- Multiple, South Korea
- £ 1322/month
EPIK Public Schools in South Korea. Government Contract. 22 Classes per week. Monday to Friday, no weekends. Rent free accommodation and flights provided. 26 working days paid vacation plus national holidays. Great way to lift your resume and visit an exotic country. Google "Korean Horizons" to check our creditability
About Korean Horizons
We provide government public schools in South Korea. We are an official recruitment agency of EPIK & Regional education offices (GOE, IMOE and CNOE.) We are able to provide public schools nationwide.
We are here to assist you with the employment process. And after all, that's why it is good to come to a recruitment agency. We provide a safety net for you. Apply direct to an educational institution and you are on your own! If you are having problems with your school... Or you need some information or help, you can contact us and we will provide you with some advice... You might not always like it, but it will be the truth. And that's really our philosophy, to provide you with a completely trustworthy service....right from the initial phase of introducing you to the education office, to making sure that you are content with your teaching position and if there's anything you need we will always be available. Please see our testimonials or simply search the internet & see what others say about our service.
We are a legally recognized company in South Korea, Business Registration Number: 609-91-46010. Our consultants have had several years of teaching experience...good & bad.... So rest assured and feel comfortable that when you contact us to help you, we will provide a comprehensive service.
Furthermore, our website is encrypted with a 256bit connection. It means anything that you submit on our website is completely secure and not publicly available.
We provide services that no other recruitment company provides. In addition to all of the benefits a public school will provide; we provide an introduction package including a South Korean lonely planet travel guide, a Korean pocket-size phrase book, a T-money card, a plug-adapter and maps of South Korea and your regional location. Plus you can use our interest-free Supermarket credit service to have anything delivered to your school and it's available for 365 days of your contract. Simply pay us back when you get paid.
And also before you come to Korea, chat live with a consultant to discuss any question you may have, current positions available or talk about Korea in general. Whilst you are teaching in Korea, use this for tips & advice...this service is a click away & free for all!! We are the only EFL recruitment agency to offer this service.
All of this and much more making Korean Horizons relevant to you before you come & whilst you are here.
Changwon, Nonhyeongojan-dong, Incheon
"The most helpful, the most professional - the best! Korean Horizons is the only company I would recommend. The application process for teaching in Korea seemed extremely daunting but Alistair was helpful and supportive throughout the entire experience. He takes the time to walk you through each stage and even helps you prepare for interviews. He made himself available to me through my many anxious moments and his calm and pragmatic approach really helped to make the entire process less painful. The best part of my experience with Korean Horizons was the effort, dedication and most of all, the care Alistair shows new recruits. I am teaching through the GOE program and Alistair picked up all the new recruits from the airport. He took us to dinner and spent the next two days with us making sure we got from point A to B and completed all our assessments. Korean Horizons is not required to do any of this and the same service was not provided to people who come through different recruitment companies. I believe that true character and intent is shown in the way you treat others when you have nothing to gain. A true testament to the ethos of Korean Horizons was when Alistair basically took on new recruits who came through other companies and provided them with the same service and care he showed his own. If you want to come to Korea, use Korean Horizons, you won't regret it. "Lauren
"ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND. If you are looking to teach abroad you should choose Korean Horizons. The service is great and very personal. Your entire stay will be made more comfortable because of Korean Horizons.Exceptionally Honest, Helpful and Professional The following is a detailed account of our outstanding experiences with the Korean Horizons recruiting agency in South Korea, run by Alistair Wery. Background: I am a certified teacher in British Columbia, Canada with an additional TESL certificate, and my wife has a TESL certificate. We were prime candidates for recruiters based on our education experience, as well as experience with teaching children. As we knew our talents would be in demand, we knew we could be picky with which recruiter to choose, and we did extensive research on all of the different recruiters available on review sites like this one, as well as the forums Dave’s ESL Cafe and Waygook.org We interviewed with several big name, high volume recruiters, whom treated us very impersonally with our inquiries, as we represented a very small fraction of their overall business. One recruiter turned me off completely with his brusque, used-car salesman type personality, ignoring my requests and trying desperately to pitch to me just a single position in a location undesirable to me. The other recruiter from another company was a bit better, however their