(1) Health Examination
This examination must take place within 90 days of the teacher’s arrival, but usually takes place within
the first couple of weeks. 〔 This examination takes place at clinics/hospitals authorized by our
government. If illegal drugs do show up on this examination, you will not get the Certificate of Alien
Registration and will be requested to leave Korea. Thus, if you have any question as to whether or not
the drug test or infectious disease test for you will be positive, we strongly advise you to perform such
tests in your home country before signing the employment contract. For further informations, please
refer to 'Important Tips' on the menu. 〕
(2) You apply to our immigration office for getting a 'Certificate of Alien Registration '
(It usually takes about two weeks to get the Certificate of Alien Registration.)
*Application for Alien Registration: Please download its form at 'Documents Download' on the menu.
(3) You open your bank account and buy a mobile phone.
(4) You may join the Korean Medical Insurance Union, a Government Health Organization if you want.
The total amount of the insurance cost is about 6% of your monthly salary. Its half is paid by your
*NOTE-1 : Basic qualification required for working as an ESL teacher in Korea.
(1) Legal requirements
① You must be a native English speaker.(English must be your first language.)
② You must have acquired a bachelor's degree or higher from that country that uses English as its
first language. (Ex. of the mentioned country: USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, etc)
(2) Additional requirements to become a successful ESLl teacher in Korea.
① You should keep sound mind and body. If you can't carry out your teaching job successfully due
to your physically or mentally abnormal condition, both you and your employer will face serious
② You should not only treat the students with love, patience, and flexibility, open mind, and outgoing
personality, but also keep enthusiasm for your teaching job.
*NOTE-2 : Your name of the following documents must be same.
② Job Application
③ Self Health Statement
④ Certificate of Degree or Diploma
⑤ Criminal Back Ground Check