Please note: applicants interested in teaching English through the EPIK program, please contact I Love ESL.
The TaLK (Teach and Learn Korea) program is a scholarship program funded by the Korean Government to promote English learning mostly in the rural areas of South Korea. This program is open to undergraduates that are seeking a professional and educational experience through teaching English in Korea.
To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate or current undergraduate with two or more years of academic credits from an accredited post-secondary institution, and hold citizenship from one of the seven major English-speaking countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. No English teaching experience is necessary. No teaching certificates are required.
There are two options for the TaLK program: a six-month or a one-year commitment. There are two intake periods per year – once in February and once in August. Successful applicants will be placed in mostly rural areas of South Korea as part of the government’s initiative to support and improve public school education in the rural areas. You will be expected to teach English to elementary and middle school students for up to 15 hours per week.
A free, month long training period is provided for successful applicants in order to adjust to their new surroundings. Topics covered will be related to Korean culture, education, classroom management, teaching theory, and other related subjects aimed at preparing the participants for teaching and living in Korea.