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Last Update: July 17th 2018

 

JOB BOARDS

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ESL Cafe

ESL Café is one of the original job boards for English teaching jobs around the world. The site also hosts a popular forum for countless teach and travel related topics.

Link: eslcafe.com

ESL ROK
 

ESL ROK is a popular job board that specifically focuses on English teaching job opportunities in South Korea – hence ‘ROK’. They have lots of listings with regular updates from a wide range of Korean employers.

Link: eslrok.com

Serious Teachers

Serious Teachers is another high traffic job board with lots of international English teaching listings, although many job listings are for China. The site’s old school design hasn’t changed much over the years, which is a plus or minus depending on who you ask.

Link: seriousteachers.com

ESL Job Feed

ESL Job Feed is a popular job listing site with a diverse selection of employer postings.

Link: esljobfeed.com

ESL Authority

ESL Authority is a relatively new job board with lots of qualify listings for teaching opportunities in China, Korea, Japan and other Asian countries.

Link: eslauthority.com

 

 

RECRUITERS – SOUTH KOREA

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PROS

Agencies have an interest (incentive) in helping you land a job.

CONS

There are LOTS of agencies that recruit for Korean schools and employers…and they’re not all equal.

Top recruiting agencies for schools and programs in South Korea

Gone2Korea Recruiting

  •  Jobs In: South Korea (Seoul, Seoul Metro Region, Incheon, Busan, Changwon)
  •  Jobs Begin: Feb/Mar and Aug/Sep (primarily)
  •  Job Type: Private school English teachers & public school English teachers
  •  Student Types: K-10 [kindergarten, elementary & middle school]
  •  Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  •  TEFL Certification: Necessary for most positions
  •  Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  •  Application or Placement Fee: Free
  •  Website: gone2korea.com
Adventure Teaching

  •  Jobs In: South Korea
  •  Job Type: Private school English teachers
  •  Student Types: K-10 [kindergarten, elementary & middle school]
  •  Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  •  TEFL Certification: Necessary for many positions
  •  Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  •  Application or Placement Fee: Free
  •  Website: adventureteaching.com
Travel & Teach Recruiting

  •  Jobs In: South Korea
  •  Jobs Begin: Spring and Fall 2017
  •  Job Type: Private school English teachers [full-time]
  •  Student Types: K-8 [kindergarten, elementary & middle school]
  •  Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  •  TEFL Certification: Necessary for some positions
  •  Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  •  Application or Placement Fee: Free
  •  Website: travelandteachrecruiting.com
Korean Horizons

  •  Jobs In: South Korea
  •  Jobs Begin: Spring and Fall
  •  Job Type: Public school English teachers
  •  Student Types: 1-12 [elementary to high school]
  •  Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  •  TEFL Certification: Mandatory if you have an unrelated major
  •  Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  •  Application or Placement Fee: Free
  •  Website: koreanhorizons.com
Canadian Connection

  •  Jobs In: South Korea
  •  Jobs Begin: Feb/Mar and Aug/Sep
  •  Job Type: Public school English teachers [full-time]
  •  Student Types: 1-12 [elementary to high school]
  •  Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  •  TEFL Certification: Mandatory if you have an unrelated major
  •  Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  •  Application or Placement Fee: Free
  •  Website: canconx.com
TJ Recruiting
 

  • Jobs In: South Korea
  • Jobs Begin: Year round
  • Job Type: Private language school teachers – Hagwons [full-time]
  • Student Types: K-8 [kindergarten, elementary and middle school]
  • Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  • TEFL Certification: Necessary for most positions
  • Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  • Application or Placement Fee: Free
  • Website: tjrecruiting.com

 

 

RECRUITERS – CHINA

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Hello Teacher!
Hello Teacher!
Jobs In: Mainland China (country wide)
Jobs Begin: Year round
Job Type: Oral and subject English teachers
Student Types: K-Adult (kindergarten, elementary, middle, high school & university)
Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
TEFL Certification: 120+ hour TEFL is mandatory for most positions
Prior Teaching Experience: Not mandatory
Application or Placement Fee: Free
Website: helloteacher.asia

