Demand for English Teachers
With an estimated 100,000 institutes offering English lessons and a government actively promoting English teaching in public schools, South Korea is one of the busiest teaching hot spots in the world. The country is quickly becoming an electronic and technological giant, and the increasing international trade translates into a growing need for business English. But the desire to learn English isn’t limited to company executives—in fact, parents often enroll their children in private language schools from a very early age, sometimes as young as five years old! With almost everyone looking to learn English, your students in Korea can range from corporate professionals to elementary school children.
Typical English Students / Popular Teaching Destinations
Most teaching opportunities in Korea can be found in large cities, such as the capital, Seoul, in the north and the metropolis of Busan on the southern coast. No matter where you teach, South Korea offers TEFL teachers plenty to rave about: high wages compared to the cost of living, guaranteed housing, and additional benefits like airfare reimbursement.