Let us begin by saying; great choice! South Korea is a fantastic place to spread your wings as an English teacher. Whether you’re a veteran of the industry or a novice, this country is one of the most sought destinations for teaching gigs. I hope you squeeze this opportunity abroad for every drop of fun.
To make your time here a bit easier, I made some teaching resources for you. But before I dive into those, I suppose I should start with an introduction.
Hi. I’m Steve. I’ve been an English Teacher in Korea for 4 years. I came here after I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2011. I had always wanted to teach and travel abroad. Funny enough, becoming an ESL instructor in South Korea allowed me to do both!
I fell in love with the country when I first arrived… but I didn’t think that my school had prepared me with enough resources to teach. You might have noticed that, too. Many of us ESL teacher flock to the internet in search of lessons, games, and worksheets. Although, even those web sources couldn’t match my expectations. So I made my own.
My partner and I created Hal & Steve English. It’s a website that publishes English Conversation Lessons (for free… which is always great news!). They’re just for conversation. No grammar. No writing. Just Conversation.
We’ve made them with adults in mind, but they’re great for high level children learners as well (a lesson or two per semester deal with mature topics, though). These would be great resources for you to use at school or for any of your part time jobs.
I’ve made a bundle of lessons below, 2 from our Intermediate series and 2 from our Advanced series. Check them out. If you ever need help, have questions, or just want to shoot the breeze, feel free to contact us.
Thanks for checking us out, we’re glad you’re here!
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: