New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Teaching English in Korea

This unofficial guide has been prepared to give New Zealanders basic information on the business of teaching English in Korea so they can be better informed before committing themselves to a particular job.

Unfortunately, some New Zealand citizens have come to Korea under contract with promises of generous salaries, bonuses and other amenities only to find themselves in tenuous situations, often lacking funds to return home.

The New Zealand Embassy is not permitted to enter any case; conduct an investigation; nor act as a lawyer in legal or contractual mishaps experienced by New Zealand citizens. We can neither investigate nor certify employers. It is up to each individual to evaluate a potential employer before signing a contract.

We hope that this information will prove useful. The Embassy does not maintain a list of teaching institutes. Prospective teachers are urged to deal directly with the school and current or former teachers of the institute.

If you have any other problems, please contact the Consular Section at the New Zealand Embassy in Korea:

New Zealand Embassy, Seoul
8th floor, Jeong Dong Building
15-5, Jeong-dong, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-784
Telephone: 82-2-3701 7700
Facsimile: 82-2-3701 7701
Post: KPO Box 2258, Seoul 110-110, Korea

For emergency assistance after hours, call the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul and follow the instructions.

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