Teaching English is the BEST way to live and work abroad!

I taught English in Korea for 18 months, and it was the best experience of my life!  I absolutely recommend it to everyone, whether you are fresh out of college, bored at your current job, or just want to get paid to travel the world.

(Click HERE to read all the blog posts I wrote about teaching while I was living in Korea)

You can apply to teach English in more than 100 countries  – mostly in Asia, Europe and South America.  I highly recommend looking into Korea, because the salary, benefits and lifestyle together provide the best overall experience possible.

Just to give you an idea of how much I earned — my salary funded my travels to 17 new countries in Asia, gave me the ability to eat out at Korean BBQ restaurants 4 nights a week and enabled me party my heart out in Seoul every weekend without EVER dipping into my savings account.

The benefits of teaching in Korea are incredible: free rent, round-trip flight reimbursements, covered health insurance, tax exempt (only for certain nationalities), a pension, free lunches, yearly bonuses and more.  I’m not making this up!

You are not required to know how to speak Korean, but it will make your life a lot easier (it sure did for me).  I learned Korean from watching YouTube videos, movies with subtitles and speaking with my Korean friends.

Because I love you guys so much, I wrote this 7,000 word complete guide to teaching English in Korea.  I was originally going to make it an eBook and sell it for $50, but I decided to share all of the information for FREE so you can all have the same amazing experience that I had.  It took me several weeks to put together this massive guide, and it has everything you need to know about teaching in Korea from job eligibility, contracts, finding jobs, daily life in Korea, important resources and much more.

What are the requirements to teach English abroad 

There are 3 basic requirements to teach English in Korea and in most other countries.  They are getting a TEFL certificate, having a degree from a 3+ year University, and holding a passport from an English speaking country.

What is a TEFL certificate?

TEFL = Teach English as a Foreign Language.  The certificate can be acquired by taking an online class which provides you with the necessary skills and training to be an effective teacher and to find a teaching position.  The course only takes a few weeks to complete, and it’s very easy if you are a native English speaker or if you speak English as a second language.

What is required of the TEFL class?

You are expected to learn a variety of things like seating arrangements, new lesson preparation and presentation, teaching the subskills of reading, working with larger class sizes, grammar, teaching English for specific purposes and much more.  You will be required to work through the material and complete interactive activities and quizzes, and get those grammar points down. Basically, you will learn the basics of stepping into an EFL classroom and totally owning it!

Get your TEFL on this link!

*There are a lot of sketchy TEFL companies online that will rip you off.*  So, I’ve carefully selected the best TEFL class that I recommend to you.  It’s called myTEFL and it’s one of the most affordable and reputable classes that you can take.  Click here to enroll and start your TEFL journey today!

If you use the discount code “DREW,” then you will get 35% off the course!

(These are affiliate links, meaning that I make a small percentage if you purchase the TEFL on my link at no additional cost to you.   This money will go directly into improving my website, so you’d be helping me out a lot.)

myTEFL – #1 Recommended 
– 120 hour World-Class certification course for $299 USD
– Drew Binsky readers get a solid 35% off for a price of just $194 USD (code = DREW)
– 100% online so it can be taken anywhere with internet access
– This certificate equips you with all the essential skills and tools necessary to successfully teach English anywhere in the world
– Ongoing support throughout including FREE job placement (including GEPIK and EPIK)
– You can finish the entire course in as soon as 3 weeks!
– use the discount code DREW to purchase this class for just $194!

Enroll in myTEFL now by clicking here and get ready to Teach the World!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about teaching English ?

Drew Binsky

A graduate from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Drew Binsky has visited 190+ Countries since 2012.He first caught the travel bug while studying abroad in Prague, then taught English in Korea, and now he's on a mission to visit every country on earth.Follow his journey on YouTube & Instagram @drewbinsky 🙂

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37 thoughts on “Teaching English in Korea

  1. I researched you, and found you have been so lying and deceptive.
    why did you not just get clean money instead of tricking people into buying the certificate and making them lose so much money..you SHOULD BE ASHAMED YOU UNETHICAL TRAITOR!

  2. Really!You are amazing!I also wanna travel the world like you,you are my inspiration for this.Also,I’m a frequent viewer of your YouTube Channel and I like your videos very much!Your are doing a great work! I really admire you👏👏👏!

  3. Happy birthday yesterday
    My name is Idrees Hussain – I am 9 years old and a big fan of your videos
    What will you be doing when you eventually finish visiting the 197 countries?

