Teaching In Korea – KIRS
Korea Immigration Recruiting Service has public school job
openings for English teachers with the GOE program in Korea.
These ESL jobs start October 4th, November 1, and December 1 of 2016.
These are spectacular locations found in the Southeastern part of South Korea.
KIRS will assist you in finding a job with the Gyeongsangdamdo Office of Education.
KRIS has been recruiting teachers to Korea for the last 30 years.
If you are fluent in English and are a dedicated teacher, Korea is a great place to
live and teach English.
About the GOE Program
The GOE or Gyeongsangnam-do Office of Education is the public school
Education program for school children in Gyeongsang province in Korea.
Gyeongsangnam-do is a gorgeous province which includes Busan, Ulsan, and
The province has a long history, unique traditions, and amazing cuisine.
If you want to travel to Seoul, you can take the KTX or Korean Express high
speed rail to get there affordably, comfortably, and quickly.
If you’d like to teach in Changwon or Gimhae you can also apply to the GOE
These two cities are less crowded and you’ll enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle in the
Here you’ll find beautiful beaches, mountains, temples and coastal travel.
KIRS is a recognized recruiter for the GOE program.
KIRS works closely with the Gyeongsangnam-do Office of Education and
guides applicants through the entire hiring process effortlessly.
Here’s a great 3rd party video that explains the 3 public school programs
What You’ll Need To Apply To The GOE Program
A 4 year BA Degree in any major (although North American teachers are preferred).
A teaching certificate such as a TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA.
You Do Not need prior teaching experience.
Fluency in English and a strong work ethic and passion for teaching.
Flexibility to live in Korea and adjust to Korean culture, living
conditions, and work culture.
Here are the GOE school locations:
Geoje Island, Gimhae, Jinju, Masan, Changwon, Miryang, Changnyeong, Hadong,and
Goseong and more.
Below is a map of Korea. Gyeongsangnam province is on the lower right
part of the map (shaded in light blue – southeast)
About The Job
You’ll teach elementary to middle school and high school students.
The teaching schedule is Monday to Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.
This is 22 hours per week.
The teaching salary is between 2.2 to 2.7 M KRW per month. Your salary
depends on your qualifications as determined by the GOE pay system.
You’ll be given a 1.3 million KRW entrance allowance and a 300,000
When you complete your contract to leave Korea, you’ll receive a 1.3
million KRW exit allowance.
If you choose to work in a rural part of Korea, you’ll receive an extra 100,000
KRW per month.
If you teach in more than one school during your contract, you’ll
receive between 100,000 to 150,000 more per month.
A contract completion bonus of one month’s salary is paid at the
end of your contract.
Your employer will pay 50% of your health insurance and national
You can expect 18 days of paid vacation per year as well as public
Korean holidays and 11 sick days per annum.
The school will offer single housing or a housing subsidy of 400,000
KRW per month.
If you are an American citizen, you will receive a 2 year tax exemption.
Here’s a 3rd party video of a GEPIK teacher’s apartment tour in Namyangju,
You must complete the Gyeongsangnam-do Office of Education Application form for 2016.
A copy of your passport photo page
A copy of your university degree
A copy of your TESOL/TEFL/CELTA teaching certificate
Your teaching certificate must be at least 100 course hours and have 20 hours of in class
teaching hours. Evidence of this is required.
At least two recommendation letters from professional or academic references. These
references must be no older than 2 years.
Your references must have engaged in a working relationship with you in a supervisory
role. The GOE WILL NOT accept references letters from friends, family, or coworkers.
If you have teaching experience outside of Korea, please provide a reference
letter from the school in which you taught.
You may be required to conduct a 5 minute presentation during the interview
process of the specific lesson plan (optional but recommended) that you submit
during the application stage.
Lastly, a YouTube video clip of your teacher self introduction. This should be no
longer than 2 minutes in length.
How To Apply
Get started by visiting the KIRS website and downloading the GOE application form.
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