Teach To Travel

  •  Jobs In: Guangzhou, Macau, Shenzhen and Wuhan (China)
  •  Jobs Begin: Year round
  •  Job Type: Private school English teachers
  •  Student Types: K-10 (kindergarten, elementary & middle school)
  •  Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  •  TEFL Certification: 120+ hour TEFL is mandatory for most positions
  •  Prior Teaching Experience: Not mandatory
  •  Application or Placement Fee: Free
  •  Website: teachtotravel.com
Gold Star Teachers

  • Jobs In: Mainland China
  • Jobs Begin: Year round
  • Job Type: Private school English instructors
  • Student Types: Young learners & adults
  • Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  • TEFL Certification: Mandatory for most positions
  • Prior Teaching Experience: Not mandatory
  • Application or Placement Fee: Free
  • Website: goldstarteachers.com
TEFL Panda

  • Jobs In: Mainland China
  • Jobs Begin: Year round
  • Job Type: All types (public & private school English instructors)
  • Student Types: K1, elementary, middle, high school & adults
  • Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  • TEFL Certification: Necessary for most positions unless you have a related major
  • Prior Teaching Experience: Not mandatory
  • Application or Placement Fee: Free
  • Website: teflpanda.com

 

 

RECRUITERS – JAPAN

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Aeon Recruiting

  • Jobs In: Japan (country wide)
  • Jobs Begin: Spring and Fall 2017
  • Job Type: Private school English instructors
  • Student Types: K-12 [kindergarten, elementary & high school]
  • Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  • TEFL Certification: Necessary for most positions
  • Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  • Application or Placement Fee: Free
  • Website: aeonet.com
Gaba Recruiting

  • Jobs In: Japan (Kanto, Kansai, Chubu, Kyushu regions)
  • Jobs Begin: Year round
  • Job Type: 1-to-1 private sector English instructors
  • Student Types: adult
  • Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  • TEFL Certification: Necessary for most positions
  • Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  • Application or Placement Fee: Free
  • Website: gabateachinginjapan.com
Coco Juku

  • Jobs In: Japan
  • Jobs Begin: Spring and Fall 2017
  • Job Type: Private school English instructors
  • Student Types: K-12 [kindergarten, elementary & high school]
  • Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  • TEFL Certification: 120+ hour TEFL certification mandatory
  • Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  • Application or Placement Fee: Free
  • Website: cocojuku.jp

 

 

RECRUITERS – TAIWAN

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Reach To Teach

  • Jobs In: Taiwan
  • Jobs Begin: January – February and June – August
  • Job Type: Public school English teachers
  • Student Types: 1-10 (elementary & middle school)
  • Prerequisites: BA in Education or MA with valid teaching license/credential & passport from native English speaking country
  • TEFL Certification: Not necessary if you meet above prerequisites
  • Prior Teaching Experience: Preferred, not mandatory
  • Application or Placement Fee: Free
  • Website: reachtoteachrecruiting.com

 

 

PROGRAMS

EPIK Program - South Korea
JET Program - Japan
Shape Colombia Program - Colombia

 

 

LANGUAGE SCHOOLS – CHINA

English First - Hiring Department

  • Jobs In: China, all major cities (including Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shanghai)
  • Jobs Begin: Year round
  • Job Type: Private school English teachers (for EF school branches)
  • Student Types: K-12 (kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school)
  • Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  • TEFL Certification: 120+ hour TEFL certification needed
  • Prior Teaching Experience: Not required
  • Application or Placement Fee: Free
  • Website: www.englishfirst.com

 

Hess Education - Hiring Department

  • Jobs In: Shanghai, TianJin, Wuxi (China)
  • Jobs Begin: Year round
  • Job Type: Private school English teachers (Hess Branches)
  • Student Types: K-8 (kindergarten & elementary school)
  • Prerequisites: BA & passport from native English speaking country
  • TEFL Certification: Mandatory for most positions
  • Prior Teaching Experience: Not mandatory
  • Application or Placement Fee: Free
  • Website: www.hesseducation.com

 

 

 

 

 

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