  4. Drew is such a con man. We in the Korean Teaching community laugh at his stupidity.
    He basically steals money by getting a finder´s fee to anyone stupid enough to buy the certificate, and he uses the cash to travel. He uses people like he uses his ´girlfriend´…. I am sure her Catholic family is proud of the fact she is supplying this dork with so much free exotic stuff LOL

    1. Exactly! I just checked a job in South Korea, they put this…

      ESL Teaching Certificate – CELTA, DELTA, TEFL, TESOL are accepted. (No online certificates permitted)

      He just wants money and uses people. A total unethical person!

  5. Hello,

    As I belong from non-native English speaking country ( India ) how can myTEFL be helpful for me to find an English teaching job around the world?

    1. Please see, Drew is misinformed. You DO NOT need a TEFL for teaching in South Korea. It is better, if you want, to get a CELTA degree which is recognized around the world and is required in many countries. A TEFL is basically wasting your money. There are too many companies that offer them,and schools know that they are money making schemes. The CELTA is from Cambridge. It is the diamond.
      But to teach in South Korea you do not need anything except a 4 year degree. But drew gets money from each TEFL memebership he sells.

      1. I agree with you. So many people now know that Drew Goldberg has tricked so many students and used the money to see the world. I lost respect for him because of his lie. Nobody needs the worthless certificate and yet he still gets cash from the students who trust him.

      2. From what I have seen, this guy partied in school, studied business, and now is wanting to portray himself as a reliable and trustworthy leader in the travel industry. The truth is that he had to use tricks to get his travel money. Anyone with money can travel. He pretends to be wanting to help people but in reality he just uses people, and is clueless.

  6. Hi Drew,
    Can I download you documnent about teaching in Korea?
    Also, which agency (employer) do you, or do you not, recommend….if any?

    1. Please see, Drew is misinformed. You DO NOT need a TEFL for teaching in South Korea. It is better, if you want, to get a CELTA degree which is recognized around the world and is required in many countries. A TEFL is basically wasting your money. There are too many companies that offer them,and schools know that they are money making schemes. The CELTA is from Cambridge. It is the diamond.
      But to teach in South Korea you do not need anything except a 4 year degree. But drew gets money from each TEFL memebership he sells.

  7. Hi, Drew! It seems links are not working anymore. Is there any site that you can recommend? I want to teach as an english teacher in Korea. 🙁 I hope you can help me. Thank you!

  8. Hi Drew
    Your guide of teaching in Korea which says 7000 words.
    I can’t see please can you check that.
    I’m considering to go either to Korea or China

  9. Hi Drew

    I have a 120 hour TEFL certificate, but how strict are they on the degree thing? I have a 2 year IT diploma but very few people from 3rd world countries, like me (South Africa), have the opportunity to attend university. In fact only 1% of the population of Earth have tertiary education of any kind, so it would seem odd if this was a strict requirement as they would struggle to find teachers. Do you know if they are lenient on this if you interview well?

    Loving the blog and thanks for all the info!

  10. Hi Drew,
    I found you through something Joel Comm posted on Facebook. I’m currently a Special Education teacher in New York. Although I’m not ready to take the full time traveler plunge (YET), I was wondering if there are any short term assignments that are out there. Here’s what I’m thinking…dip pinky toe in for a summer, then take a sabbatical where I’d be able to commit to a 14 month deal and see what happens from there.

    1. Drew, I must agree that teaching English in Korea is one of the BEST experiences in my life as well! I wouldn’t trade my time there for anything. Kimberly, it will be hard finding short term assignments in Korea. Contracts are usually for 12 months. Sometimes during winter and summer they have short-term camps but usually they want teachers who are already in South Korea with proper visas. It never hurts to ask though! Check out http://worknplay.co.kr/ or Craigslist Seoul for these camps. Best of luck!

  11. Hey Drew, love all your posts man but I can’t seem to get into any of your old blog posts for thehungrypartier.com
    Is the website gone?

  12. Is your blog “Hungry Partier” deactivated or did you take it down? It says the site cannot be found when I click on it, and I’m extremely interested in reading about your experience of teaching abroad there as I’m hoping to go there myself and would love your insights and tips you have.

  13. Hey Drew! I know you’re in the middle of Drake Passage right now but when you get a chance, I as well would like to know if there is an updated promo code for the tefl course. They have a pretty solid promotion going right now but I’d like to support you when buying the course. Thanks! Have fun in Antarctica!

  14. Is it really required to hold a passport from an English speaking country to teach English as a foreign language?
    I’m Dutch and was planning on teaching English in Asia after graduation, but now I’m wondering how strict they really are when it comes to the passport requirement. I could still try get a UK passport (before Brexit) as I have family there, but it would be a lot of trouble.

    1. Yes it’s required in most companies, however, you can be a private tutor in almost all countries that don’t speak English, which often pays as much (or more) than contracted jobs!

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