GEPIK – Gyeonggi English Program in Korea
Gyeonggi English Program is a flagship initiative of GPOE as a driving force of achieving dynamic and quality English education in our schools by inviting young and educated individuals from English speaking countries.
Gyeonggi Province is the most populous province in South Korea. The provincial capital is located at Suwon. Seoul—South Korea's largest city and national capital—is located in the heart of the province, but has been separately administered as a provincial-level special city since 1946.
With a combined (census) population in 2005 of 22,766,850—amounting to over 48% of the entire population of South Korea.
2. Job description
Primarily, GEPIK teachers are required to conduct beginner to intermediate English classes at an assigned Gyeonggi school with a Korean “co-teacher” as a team. The GEPIK teachers are required to teach 22 classes (varying from 40 mins to 50mins) per week. There are other various extra curricular programs schools run such as English Day Camp, English Speech contest and quite often, English classes for the fellow Korean teachers.
Applicants must be a graduate/senior student(2yrst) of a nationally accredited tertiary institution and a citizen of one of the seven major English speaking countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, US, and South Africa.
‘Overseas Koreans’ without the foreign citizenship can also apply and must have at least 10 years of residence history including min. 3 years of secondary schooling as well as an university degree / tertiary education diploma obtained from the above-mentioned country of residence.
Monthly salary ranges from 1.6 mill. KRW to 2.7mill. KRW depending upon qualifications and experiences. Payday is on the 17th day of each month. The one-time settlement allowance of 300,000 KRW is also provided within the first two weeks of arrival, usually the airfare reimbursement following shortly after within a month also.
Upon successful completion of each 1 year contract, GEPIK teachers are rewarded with one month's salary as a severance payment in accordance with the Labor Standards Act of Korea.
5. Contract Term and other Conditions
The contract term is for ONE YEAR (365 calendar days). The contract is renewable after completion. GEPIK teachers work approximately 8 hours per day, 5 days per week from Monday to Friday. Actual class instruction hours usually do not exceed 22 hours per week although it depends on the size of the school. If or when exceeded, teachers receive a supplementary class instruction pay of 20,000 KRW per hour.
GEPIK offers a furnished housing including kitchenware, a washing machine, a refrigerator, a TV set, etc. Any and all fees, charges, costs, taxes, expenses, etc. incurred while using the facility however will be borne by the teacher.
GEPIK teacher’s flights to and from Korea are reimbursed by the school upon arrival and departure respectively. If the teacher renews the contract for another year, he/she will be entitled to a 2 week (incl. weekend) “Home Leave” vacation, and the airfare for this vacation is reimbursed upon return.
GEPIK offers 20 working days’ vacation per year which should be used during school vacation periods usually in the months of July-August and/or January-February. Teachers do not work during weekends and the Korean National Holidays