Decision Time

There is a lot to consider when making a decision to teach in Korea and the decision should not be undertaken unless you are absolutely certain this is the choice for you. Teaching abroad has its advantages and disadvantages and here you will find some of the questions you should ask yourself:

  • What is your main reason for coming to Korea? Are you looking for adventure, experience, to save money, or to get away from your life at home?
  • Have you ever been away from familiar surroundings for extended periods of time? School? Travel? Work?
  • Are you ready to commit yourself to a 1 year contract?
  • How will you cope when placed in an unfamiliar setting, away from family and friends and when you feel homesick?

It is very important to make this decision after careful consideration. Before you send out your information to Teach ESL Korea, you should be 100% certain that this is something for you. Once your application is submitted, things can move forward very fast and schools will be expecting an answer shortly after the phone interview. You should also keep in mind that schools are looking for applicants who are going to be professional about the process. This includes things such as; making yourself available for an interview, making sure you have the required documents (passport, sealed transcripts, photos, degree, criminal record check, etc.), sending all documents on time and following the instructions exactly.

Here are some things which will be expected of you once you commit yourself to working with us (Teach ESL Korea):

  • Please do not send any documents to us directly. You will only be asked to send them, once you have signed a detailed contract with a school, directly to your school.
  • Please check your email at least once a day, as we will keep you updated constantly on the status of your application and possible opportunities.
  • Please advise Teach ESL Korea if you have found, or are waiting for, an interview/job with another company.
  • Please send your documents as soon as the request is made. Every day is important and can potentially set back the process.
  • Please advise us of any concerns or questions right away so that we can address them accordingly.

Once again, it is very important that you are fully committed in your decision to teach in Korea. This is a serious opportunity and once you commit, the students, your School and Teach ESL Korea are counting on you. We will do our best to ensure that all of our teachers continue to have a positive and rewarding experience in Korea.

Cultural note: It is not common in Korea for someone to apply for a job, and then turn it down if it is offered. We find schools become slightly offended if this happens, which is why we try to make sure were matching what youre looking for, with the best school for you.

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