PlanetESL will help you find the right job for you.
We have approved jobs all over Korea through over 15 years of experiences.
Start your adventure with us.
We care for our teachers to be happy at their work place.
Finding the right job for you in a new country without knowing any culture and environment can be very difficult. PlanetESL is here to support you.
THE HIRING PROCESS
Submit an Online Application with a resume and a photo. Make sure to include any relevant teaching experiences.
PlanetESL will send an email to selected candidates to have a phone interview. Teachers who passed a phone interview will be presented to our schools for placements.
Upon our school director’s request for an interview with a candidate, we will schedule an interview for both available. Interview is conducted by Skype mostly.
Employer will then, through PlanetESL, offers a contract to a successful candidate. PlanetESL can inform more details and answer to further questions for you.
After signing a contract, PlanetESL will help you getting all the necessary documents to obtain working visa to teach English in Korea.
PlanetESL organizes pick up at Incheon airport and help you settled in Korea safe.
Criminal Background Check
South Africa Criminal Background Check – Teaching Visa Korea
South African citizens must submit an apostilled copy of a Police Clearance Certificate. The whole process to get an apostilled Police
AU and NZ Criminal Background Checks – Teaching Visa Korea
Australia Criminal Record Check Requirements & Information Australian citizens must submit an apostilled copy of a National Police Check criminal record
UK and IR Criminal Background Checks – Teaching Visa Korea
UK Criminal Record Check Requirements & Information The basic disclosure The UK criminal record basic disclosure certificate will show all convictions
US-FBI Check – Teaching Visa Korea
As of 2011, all US citizens must submit an Apostilled copy of a Federal Criminal Record Check, obtained through the FBI.
Canada – RCMP Check – Teaching Visa Korea
Canadian RCMP Check Requirements & Information Canadian citizens must submit a notarized & verified copy of a Certified Criminal Record Check.
We can make getting work visa process simple and easy.
Preparing all the necessary documents and getting work visa is very complicated in every country. PlanetESL has all the resources to help you resolve any unexpected circumstances.
The Visa Process
Obtaining a work visa is the most crucial status to secure your job since this permits you working legally in Korea. We have encountered various unexpected circumstances so we strongly recommend teachers working with PlanetESL where placed thousands English teachers in Korea.
Once you have a visa issuance number, you will have this visa issued in your passport at the nearest Korean embassy/consulate. Korean embassy requires very strict regulations on your documents, fee and postage. PlanetESL informs every step of the process.
Not like other agencies, PlanetESL organizes pre-paid flight to Korea by your employer. PlanetESL handles all flight arrangements and ensures that both the teacher and the school are provided with flight itineraries as soon as they are available.
Standard Contract Terms
Language Academy (Hagwon) Training and Orientation in Korea
Even though many times applicants are not required to have any teaching experience prior to coming to South Korea to teach
What are the conditions for teaching contract termination?
The following are grounds for dismissal and contract termination: Displaying an unstable or violent personality Coming to work while
Income Taxes in Korea
In general, Korean tax rates are very low compared to most Western countries. Teachers will have to pay a general residential
Do I get sick days and emergency leave while teaching in Korea?
Sick Days: Not many schools in Korea offer paid sick days. Teacher salaries are based on how many class hours they
Salary and Overtime of teaching job contract in Korea
Monthly salaries for teachers with non-education degrees and no previous teaching experience currently range from 2,000,000 - 2,200,000 KRW. Teachers
National Korean pension benefits for expats in Korea
Employees of private schools, public schools, companies and government offices are all required to make monthly contributions to a pension
Working in Korea
Where to get ESL resources in Korea
Description: “What the Book?” is the only English book sales site to offer foreigners the following options: pay for your
How to file tax exemption for expats in Korea
First-time teachers for the EPIK program (except Canadians) qualify for 2-years of tax exemption. Teachers who are already living in Korea
How to teach English in a class in Korea
Preparation From the very first day, teachers should get in the habit of arriving an hour or more before the start
What is work environment in Korea?
Teachers in Korea In Confucius societies, teachers are greatly revered. Those who devote themselves to educating society are highly respected
What are the different types of language academies in Korea?
Kindergarten students in Korea No matter what country you are in around the world, children are cute, and that goes double
What are the types of English Teaching jobs in Korea?
What are the types of English teaching jobs in Korea? Private Schools (Hakwons) From far back in Korean history, the best
Living in Korea
Transportation in Korea
Buses Although major city streets can become very congested during the day, designated bus-only lanes on major thoroughfares keep city bus
Sightseeing in Korea
Korea is rich with history and culture and benefits greatly from the tourism these things bring: Historical Towns, Palaces and Buddhist
City vs Village of Toilets and Bathrooms in Korea
Imagine your surprise and frustration when, barely able to contain yourself, you run into a Korean bathroom and, expecting to find
Types of religion in Korea
For many Koreans, the emphasize spiritual aspects of life and religion are a source of strength and support. Statistics indicate that
Odd behaviors you might be surprised in Korea
People from different cultures understandably act differently when in public. What may be acceptable behavior in one culture may in fact
Money and Banking in Korea
Korean Currency The currency of Korea is the won symbolized by a , which is a "W" with a horizontal line
What teachers say about PlanetESL
I was very pleased to find PlanetESL while looking for work in Korea. PlanetESL made the process of interviewing, obtaining a visa and the requisite paperwork easy. Most importantly they lined me up with a reputable school that has delivered everything promised in terms of salary, benefits and housing. I would be happy to trust PlanetESL for future recruitment and to recommend their services.
I have just got my mail set up at home, so I can email now. Thank you so much for all your help! I am so happy at my school and everything is going great. I have also moved into my apartment. I am enjoying Korea so far and I’m grateful for all your help! Regards Sane
I’m sure that you know that I have arrived okay to Gunpo! I don’t have internet quite yet at my apartment so I am at an internet cafe today. Thank you for all of your help to get here! The supervisors at my school are all very nice and helpful. I will be sure to be in touch with you should I need anything. Best, Amanda
I am writing to you to thank you for all the time you have invested in me I truly do appreciate it, you were very honest , kind and patient to say the least lol. Thank you SO SO MUCH !!
Hi, how are you doing? I’m doing very well here in Sacheon! I’m set up in my apartment and have been teaching now for about 3 weeks. The director and the other teachers here have been great! Thanks again for all your effort!