GEPIK Jobs Teaching in South Korea
Private Language Schools - Basic conditions for ESL teachers in South Korea
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The following are the standard details for teaching contracts in South Korea.
- Contract Period - 1 year (E-2 VISA holder can stay in Korea for a year. This is renewable)
- Salary - 2.1~3.0 million won per month (USD 1800~2415) (depending on your career and position)
- Teaching Hours - 100~120 hrs/month.
- Overtime pay - 20000~40000 won/hour
- Severance Pay - Receive an additional one month salary for completion of the full contract term
- Accommodations - FREE FURNISHED - shared or private accommodations. The employer will pay the rent or provide a housing allowance (If you have a housing, you will get at least 300,000 Won for housing allowance per a month). However, you are responsible for the monthly utilities such as phone, gas and heating. Usually, the studio is within 5 to 20 minutes walking distance from your school.
- Furniture: Curtains, bed, bedding, sheets, desk, closet, table, dining set, VCR, TV, washing machine, clothes rack, pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, phone, fridge, stove, fan or AC, and a working heating system etc. The furniture provided is clean and nice, and must be returned to the school in the same condition on the last day of this contract.
- Maintenance of, and Repairs to the apartment and appliances and the heating system, as well as replacement of worn out furniture are the responsibility of the school, but the utilities are to be paid by the teacher on monthly basis.
- Transportation - roundtrip economy class ticket provided.
- Airfar- inisitally a one-way ticket will be provided to teachers from an international airport of their choice to Korea. Upon completion of a one year contract, a teacher will get a return ticket from Korea to the original point of departure.
- Medical Care - from his first workday the teacher will be covered for his dental and medical insurance by the Korean National Medical Insurance. One half of the insurance premium is to be paid by the school and another half is to be paid by the teacher. Payment of the teacher's half of the insurance premium will be made by deduction of the same out of the teacher's salary (The current premium rate is approx. 1.5% of the salary.)
- Class Size - 5-12 students/a class (private school) 30~40 students/a class (public school) Vacation Over 14 days paid vacation Tax rate Income taxes, half of the health insurance premium, and residence tax will be deducted from the teacher's salary. It would come 3~5% of your salary. No other fees whatsoever will be deducted from the employee's salary. Generally classes 40 minutes to 50 minutes per class.
- Working Days - usually Monday to Friday
- Curriculum - your school will provide you with textbooks appropriate to the student's age and English level. Most textbooks cover conversation, grammar, reading comprehension, and pronunciation; using common everyday situations to present the material (i.e. at the Supermarket). Some schools follow a strict lesson plan for their program but most have a more flexible program, giving the teacher more freedom to present the material as they want. Generally though you will teach the material as it is presented in the teachers manual for that textbook. A lot of the textbooks have flashcards and CDs that go along with the books, as well as ideas for games and activities to help you out.