Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) is a Korean governmentsponsored teaching and service-learning scholarship program that enhances public English education in rural elementary schools.
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Why should I TaLK? Offer an invaluable service to a rural community Learn about the rich history of Korea and gain a greater appreciation for the culture Explore the opportunities for your future career Discover your own skills and talents Build life-long, international networks
What are the duties? Teach English as a second language for 15 hours a week in the after-school program of a designated rural elementary school Design lesson plans and create teaching materials Assist with activities related to English language education
What are the benefits? Round-trip air ticket Accommodation Health insurance One-month training to develop teaching skills Vacation leave Opportunities for cultural experiences Government scholarship certificate KRW 1,500,000 monthly stipend KRW 300,000 one-time settlement allowance
Am I eligible? NATIONALITY Citizens of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Ireland and South Africa Korean Nationals with permanent residency in an aforementioned country Korean Nationals with temporary residency who have resided for at least eight years in the same (aforementioned) country where they have completed primary and secondary education
EDUCATION Bachelorâ€™s degree candidates who have completed at least two years of undergraduate study Associateâ€™s degree recipients Recent four-year college graduates and graduate students Overseas Koreans in their 1st or 2nd year of undergraduate study if they qualify for the F4 visa
What documents do I need to submit? A completed online application (www.talk.go.kr MY PAGE) A lesson plan A sealed academic transcript Two signed and sealed recommendation letters A copy of the passport photo page A copy of the legal residence certificate (for Korean Nationals) Apostilled, national criminal record check Junior high and high school transcripts/related documents as proof of formal English education (for Korean Nationals without permanent residency)
What are the scholarship terms? For 2012 Spring Term, contract period will be Feb 3, 2012 ~ July 31, 2012 (6 months) and Feb 3, 2012 ~ Jan 31, 2013 (1 year).
When are the application deadlines? Application deadline for 2012 Spring Term is NOVEMBER 30, 2011. Head TaLK office employs a rolling acceptance system
Where are the application offices? Seoul (Head TaLK office) Local application offices (Refer to the back page information.)
What is the application process? 1. Apply through www.talk.go.kr 2. Interview with the local application office 3. Submit documents 4. Receive invitation letter and TaLK contract 5. Apply for visa and book a flight date 6. Arrive in Korea and attend orientation 7. Arrive at designated elementary school 8. Teach English and experience Korea!
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TaLK Office National Institute for International Education (NIIED) 81 Ihwajang-gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul,110-810, Republic of Korea Tel. +82-2-3668-1399 Fax. +82-2-764-1328 E-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org Website. www.talk.go.kr