Should I Take a TEFL Course?

Let’s get this out of the way first: you do not need to have a teaching certification to teach English in Korea. In fact, most foreign teachers in Korea have not completed any kind TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) certification. However, taking a TEFL course undoubtedly makes you a stronger job candidate and can be invaluable in this competitive job market. There are a few reason why you should consider taking a TEFL class:

1. Strengthen your resume. These days, employers and recruiters see thousands of applications per month. And almost all of them have the same qualifications: native English-speaker with a Bachelor’s degree. Having a TEFL certification on your resume makes you stand out from the mob, and can mean the difference between the “Call Back” folder and the recycling bin.

Where Do I Look for a Job in Korea?

Getting a job teaching English in Korea used to be a lot like falling off a log. You uploaded your resume to a job site, had a phone interview, and a week later you could be on a plane.  But with more and more people seeking shelter from the recession overseas, and and increasing government restrictions on ESL teachers, those days are certainly gone. The good news is that as the number of teachers and regulations has increased, contracts have become more standardized and working environments have become more foreigner friendly. The bad news is that we are now looking at a very competitive job market. To find a great job, it’s not enough to merely upload your resume anymore.

Tailoring Your Resume for a Job in Korea

When you email recruiters and schools, the first thing they see will is your resume. This may be the only chance you have to make a good impression on a recruiter or school. Recruiters sift through a constant flow of resumes, and pick out only a few to call for follow-up interviews, so it’s crucial that you make your resume stand out in a good way.

First, let’s talk about content.


Welcome to the EnglishJobfinder jobs listing board! view and post your ESL and teaching jobs/resumes, for free.

Free board where ESL/teachers post their resume and where teaching/ESL schools in Asia, Europe, America,Latin America, worldwide, post their job offers

Syndicate content

Koreabridge - RSS Feeds 
Features @koreabridge     Blogs  @koreablogs
Jobs @koreabridgejobs  Classifieds @kb_classifieds

Koreabridge - Facebook Group