In short, GEPIK is the Gyeonggi-do school division’s English program. The jobs are government contracts and are 100% secure. Teachers, who teach with GEPIK, work at one school and are “the” English teacher (meaning they are the only native English speaker at that school).
The cities located in this province are what we refer to as Seoul "Satellite" cities. The GEPIK program is a government initiative that employs native English teachers to teach in Public schools. Being government schools, the contract is 100% secure.
Teach ESL Korea has a great network of teachers throughout the province that we will connect you with prior to you arriving.
If you might be interested in applying for either GEPIK or EPIK public schools, please gather 2 LOR’s – letters of reference which are signed, dated, on letterhead, 1 page in length and written strongly in your favor. Email these to your TR as soon as you receive them. **Please work quickly since these always take much longer than you’d expect!
Current GEPIK market update:
IMPORTANT: In January 2014, GEPIK cut funding for almost all middle and high school jobs, for native English teachers. This has sent an extra surge of applicants into an already very, very competitive market for these GEPIK elementary school jobs.
Map of Gyonggi Province