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Teach and Learn in Korea(TaLK)

[Office in charge]Foreign Language Education Support Team,Dept. of International Exchange and Cooperation

국제교류협력부 교육교류협력팀 이미지글로벌인재양성부 정부초청장학팀 이미지

Mission

  • Support elementary school English education in rural areas
  • Foster cross-cultural exchange and understanding Korean culture

About TaLK

  • Created in 2008 upon the ideals of service, compassion and creativity, TaLK is a unique Korean government scholarship program and is available to university undergraduates or recent graduates who wish to explore Korean culture while teaching English in the Korean countryside.
  • TaLK scholars serve 6-month or 1-year terms and form working partnerships with Korean university students or teachers to prepare and lead English classes in the after school English program at the elementary school.
  • Available Placements : Chungcheongnam-do, Gangwon-do, Incheon or Jeollanam-do

Eligibility

Citizenship

Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America

Education

Completed Associate's degree or higher, or, current students who have completed at least their second year in an accredited bachelors degree university program.

Application Process

  • Apply online: www.talk.go.kr *create a My Page account
  • Undergo initial and final screening by the local offices and National Institute for International Education, respectively
  • Submit additional materials (required documents) *as stated on the TaLK Web site

Duties

  • Complete the orientation in Korea *prior to teaching
  • Serve at the designated elementary school
  • Teach for 15 hours per week in the school's English program * Not inclusive of preparation or commute time
  • Fulfill duties/responsibilities in the TaLK Contract

Benefits

  • Accommodation (rent free, furnished housing)
  • Entrance Allowance : 1.3 million KRW
  • Exit Allowance : 1.3 million KRW (for 1-year contract only)
  • Medical Insurance Coverage (study abroad plan)
  • Monthly Stipend : 1.5 million KRW
  • Intensive Training and Orientation (two weeks)
  • Scholarship Certificate upon Completion of the Program
  • Settlement Allowance : KRW 300,000 *one-time only
  • Exemption of Duties : 7 days per 6-month contract, 14 days per 1-year contract

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