How competitive is Smoe?

The SMOE program is widely regarded as the most competitive teaching program in South Korea. Apart from the location, it’s very similar to the other teaching programs – the perks, job expectations and duties are all pretty much the same.

How much do Korean teachers get paid?

between $20,400 and $52,800 per year
Teaching salaries in Korea are among the highest in the world, where teachers can earn between $20,400 and $52,800 per year ($1,350 – 4,400 per month).

How much do you get paid to teach English in Korea?

First-time English teachers in South Korea working in public schools through programs like EPIK typically earn monthly salaries between 1.5 to 3 million won ($1,150 – $2,650 USD). English teachers at private schools (Hagwons) earn from 1.9 to 2.4 million won ($1,600 – $2,000 USD) monthly.

Can I apply for EPIK and Smoe?

SMOE also merged with EPIK and is now known as EPIK-Seoul. Applications for GEPIK and EPIK-SEOUL are done via EPIK’s application. As of August 2021, The Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) program has been shut down, and they encourage those who are interested to pursue opportunities with EPIK.

What does Smoe mean?


Acronym Definition
SMOE Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (South Korea)
SMOE San Mateo Outdoor Education (La Honda, CA)

Where is Smoe Nova from?

Warendorf, Germany
Smoenova is in Warendorf, Germany. Welcome to the world of graffiti artist and youtuber SMOE from Warendorf, a small city at the westside of Germany.

Do jobs in Korea pay well?

A snapshot of the highest paid jobs—by type Teaching English as a foreign language: Teaching jobs have long been some of the most lucrative jobs abroad, and Korea is no exception. Many schools will often provide airfare and accommodation to teachers, in addition to generous salaries and bonuses.

What is EPIK Smoe?

Also known as Epik-Seoul, SMOE is a highly popular program which places teachers in the South Korean capital. Positions are available in all districts of the city except Gangnam and most teaching posts are in elementary schools.

How many times can you apply to EPIK?

There is no written limit to how many times you can re-contract with EPIK. I taught with EPIK for 5 years and therefore re-contracted 4 more times past my original 1 year contract. I know people who have worked on EPIK for longer than that.