The prospective ESL teacher has several options in South Korea. Each position has its positive and negative aspects, though university teaching positions tend to be the most sought after. Those wishing to teach ESL at a university must hold a Master’s Degree in any subject for consideration.
ESL teaching degrees and certifications are not required by many schools, though some higher-paying positions at more prestigious schools may ask that their applicants have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, TEFL certification, or a Master’s Degree in ESL.
You may also want to hear this veteran teacher’s explanations of teaching ESL in South Korea, or watch video footage of ESL teachers with an elementary school class and a high school class.
Over the past couple years, the Korean Won has dropped in value in relation to the dollar. Keep this in mind when considering salary offers for positions. To view current exchange rates, visit Xe.com Currency Converter.