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1. Contract

2. Responsibilities

These include class preparation, lesson plan, development of curriculum, tests & evaluations, staff meetings, and any extracurricular activities.

3. Salary & Tax

The schools pay a monthly payment between 2.1 and 2.5 million Korean won. You always receive your full payment even if you teach less than 30 hours. The payment will be directly deposited to your Korean bank account (you’ll get this about 2 weeks after arrival). It will be on the same day each month and you can access to it with your check card.

4. Tax

Taxes will be deducted from your payment based on the minimum rate of 3.5 to 5%. Withdrawn based on the Korean Tax Code.

5. Working Hours

It’s usually 30 hours per week.

6. Overtime charge

Not common, however in any case you take extra classes other then the scheduled one, you are to expect to get mostly 20,000 won per class.

7. Airfare

One way ticket in advance is provided. However, If you leave during the first six months of employment, the airfare will be deducted from your last salary. Some schools provide a return ticket upon completion of the contract.

8. Housing

A single furnished apartment will be provided; utilities are separate.

9. Safety Deposit

May vary with your potential contractor. You potential contractor may ask you to deposit a fixed amount of money from your first three months payment, meant to be returned once your contract is completed.

10. Medical Insurance

The school offers you either national medical insurance or private medical and travel insurance. These will not cover all of your expenses , however inexpensive - between 10,000 won to 30,000 won per doctor’s visit.

11. Severance pay

The contractor provides you one month salary upon the completion of contract. If you don’t complete the contract, you have no right to ask such payment to your employer.

12. Vacation

The contractor usually provide 8 ~ 10 working days of paid vacation (not including Saturday or Sunday) per year, to be taken at the discretion of the school. The contractor usually give you vacation days in summer (at the end of July) and in winter ( at the end of year).

13. National holidays

They are paid holidays.

14. Sick days

You will be granted up to 3 paid sick pays during the contract period.

15. Special leave

In the unlikely event that something does happen to a loved one, the contractor gives consideration & provides for a short trip back home of 7 calendar days. Your employer would not provide for your transportation costs.

16. Resignation & Termination

If you don't like your position, you can resign as long as you give 60 days' notice. Your employer can only terminate your contract with justifiable cause. This includes breaking the law, being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, continuous unsatisfactory performance, continuously late for work or another justifiable reason. For the first 2, the employer can dismiss you with immediate effect. For the rest, your employer must give you 60 days notice.

Most contracts are very similar. For the sample contract, click here.

We hope that this information has been able to answer the questions that you may have. If not, please feel free to email us. A consultant will get back to you as soon as possible.

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