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Fall 2010 EPIK Application Form Instructions

Fall 2010 EPIK Application Form Instructions

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Instructions for the Fall 2010 EPIK Application Form
 The following document includes detailed information and notes explaining howto correctly fill out the EPIK application form. These instructions intend to assistapplicantswith the process and aim to ensure that applications are accurately completed. This document is written as a reference only for the official Fall 2010 NationalEPIK Application. The application is reviewed carefully and is considered anessential part of the application process. Applicants are requested to send acompleted application to the EPIK office twice: once during the initial screeningphase and later, a final copy along with the required documents. Occasionally,interviewers may request changes to be made to the application. If the changesare not made between the initial submission and final submission, applicants’files will be considered incomplete. Restated:
If the application form is not fully and correctly completed, EPIK willnot process the application.
 The instructional notes are separated according to page and question number, soplease refer to both the page and question number to find the correspondinginformation and instructions.
Instructional Notes for Page 1 of the Fall 2010 Application Form
①-1 Legal Name
Enter legal name in Legal First, Middle Initial, Legal Last Name(Surname) format.
②-1 Date of Birth
Enter date of birth in YYYY/MM/DD format.
②-2 Age
Enter legal age.
③-1 Gender
Check the “Male” or “Female” box.
③-2 Marriage
Check the “Married” or “Unmarried” box.
③-3 Place of Birth
Enter your place of birth, including city, state/province (if applicable) and country.
④-1 PrimaryCitizenship
Citizenship used to teach in Korea.
By immigration law, EPIK teachers should havecitizenship from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada,Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States and SouthAfrica. Some exceptions may apply for overseas Koreans withpermanent residence in one of the seven designated English-speaking countries. Please check the EPIK website or with the EPIK office for more information regarding eligibility.
④-2 SecondaryCitizenship
List any other citizenship(s) held.
⑤ InterviewContactInformation
Answer as many of the fields as possible.
 Available Interview Time Frame:
Please note if you will beunavailable on specific days (e.g. vacation, etc.). See attachedWorld Time Chart for an estimate of the time change from Korea toyour home country.
Primary Phone
: Include the country and area code with thenumber and plan to use a reliable phone with consistent service.
Primary Email:
If you currently are a university student, only useyour university email if it is permanent and if you will be able toaccess the address after graduation.
⑥-1 CurrentAddress
Enter current address.
⑥-2 Future/PermanentMailing Address
List your future/permanent mailing address.1
Passport Photo
 The photo should be of professional/passport quality and show onlythe face and shoulders.
Instructional Notes for Page 2 of the Fall 2010 Application Form
⑥-3 Current andPreviousResidence(s)
List the dates, city, state/province and country where you haveresided for at least the past 10 years. Add more rows if necessary.Provide at least 10 years of residential history.
⑦-1 CriminalRecord
Check the “Yes” or “No” box.
Criminal Record:
If you have ever committed an offense that willappear on your criminal record, contact your agent or the EPIK office to ensure that you still are eligible for a position.
⑦-2 MinimumEducationalRequirements
Check the “Yes” or “No” box.
Educational Requirements:
Overseas Koreans who qualify mustprovide proof of their education from the first year of middleschool.
International School Students:
Citizens by birth of one of the 7designated English speaking countries who studied at aninternational school where instruction is conducted in English mayapply provided that they submit proof of their school’s curriculumand accreditation.
⑦-3 Willingnessto Work Anywhere inKorea?
Check the “Yes” or “No” box.
Placements are made on a first-come, first-servebasis, and ultimately, applicants must be flexible and willing towork anywhere in Korea.
⑦-4 Willingnessto Work at AnyEducationalInstitution
Check the “Yes” or “No” box.
 The National EPIK office cannot guarantee placementat a specific level of school. For this reason, applicants must beflexible with their preferences. Educational institutes includeelementary, middle and high schools.
⑦-5 SuccessfulContractCompletion
Check the “Yes” or “No” box.
Successful Contract Completion:
If yes, please attach a shortexplanation to the application form after the essay.
