Teaching English in South Korea
The market for teaching English in South Korea is one of the largest and most established in the world. Currently, there are an estimated 40,000 English teachers working throughout South Korea, and with the market expected to steadily grow over the coming years, so too is the number of English teachers working here.
At a glance, it’s clear to see why South Korea is such a popular destination for English teachers. Through teaching in either a public school (through a government-run programme such as EPIK) or in a private language school (also known as a Hagwon), teachers can gain some valuable experience, all whilst saving a considerable amount of money.
South Korea boasts an extremely diverse landscape, which thanks to the country’s impressive transport systems, is easy to navigate. The country has a number of huge, cosmopolitan cities, such as Seoul, Busan, and Daegu, where there are countless things for teachers to do during their spare time. Not far outside of these cities, you’ll be able to explore the more beautiful and peaceful landscapes that South Korea has to offer, with beaches, mountains, national parks, and even volcanos being easily accessible!