ESL jobs in Korea are growing as the Ministry of Education plans on hiring 500 teachers per year to fill jobs teaching English as a foreign language. The Korean Ministry of Education has set goals to increase the English proficiency of Korean students and is offering ESL jobs in South Korea to native speakers of English who have a four-year university degree. Park English is a recruitment agency dedicated to helping teachers find jobs teaching ESL in schools in South Korea.
The Ministry of Education has set minimum requirements for ESL jobs in Korea. The Ministry prefers to hire native English speakers for jobs teaching English as a foreign language. Applicants from native English speaking countries will only be considered for these teaching positions. The reason for this requirement is to ensure a teacher¡―s native accent, which is one of the main concerns when hiring ESL teachers.
While an education degree or a degree in English is preferred, a four-year college degree in any area of study will meet the requirements of ESL jobs in Korea. The degree must be a four-year degree and be awarded from an accredited university. The university must be located in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or South Africa.
Your degree will need to be verified prior to being hired for an ESL job in Korea. Your original diploma can be mailed to your nearest Korean Consulate, and the Consulate will copy and notarize the degree and return your original diploma. Having your original diploma notarized is a necessary step to ensure all who are hired for ESL jobs in Korea meet the minimum education requirements of the position. If you want to by-pass the notarization step, you can mail your original diploma to our head office in Seoul with your visa documents; you will definitely get your original diploma back.