English skills were lacking, and I felt that they didn’t understand my any of my answers to their interview questions! We also interviewed with smaller companies based in Toronto and Korea, and felt the same way: that they were impersonal and more concerned with making their own commission than helping us find the right city and position. After all our Skype interviews, email correspondences, and forum searching, we decided to choose Korean Horizons, run by Alistair Wery. Upon our first visit to his agencies website, it is apparent that Alistair is a very honest recruiter. He did not try to paint a pretty picture of life in South Korea, stating that some people have amazing experiences, while others sometimes have bad experiences. This was a breath of fresh air compared to the other recruiters who claimed that their location / position was amazing, and after careful research finding out they were lying and the location was either inaccessible and rural, or lung-chokingly polluted and congested. Alistair was amazingly fast at email communication. He would answer every question and concern we had in a very clear and concise manner. After we applied to his agency, he phone us on the telephone (not Skype) to have a brief chat, to make sure that we understood everything about the application process, as well as to get a feel for our personalities, to make sure we would be the right fit for teaching in Korea. He made sure we had all of our documents submitted early, and gave an accurate timeline for the processing of everything to make sure everything was submitted in a timely fashion. We discovered later that many applicants to EPIK were turned down because their documents were not submitted early enough! Every step of the application process was detailed in a step by step guide. It was very easy to follow this process, to make sure we had every document processed at the Korean Consulate correctly. When we sent him our original, apostille stamped documents to his office in Korea, he also would make digital scans of everything, just in case anything was lost. This turned out to be life-saving later in the application process, when we required a copy of a document that was sent in the mail. After we were successful in obtaining our documents and applying to EPIK, he Skyped us with details of the interview with an EPIK recruitment officer. My wife had a case of nervousness, and he kindly took a couple of hours out to calm her down, and coach her through the questions in the impending interview. The interview went extremely well, and we impressed the recruitment officer with our knowledge due to Alistair’s preparation. After our applications were successful and we were admitted to EPIK, Alistair walked us through all of the necessary steps to get to Korea, from obtaining our E2 Working Visa permits, to booking flights, as well as what to bring to the country. Alistair also offered to purchase anything we needed upon arrival from GMarket (a large Korean online store), and to pay him back when we could with no interest or fees included. Alistair insists that his clients arrive at least one day prior to the official registration at the airport in Korea, to allow them to rest after long flights into the country. Alistair met us at the arrival gate, helped us with our luggage to his car, and then drove us from the airport to a nearby guest house (a condo type apartment for short term stays). He booked guest houses for all of his clients free of charge, and spent the entire day at the airport meeting his clients, and taking their bags to the guest house. Once everyone in our group arrived (12 people), he took us all out for an evening meal, again his treat. He gave us very useful information about our upcoming year teaching, common sense tips, as well as offering to help us in any way, including advising about living conditions, teaching conditions, and offering again to purchase anything we need at cost, to pay him back when we can. The next day, he took us all out for breakfast (again free of charge), booked a van to drive our group’s luggage to the airport. Once at the airport, we moved as a group to the EPIK registration booth, and he made sure everything with our registration was correct. Alistair also had a nice parting gift for each of his clients: A Korean Horizons cloth bag filled with the following books: 1. Lonely Planet Guide to South Korea 2. Lonely Planet Korean Phrasebook & Dictionary 3. An ESL textbook / Methodology text (Julie and I got different versions, a comprehensive advanced text for me, and a more basic overview for Julie) 4. Korean / English dictionary 5. Korean Cuisine cookbook 6. Korean temple stay guide (a popular thing to do on holidays is to stay and relax at Buddhist temples across the country) 7. Korea Tourist Map 8. 2x Daegu Tourist Maps / Tour Guides 9. Gyongsangbuk-do Tourism guide (the province immediately surrounding Daegu) 10. Guesthouse guide (kind of like rentable condos- the same thing we stayed at when we arrived) To conclude: If you are seriously considering teaching in Korea, and not just via EPIK (as he also places teachers in other major cities and deals with other Provincial Offices of Education as well), Alistair is the man to talk to. All of his services are FREE OF CHARGE (at least in our case), and he is bar-none the hardest working, most honest and friendly recruiter you could ever hope for. If you are in need of someone to guide you through the seemingly complex path to getting a teaching contract in Korea, you are dealing with the most capable and trustworthy company around.Ryan
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