Be a citizen of a country where English is the primary language


Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

- Applicants with a two year associate degree or who have completed a minimum of 2 years in university can apply to the TaLK program.

- Those who have a teaching license, B.Ed., M.Ed., or majored in Teaching, TESOL, Second Language Studies, or any forms of Education (Physical Education, Math Education, etc.) are not required to have a TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate. 

Be mentally and physically healthy

Have a good command of the English language

Have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and life

If you are a male citizen of the Republic of Korea under the age of 35, you must have either completed mandatory military service or have received an official waiver.

For more information about the mandatory military service that all Korean men are obliged to
complete, please consult the following link

All EPIK positions are available based solely on an "on-request" basis from the Korean Provincial and Metropolitan Offices of Education..