Teaching Opportunity in Korea for Diploma & Associate Degree Holders

Eligibility Requirements 

TaLK candidates need to have attended college or university in and be a citizen of one (or more) of the seven designated nations. They must have completed or about to imminently complete a 3 year Nat.Diploma (NQF6) a 2 year Associate Degree or the second academic year of a bachelors degree. The maximum age is 62. Candidates must have no criminal record or any chronic or communicable disease.

TaLK (Teach and Learn Korea) Internship Program

Without a bachelors degree you will not be able to legally travel overseas to teach English. However, if you have a completed NQF Level 6 (a 3 year National Higher Diploma) or a 2 year Associate Degree or if you have completed the 1st & 2nd year of a bachelor degree you can apply to teach English in a Korean provincial public school on the TaLK Program.

TaLK posts are a great “soft landing” into teaching ESL as they only require 15 contact teaching hours per week leaving a lot of extra time for further study by correspondence to up-grade your qualifications to a bachelors degree or to complete your bachelor degree while earning a good salary with return ticket reimbursement, medical cover, a rent free apartment & great vacation time.

TaLK recruits every 6 months in Spring (Feb) and in Fall (Aug). Candidates are encouraged to apply early (4 - 5 months beforehand) to secure a contract before the intake is closed once all the vacancies are filled.

TaLK Program 

TaLK candidates are all placed at public elementary schools with:

  • A signed 6 or 12 month govt contract
  • A Korean govt sponsored E2 work visa before you fly
  • A KRW1,300,000 Travel Allowance on arrival in Korea
  • Once-off KRW300,000 Settlement Allowance on arrival in Korea
  • KRW1,500,000 per month salary
  • KRW1,300,000 Travel Allowance on completion 12mnth contract
  • A private, furnished, rent free apartment
  • National Health Insurance
  • Generous bi-annual vacations plus public holidays & quarterly breaks
  • Working Hours Mon-Fri office hours (8hrs a day)
  • 15 contact teaching hours per week. Weekends and all public holidays off. 

All of this while living and working in one of the safest countries in the world with excellent support from your co-teacher, school and local community!

All salaries & allowances are shown in KRW (Korean Won) To convert to your local currency click here to visit www.xe.com

The 7 Designated Nations

Candidates must be a citizen and have a passport from one of these nations.

The TaLK 

Application  Process 

Contact GoldKey & submit the initial Application Documents (documents 1 to 7) by email to:

applications@goldkeyeducation.com

1. Initial Application

Scheduled Skype Call with GoldKey to review the application documents, make edits as required & to discuss the application process.

2. GoldKey Preview

GoldKey schedules the final Skype Interview with the Korean govt. Applicant submits Full Document Set (incl. Visa Documents 8, 9 & 10) to GoldKey offices by courier.

3. Schedule TaLK Interview

The applicant has a 30-40 minute Skype Interview with the TaLK office in Seoul. Interview results are announced to the applicant within a few days.

4. Skype Interview with TaLK

GoldKey checks and sends applicants Full Document Set (documents 1 - 10) by courier to the TaLK office in Seoul to secure contract & work visa.

5. Document Submission

TaLK couriers Contract to the street address provided by the applicant. Applicant signs & submits Visa Application Documents to the Korean Embassy.

6. Applicant Signs Contract

Applicants couriers Signed Contract & Visa Application documents to their nearest Korean Embassy for the Issuance of the E2 Work Visa.

7. Work Visa Issuance

Applicants send courier to collect their passport from the Korean Embassy. They book their flight to Korea and fly on a set date co-ordinated with GoldKey. Applicants will receive first salary, Settlement Allowance & Travel Allowance (KRW3,1million) within 30 days of commencing their contract.

8. Flight to Korea

5

TaLK Lesson Plan 

(please use Microsoft Word to complete)

Please design a lesson plan suitable for elementary school students. Fill in the TaLK Lesson Plan Form using Microsoft Word. Before you start to design your lesson plan do some research online about ESL lesson planning and download and study this Sample Lesson Plan to get a good idea as to how to structure your final lesson plan. Once completed, save the file and email it to applications@goldkeyeducation.com

6

Please check that your passport is valid for at least 12 months from the last day of your planned contract period. Please check that your full legal name (as it appears in your passport) appears in full on all your application documents so it is clear that each application document is your document.

Once completed, save the image file and email it to applications@goldkeyeducation.com

Passport Scan

 (Email a high resolution scan or PDF)

7

You will need to email your full Academic Record with your application to establish that your qualification meets the program requirements. Some colleges & universities make a digital copy of your transcripts online for you to download. Email the image file or PDF file to applications@goldkeyeducation.com

Academic Record

 (Email a high resolution scan or PDF)

4

Two Recommendation Letters 

(please use Microsoft Word to complete)

You need to submit at least two Letters of Recommendation, these must be filled in to the linked Word document using Microsoft Word. Ask your referees to explain how they know you, describe about your work ethic, comment on your interpersonal skills, your communication skills and why they believe you will be a very capable Conversational English Teacher on the TaLK Program. Please tell your referees to not try to scan their signature on to the bottom of the second page. You will need to get and send in a physical hand signed copy of the final draft from them once you have passed your formal interview.

Once completed, save the file and email it to applications@goldkeyeducation.com

The Application Documents

Candidates applying to teach Conversational English on the TaLK Program will need to submit an Initial Application Document Set (documents 1 to 7) by email to secure an interview and a contract offer. Please submit these items one-by-one to: applications@goldkeyeducation.com

PLEASE DO NOT POST OR COURIER ANY PHYSICAL DOCUMENTS TO US UNTIL WE ASK YOU TO SUBMIT THESE!

1

This must be filled in using Microsoft Word. Please do not try to scan your signature on to the bottom of the first page, you will get to hand sign the final draft of the Application Form once you have passed your formal interview. Once completed, save the file and email as a .docx file to us at: applications@goldkeyeducation.com

TaLK Application Form 

(please use Microsoft Word to complete)

  • Arrange to take a good quality digital photograph with a good cellphone or digital camera.
  • Dress smartly in conservative clothing appropriate for the classroom, collar top, no bare shoulders or low necklines.
  • Do not wear excessive jewellery - men should wear a jacket and if possible a tie & be clean shaven hair neatly styled.

2

Color Portrait Photograph 

(please email a high resolution photo)

  • Ensure that you are well lit (no shadows) and standing against a plain white or grey background.
  • The format of the photo must be head and shoulders only with an open space above and to the sides of your head.
  • Be sure to smile, it is important that your open & friendly personality be evident in the picture.
  • Face the camera directly with your shoulders square on to the camera - no “over the shoulder” poses.
  • The photo must be full color and not older than 6 months.
  • Save the image file and email it to applications@goldkeyeducation.com

3

The Self Medical Assessment Form, Pledge & Essay must be filled in using Microsoft Word. Please do not try to scan your signature on to the bottom of the second page, you will get to hand sign the final hard copy once you have passed your formal interview. Once completed, save as a .doc file and email it to applications@goldkeyeducation.com

Medical/Pledge/Essay Form 

(please use Microsoft Word to complete)

ALL EPIK CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO UNDERGO A COMPULSORY MEDICAL HEALTH CHECK ON ARRIVAL IN KOREA DURING ORIENTATION. PLEASE BE 100% SURE OF YOUR MEDICAL STATUS BEFORE APPLYING AS FAILURE TO DECLARE ANY CHRONIC OR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES SUCH AS DIABETES, TB, HIV etc IN THE SELF ASSESSMENT MEDICAL FORM CAN RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR CONTRACT. THE MEDICAL HEALTH CHECK ALSO INCLUDES CHECKS FOR NARCOTIC DRUG USE.

The Work Visa Documents

As soon as you have started to put together and submit the Initial Application Document set by email please start to assemble your Work Visa Documents while we arrange your interview with TaLK. While you do not need these documents to secure the official interview it is important that these are ready for submission by courier by the time you do your formal interview otherwise your application will not culminate in a contract and work visa.

8

This is the most troublesome document as it typically takes a very long time to get this from your government. We urge you to apply for this as soon as you possibly can. Apply at your local Police Station or through your national government Background Check department (ie. the FBI) and monitor the progress of your application online. Once completed the certificate must be apostilled by your national government. Carefully scan & mail to applications@goldkeyeducation.com without damaging the apostille seal. Keep the original safe for submission after your interview.

Criminal Record Check

Certificate with National Govt. Apostille

How to get your CRC and apostille certification

Click to see what an apostilled  CRC from South Africa looks like

9

These must be two separate, sealed college or university envelopes each containing a complete record of your studies from first year to last year listing courses and grades. They must be sealed in the student records office with a university stamp, seal or stickers astride the envelope flap. Your full name must be written clearly on the front of each envelope as we cannot break the seal on unmarked envelopes to ascertain to whom they belong. These sealed envelopes must be sent by courier to the GoldKey office with the seals intact.

Two Sealed Academic Records / Transcripts

Sealed in the Student Records office at your university

10

If you have completed your studies and attended graduation then you do need to arrange to have a copy of your NatDip or Associate Degree or degree certificate apostilled by your national government. Do not apostille your original certificate. If you have only completed 2 years of a 3 year bachelors degree you can skip this document.

Diploma/Degree Certificate

Certificate with National Govt. Apostille

Click to see what an apostilled  diploma from South Africa looks like

Click to see what sealed  University Transcripts from South Africa look like

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Note: If you are sending documents from outside of South Africa then please courier directly to the address in Seoul to expedite delivery. 

We will collate your documents for you even if some documents are delivered to the South African GoldKey office. 

Please avoid using the SA Post Office & Speed Services these are unreliable.

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