How do I Teach English in Korea?
The following applies to public schools/EPIK/GEPIK. Some hagwons aren’t as strict.
You are too late. Korean public schools will not be hiring for 2014. Only 70% of us were kept in 2013. An additional 30% will be cut in 2014 with no new hires.
Game Over (for Busan and Seoul public)
If you’re willing to lower your standards and go the private route, these are my thoughts. Given the choice between Hagwons in Korea or Buxibans in Taiwan, I’d pick the latter 10/10 times. Unless you have some seriously sick Koreaphilia.
Public schools are still hiring in less popular, rural provinces for elementary schools. In fact, word on the street is some of the rural counties have big black budgets, so you’d be making 2.3 mil KRW / month or so.