Job Desciption
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    • Teaching Conditions

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

  • EPIK teachers must be citizens of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, or South Africa.
  • Must have studied from at least the junior high level (7th Grade) and graduated from a university in one of the seven designated countries listed above. South African citizens must provide proof that their schooling in middle school and high school was conducted in English. Letters from the schools will be sufficient proof and must be submitted with the applicant's initial application.
  • Ethnic Koreans with legal residency in a country where English is the primary language can apply, but must provide proof of English education beginning from the junior high school level.

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 a maximum of 62 years of age

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