TaLK Program

The TALK program is for western students who have completed 2 full years of university education and are looking to take a gap year (6-12 month terms), or westerners who completed an associates level degree. If you’ve already graduated with a bachelors degree, and you’re looking for full-time paid teaching jobs that are funded by the Korean government, then please visit our EPIK Program page.


Teach and Learn Korea Program

Gone2Korea does not recruit for the Teach and Learn Korea Program. We’ve added some basic information and links below to help those who are interested.

Program Description

The Teach and Learn in Korea Program invites young, adventurous college students and recent graduates to teach English to elementary school students living in the rural areas of South Korea.

Funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the TaLK aims to cultivate a strong desire to learn English through the use of innovative and engaging classroom teaching methods designed by the program’s participants. While teaching, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the many facets of Korean culture and find time to travel to distinct regions of the Korean peninsula. TaLK is a wonderful option for those who desire to be global leaders, who seek to gain personal and professional enrichment through teaching, and who are highly adaptable to new environments.

The video’s a little outdated, but it’s the only official TaLK video on YouTube.

TaLK Program vs EPIK Program

Comparing both programs side by side
TALK Program
EPIK Program
Associates degree, or 2 full years of university education
Bachelors level degree and TEFL certification
1.5 million KRW per month
2.0 – 2.7 million KRW per month
Rural areas of Korea
All cities and provinces of Korea
After school program teacher
Full-time guest English teacher
Homestay or long stay room
Private apartment or officetel
Entrance allowance provided
6 months with option to renew one time
12 months with option to renew indefinitely

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Gone2Korea is your connection to full-time teaching jobs in South Korea. Western graduates, primarily from the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, use our services to secure jobs with trusted Korean schools, and schools use our services to find and hire enthusiastic teachers from the West.

Worth noting: We’re not a job ‘sourcing’ agency or recruiter that finds new schools on the fly. On the contrary, we work with a select group of schools and programs that we know and trust. 

In addition to helping you land a job, we’ll also be helping you with your work visa, departure, arrival, and offering support for the entirety of your contracted term.

Prior teaching experience and related degrees are NOT prerequisites for teaching in Korea. Here’s what you’ll need in order to qualify.

Korean schools and programs offer western English teachers highly competitive benefits packages which includes: