EPIK-SMOE Program

The Seoul Metropolitan City Office of Education (SMOE) announced that they would place native English Speaking teachers at all Elementary and Junior secondary schools from 2008. SMOE has allocated more than $200 million in additional budget to place at least one native English speaking teacher per school, for a total of approximately 800 teachers in the school district. Since 2010, EPIK (English Program In Korea ) has been recruiting English teachers with SMOE.

 

Seoul Metropolitan City, the Capital city of South Korea

Benefits and working conditions of English teaching job with Seoul public schools: 

  1. EmployerSeoul Public Schools

  2. Starting dateFebruary 15th or August 16th

  3. Applicattion OpeningsApril 1st for August starting positions, Oct 1st for Feb starting positions

  4. Job openings400-800 positions per sememster

  5. Job locationSeoul, South Korea (http://english.seoul.go.kr/)

  6. Working hours8:30 AM to 4:30 AM (M-F); 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week including 22 hours of teaching.

  7. Teaching hours22 hours or week

  8. Length of class45~50 Minutes per class

  9. Number of students per class35~40

  10. Student age groupGrade 1 to 12 students, But mainly elementary school students (Grade 1-6)

  11. Monthly salary1.8 Million Won ~ 3 Million Won

  12. Income taxA citizen of USA, UK,Ireland, Australia, New Zealand do not pay income tax in Korea (Candians pay 3. 3% of monthly salary)

  13. Medical insurance (50%)2.38% of monthly salary will be deducted from the salary by the school every month.

  14. National Pension Plan (50%)4.5% of monthly salary will be deducted from the salary by the school every month.

  15. Vacation days20 days of paid vacation; 2 weeks in summer, 2 weeks in winter

  16. Sick leaves15 Days

  17. HousingFree furnished single studio type apartment, 5 mins to 45 minutes to school by public transit or on foot

  18. Settlement allowance300,000 KRW

  19. Air fareA total 2.6 M KRW of entrance and exit allowance will be provided

  20. Couple positionsOnly married couples may apply for couple positions. Friends or siblings or unmarried couples cannot apply for couple positons or couple housings.

 

Minimum requirements:

1. Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United
Kingdom, United States or South Africa.
2. Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
3. Be mentally and physically healthy
4. Have a good command of the English language
5. Have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and life
6. 100- hour TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificates are mandatory for those applicants who DO NOT have a B.Ed.,
M.Ed., teacher's license, or have majored in any form of education.

Salary guide 

Seoul public schools have a very standard salary guide for English teachers. To find out whether you are eleigible or how much your monthly salary will be, please see below:

Level G: 2.0 million won per month
One of the following:
 A Bachelors degree in Education
 A Bachelors degree in English, English Education, English Literature, or Linguistics
 A Bachelors degree in any discipline plus one (1) full year of teaching English
 A Masters degree in any discipline
 A currently valid elementary or secondary teachers certification
 A TESOL/TEFL or English Teaching Certificate comprised of a minimum of 100 course hours

 

Level F: 2.2 million won per month
One of the following:
 A Master’s degree in Education
 A teachers certification with a specialization in English Education
 One of the Level G requirements plus one (1) full year of teaching English

Level E: 2.3 million won per month
One of the following:
 A Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education
 One of the Level G requirements plus two (2) full years of teaching English
 Employed as Level F at the SMOE for one (1) full year

 

Level D: 2.4 million won per month
One of the following:
 A Bachelors degree in English Education plus three (3) full years of teaching English
 A Masters degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus one (1) full year of teaching English
 A teachers certification with a specialization in English Education plus two (2) full years of teaching English
 Employed as Level E at the SMOE for one (1) full year

 

Level C: 2.5 million won per month
One of the following:
 A Masters degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus two (2) full years of teaching English
 A teachers certification with a specialization in English Education plus three (3) full years of teaching English
 Employed as Level D at the SMOE for two (2) full years

 

Level B: 2.6 million won per month
One of the following:
 A Masters degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus three (3) full years of teaching English
 A recommendation by the superintendent or school principal of a current school (public or private) where applicant has taught English (at the same school) for at least three (3) full years
 Employed as Level D at the SMOE for three (3) full years

 

Level A: 2.7 million won per month
One of the following:
 A Masters degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus four (4) full years of teaching English
 A recommendation by the superintendent or school principal of a current school (public or private) where applicant has taught English (at the same school) for at least four (4) full years

 

Level S: 3.0 million won per month
One of the following:
 A Masters degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education plus seven (7) full years of teaching English
 A recommendation by the superintendent or school principal of a current school (public or private) where applicant has taught English (at the same school) for at least seven (7) full years
 Be hired to work as a curriculum developer with Doctoral degree in TESOL/TEFL or in English Education

 

EPIK starts accepting applications 5 months prior to the job start dates. If you are interested in the job, please contact us soon. 

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