English Teaching Jobs in South Korea
The ESL teachers of the ‘Teach and Travel Project’ of ATI will be have to take about 24 classes per week in Korea. The teaching hours will be of 22 hours per week. The duration of the each class in Korea is from forty to fifty minutes. The time duration of each of classes depends on the level of the class.
There is a holiday in the weekend and the schools are open from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. there are holidays on national holidays of South Korea but not on other international holidays. The usual working hours is about eight, which also includes lunch. The work hours may change if the school principal thinks it is necessary however; the teachers are paid extra for it. The ESL teachers are not expected to teach extra six hours in a week other than their regular 22 hours.
The teachers are paid 20 USD for extra class or for working on a holiday. During the school vacation, there are special English day camps, which take place twenty hours per week.
Apart from teaching, the teachers have to make lesson plans and make teaching materials like their Korean counterparts. The ESL teachers will also have to participate in various activities other than classes. They might have to teach their colleagues and also sometimes the students. They are expected to monitor each and every student and give individual attention and also maintain a attendance graph.
The ESL teachers of ATI are expected to be professionals and respect the laws of the schools. The rules and regulation have to abided by the teachers.
In Korea, like most of the oriental countries the teachers are respected highly. Thus, there is a responsibility of the teachers towards their society. The teachers are expected wear neat, decent, clean and smart clothes. Formal dresses are preferred like suits and ties for male teachers and formal dresses females. However, in Korea the teachers are allowed of dress informally if they are neat clean and decent. Visible facial rings or tattoos are not well accepted. One has to respect the tradition and culture of the Korean society while working in schools there.
Employee’s salary shall be paid on the twenty fifth (25) of each month. If this day falls on a National Holiday, Saturday or Sunday, the salary will be paid on the immediately preceding business day.
The Korean income tax (approx. 3% which is exempted for foreigners, except
for Canadians, for the first two employment years in Korea) and the national
pension contribution (approx. 9%, of which Employer pays for the half,
refundable for the US and Canadian citizens at the end of Contract term) and
the national health scheme (approx. 5%, of which Employer pays for the half)
as required under Korean law shall be withheld each month from Employee’s