Teachkoreanz & Teachkorea-USA Program
World English Service(WES) Ltd has operated the Teachkoreanz and TeachKorea-USA teacher recruitment program since 1999. This program involves the recruitmentof native English speaking graduates for employment in schools and academies in South Korea. This employment is in the private business sector and is in no way associated with any government programs.|
World English Service Ltd provides a comprehensive and professional guidance process to both the applicant (wherever you are in the world) and the employer in Korea. We work entirely as a 'middle' party, working with both the employer and potential employee. An employer will brief us on their requirements and then we will match a suitable person to the position.
World English Service Ltd is a professional company that:
- Allows the applicant to be fully involved in the employment process.
- Provides extensive knowledge of cultural and working conditions in Korea.
- Keeps updated on immigration law (things can change often without notice).
- Keeps updated on labor law (we inspect contracts for breaches of the law).
- Updates teachers in Korea on changes that may affect them.
- Arranges communication between applicants, directors, and other teachers.
- Arranges for teachers to be met upon arrival in Korea.
- Has a professional partnership with a reputable travel agency in New Zealand and a partnership agreement with the NZ head office of Singapore Airlines, allowing us to get special deals and give assistance for people travelling to Korea on Singapore Air. These deals cannot be obtained on any other airline.
We certainly hope that you will see the benefit of gaining employment through our professional company rather than taking risks by finding a job via the Internet, via a friend already working in Korea or by being rushed and hurried into finding a job.
We have a step by step employment procedure for english teachers in Korea, which will give you more insight into the process of gaining employment.
Many new agents seem to constantly appear in the Korean employment market, and we frequently hear of personal horror stories that would not have happened if correct information had been given to the applicant or more research had been undertaken by the teacher.
Often qualifying graduates are misled by information provided by na?ve and untrained agents who can tend to rush the deal through and make excellent promises. 90% of the time an agent is just on-selling a person's name to another agent in Korea, and then when you arrive into Korea you may find nothing is what it is portrayed to be.
People are often 'rushed' to Korea on tourist visas with the promise of 'things being sorted when they arrive'. In 2001 the Korean immigration laws changed suddenly without notice and left many people stranded arriving into Korea, or already in Korea, no longer able to obtain a visa. Many people are tending to take considerable risks teaching illegally as they do not have the knowledge of the laws that apply to their employment.
As a recruiting company, World English Service Ltd maintains contact with Korean schools and businesses that want to hire native English speakers to teach English in Korea. You do not pay any application fee to World English Service Ltd; neither do we charge you anything for our services. The only costs to you will be the fee for your Korean work visa, and minor additional fees associated with obtaining this document (i.e. courier fees). While we make recommendations to you and the schools we represent, we are not directly involved in any hiring decision. Your contract will be solely between you and your Korean employer.
We, at all times, will do our utmost to ensure that the Korean companies are reputable, trustworthy organizations prior to any employment, yet due to the nature of the business we are unable to provide a guarantee. There are several safeguards and checks of which we can make you aware of, so that you clearly understand the contract and the nature of your employment in Korea.
You will be employed under a Korean contract that is enforceable by the Korean Labor Act, thus at no time can you assume that any other foreign employment law will cover you in Korea.
There are many mandatory things that your employer must provide for you under this law, and there are also clear guidelines of what hours and conditions the employee will be required to work within.
We have a responsibility to the employer to have provided them a suitable person for the job. It is important to understand that World English Service Ltd can in no way alter the outcome of an employment dispute, other than make a recommendation or advise either party. We are at all times an outside party and not involved in, or responsible for, your contract or how you act and behave or teach in Korea after you have commenced your contracted employment.
We would prefer that at all times you took your time to ask questions, and check out carefully all aspects of your employment in Korea, rather than make a hasty decision.
It is always in your best interests to be fully prepared for both the cultural adjustments and the different working and employment conditions. While World English Service Ltd may at times advise, or give general information regarding travel, insurance, tax and financial responsibilities, immunizations and medical situations, we can not be held responsible for any final decisions you make as it is your responsibility to complete final arrangements before you depart for Korea.
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