GEPIK

GEPIK – Gyeonggi English Program in Korea

 

GEPIK was absorbed by the EPIK Program in 2016 (mostly). As of 2020, almost all public schools in the Gyeonggi Province now secure their western teachers through the EPIK office. There are still a small handful of Gyeonggi public schools that hire independently but as stated above, most of these jobs now require teachers to apply via EPIK. Please visit our EPIK page for more details.

 

What is (was) GEPIK?

GEPIK was essentially a division/branch/office/program (you get the idea) of the Gyeonggi Office of Education. The program was tasked with issuing contracts to various recruiting agencies for the purpose of English teacher recruitment, and to screen candidates for all of the public schools within Gyeonggi territory.

 

GEPIK Hiring Dates

Gyeonggi public schools hires new teachers at the beginning of each semester. The first semester begins on March 1st; however, western teachers are expected to arrive in mid February in order to accommodate the GEPIK training and orientation period. The second semester begins on September 1st and new teachers are expected to arrive in mid to late August for training and orientation.

 

GEPIK Benefits

Settlement Allowance
  

  • 300,000 Won settlement allowance will be issued upon arrival.
Free Studio Style Apartment
  • A single apartment (usually studio style) will be provided throughout the duration of your contracted period. Monthly utilities bills are the teacher’s responsibility.
  • Furnishing generally include: bed, wardrobe, washing machine, stove top, fridge, table and chair, TV & microwave.
Contract Renewal Bonus
  • Teachers who extend their contracts for a second year are eligible for a 2.0 million won contract renewal bonus.
Airfare Allowance
  • Teachers receive full reimbursement from the Gyeonggi English Program.
Medical Insurance
  • All teachers receive 50/50 medical coverage. Coverage will include doctor’s visits, hospital visits, emergency care and extended care only.
Tax Exemption
  • All GEPIK teachers (excluding Canadian teachers) are income tax exempt during their first two years of employment.
National Pension Plan
(North American Teachers)
  • All teachers are required to put equal contributions into the Korean pension plan. 4.5% of the plan is deducted from your monthly salary, the remaining 4.5% is matched by the Korean government.
  • American and Canadian teachers are allowed to claim a lump sum return (9% of their annual income) at the end of their contract.
Airport Pickup
  • All teachers can expect to receive free airport pickup and assistance if they arrive on the predetermined arrival date.
Training and Orientation Period
  • As a GEPIK teacher you can expect to receive 8-10 days of teacher training and orientation. Training and orientation takes place as a designated location in Gyeonggi Province and will begin the day after you arrive.
Vacation Time

 

GEPIK Salaries

Pay Level Level Requirements Monthly Salary
1-A – Elementary, Middle, or Secondary school teachers license/certificate plus two full years’ of full-time English teaching experience at an accredited school KRW  

2.3 Million

1-B – Master’s Degree plus two full years’ of full-time English teaching experience at an accredited school
1-C
– TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate consisting of a minimum of 100 course hours plus two full years’ of full-time English teaching experience at an accredited school
1-D
– Bachelor’s of Education degree plus two full years’ of full-time English teaching experience at an accredited school
2-A
– Elementary, Middle, or Secondary school teachers license/certificate
KRW  

2.1 Million

2-B
– TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate consisting of a minimum of 100 course hours
2-C
– Master degree or graduate diploma (program must have been 2 years or more)
2-D
– One full year of full-time English teaching experience at an accredited school
2-E
– Bachelor’s of Education degree (your degree or transcripts must state that your major was in education)
3

– Bachelor’s degree* (miminum requirement)

-No other certificates or experiences outlined in Categories 1 or 2

KRW  

2.0 Milliion