The 'TaLK (Teach & Learn in Korea)' program is inviting adventurous global leaders to teach English to students and to experience and learn about Korean culture. Sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
'TaLK' will sponsor individuals interested in gaining personal and professional enrichment through teaching and learning in Korea. The program is open to citizens of countries where English is the national language. We are seeking 630 TaLK scholars including renewals.
Participants will receive Korean government scholarships and teach English in after-school classes of Korean elementary schools while enjoying cultural programs during their free time. Recipients will be placed at schools in rural areas in need of greater exposure to English and teach the language by forming one-on-one working relationships with Korean university TaLK Scholars. Candidates should have a desire to work with children, have a service-centered mind, a willingness to work in rural areas and have consideration for others with a positive attitude.
Programs are offered in cities throughout Korea.
For Korea, this is an exciting and the most demanding time for strengthening of public English education for the youth, especially in rural areas. In a new era when global-mindedness and cultural diversity bear paramount importance, the TaLK program is without a doubt an initiative for advancement of English education and knowledge in Korea.
|Sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and affiliated with the National Institute for International Education(NIIED), the TaLK program offers a wonderful and rewarding opportunity for students from English-speaking countries. Participating students will be given the prospect to explore the rich, vibrant culture and dynamism of Korea, while at the same time offering their knowledge of English to Korean provincial areas where exposure to the English language is not taken for granted. In particular, for candidates of Korean ethnicity, this will be a meaningful occasion to better understand their cultural roots and discover a new sense of self- identity.|
|The Ministry invites talented and service-minded individuals to partake in this innovative program in Korea. We look forward to your interaction, knowing that the program will offer a challenging yet valuable experience for you.|
Ju-Ho Lee, Ph.D.
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Republic of Korea
Students will be co-teaching English for approximately 15 hours a week while abroad. A typical day starts at Noon while teaching goes from 2:00 to 5:00 P. M. For more information see: http://www.talk.go.kr/
Difference between EPIK and TaLK:
|Bachelors degree or greater |
Associates degree or 2 full years of university education
|Monthly Salary ||1.8 - 2.7 million KRW ||1.5 million KRW (Capped)|
|Countrywide & all major cities ||Rural areas only|
|Duties ||Full time English teacher ||After school program teacher|
|Accommodation ||Furnished private apartment ||Home Stay|
|Airfare ||Provided ||Provided|
Applicants can select to teach for six months or a full year.
Fall Program: August-January
Spring Program: February-July
See http://www.talk.go.kr/ for full dates.
Accommodation & Meals
Students will be provided with a monthly stipend for accommodations and meals during their stay.
The Korean Government will compensate participants for round-trip airfare, approx. $1,400 monthly allowances, and housing! Most students stay with a host family in their designated city.
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