GEPIK is located in Gyeonggi-do which is the province surrounding Seoul.

Apply GEPIK

GEPIK(Gyeonggi English Program in Korea) is a public school English teaching program that serves the Gyeonggi province exclusively. The program is sponsored by the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education as well as individual offices of education inside the province. The GEPIK program operates on an individual school recruiting basis, which means you know exactly where you’re going before you arrive. GEPIK is one of the most popular teaching programs as it offers a suburban lifestyle and proximity to Seoul, making it easy for individuals to live comfortable yet active lifestyles.

Contract period
The employment setting to be a one-year period.

Work Hours
9 a.m to 5 p.m / Eight (8) hours per day for five (5) calendar days per week from Monday to Friday.

Class Instruction Hours / Teaching Hours
Shall not exceed twenty-two (22) teaching hours per week, GEPIK Teacher shall be entitled to 20,000 won per Class Instruction Hours.

National and school holiday(s)
Shall not work on Saturdays, Sundays, Labor Day (May 1st) and any national holidays of the Republic of Korea, plus, The school is closed for in-semester school holiday(s), school anniversary day(s), etc., and these days will not be considered part of the Paid Leave.

Sick days
Shall not exceed eleven (11) working days during the Term of employment, for the first three (3) days of sick leave taken, doctor’s medical report required.

Special Leave
1. Five (5) days for the Employee’s marriage, one (1) day for the marriage of the Employee’s child.
2. Five (5) days for paternity leave.
3. Five (5) days for the death of the Employee’s parents or spouse or spouse’s parents or siblings; two (2) days for the death of the Employee’s or spouse’s grandparents; two (2) days for the death of the Employee’s child or child’s spouse.
4. In case of a female Employee, ninety (90) continuous calendar days shall be granted for a maternity leave. In the case of maternity leave, only the first 60 days shall be paid leave; the last 30 days shall be unpaid leave.
5. Female Employee with a child aged less than one year shall be entitled to thirty(30)-minute-nursing time twice a day.

Codes of Conduct
a. GEPIK teacher shall not behave in any manner which may damage the reputation of the school or of the Gyeongsangnam-do Office of Education.
b. GEPIK teacher shall dress applicable to Korean teachers.
c. GEPIK teacher shall not engage in any other employment (including any part-time, private or self-employment, or online instruction)
d. GEPIK teacher shall not be involved in any activity which could cause harm to the students or be of detriment to the reputation of the school.
e. GEPIK teacher must not disclose any confidential information about their co-workers, school or program.
f. GEPIK teacher must sign a security pledge and returning the acquired confidential documents or materials to the school or GOE upon the completion/termination of the contract.

Termination of the Contract
1. GEPIK teacher violates the laws of the Republic of Korea
2. GEPIK teacher violates the Codes of Conduct
3. GEPIK teacher works in Korea without holding the required valid visa such as E-2 visa, etc.
4. Gaining three or more written notices
5. GEPIK teacher engages in any other employment (including any part-time, private or self-employment, or online instruction)
6. GEPIK teacher fails to perform his/her duties for more than five working days without receiving prior consent from the Employer.
7. Any of the information provided in the GOE teacher’s application is false or inaccurate.
8. GEPIK teacher fails the medical exam in Korea in accordance with the requirements of the Korean Immigration Office and the Gyeonggi-do Office of Education.
9. It is determined that the GEPIK teacher is prevented from or incapable of performing the duties.
10. The total number of days of sick leave (both paid and unpaid) used by the GEPIK teacher pursuant.
11. In the case GEPIK teacher is found guilty of violating Korean law, an investigation will take place after which the appropriate punishment will be determined.

Duties and Responsibility

① Prepare teaching materials and lesson plans for English class(es) and also assist with and/or lead the development and creation of teaching materials related to English language education. Furthermore, assist with and/or lead activities related to English language education and other extracurricular activities such as but not limited to editing or creating English documents, judging contests, conducting teacher training, working at English camps, etc
② Conduct English conversational class(es)/course(s) for Korean teachers and students and perform other duties as designated by the Employer including various English programs during the school vacation period.
③ School becomes aware of any illegal action( Narcotics, etc…) by the teacher.
④ The teacher shall not behave in any manner including the orientation period occurring after entering Korea. Also the teacher shall observe and comply with any codes of conduct and dress applicable to Korean teachers.
⑤ The teacher shall not engage in any other employment during the Term of Employment
⑥ The teacher shall not be involved in any activity which could cause harm to the students or be of detriment to the reputation of the school

Be a citizen of a country where English is the primary language:
USA/ Canada/ Australia/ New Zealand/ England/ Ireland and South Africa

Educational background
① In order to be eligible, studying 7th grade until Univ. in one of 7th designated countries for a minimum of 10 years
② Any degree or diploma upper than Bachelor’s
Clean Criminal Record Check
Working with vulnerable people as an English teacher, applicants are in need of proof that no criminal record check.
DUI(Driving Under Influence) is not considered a minor taffic violation.
TESOL / CELTA / TEFL certificate
More than 100 hours Certificate is the Minimum requirement but it is higly recommended to have an In-Class 20 hours component.
Physical and psychological Health test
Upon the arrival to Korea, Applicant will be required to do with the general medical check-up including with a drug test at the designated hospital.
Age
① Over 50 yrs applicant is required to have teaching Exp.
② The maximum age limit is 62 yrs at the time of application (teacher’s retirement)

Step 1. Apply to HandSKorea.

Applicants must send their resume to main.hsk@hotmail.com. If the applicant is suitable, one of our recruiters will contact the applicant about an individual interview session to help decide which positions are best for the candidate.

