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Teach English in South Korea with EPIK!

about EPIK

EPIK is the public school program run by South Korea’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Earn a great salary plus amazing benefits such as paid accommodation, airfare, vacation, and health coverage!


You can apply to teach English in any of the following national, metropolitan and provincial offices of education :

  1. EPIK nationwide (including the metropolitan cities of Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon, Ulsan, Sejeong & within the provinces of Gangwon, Chungnam, Chungbuk, Gyeongsangnamdo, Gyungbuk, Jeonbuk, Jeonnam & Jeju)   (Available February and August each year)
  2. Gyeongsangnamdo (Changwon, Masan, Yangsan, Jinju, Sacheon, Goseong & Others) province – (Available 1st of every month)
  3. Chungcheonnamdo (Cheonan, Nonsan, Boryeong, Taean & Others) province –  (Available each month)
  4. Seoul Metropolitan City –  (Available February and August each year)


  • All contracts are for 1 full year.
  • 22 classes per week:  1 elementary class would be 40 minutes & a middle or high school class would be 50 minutes each.
  • Hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm.   Monday to Friday.  No weekends, No split shifts.
  • *(CA$2,000-$3,200);(US$1,600-$2,600)


  • University degree
  • TESOL / TEFL certificate: Minimum 120-hour TESOL / TEFL certificate.
  • Native speaker: from Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa
  • Age: 22-54


Step 1:  Application: Create an account on EPIK’s website and then complete and submit an application through EPIK’s online application system. 

Step 2: Phone interview: If the review of your application is successful, you will be invited for an online interview via Skype.
Conduct the interview. 

Step 3: Documentation: Submit all required documents as instructed by your assigned coordinator. Documents include copies your university degree/s, letters of recommendation, copy of TESOL certification, and Criminal Background Check.

Step 4: Work Visa: After EPIK receives your documents, they will send your job contract to the closest South Korean embassy, where you will have to sign the contract and pick up your work visa.

Step 5: Go! You will be given the date to fly to South Korea to attend Orientation Week. Airport pick-up is included.

Interested candidates may apply to teach with EPIK by sending an application directly to the EPIK office here.

Alternatively, if you wish to use a recruiter, you can find a list of approved recruiters