GEPIK Jobs Teaching in South Korea
Become a Teacher in South Korea
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If you are taking the time to read this that means you are considering teaching in Korea and working with Touch4Teaching.
The first step is to submit the online application form.
Online application form is to inform us of your current status as far as documents and visa status. It will also help us know what your preferences are. Another benefit to filling out the online application form is to use our website to view currently available positions and future positions as well. Lastly, most principles at public schools and academies come to our website to view the teachers we have available, this means they could see your form directly pick you as their teacher.
Your application will be sent to Footprints Recruiting for screening. The head office in Vancouver will perform the screening on behalf of Touch4Teaching. If you are accepted through the initial interview stage with Footprints Recruiting, a placement Coordinator for Touch4Teaching will send your application to the National Ministry of Education for consideration.
NOTE: If you have applied with another recruiter you need to STOP the process with them if you wish to move forward with us. If your application is submitted through multiple channels with the Public Schools, your candidacy is automatically rejected. If your application is submitted by multiple recruiters to private language schools in Korea, the private language schools will often reject your candidacy based on concerns that you are fishing and not serious about an application with them. If you are already a Footprints Teacher or if you have already applied with Footprints Recruiting, please contact your current Placement Coordinator or the Screening Department to let them know if your interest in GEPIK public school teaching positions with Touch4Teaching.
Interview - Accepted - Then What ---- Apply for a Position
After you apply and are accepted, you will be presented with different school options. Pick the school/area you are interested in and let your Touch4Teaching Placement Coordinator know where you want to go and they will send your file to the specific school administrator that you are interested in.. If that school is interested, your Placement Coordinator with communicate their interest to you and set up a short over-the-phone interview which generally lasts 10-30 minutes. If both parties are satisfied after this interview, an offer is made, sometimes directly to you or sometimes through our Placement Coordinators. If accepted, we move to the next step.
After the interview process if you and the school have decided to sign the contract the next step is to get an E-2 visa. If you want to be an ESL teacher in Korea then you must have an E-2 Visa, if you work without one you are teaching illegally. In order to get an E-2 visa you must have all the documents below.
Documents you must prepare
- Criminal Background Check (Apostilled)
- Original diploma
- Sealed transcript
- Passport copy
- Four passport sized photos
*Documents school/academy must prepare
- Contract signed between teacher and school/academy
After reviewing the employment contract if there are no problems you will have to sign (3) copies of the contract and send a copy of contract by email or fax to touch4teaching. Six important documents you need are; (1. Criminal Background Check (apositlled) 2.Original Diploma 3. Sealed Transcript 4. Passport copy 5. Four passport sized photos 6. 3 signed contract. You must send all six of these documents to touch4teaching. It is EXTREMLY IMPORTANT that when sending these files you use ONLY Fedex, UPS, or DHL. After getting the tracking number please email it to Touch4Teaching. After touch4teaching has looked over these documents we will send them to the immigration center. After the immigration has reviewed all the documents it will take about a week for them to give a visa issuance number. Once we have received a visa issuance number we will send it to you by email. After you have received your visa issuance number you must take it and the documents you receive to the nearest Korean Embassy and have an interview. Once you have passed the interview they will issue you a visa.
*Documents you need to go the Korean Embassy
- Visa issuance number
- Visa Application form
- 2 passport size photosAfter having an interview at the Korean embassy, 1-5 days after you will receive a passport with a stamp.
*important: You will have to ask or call the Korean Embassy after the interview to see when you can get your stamped passport.
Book air plane and come to Korea
While you are in the process of getting your E-2 visa we will be booking your plane ticket to Korea. There are some cases where the teacher must purchase their own plane ticket and will be reimbursed upon arrival.
Welcome to South Korea
When you arrive at Incheon International airport and come out of the gate the touch4teaching transportation team will be waiting there with the teachers name on a placard. They will transport you from the airport to your school/academy in a limousine bus.