Teach English Online to Korean Students

K-Drama, K-Pop, and K-Learning: Top 4 Companies to Teach Korean Students

Here are the top 4 companies you can work for to teach English online to Korean students.

#1 Engliphone

First, I suggest looking into Engliphone. They offer a decent amount per hour to teach Korean students. You can also teach audio-only classes through them. Even better, they pay more than most other online ESL companies. Engliphone pays $17 per hour for phone classes and $20 for video classes.

Teacher Requirements
  • A high-speed internet connection
  • Requires Windows (Mac is not compatible)
  • one year of teaching experience
  • no degree required
  • no certification required
  • North American or Canadian accent

Engliphone Pay

  • pays $17 per hour for phone classes 
  • pays $20 per hour for video classes

#2 Skybel

map of Skybel Service options: Online classes Address: South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, Goyang-si, Ilsandong-gu, Hosu-ro, 358-39 KR 동문타워 1

Next, consider applying to Skybel. This company is popular with Korean students who are prepping for their IELTS. If you have experience teaching the IELTS exam, Skybel is a great opportunity.

Skybel Teacher Requirements
  • No certification is required, but Skybel native-speaker teachers are past IELTS examiners.
  • Ask directly for the most recent requirements; their email is admin@skybel.co.kr, and their Skype is live:skybels.
Skybel Pay
  • Skybel pays $16-20 per hour to native speakers.

#3. Boktutors

If you are interested in teaching Korean high-school students or children, then Boktutors might be an excellent fit. BokTutors is an ESL company hiring you to teach high school and elementary students. The audience is primarily Korean students who want to study abroad. You can join the FB group to learn more.

Boktutors Teacher Requirements

  • Degree required
  • No certification required
  • 2 MB/s minimum internet

Boktutors Pay

  • $13-$18/hr

#4. Carrot Global

Another good fit for ESL instructors who want to teach English online to Korean students is Carrot Global. This company has a major perk too. They are another company that allows you to teach audio-only classes.

Carrot Global Teacher Requirements
  • BA required
  • no certification required
Carrot Global Pay
  • $13 to $17 per hour

Also, I suggest looking into Cambly. I have taught many Korean students on Cambly. One of my favorite students on Cambly lived in South Korea. We still share some Pokemon Go gifts back and forth, which is fun. I like seeing the South Korean hotspots through the little digital postcards.

To get Korean students on Cambly you need to tweak your settings and profile. The platform caters to students worldwide, but you can set the hours to peak Korean time. Next, cater your profile to Korean students. For example, consider adding some Korean characters in your profile bio. Also, clearly state your interest in Korean culture.

Lastly, I made a highly comprehensive comparison chart of all the major ESL companies. You can use it to search for companies that only focus on Korean students.

No matter which company you choose, I hope you enjoy the Hallyu wave and your lovely Korean students!

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Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL
Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL

Ingrid Maria Pimsner has been teaching for over a decade in various universities, nonprofits, and private academies. She has taught English as a Second Language for Lutheran Children & Family Service, Nationalities Service Center, Lernstudio Barbarossa Berlin-Tegel, and more. In addition to her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, she holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA from Maryland Institute College of Art.