⑦- CurrentContract Status
Check the “Yes” or “No” box. If “Yes,” please give the exact finishdate below. This question is applicable only to applicants currentlyin Korea.
Instructional Notes for Page 3 of the Fall 2010 Application Form
⑧-1 EducationalBackground
Fill out all of the requested fields including State/Province, Country,Graduation Date and Number of Years enrolled information.
Educational Background:
List all schools attended forelementary, middle and high school. For post-secondary education,list all of the institutions where you have obtained credits towardyour degree(s). If you started a degree but did not finish it, do
include the institution’s information (e.g., started a Master’s orPh.D but did not complete the course or thesis). If you started adegree and transferred those credits toward another degree,include the institution’s information (e.g., started an Associate’sand transferred credit toward a Bachelor’s).
Degree Information:
Post-secondary degrees include: Bachelorsof Art, Bachelors of Science, Bachelors of Education, Bachelors of Music, Masters of Arts, Masters of Fine Arts, etc. Abbreviations (B.A,B.Sc, B.Ed, MA, MFA, etc) are acceptable. Do not put your major inthis blank. Do not put your department in this blank.
Major Information:
Put your primary academic focus orconcentration here. Do not list your courses.
Double Major:
If you were a double major, list both majors on thesame row and note that you were a double major. For example,2
under the “Major” blank, write “English and Law (double major).”
GPA or Percentage:
Put your final or current cumulative GPA inthis space. If you are still at university, put your latest cumulativeGPA. Put the scale for reference (e.g., 3.4 / 4.0 or 4.3 / 5.0). If yourschool does not calculate GPA, put the percentage and scale (e.g.,65/80 or 90/100). If your school uses a different grading scale,give your best approximation.
Post-Secondary Institutions:
Post-secondary institutions must beaccredited by that country’s respective Education Board orDepartment. EPIK does not recognize degrees obtained from post-secondary institutions outside of the seven (7) designated English-speaking countries.
⑧-2 TEFL/TESOLor CELTACertification
If applicable, enter the appropriate information.
 Accrediting Institution:
 TEFL/TESOL courses must be accredited.
Issue Date:
If you currently are taking the course, list expectedcompletion date. Courses must be finished before the Orientationbegins.
 The minimum number of hours required to be potentiallyeligible for a higher pay level is 100 hours. If the number of hoursis not stated on the certificate, it must be proved by sufficientdocumentation such as a letter from the course’s director. If thereare multiple certificates, applicants should provide one letter fromthe course’s director stating the courses taken and totalcumulative hours completed.
Original Certificate:
Even if you submitted a copy to the EPIK office before arrival, the original certificate must be shown beforethe contract start date, preferably during the Orientation period. Therefore, the course should be completed with adequate time toreceive a hard copy of the certificate.
⑧-3 TeachingCertification /License /Credentials
List all applicable certifications including the title, issue date andexpiration date.
Issue Date:
If you have not yet received the certification, list theexpected completion date. Even if you submitted a copy to theEPIK office before arrival, bring the original to Korea before thecontract start date, preferably during the Orientation period.
⑨ ContactInformation forLetters of Recommendation
Fill in all of the requested fields. The referee is the individual whowrote the letter of recommendation.
Letters of Recommendation:
Referees’ name and institutionslisted here should be the same as those on the letters of recommendation submitted with the application form before theinterview. The content of the letters should not change from theinitial submission to the final submission unless specificallyrequested by the EPIK office.
Change of References:
Applicants cannot change their refereesunless specifically requested to do so by the EPIK office.
Contact Information:
 The contact information in this box shouldbe the same as the contact information on the letters of recommendation.
Instructional Notes for Page 4 of the Fall 2010 Application Form
⑩ Non-TeachingWork Experience
List from the most recent employment. Include a full work history.Add rows if necessary.
Work Experience:
Part-time or summer jobs are acceptable if youhave no other applicable work history. Be sure to indicate thenature of the position under the “Job Title” column (e.g. SummerAdministrative Assistant or Intern).3

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