New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea
Many New Zealanders have enjoyed their teaching experiences in Korea while some have encountered problems. The key to happy and fruitful employment as a language instructor in Korea is to be employed by a reputable school. We advise anyone considering accepting an English teaching job in Korea to ask the school for names and telephone numbers of teachers past and present, contact them directly to ask about conditions. Keep in mind that there is no shortage of teaching jobs in Korea, so do not accept anything you're not comfortable with.
The KOTESOL teachers' association is a good source for up-to-date information on teaching in Korea.
The following pages will discuss the types of positions available in Korea, Korean visa matters, contractual considerations, sources of information, cultural pitfalls to consider, tips on adapting to Korea, and how the Embassy can help.