Common EPIK Questions
Teachers who gain employment through EPIK will be provided with a thorough training and orientation period in Korea. In most cases, teachers are expected to arrive 8 days prior to the contract starting date in order to complete the EPIK orientation period. The training will consist of in-class lectures about teaching methodologies and strategies, group activities, presentations and a number of cultural outings.
Yes, applicants are allowed to make requests for specific cities or provinces on the EPIK application form. However, location requests are granted on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis so the location you request is not guaranteed.
Yes, being TEFL or TESOL certified is a mandatory prerequisite. EPIK only acknowledges TEFL courses that consist of 100 hours or more, as a valid teaching credential, therefore, don’t waste your time and money on a short course. Online, in-class and combined courses are accepted, as long as the certification exceeds 100 hours.
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Note: If you have a bachelor’s of education degree, a valid teaching license, or a valid PGCE, getting TEFL certified is optional.