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ESL Teachers – Adults – Pagoda Academy

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”

Be THAT teacher at Pagoda, here in Korea! Get valuable work experience, discover Korea and save money!

Pagoda is at the forefront of foreign language education in Korea. Through the support of dedicated teachers and motivated students, Pagoda has grown considerably since its foundation in 1969 and currently employs over 100 native English-speaking teachers at branches in Seoul, Busan and Incheon.

Pagoda One, Pagoda’s 1:1 division, has an opening at our headquarters in Gangnam, Seoul in August or September (flexible start date). Our students are motivated adults, and we have great programs waiting for you to teach! Pagoda was also voted university students’ favorite language school nine times!

We are looking for a candidate with a background in English, TESOL, Linguistics, or Business. Preference will be given to experienced ESL teachers but as personality plays a huge role in a 1:1 teaching situation, Pagoda also places  importance on a candidate’s personality, enthusiasm and work ethic.

Not only is teaching at Pagoda an exciting opportunity, but South Korea itself is a safe and wonderful country, waiting to be discovered!

Top Ten Reasons to Teach at Pagoda One:

1) Motivated Adult Students

2) Reputable and Stable Company

3) Prime Locations

4) Free flight to Korea!

5) Professionally & Financially Rewarding

6) 15 Days Paid Vacation + National Holidays

7) Comprehensive Training & Opportunities for Growth

8) Safe and Friendly Work Environment

9) Pay Increases Every Six Months

10) Teach in Your Own Office!

Employment contracts are one year long, but many of our teachers re-sign and stay several years. Hear from some of our former teachers:


I discovered a love for working with adults and haven’t been able to let go of that passion. (Kristen, US)

I will forever be grateful to the wonderful teachers, staff, and students I have met at Pagoda who allowed me to grow as both a teacher and as a person. (Wade, USA)

Living in Korea is an unbelievable experience, and working at Pagoda added to it. (Lara, Canada)

To work as an English teacher in South Korea, we will need to sponsor your E-2 teaching visa. The main requirements are an apostilled degree from a four-year university and an apostilled criminal background check (at the national/federal level). Learn more about visa requirements here.

Please note that due to Korean immigration restrictions, only citizens of the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa may apply. Also, please be aware that obtaining these documents can obtain up to two months, and we would need your visa documents one month before your start date. Therefore, please be sure to start the documentation process well in advance.

If interested in a position or if you have any questions, please submit an updated resume, recent picture, and a copy of your passport.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

You can learn more and apply by clicking here.

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