Candidates must submit the fully competed Microsoft Word version of the GOE Application form to their recruiter. The GOE Application form must also have the Personal Essay attached.
A Personal Essay that totals 500-800 words must also be submitted. The essay must address three topics: Why you wish to teach in Korea, your teaching philosophy, and how people should deal with encountering cultural differences. For more information please visit the Personal Essay Guide.
Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (Scanned file)
GOE requires two letters of recommendation from academic professors or previous/current employers regarding your work ethic and abilities. Scans of both letters of recommendation will be needed to apply to GOE and the original copies will need to be sent in with your final documents after you pass your GOE interview.For more information please visit the Letters of Recommendation Guide.
Passport Info Page (Scanned image file)
Applicants will need two passport-sized photos to submit both to GOE during the application process as well as to the Korean Consulate when they apply for their visa.
Korvia recommends that you obtain at least 6 photos as they are used quite frequently in Korea. Photos must be the official passport size of 25 x 35mm and must be in front of a completely white backdrop. Personal photos such as those from Facebook or other social media sites will not be accepted.For more information please visit the Passport Photo Guide.
Self-Introduction Video (YouTube / Vimeo link)
Applicants will need to create a Self-Introduction Video of themselves for Korvia to send to potential employers. Videos need to be 2-3 minutes and length and hosted on a video streaming service such as YouTube or Vimeo.
For more information about the Self-Introduction Video please head over to the Self-Introduction Video Guide
TEFL/TESOL/CELTA Certificate OR Teaching Certificate (Scanned image file)
Those applying to GOE will need to have completed a TEFL/TESOL/ or CELTA certificate program with an in-class component of at least 20 hours and online component of at least 80 hours (totalling 100 hours minimum) or hold a valid teaching certificate.
For more information about TEFL certification please visit the TEFL Certificate or CELTA Certificate Korvia Guide.
Bachelor's Degree (Scanned image file)
Those applying to GOE must initially submit a scanned image file of their Bachelor’s Degree Diploma.
For more information please visit the University Diploma guide.