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Language Academy (Hagwon) Training and Orientation in Korea

By | 2017-06-11T05:08:41+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

Even though many times applicants are not required to have any teaching experience prior to coming to South Korea to teach English, schools do not generally require new teachers to undergo any lengthy training or orientation. Most often, as the new teacher is coming in to begin his or her contract term, another teacher, just

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What are the conditions for teaching contract termination?

By | 2017-06-11T05:11:10+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

    The following are grounds for dismissal and contract termination: Displaying an unstable or violent personality Coming to work while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Missing or being repeatedly late for classes, staff meetings, workshops or required school outings without proper notice. Repeatedly being not adequately preparing for classes. Being unable to

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Income Taxes in Korea

By | 2017-06-11T05:12:27+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

In general, Korean tax rates are very low compared to most Western countries. Teachers will have to pay a general residential tax of between 3% and 7% depending on which city or district they live in and how much money they make each month. Most schools efficiently deduct the necessary taxes, however teachers should be

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Do I get sick days and emergency leave while teaching in Korea?

By | 2017-06-11T05:14:28+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

Sick Days: Not many schools in Korea offer paid sick days. Teacher salaries are based on how many class hours they work each month, and if a teacher misses class because illness and another teacher has to cover for them, the school will have to pay that other teacher overtime. For this reason, foreign teachers

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Salary and Overtime of teaching job contract in Korea

By | 2017-06-11T05:17:56+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

Monthly salaries for teachers with non-education degrees and no previous teaching experience currently range from 2,000,000 - 2,200,000 KRW.   Teachers who do have an education degree can usually make about 100,000 KRW more per month, and teachers with previous ESL teaching experience can negotiate for a higher salary, though just how much they can

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National Korean pension benefits for expats in Korea

By | 2017-06-11T05:22:48+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

  Employees of private schools, public schools, companies and government offices are all required to make monthly contributions to a pension plan, regardless of if they are Korean citizens or not. The employers can choose between the national pension plan and several other plans put forth by private insurance companies, and the monthly premium varies

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Korean medical Insurance for English teachers

By | 2017-06-11T05:25:02+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

As of 2006, Korean employers are obligated to provide their teachers with health care insurance, and most opt to go with the Korean National Health Insurance plan, though they can choose another if they wish. The school and teacher usually each cover half of the monthly cost, which is about 2.24% of the teacher’s monthly

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National Holidays and Vacation in Korea

By | 2017-06-11T05:27:00+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

Korean vacation is different from the concept of vacation in most Western countries. Employees cannot "book" off days throughout the year that they want to have off. Korean companies usually set a 4-week period in which all employees must take their vacation. Private schools generally compliment the Korean public school system, running their courses, exams

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General work duties in teaching contract of Korea

By | 2017-06-11T05:29:35+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

During the term of their contract, in addition to teaching classes, the employee is required to prepare for, teach and carry out all required teaching and administrative duties related to their classes and the functioning of the school as assigned by their employer. These duties are not considered class time and teachers do not receive

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Damage and Utility Deposits in teaching contract at Korean hagwon

By | 2017-06-11T05:32:28+00:00 April 18th, 2015|Categories: Standard Contract Terms|Tags: , |

Because of bad experiences in the past or simply to protect themselves, Korean employers will many times request a damage/utility deposit for their accommodations. This is so that in the event the teacher does not pay all of his or her utilities before leaving the country once their contract is finished, or in the event

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