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Question by Oregon Teacher: How much do English teaching jobs pay in Korea if you have a k-8 teaching credential?
I am just about to finish my Masters in Teaching and a Washington state teaching credential for k-8th grade. I want to teach English in another country. I hear Korea has good pay and a low cost of living. Do I also need a TEFL, TESL, TESOL certificate? And what range of pay should I expect to be offered? Thank you.
Answer by Lydie
Nope, you don’t need one. (You’d already be better qualified than most of the English teachers in Korea). However, if you haven’t had any classes on teaching EFL, you might find some training in it useful.
If you teach at a private institute or at a public school (check out the EPIK program), you’ll probably make 2-2.4 million won per month. You’d make better pay, though, if you taught at an international school. Your salary would likely be close to what you’d earn in the US, with a much lower cost of living.
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