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Home | ESL Experience in Korea | Information for Teachers
Vacation and National Holidays
Name : Anna   Date : 2008-07-14
 
Vacation

Teachers should expect to have ten days vacation included in a standard contract agreement.  However some contracts vary depending on the policies of the school.  Most employers grant five days in the summer and five days in the winter for vacation. 

 

Mostly hagwons offer 10paid vacation. Usually hagwons that have kindergarten and elementary school students provides consecutively 5 days in summer and 5 days in winter , however hagwons that have elementary and middle schools students will close 2 or 3 days in summer and winter respectively and teachers also will take vacation at that time and remaining vacation days will be used whenever you want but you have to give notice to your supervior what date you will use it.

 

 

 

Holidays

 

National holidays are also days where teachers are not expected to work and schools are usually closed.

 

Korean National Holidays in 2008

 

January 1

 Solar New Year

February 6

 Lunar New Year

February 7

 Lunar New Year

February 8

 Lunar New Year

March     1

 Independence Movement Day

 

 

 

May 5 ( mon)

 Children's Day

May 12( Mon)

 Buddha's Birthday

June 6( Fri)

 Memorial Day

 

 

 

August 15(Fri)

   Liberation Day

September 13( Sat)

   Chuseok , Korean Thanksgiving day

September 14 (Sun)

   Chuseok

September 14(Mon)

   Chuseok

October 3(Fri)

   National Foundation Day

December 25 ( Thur)

    Christmas Day

 
 

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