Training Programs
  • Mandatory Training Requirement
  • Online Pre-Orientation
  • Main On-site Orientaton
  • Mid-Semester On-site Orientation
  • Online In-Service Training


  • To understand Korean life, culture and language in depth
  • To share useful teaching methods, resources and classroom management ideas
  • To examine the English curriculum and textbooks of Korean schools and find the most effective ways to teach
  • To improve teaching skills through lesson planning and presentation

Duration : 9 days at the end of February or August (twice a year)

Training Hours : 45 hours

Eligibility : EPIK teachers who will start to teach English for the Spring or Fall semester

Requirements : All EPIK teachers are required to complete any training deemed necessary by EPIK or their Office of Education. This includes but is not limited to the main on-site orientation, online pre-orientation, etc.

Program (Sample)

Program (sample)
Day Title
1 Arrival at the Incheon Airport & Registration
2 Campus Tour, Opening Ceremony, Class Meeting
3~4 Medical Check-up
Life as an EPIK teacher, Classroom Management, Power-point Use in Classroom 
Understanding Cultural Differences, Learning Taekwondo
5 Field Trip: Korean Cultural Experience
6 English Teaching Skills: Listening/Speaking/Reading/Writing
Designing Lesson Plans, After School & Camp Programs
7 Elementary & Secondary English Education in Korea
Cooperative Learning, How to Co-teach
8 Lesson Presentation and Feedback
Meeting with MOE/POE (Metropolitan/Provincial Office of Education) Supervisors
Closing Ceremony
       9 Escorted to Each MOE/POE