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  • louisem03
  • Newgookin

    • 1

    • January 22, 2018, 09:01:06 pm
    • Philippine
Am I qualified?
« on: January 22, 2018, 11:44:21 pm »
Hello! I'm trying to look for a work in South Korea as an English teacher? Though I'm not from the countries that were mentioned.

I'm from the Philippines but I graduated with the degree in Teaching English for High School students or below.

Will I be qualified? Or Native speakers are the only ones qualified?

Thank you.


Re: Am I qualified?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 07:25:34 am »
Hello! I'm trying to look for a work in South Korea as an English teacher? Though I'm not from the countries that were mentioned.

I'm from the Philippines but I graduated with the degree in Teaching English for High School students or below.

Will I be qualified? Or Native speakers are the only ones qualified?

Thank you.

You won't qualify for an E2 visa to teach English but if you have another type of visa, there are a few jobs around advertising for non native speaker English teachers.


  • dalkyr
  • Veteran

    • 164

    • July 06, 2016, 10:15:53 am
    • USA
Re: Am I qualified?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 10:42:29 am »
Unfortunately you almost certainly won't be able to work here.

The E-2 Visa (Which is what the vast majority of teachers are on) requires you to be a native speaker from one of the seven listed countries. (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, Ireland, USA)

If you were able to get an F-series visa you would be technically able to work, but you would find it almost impossible to get hired, as most places are looking for native speakers.


  • KoreaBoo
  • Expert Waygook

    • 698

    • May 25, 2014, 04:00:42 pm
    • Vancouver Island
Re: Am I qualified?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 11:15:22 am »
No.