Reference Letters

Towards the end of your contract, the coordinator's office can provide you with a statement of employment, which verifies your school placement and the time that you worked with the DMOE. Normally, this document is required when applying to other jobs (within or outside of South Korea) to prove prior teaching experience. This letter will be complete with a coordinator's signature and contact information, and will be printed on letterhead. If you do need this document, please send an email ( and be prepared to pick it up at the DEESC. It should take between 3-5 days to prepare.

For directions to the DMOE, please see here.

It is recommended that you ask your school for more personal, work related references as they have seen your work habits on a day to day basis. Use your best judgement when deciding who to ask within your school.