Is EPIK hard to get into?
Here is the honest truth: the program is very competitive. As our teacher Jenni stated in her blog, “I’ve heard it said it is more difficult to get into the EPIK program than into law school.
Is EPIK better than Hagwon?
Not only does EPIK have twice the amount of vacation days than a hagwon, but we also got to take them in chunks. With a hagwon, the employer decides how and when you’ll split up your vacation time to use. I didn’t like that. Additionally, working with public schools, I got all national holidays off.
How long can I teach with EPIK?
The contract length is for one year (52 weeks). EPIK teachers may renew their contract with mutual written agreement between the school, MOE/POE and the EPIK teacher. As teachers are hired biannually, early contract termination will leave students without an EPIK teacher until the next intake.
How do you teach EPIK?
Requirements for teaching with EPIK: You must have a bachelor’s degree. If your bachelor’s degree is not in teaching or English, you must have a TEFL certification. You must pass their strenuous application, interview and a medical/drug test.
Does EPIK pay for quarantine?
As such, all applicants should be aware that they will more than likely need to commit to a 2-week mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Korea and that they will be responsible for the full costs of the quarantine which is estimated to range from 1.4 to 2.1 million Korean won at this time.
How much do EPIK teachers make?
The average teacher salary with the EPIK (English Program in Korea) program is 1.8 – 2.7 million South Korean Won. The EPIK program places teachers all over Korea, with the exception of Seoul and Gyeonggi province, making EPIK the largest employer for English teachers in Korea.
What GPA do you need for EPIK?
Generally speaking, if your GPA is under 2.7 EPIK will not approve your application. If your GPA is somewhere in the 2.7 – 3.1 range then you may want to consider a more thorough TEFL course.
Do you need TEFL for EPIK?
Do you need a TEFL qualification for EPIK? A TEFL qualification consisting of at least 100 hours is required for all applicants who do not hold a degree in education. This qualification must be gained through an accredited TEFL course provider, so be wary of budget TEFL courses – they may not be recognised.
What is it like teaching EPIK?
A typical EPIK teaching experience at elementary school (where most EPIK teachers work) would start with a busy morning and then a quieter time after lunch. Teachers are expected to work 8 hours from around 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The actual times can vary depending on the school.
Does EPIK require TEFL?
Does EPIK provide housing?
EPIK Teachers are entitled to rent-free single housing furnished with basic furniture and appliances. If your school cannot provide housing, they will provide a housing stipend of 400,000 KRW a month.
How many transcripts do I need for Epik?
Successful applicants must submit one copy of sealed, final transcripts. Transcripts must reflect all coursework and credits earned that were applied toward the degree. If you transferred schools, your transcripts should reflect the credits earned at every institution.