Teach English in Busan

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

Teach English in Busan

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Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, home to almost 4 million people. There are many opportunities to teach English in Busan. Public schools in the city employ western teachers to teach English to the students. There are positions in elementary, middle and high schools, most are for an initial 1 year contract. There are also many private language schools in the city where TEFL teachers can find work.

The city is located on the south coast of the country. The climate is seasonal with mild winters and warm summers. Busan is the largest port in South Korea and the fifth largest in the world. Fishing is also an important industry and Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan is an interesting place to visit.

Hiking trails exist in the hilly city surrounds, and there are also hot springs to be found. Additionally there are many fine beaches and dramatic vistas where the mountains meet the sea. Haeundae Beach in Busan is the most well known beach in South Korea. It is home to lots of festivals and cultural events such as the Busan Sea Festival and the Busan Rock Festival. The city itself also hosts the largest film festival in Asia. There are many restaurants in the city as well as a bustling nightlife, including a few expat bars.

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I am an experienced TEFL teacher who has worked in London, Japan and Spain. I am also the director here at TEFL Jobs World.