EPIK was established in 1995 and is affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education. Since its inception, EPIK has had the goals of improving the English-speaking abilities of Korean students and teachers, developing cultural exchange between Korea and abroad, and of introducing new teaching methods into the Korean education system.

To help accomplish these goals, EPIK invites responsible, enthusiastic native English speakers with a motivation to share their knowledge and language with Korean students and teachers within the Korean public school system throughout the country.

We hope that EPIK will help foster and encourage open-minded Korean individuals who will be able to take advantage of all the things this new age of information and globalization has to offer while promoting cultural exchange and building strong ties between Korea and other countries.

Take the opportunity and join us by applying to the EPIK Program. You’ll get a great start in a teaching career, all while making a difference and experiencing Korean culture.

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

All contracts are for 1 full year. There would only be 22 classes per week. 1 elementary class would be 40 minutes and a middle or high school class would be 50 minutes each. Hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm. It would be Monday to Friday, no weekends, no split shifts.

Salaries range from 2,000,000 – 3,000,000 Won depending on the location and your experience. To entice teachers to teach more in the countryside, the government pays a higher salary. The larger locations pay the least. Overtime in afterschool classes is often available to boost your salary.

EPIK PROGRAM

Positions are normally available on February 26th, March 26th and April 26th in the following cities: Busan, Daegu, Gwangju, Daejeon, Ulsan, Sejeong & within the provinces of Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungnam, Chungbuk, Gyeongsangnamdo, Gyungbuk, Jeonbuk, Jeonnam & Jeju. Main benefits include:

  • Orientation training program before your position commences that will include Korean language lessons
  • Rent-free single furnished apartment near your school
  • 300,000 won one-time settlement allowance
  • Round-trip airfare allowance of 2,600,000 won
  • 18 working days paid vacation + national holidays (5 weeks in total)
  • Medical contributions.
  • Pension contributions
  • 1 month salary bonus on completion of contract
  • Sick paid leave allowance
  • Special leave allowance
  • 1 week additional paid vacation (6 weeks in total) if you renew your contract after the first year + increase in pay + renewal bonus 2.0m won
  • Korean co-teacher to assist with your classes
  • Airport pickup, hotel for 1 evening & transport to the education office / school

GYONGSANGNAMDO PROGRAM

Positions are normally available on November 1st and December 1st in the following cities: Changwon, Masan, Yangsan, Jinju, Sacheon, Goseong & Others. Main benefits include:

  • Two day orientation before your position starts
  • Rent-free single furnished apartment near your school
  • 300,000 won one-time settlement allowance
  • Round-trip airfare allowance of 2,600,000 won
  • 18 working days paid vacation + national holidays (5 weeks in total)
  • Medical contributions
  • Pension contributions
  • 1 month salary bonus on completion of contract
  • Sick paid leave allowance
  • Special leave allowance
  • 1 week additional paid vacation (6 weeks in total) if you renew your contract after the first year + increase in pay + renewal bonus 2.0m won
  • Korean co-teacher to assist with your classes
  • Airport pickup, hotel for 1 evening & transport to the education office / school

CHUNGCHEONNAMDO PROGRAM:

Positions are normally available throughout October and November in the following cities: Cheonan, Nonsan, Boryeong, Taean & Others. Main benefits include:

  • Rent-free single furnished apartment near your school
  • 300,000 won one-time settlement allowance
  • Round-trip airfare allowance of 2,600,000 won

  • 18 working days paid vacation + national holidays (5 weeks in total)

  • Medical contributions

  • 1 month salary bonus on completion of contract

  • Sick paid leave allowance

  • Special leave allowance

  • 1 week additional paid vacation (6 weeks in total) if you renew your contract after the first year + increase in pay + renewal bonus 2.0m won

  • Korean co-teacher to assist with your classes

  • Airport pickup, hotel for 1 evening & transport to the education office / school

SEOUL METROPOLITAN CITY PROGRAM

Positions are normally available on February 26th in Seoul. Main benefits include:

  • Orientation training program before your position commences that will include Korean language lessons
  • Rent-free single furnished apartment near your school
  • 300,000 won one-time settlement allowance
  • Round-trip airfare allowance of 2,600,000 won
  • 21 working days paid vacation + national holidays (5 weeks in total)
  • Medical contributions
  • Pension contributions
  • 1 month salary bonus on completion of contract
  • 1 month salary bonus on completion of contract
  • Sick paid leave allowance
  • Special leave allowance
  • 1 week additional paid vacation (6 weeks in total) if you renew your contract after the first year + increase in pay
  • Korean co-teacher to assist with your classes
  • Airport pickup, hotel for 1 evening & transport to the education office / school
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Please complete the Application Form once only. If you are interested in several positions, these can be discussed with a member of our team during your initial interview.