Korea to hire non-native English teachers as early as December?

From a KT news article today, it seems likely that Korea will hire non-native English teachers as early as December.

The ministry first hired 59 native-English speakers in 2005 from seven countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and South Africa. Some 4,300 foreigners were placed as regular assistant teachers at elementary and secondary schools across the country in April. About 150 billion won ($120 million) was spent this year to hire those foreigners.
Ahn said the government plans to recruit assistant teachers from Singapore and other countries that adopt English as an official language as early as from December to meet the growing demands from parents for foreign English teachers.
From More Foreign Schools Planned

This is a positive news for non-native English teachers aspiring to work in Korea.


  1. i hope singporeans will have an easy time adjusting (in a cultural sense) as koreans tend to see all “light skined” asians as koreans. but that’s good. if korea truly wants to be known as multicultural, let more people in.

  2. Thank you for this wonderful good news! I pray that my application be considered. I pray to be in Korea sooner.

  3. Sir,
    I beg to apply for the post of an English Teacher as a non-native speaker fallen vacant under your kind control. As regards my qualifications, I beg to state that I passed my B.Th , M A (Theology) M Div from Myanmar taking English, Cultures, and some religious related subjects. I may further beg leave to state that I have a bout two years Experience as an English Teacher in Yangon Linguistic School of Mission.And presently I am teaching English in Vision Bible Institute, Yangon, Myanmar.
    If I am selected I may assure you that I shall do my best to give you full satisfaction in my work.
    Thanking you in anticipation,
    I remain
    Yours respectfully
    Zam Thawng

  4. Hi everybody, I am Mongolian professional English language teacher. I have excellent Britain English accent and English audio book library which one I use for my lessons. I am teaching English for children and adults for more 10 years.
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  5. No offence to the two people above me, but from your written posts, I am very doubtful of your English abilities. That being said, does anyone know if the rules have changed since? Have they officially allowed teachers from countries who adopt English as an official language to teach in South Korea yet?

  6. has there any? i mean, the f2’s were able to snag a job (though undeserving), but the qualifications hasn’t changed yet.. not this season anyway.
    and it’s been almost a year.
    word is that they’d be getting non-native speakers (it really is a painful title, don’t you think?) by the next hiring season.
    .-= reijene´s last blog ..YWCA: The last installment =-.

  7. I’m interested to work in Korea, my partner recently left to teach there in Korea and currently we are looking for ways so I can go there and hold a work permit? can anyone please help me get information on getting F2 visa?

  8. This page is talking about teaching English so I suggest you refrain from using ‘tagalog phrases.’ Hope this help.

  9. hi,
    pls advice me what to do…
    one of the university in korea hired me..and waiting for doc next week for visa apli..but how can i?huhuhu

  10. Filipino to teach English legally will not come true. Stop dreaming! Unless our ambassador and Filipino government stand change. They are the one doesn’t want to pursuade anymore the Korean Gov. because they think it is for our best interest.
    Understand our government… dream of teaching in your own country men regardless if salary is low! Teaching is a mission not money making profession.

  11. This is, indeed, a breath of fresh air for NNEST who have the skills and abilities to teach the language, but due to discrimination, have been unable to get a job. I hope this is true because I’ll be going to Korea very soon.

      1. great to hear that! But I’m not from India, I’m a Malaysian born Indian…..but i definitely have all the qualifications…
        how do i get more information about these jobs?

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