Teacher of English - Young Learners
Location: Seoul, East Asia, KR
Company: British Council
We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and
trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.
We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and
connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership
with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to
learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally
Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the
ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.
To maintain and enhance professional development and academic quality in
the teaching centre, through the management of in-house teacher
development programme and support
To promote and ensure quality teaching and effective learning of English
To provide learners with a rewarding and stimulating English language
To support the wider aims of British Council and its cultural relations
British Council Korea is recruiting an experienced, enthusiastic, dedicated
Young Learner teacher to join our teaching team. We are keen to appoint staff
who can demonstrate good professional skills, are willing and able to learn
and develop, and are good members of a team. The ideal candidate will be
comfortable teaching multiple age groups from 4 years old to 17 years old and
a wide range of levels from beginner to proficient. Experience teaching
phonics and literacy is also desirable.
Support British Council's global English strategy by
Delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT to a range of Young
Learners (ages and levels)
Enhancing British Council's reputation as a world authority in ELT
Continuing professional development and sharing of best practices.
Ensuring teaching is engaging, relevant and appropriately challenging, and
meets learner needs and expectations
Using a variety of resources and technologies to meet learner needs and
ensuring teaching meets Teaching Quality standards and organisational
Complying with and implementing British Council policy and practice
(Safeguarding,Equality Diversity & Inclusion, Data Protection…)
Supporting the teaching centre's activities and British Council plans
TEFL-I qualification (CELTA/Trinity)
Cambridge DELTA/Trinity Diploma
PGCE in Primary/Secondary or equivalent
CELTYL or TYLEC
2 years post-certificate i.e. CELTA/Trinity cert TESOL experience in two
or more of the following age groups:
Young learners aged 4 to 6 (400+ hours)
Young learners aged 7 to 11 (800+ hours)
Young learners aged 12 to 14 (400+ hours)
Young learners aged 15 to 17 (400+ hours)
Experience of teaching Young Learners online
High proficiency in English i.e. full mastery of English across all 4
skills equivalent to user (CEFR C2) IELTS. Band 9 in each of 4 sections
of the academic module
Salary & Benefits
Salary: KRW 2,493,148- KRW 3,123,233 (Depending on qualifications and
Annual Leave: Annual paid leave is 35 days. In addition, there are 14
public holidays per year.
Accommodation Allowance : The British Council will provide housing
support for those with non-F type visas. For other circumstances,
accommodation support may be considered at the British Council's
Medical Allowances : All British Council teachers are registered with
Allianz Partners, the designated British Council insurer, to receive
medical cover for themselves and their dependents. The teacher is
responsible for an annual deductible of £150 for everyone who makes a
Settling-in allowance :(if you are recruited from outside Korea)
Teachers are given a settling-in allowance of two weeks' salary for a
single teacher and three weeks' for a teacher with a partner/ a spouse/
dependents. You will also receive up to two weeks' hotel
accommodation/quarantine and subsistence on first arrival.
Baggage allowance : (if you are recruited from outside Korea)
Teachers are eligible for an accountable baggage allowance of £1,200 for
single teachers; £2,000 for staff with accompanying partner and/or
Travel Allowance: (if you are recruited from outside Korea)- The
British Council will pay economy class air fares from London to Seoul at
the start of contract (for staff recruited from the UK) and Seoul to
London at the end of the successful completion of the contract. The
British Council will also pay for the same incoming and outgoing air fare
for spouse, partner, and/or children recognised via the Family Certificate
and Partner Declaration Form.
Contract Duration : 24 Months
Renewable Period : 1 Year
Contract Hours : 38 Per week
Contract Teaching Hours : 24 +2 substition
Work schedule : All branches are open 7 days a week. From Monday to
Friday, the earliest weekday classes start at 1:00pm and the last ones
finish at 7:40pm with weekend classes starting at 9:30am and the last ones
finishing at 6:45pm. You will work five days per week, with two
consecutive weekend days. At the moment, these are either Friday/Saturday
or Sunday/Monday, but these may change in the future according to
operational needs. During the two intensive periods in the summer and the
start of the calendar year, classes currently run from 10.00am until
5.00pm from Monday to Friday, with a Sat/Sun weekend. This may also be
subject to change in the future.
Local restrictions on employment : For immigration and registration
purposes, new teachers must
Hold a passport from an English-speaking country as defined by Korean immigration services: UK, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Candidates with an F-visa, of any nationality, can apply for this post if they have a university degree from one of the above-mentioned countries.
Provide an original undergraduate degree/MA certificate from one of the abovementioned English-speaking countries
Obtain an apostilled / verified criminal record check from country of nationality
Provide requested documentation to obtain local police checks from previous countries of employment, reference checks, employment checks and qualification checks over the past 10 years.
Pass a medical check-up in Korea, including an HIV and drugs test
Closing Date and Time – Friday 26 May 2023 (23:59 IST)
A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.
Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement
The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality,
diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make
sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment. We want to address
under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups,
in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.
All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an
interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome
discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation
and engagement in our work and activities.
The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and
adults who we work with.
We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to
live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of
abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United
Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.
Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable
groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will
include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record
checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council's
Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
If you have any problems with your application please email
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to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the
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