ITA Online TEFL Course Options

  • 4-Week Full-Time & 11-Week Part-Time options
  • Study From Home or From Anywhere
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation From TQUK
  • University-Level Instructors
  • 16 Hours of Live Practice Teaching
  • Most cost-effective option - Payment Plan Options Available
  • Hot tip! If you're looking to get certified while working or going to school, the 11-week part-time choice is ideal!

Check out Your Online Course Options here!

In-person Course in Incheon, South Korea:

  • 4-Week intensive course in South Korea
  • Internationally accredited & taught by highly experienced instructors
  • Get acclimated to South Korea, see the country & make some friends before your teaching placement.
  • 40 hours of cultural and language training in-person in Korea (rather than online)

Learn more about the Incheon, South Korea TEFL Course here!

Are you already TEFL certified?

If you hold an internationally accredited TEFL certification which is at least 120 hours through one of our approved TEFL providers, you will qualify for our TEFL Jobs Programs in South Korea. Please note that ITA’s alumni network and lifetime job search guidance are only available to graduates of our online and in-person TEFL courses.


Cultural Orientation Program

Cultural Orientation

To help you get the most out of your experience in South Korea, both in and out of the classroom, we provide 40 hours of online training, including Korean culture, society, history, politics, and language before you leave home. Within 1-2 months of starting your placement, you will be able to join a variety of cultural activities & excursions hosted over a weekend in Seoul with fellow new teachers (Note: If you are completing the Onsite TEFL Course in Incheon before joining this placement program, the cultural orientation and excursions will be provided in-person at the beginning of your Incheon TEFL Course) 

Cultural excursions & activities include:

Grand Palace Tour and Hanbok Experience: This is the highlight of our orientation week. Participants are taken to a Hanbok (traditional Korean Dress) cafe to get dressed in traditional clothing. They are then taken back in time to visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace which was built during the Joseon Dynasty (1395) and given a guided tour of this grand palace.

Korean War Memorial: Participants will head out to Seoul to visit the Korean War Museum and Memorial. This excursion is a detailed look into the “Forgotten War” and participants will be given a guided tour by an expert in the field. 

Korean cooking class with ChefHero: Korean food is fast gaining in popularity around the world, and for good reason. Participants can see how the food is made and learn about the ingredients used in making certain dishes. They will then be shown how to cook some of Korea’s most famous dishes, cook these dishes themselves, and then devour a feast prepared by themselves and the charismatic chef Hero.

Taekwondo Martial Arts Class: We will be visiting a ‘Dojang’ where the Taekwondo master speaks excellent English and will cover things like correct form, self-defense, and participants even get to test their strength by breaking a wooden board!

Alumni Community & Network

Extended Social Network & Alumni Community

International TEFL Academy does everything we can to ensure you have access to the support you need and opportunities to meet others like yourself who are going through the adventure of living and teaching English in South Korea.

  • Full-time access to our support team who can assist in managing issues like homesickness & culture shock,
  • Regular social events & meet-ups for English teachers in your area of South Korea,
  • Group excursions and meals during your orientation,
  • Remember! Your placement will be based on your preferences, so if you feel more comfortable teaching in a school or a location where there are more other English teachers, we will accommodate you!

ITA Alumni Community

Note: This feature is only available to those who enroll in one of ITA’s online or in-person courses.

Those who take their TEFL certification course through International TEFL Academy can take advantage of ITA's worldwide alumni network of 40,000+ graduates teaching English in 80 countries.

  • Join up to 100 exclusive Facebook groups - including one just for Korea! - where you can network, meet folks, share job tips, and more.
  • Virtual and in-person meet-ups are arranged in select locations worldwide.
  • Expand your knowledge by tuning into exclusive webinars, panel discussions and podcasts.
  • Make extra $$$ participating in ITA's alumni referral program.
  • Tell your story - we publish hundreds of alumni videos, articles, and Q&As on our website.
Lifetime Job Search Guidance

Lifetime Job Search Guidance

Note: This feature is only available to those who enroll in one of ITA’s online or in-person courses.

Not only will we guarantee you a job in South Korea, but you will also receive access to ITA’s exclusive Student Affairs team to provide you with:

  • Personal Support from an experienced Job Search Advisor. We have a full-time Student Affairs department whose sole purpose is to help you find the best TEFL job for you in 80+ countries;
  • Access to a worldwide school directory of over 20,000 schools;
  • Access to ITA's exclusive 400-page job search manual;
  • Access to regular webinars on the job process;
  • Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies, language schools and online teaching companies.

Whether you take your TEFL course through ITA or another organization,  you can join Job Placement Programs free of charge for Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia once you've successfully completed your first school contract and on the condition that you meet the eligibility requirements for the desired country/program.

Pricing, Dates & Enrollment

Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy program, we recommend that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions, review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad, and assist you with the enrollment process.

We require that you enroll in your Job Placement Program at least six months before your anticipated start date. We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms and conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.

