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Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program

the TaLK Program (Teach and Learn in Korea Program) is designed by the South Korean Government to award current undergraduates and recent University graduates with the opportunity to contribute their English speaking abilities and transition this ability into the skill of becoming an international English teacher. With full government support, the TaLK Program consistently offers many benefits other teaching Programs in South Korea are simply unable to award.

Teach-abroad opportunity open to both undergraduate students and recent college graduates. TaLK funds 300 Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools for 6 months or one year. The program provides a 1-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars, open to all fields.

Monthly stipend: 1,500,000 Korean Won (KRW) per month
One-month orientation
Korean co-scholar (based on availability)
Medical insurance coverage
Settlement allowance: 300,000 Korean Won (KRW)
Flight allowance: 1,300,000 Korean Won (KRW) x 2
Government Scholarship certificate of completion
Vacation leave


check website; two deadlines annually

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

Graduate: First Year Graduate Student, Masters Student

Award Type:

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Post Bachelors

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Teaching Abroad

Additional Qualifications:
must be a citizen of one of the following countries where the national language is English : Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States of America; Korean citizens may also apply with special requirement

Last Updated:
July 23, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17