Be sure to understand the expectations and responsibilities that your position entails.
Generally speaking, instructors in private language schools teach students how to put the English vocabulary and grammar knowledge they already have into practice. In other words, they teach students how to communicate.
Students range in age from about 9-years-old elementary students to 16-years-old high-school students.
In addition to teaching communication and conversation classes, instructors often teach test preparation classes, business English classes, and/or writing classes.
The main reasons for those teaching English abroad to choose this type of position are the enthusiasm of the students, the lifestyle afforded by the salary and work hours (on average instructors work from approximately 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm), and the chance to work as part of a diverse group of instructors from all over the English-speaking world.
Our primary client is one of the largest, most professional, and prestigious private language institutes in South Korea. Opportunities exist throughout the country for candidates who wish to teach abroad.
English Teaching Assistants work in public schools alongside regular Korean teachers of English. Their role is to help plan and execute language lessons to students in primary and secondary schools. Additionally, they are often called upon to run English conversation and communication classes for the Korean faculty at their school.
English teaching assistants work regular public-school hours and truly become part of the school faculty. Working as an English assistant is more than just teaching English abroad, it is an outstanding way to experience Korean life and culture, to become part of the local community, and to make a difference in the lives of students and coworkers. Of course, there are also plenty of opportunities to network with other English Teaching Assistants in your area—you will not be alone.
This program is operated by the National Korean government’s Ministry of Education, and opportunities exist throughout South Korea for candidates who wish to teach English abroad.