You need to be TEFL-certified to enroll in this Job Placement Program. We recommend  ITA’s Online TEFL Courses and our in-person TEFL course in Incheon, South Korea. Here is a complete TEFL Course Index.

BUNDLE & SAVE: Get $400 OFF your guaranteed job placement if you bundle with a standard TEFL course

The International TEFL Academy Approach to TEFL Job Placement

At International TEFL Academy, we are dedicated to working with you on a highly personalized basis to guarantee that you enjoy the experience of a lifetime teaching English abroad through our exclusive programs. 

Trusted Network of 2,500 Schools

We work with more than 2,500 schools across Asia, ensuring that we can offer you a wide variety of opportunities and options. We have thoroughly vetted all schools to ensure they provide the best work environment where you will teach. 

Choose the Right TEFL Experience for You

We owe it to you to provide an experience that meets your expectations. That's why we will place you only in a teaching position that matches your preferences as closely as possible. You will not pay for a job you don't want.

Accountability to You 

Unlike many recruiters, schools do not pay us, so we have no conflict of interest. You are our customer, and our primary focus is your satisfaction. We will advocate to ensure you enjoy the best possible salary & benefits and will work on your behalf to address any problems or issues.

End-to-End Personalized Support

From pre-departure preparations like document collection through the placement & interview process and even after you begin your English teaching job, our experienced team provides personalized guidance to help you every step of the way. 

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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.

How much will I earn as an English teacher in Korea under this placement program?

Most teaching jobs in South Korea available through this placement program pay $1,600 to $1,900 USD per month, including an end-of-contract bonus, a rent-free furnished apartment, and up to a $1,000 flight reimbursement. Because of these amazing benefits, most teachers are able to save at least $500 - $1,000 USD per month after expenses.

What are the requirements to participate in this program?

The requirements to participate in our Teaching Abroad Program in South Korea with Job Placement are:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in any field) -Issued in one of the seven designated English speaking countries (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand).
  • Must be a citizen of the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
  • 21-40 years of age
  • Can commit to a minimum 12-month contract
  • Native English speaker
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Minimum 120 hours accredited TEFL certification approved by ITA.

Do you really guarantee me an English teaching job in South Korea?!

YES! If you meet the eligibility criteria and register for the job placement program, we will guarantee you an ESL teaching position in South Korea. With 550+ carefully vetted schools in our network and demand for native-speaking English teachers at an all-time high, we offer a diverse array of teaching opportunities across South Korea. We cannot always guarantee your first-choice location, but we will do our utmost to match you with job opportunities that best meet your preferences.

NOTE: Public school teaching positions (including location) are determined by EPIK (the South Korean government teaching program).  This means it will be easier for our team to match you with schools that best meet your preferences if you choose to teach in a private academy. 

How will I find a place to live in South Korea?

Teachers in South Korea receive a free, furnished apartment during their teaching contract. The school you are placed at will organize your apartment on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about finding accommodation.

Accommodation in South Korea, as well as in most Asian countries, generally consists of a single or super-sized single bed, TV, bathroom with shower, small kitchen, desk, and some living space. Teachers in South Korea are provided with a studio apartment, which typically includes all of the aforementioned.

Can I be placed with my spouse or friend?

YES! It is common for friends, spouses, and partners to get placed together. Although placement at the same school cannot always be guaranteed, we will strive for placement as close together as possible. Many consider working at separate schools to be an advantage as it provides an opportunity to widen your common social circle. 

What is the difference between Job Placement & Job Search Guidance?

ITA's Job Search Guidance comes included with your TEFL course. It is a service designed to provide you with the resources you need to get a great TEFL job, including personalized assistance. It does not place TEFL certified English teachers into specific jobs. For an additional fee, ITA's job placement programs provide a guaranteed English teaching job and salary range in Thailand, South Korea, or Japan.

Read more: Job Placement vs Job Search Guidance: What's the Difference?

Teach Abroad Program Comparison

South Korea

What's included 👇

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement in Korea
  • We will do our best to match you with jobs that meet your preferences
  • 500+ vetted school network 
  • Excellent salaries with the ability to save $10,000+ annually
  • Up to $1,000 airfare voucher + free apartment
  • End-to-end pre-departure and job placement guidance
  • 24/7 Access to expert support during placement in Korea
  • 40 Hours of cultural training with Korean language lessons & excursions


What is included 👇

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement 
  • We will do our best to match you with jobs that meet your preferences 
  • 1500+ vetted school network 
  • Excellent salaries with the ability to save $250 monthly
  • End-to-end pre-departure and job placement support
  • 24/7 Access to expert support during placement
  • 40 Hours of Thai cultural training with language lessons & excursions



What's included 👇

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement in Japan
  • We will do our best to match you with jobs that meet your preferences
  • 150+ vetted school network 
  • Excellent salaries with the ability to save $2,500-a-year
  • End-to-end pre-departure and job placement support
  • 24/7 Access to expert support during placement
  • 40 Hours of cultural training with Japanese language lessons & excursions