Teach English as a Foreign Language in South Korea, Public Schools

Far East, South Korea

Korean Horizons

Korean Horizons provides government public schools for the peak seasons of March & September and also we provide government public schools for the off season periods as well. We have public school positions throughout the entire year.

We work with more education offices than any other recruitment company, and we therefore have more public schools jobs than any other recruitment company out there today.

We are a recruitment company which officially works with EPIK. We also officially work with the Chungnam Office of Education and the Gyeongnam Office of Education.

Also - the Gyeonggi (GEPIK) program has decided to ask for teachers from EPIK; so if you want to be near Seoul and in a Public School - Apply with Korean Horizons! We can make it happen for you!

We are owned & operated by UK nationals. We are a registered company in South Korea.

We can communicate with you easily & understand your needs - whether this is your first time or if you are currently here inside South Korea.

With a Korean company, your preferences will be lost in translation. Never will you be misunderstood by us.

In addition, by using the service of Korean Horizons – When you arrive in Korea, we will meet you and provide you with (which we will pay for by the way!) accomodation for the evening + breakfast (which we will again pay for) & ensure that you arrive safely at your school the next day (we pay your transport costs as well!) And - we will be available throughout your entire contract.

What other recruitment company can say that? We can't think of one either.

We also provide an interest-free supermarket service – buy anything you like at cost and you can pay us back once you get paid. This service can be especially useful if you want to have bedsheets delivered to your apartment for when you arrive; or even food after you arrive. It's available 365 days of the year - for your whole year here. Definately a perk of being a Korean Horizons teacher!


This service has become so popular & here are some of the things teachers have already purchased at cost recently; with absolutely no profit to us.


Electric Oven

Drying Rack


Banagrama Game

Hair Brush

Frying Pan

Brita Refills

Xbox joystick

Air Purifyer

Coffee Maker

+ all sorts of other things!

We can find these on the Korean internet shops cheaper than what you can buy it for locally in your country and from what you can buy locally inside any shop in Korea. What's more, you can literally find anything, it's convenient to you, you don't have to worry about the language barrier & you don't have to worry about paying us back until you get paid.

And in addition to these benefits we provide, you will also receive a Lonely Planet Travel Guide, a Stanley Vacuum Locking Tumbler and a Universal Plug Adaptor (and some maps too of the region you will teach in!) BTW - There's no point getting a free phone - the cost per minute will be so high you'll regret using it each time - and who you gonna call? Better to wait, make some friends until you receive your ARC card and use skype in the mean-time to call home!


Does your recruitment company offer any of these services at cost without any profit / or free of charge? No? If you're not sure - why not ask them?

So what's the catch? The answer - there isn't one. It all makes business sense to us. And we are paid by the education office for our recruitment services.

See our creditability by googling our name.

We are the best recruitment company out there in Korea as voted by Gooverseas


Korean Horizons is here to ensure that you will receive the best possible service out there today.


This is the most southeastern province. There is an international airport & KTX train (which only takes1hr & 2.5hrs to Seoul, respectively) stations. Changwon is the capital city of the province & Busan is close by. See here for further information :In terms of climate, it is one of the warmest places throughout the country.

Start date   1ST APRIL, 1ST MAY AND 1ST JUNE. All contracts are for 1 full year.
No. classes   22 classes per week. 1 elementary class = 40mins, 1 middle school class = 45mins & 1 high school class = 50mins.
Working times   8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. No weekends.
Pay   2.2m to 2.95m won. 
Tax   In accordance with Korean Tax laws. American & South African citizens are able to become tax exempt for 2 years. Other countries can too, but you must pay income tax in your home country if you supply the required residency certificate, therefore making it better to pay tax in South Korea. Canadian & Irish citizens cannot become tax exempt in South Korea.
Pay day   25th of each month, no exception.
Provincial allowance   100,000 won per month extra.
Settlement allowance   300,000 won onetime payment.
Multiple school allowance   100,000 to 150,000 won per month extra.
Vacation   26 working days paid days.
National holidays   15 national holidays & paid for.
Flights   1,300,000won provided for inbound flight & 1,300,000won provided for outbound flight. If your flight is less, you save the difference!
Housing   Single, furnished, rent-free provided.
Medical   50% contributed by your employer, 50% contributed by you.
Pension   50% contributed by your employer, 50% contributed by you. American, Canadian & Australian teachers can get 100% back at the end of the employment contract.
Sick leave   11 working paid days.
Special leave   7 calendar days unpaid.
Severance pay   Equal to one month's pay, provided at the completion of the employment contract.
Arrival   We will pick you up from the airport & provide you with a hotel (a BUSINESS hotel, not a love motel like the rest of the recruitment companies) for the evening and then buy you dinner with those arriving. The following day, we will assist you to the education office / school.
Other benefits   Introduction pack (including a Lonely Planet travel guide, a Stanley Locking Vacuum Tumbler, a plug adaptor, & other goodies.) Please click here. We will also provide you with a detailed map of the city.
Interest free credit service   Order anything you like from any online Korean store & pay us back once you receive your first pay check.
Party!   Invitation to bi-yearly meet & network-up event.
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