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Teach and Learn in Korea, also known as the "TaLK" Program, is a unique scholarship opportunity for undergradutes who are seeking a personal, professional and educational expeerience in Korea.

Teach and Learn in Korea

also known as the ‘TaLK’ Program, is a unique scholarship opportunity for undergraduates who are seeking a personal, professional and educational experience in the Republic of Korea.

The program, which began in April of 2008 under the direction of South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, is designed to support public English education in the rural areas of Korea, where the access to higher quality educational resources are limited.

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Teach and Learn in Korea

The TaLK Program is unique in many ways. It is only one of two government-sponsored English programs here in South Korea, and the only program that provides an opportunity for individuals with at least 2 years of post-secondary education to come to South Korea for an once-in-a-lifetime experience. In addition, under exceptional cases, individuals are able to choose a six-month commitment, with the normal requirement lasting one-year. All participants begin their scholarship term with an intensive, month-long training which provides a safe and supervised environment for our participants to adjust to their new surroundings. The training program provides the new Scholars with information on Korean culture, education, classroom management, practical teaching experience, and much more aimed at preparing the participants for both teaching, and living in Korea.

We provide benefits to our participants to ensure a comfortable living experience, and also time to pursue other personal interests. These benefits include, but are not limited to health insurance coverage, accommodations, entrance and exit allowance, and cultural experience field trips.

As of Spring 2016, there are over 250 active participants in the program. Since the inception of this program, over 3,000 individuals have received this Korean government scholarship. The TaLK Office accepts applications all-year-round, while the Korean Consulates, Embassies and Education Centers operate twice a year as our recruitment branch offices.

  • 교육부
  • The MOE is a central government entity sponsoring the TaLK Program.
  • International Education
  • EPIK (English Program In Korea)

TaLK Pre-

Provides insight about what to
expect after joining the TaLK


TaLK In-Service

Enhances TaLK Scholars’
teaching capabilities



Assists interested individuals with
the application process