TEFL/ESL - When is the South Korean academic year?


I am currently studying a TEFL certificate and I'm seriously considering moving to South Korea.

Can anyone tell me when the academic year runs?
secondly, How many public holidays are there?

And finally, if anyone here is an ESL/TEFL teacher, when is the best time of year to start applying for a job?

Thanks for your help!

Hi there,

Apply anytime, there are more jobs than teachers.