Step 2. Submit GEPIK application & Essential documents (2 LoRs (Letter of References) & Introduce video)

Applicants must complete the SMOE application and then get two letters of reference (2 LoRs). LoRs can be obtained from a supervisor at work or a professor, and also must contain company’s logo, company’s address, company’s phone number, referee’s email address and phone number and referee’s position and ink signature (not electronic signature). Moreover, also a 2-3 min long intro video with a short introduction and a short warm up or demo lesson for a classroom.

Step 3. Mock interview with HandSKorea

When applicants send their application and essential documents, HandSKorea will contact the applicants with applicants to schedule a mock interview to prepare for the actual interview with an school interviewer.

Step 4. School interview

The school will schedule an interview time for acceptance applicants. The entire interview may take 35 to 40 minutes.

Step 5. Job Offer

When the applicant is successful with the school interview, applicants obtain a job placement with the school.

Step 6. Submit Extra or Final Documents

Applicants must get ready to send in all their required final documents to HandSKorea during the specified submission timeline. When HandSKorea receives the documents, we will do double checks for each document and then send them to the school.

Step 7. Get NOA & Apply VISA

After the applicant is confirmed with the school, the school will send out a Notice Of Appointment (NOA) and contract. After that, the applicant must bring the original contract after signing on each page & NOA, application form, consul’s checklist, original passport, and application fee to the Korean Embassy/Consulate.

Step 8. Get a Booking for your one-way ticket

Once the applicant obtains his/her VISA, he/she must book a one-way plane ticket to South Korea. While the ticket’s cost must be paid upfront by the applicant, the airfare will be reimbursed by the school within 30 days upon arrival to Korea.

Step 9. Teachers’ successful orientation in GEPIK.

When the teacher arrives to INCHEON airport, he/she will take the appropriate transportation to the orientation place.

Step 10. Start to work.

Wow! Finally, YOU are officially an GEPIK teacher! Congratulations! You will gain great experiences from teaching in Korea!

There are some benefits for GEPIK. If you want to apply GEPIK, you should look this.

Salary

① The teacher shall be paid the amount set of the Korean income tax, residence tax, medical insurance premium, the national pension contribution, and etc,.
② Salary shall be paid on the 25th of the month. If the 25th of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a national holiday, the salary shall be paid on the immediately preceding business day.
③ If the teacher should be absent from work, the Employee’s salary for that month shall be prorated according to the corresponding number of unauthorized absent days.

Furnished Housing 

① Offering the furnished housing until appropriate permanent housing can be obtained for the teacher or 400,000 Korean Won (KRW) per month as a rent subsidy.

② In the event the school cannot provide, school shall provide the teacher with 400,000 Korean Won (KRW) per month as a rent subsidy.

③ The employer shall provide couples housing only to married couples jointly employed by the Employer.

Entrance / Exit Allowance

①Receiving a 1,300,000 Korean Won (KRW) Entrance / Exit Allowance. The Entrance Allowance is not offered to teacher who are renewing their contract.

② In case of the termination of this Contract within the first six (6) months, the Employee shall immediately pay back to the Employer

Settlement Allowance

① GEPIK provides as a one time Settlement Allowance of 300,000 Korean Won (KRW) only for the first-year contract.

Renewal Allowance

① The Employer shall provide the teacher with 1,300,000 Korea Won which shall be paid within one month. An additional 700,000 Korean Won will be given as a Contract Renewal Allowance after the successful completion of the renewed contract.

② In case of the termination of the Renewal Contract within the first 6 months, the remaining 700,000 Korean Won of the Contract Renewal Allowance will be forfeited.

Paid Vacation 

① A vacation period of a total of 18 working days during the Term . The teacher shall have vacation for 8 working days during the summer recess and 10 working days during the winter recess respectively.

② Regardless of the number of days over which the Paid Leave falls, 8 accumulated hours of Paid Leave shall be counted as one day. This includes tardiness, early leave, other absences during the work day and/or half-days of Paid Leave.

Sick Day 

① GEPIK teacher is allowed to get sick days up to 11 days. If GEPIK teacher leave more than 11 days, teacher must give a doctor’s note to employer or school. Any working days beyond the 11-day limit will be unpaid. Sick days are not able to be “rolled-over” to a renewing contract.

Special Leave 

① Paid Special Leave for a number of days as set forth below for each of the following events stated herein only with the express consent of the Employer. The duration of the Special Leave excluding maternity leave shall not include Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays of the Republic of Korea. 1. 5 days for the teacher’s marriage, 1 day for the marriage of the teacher’s child. 5 days for paternity leave. 5 days for the death of the teacher’s parents or spouse or spouse’s parents or siblings. 2 days for the death of the teacher’s or spouse’s grandparents. 2 days for the death of the teacher’s child or child’s spouse. 90 continuous calendar days shall be granted for a maternity leave (female teacher). Female teacher with a child aged less than one year shall be entitled to 30-minute-nursing time twice a day.

Medical Insurance premium 

① On behalf of the teacher, the Employer shall provide 50% of the teacher’s medical insurance premium (including spouse and/or children) -live with him or her in Korea- pursuant to the National Medical Insurance Act of Korea. Medical insurance is full-coverage and include health, vision, & dental. Enrolling will be automatically enrolled upon the start of the contract

① The teacher shall be paid the amount set of the Korean income tax, residence tax, medical insurance premium, the national pension contribution, and etc,.
② Salary shall be paid on the 25th of the month. If the 25th of the month falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a national holiday, the salary shall be paid on the immediately preceding business day.
③ If the teacher should be absent from work, the Employee’s salary for that month shall be prorated according to the corresponding number of unauthorized absent days

18, Jowon-ro, Jangahn-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do (16279)