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Teach English in South Korea

150 Hour TEFL Course, Guaranteed Job, Cultural Orientation and 24/7 Support!

Anytime start date

- Programme Fee £1,450 -
 

Welcome graduates!

Our South Korea Graduate Programme is the perfect way to kick start a career in teaching or have an action packed gap year without breaking the bank. Graduates looking to experience a new culture, travel and make an attractive salary whilst doing so are encouraged to join this programme. 

South Korea is on the rise to be come the most popular teaching destination for new graduates and we have designed this programme with you in mind. You will be supported through the full process from start to finish, whilst gaining a fully accredited TEFL course and invaluable mentorship from our team.

What's Included?

  • Fully accredited 150 hour TEFL qualification - online before arrival in South Korea

  • 1 week culture orientation - In South Korea

  • Guaranteed job teaching English in South Korea with free accommodation!

  • End of contract completion bonus of £1400

  • Group chat with other applicants

  • Pre and post departure visa guidance 

  • Airport pick-up/arrival assistance 

The Fewer Things will be with you from the start of your application process all the way to booking the best flight. South Korea has become an incredibly popular place to teach in recent years due to an attractive salary for first time teachers, free housing, travel opportunities and the ability to save £7,000+ per year!

The teaching is exciting, engaging and fully immerses you in Korean culture. You will be placed in a well established modern-day school with a class size of around 30-40 with around 20-25 hours teaching per week plus additional lesson planning hours. We cater the experience as close to your needs as possible, so let us know if you are looking to boost your teaching experience, add to your CV or just looking to tick off as many things on your bucket list as possible. As well as your accommodation being provided for you, your school will also offer you a re-settlement allowance and reimburse your flight cost! All placements are for a minimum of one year: 11-12 months.

You can choose from public or private schools (Hagwons), which we can discuss in further detail during your interview. Both options are very popular amongst applicants and we can create a plan best suited to you.

 

Have a look below at the package and how to apply.

How It Works

If this sounds like something you're interested in, there's a few things we need to know before we can start the application process:

  • Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher (in any discipline)?

  • Are you a native English speaker? (see Apply page for requirements) 

  • Are you in good health?

  • Are you ready to travel?

  • Are you enthusiastic, outgoing and ready to make a change? 

If the answer to all of the above is yes, then you can start your adventure in South Korea with us! 

The application process starts after a short telephone interview with a member of The Fewer Things team. This is to get to know you and to find out why you want to teach in South Korea! If you are successful in passing the interview we will start the process with our team in South Korea and get you ready to start your new adventure.

From here on in you will be preparing for your move!

Orientation Week!

Our orientation week offers a unique cultural immersion experience and is put in place to get you ready for your new life in South Korea! This orientation week may be spread out over multiple weekends depending on current restrictions 

  • Learn about Korean culture, history, politics, language, religion and more

  • Get to know your fellow teachers

  • Participate in cultural excursions including:

  • Traditional Korean cooking classes with our guest chef Hero.

  • Visit the beautiful Grand Palace and dress in traditional Korean clothing

  • Participating in Taekwondo class

  • Visit the a war museum and learn about the history between North and South

Enrolment & Course Fees

Please read the following information carefully.

The Fewer Things asks all successful applicants to pay an enrolment and course fee of  £1450 which can be paid in instalments, first payment being £700 to secure your place on the programme and to start the placement process as well as unlocking all of the pre-departure information and guidance. The remaining amount can be paid overtime in your run up to moving to South Korea. Please check the live conversion rate if this is different to your local currency here, which changes daily.
 

  • Fully accredited 150 hour TEFL qualification - online before arrival in South Korea

  • 1 week culture orientation - In South Korea

  • Guaranteed job teaching English in South Korea with free accommodation!

  • End of contract completion bonus of £1400

  • Group chat with other applicants

  • Pre and post departure visa guidance 

  • Airport pick-up/arrival assistance 

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This programme has limited spaces and it is encouraged to plan as far ahead as possible, 

Keep on reading below for Accommodation, Other Financials, Applying with Friends Info and Cost of Living

What's Included again?

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Guaranteed Job

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All applicants accepted onto the programme are guaranteed a teaching position in either a public school or private school (Hagwon) we do take preferences into account and it is worth noting you have a much better chance of meeting location preferences in the Hagwon system. Applicants should be open minded about placement location/age group and we will make sure everything is perfect for you! 

Accommodation

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Accommodation is provided by all of our partner schools under this programme and will be ready waiting for you when you arrive in Korea. Accommodation is often a very basic, one bedroom studio with bathroom and kitchen. The accommodation will be within good commute time of your school, so you don't need to worry about any long journey to and from work.

Other Financials

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Other than the course fee, you have to take in to account other factors such as: document authentication, visa cost, plane tickets, travel insurance and living expenses until your first pay check. We estimate the total spend for everything including your programme fee to be around £3500 to £3800, this is a good amount to budget and you will have a comfortable in your first month. You could do it on slightly less than the above amount if you wanted to, but please be advised you may have a quieter first month than most others.

Flight reimbursements and re-settlement allowances are often included in your package.

There is an end of contract completion bonus of around £1400 for all applicants and many like to think of this bonus as paying back your initial investment into the programme. 

Applying with Friends

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Often applicants like to sign up with their partner or friend(s) and this is totally fine for Thailand, China and Vietnam. However, for this South Korea programme it is often quite difficult for two or more people to be placed together

If you are planning on moving with your partner, we will of course do our best to place you in the same city, but please be aware schools in Korea often have varied working hours, and your schedules may clash, meaning less time/days off spent together. 

Cost of Living

South Korea's salary is very generous and your accommodation is included during your placement. You will be able to save a great amount of money and enjoy the finer things in life, whilst saving for your travels or future plans! 

  • Average Salary - 2.0 - 2.5 Million KRW per month (£1300 / $1700+)

  • Average Living Cost - 1.0 - 1.5 Million KRW per month (£650 / $800)

  • Average Accommodation Cost - Free with your placement through TFT