Job Description

Premier TEFL has high-paid 12-month Language School contract positions with monthly start dates available with our trusted partner in South Korea.

On arrival you’ll feel confident and ready to begin teaching thanks to your virtual orientation. You’ll join other TEFL teachers in a series of online webinars and presentations that will train you in classroom management techniques, ESL games and lesson planning skills.

Teaching positions include openings in both private kindergarten and language schools.

South Korea is and has always been one of the most sought-after destinations for TEFL jobs. After all, who wouldn’t want to live and work with this gem of a backdrop?

Boost your international TEFL career with our fully supported TEFL job in South Korea!

Job Summary

Teaching positions are in private Kindergarten and Language Schools, and placement locations are in medium and large cities throughout Korea including Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, Incheon, Daegu, Busan and Gwangju.

There are daytime and afternoon schedules. Typically the school day starts at 9 am, finishing by 6 pm or 7 pm Monday to Friday. Afternoon schedule classes run between 1 pm and 10 pm.

Daytime schedules are typically split with kindergarten classes in the morning and elementary school in the afternoon. Evening schedules usually begin with elementary classes in the afternoon and middle or high school classes until 10 pm.

Through 30 hours of face-to-face teaching in school classroom settings each week, you will be aiming to improve your students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Any support you need for activity planning will be on hand from your teaching colleagues.

While applicants can state a preference for age group, lesson types and placement location it depends upon availability, we will endeavor to meet the preferences of teachers. Friends are also welcome to apply, placement together depends on availability.

What do you need to Organize?

International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way flights)

Police check: You’ll need a clean national criminal record

Health check: You’ll need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a negative PCR test (taken within 48 hours of departure) and to budget US $65 for a medical exam in Korea

Spending money for your first month plus excursions etc.

Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your E2 visa

Salary & Benefits

  • MONTHLY SALARY KRW2.1 million~KRW2.9 million ($1,700~$2,350/€1,580~€2,180/£1,350~£1,850)
  • You can expect to teach English ~30 hours weekly to your students, leaving you ample time (~10 hours) to prep lesson plans and activities or grade papers.
  • Teach English in South Korea to young learners from kindergarten age to high school
  • Weekends off – Monday to Friday working week
  • Online pre-departure cultural and training orientation
  • Korean language classes
  • Fully furnished rent-free apartment
  • Flight reimbursement
  • All Korean public holidays off (between 12 – 16 annually)
  • Week-long paid vacations at winter and summer
  • National health insurance
  • Contract renewal after 12 months
  • Improve students’ conversational and exam prep English in an impactful way

Job Requirements

  • Native English speaker
  • Have a passport from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Aged between 21 – 40 (speak to an advisor if you are older)
  • TEFL qualified (minimum 120 hours)
  • Clean police record
  • In good mental and physical health

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Job overview


South Korea


KRW2.1 million~KRW2.9 million

Contract Length

12 months

Start Date

Year-round (Peak: Mar - Sept)

Qualification Required

USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa



Number of Positions


Passport Held

USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa