English Program in Korea (EPIK)

The English Program in Korea (aka the EPIK Program, EPIK, or EPIK Korea) is a Korean Ministry of Education sponsored program that places native speakers of English in public schools throughout Korea to (theoretically) teach English alongside Korean English teachers.

Established in 1995 under the name KORETTA, EPIK was created to improve the English speaking ability of students and teachers in Korea, to foster international exchanges, and to reform teaching methodologies employed in Korean schools.

Basic requirements for the program include being a citizen of one of the six English speaking countries designated by the program and holding at least a Bachelor’s degree. Click here for more info on EPIK requirements.
Salaries range from 1.8 million – 2.9 million won depending on qualifications, which province you teach in, and how long you have been with the program.

Be sure to check out our EPIK Forum to hear what EPIKers say about the program.