Updated July 2008
following is information we highly recommend you follow if you are coming to Korea
or are in Korea.
If you come to Korea, you must have a return ticket out or cash resources to get
you out should an emergency arise. This is a personal matter, but one that will
prevent you much heartache and stress should you adhere to it. Also see Jobs
If you employer asks you to work in breach of Labor Laws or Immigration law, you
must refuse. If your employer threatens to dismiss you for refusing to follow
his wrongful request, contact either the Immigration Office, the Labor Office,
your embassy, or us. Under no circumstances must you work in breach of Korean
laws. It is far better to be dismissed by an employer than breach Korean law.
If your employer asks you to work without Immigration authority (visa processing,)
refuse. You can be fined heavily and given an Exit Order preventing you from return
for 5 years.
Korean laws provide foreign teachers with protection. Know your rights.
e) TESOL Certificates. Before coming to Korea we advise you to obtain the Asian EFL Journal TESOL & Anaheim University Certificate which is accepted Korea wide.